Two definitions of Yoga compared, contrasted and synthesized
July 10th 11am - 12:30pm and 1pm - 2pm Eastern Time
Most Yoga practitioners are familiar with this definition of Yoga from Patañjali’s Yoga Sutra: Yogas-citta-vrtti-nirodah, or, “Yoga is the correct focusing of the fluctuations of the Mind.” There is another equally pithy definition from the Bhagavad Gita which is often overlooked, and that is Yogah karmasu kauśalam, meaning “Yoga is skill in action.” In this workshop we will use these two definitions as a springboard to compare, contrast, and ultimately synthesize the different approaches to Yoga offered in the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita. There will also be some chanting and some in-depth Sanskrit analysis. Not to worry, the material will be made accessible to anybody interested in learning some more about the philosophy of Yoga, whatever their level.