Philosophy Readings: What is Yoga? (Defining “Yoga”)

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Gain a basic understanding of the roots of yoga philosophy.


Discuss the potential impact of yoga philosophy within a well-rounded yoga practice. Review basic facts related to original source texts, including the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

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Describe how yoga has been translated and/or defined by such luminaries as:

  1. T.K.V. Desikachar
  2. Nischala Joy Devi
  3. Dr. David Frawley
  4. B.K.S. Iyengar
  5. Geeta Iyengar
  6. C.G. Jung
  7. Cyndi Lee
  8. Joseph LePage
  9. Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  10. Erich Schiffman
  11. Mukunda Stiles
  12. Rod Stryker

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