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

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Objective

Gain a basic understanding of the roots of yoga philosophy.

Description

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.

Questions Answered Here

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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