Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: Ashtanga Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama
What you'll learn
- Develop yoga principles to improve your life
- Understand the true meaning of yoga
- Understand how the mind works
- Find greater peace, clarity of mind and fulfillment in your life
- Understanding of Yoga
- Practiced some Yoga system of physical postures
- Desire to go deeper into Yoga
The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sutras (aphorisms). The Yoga Sutras were compiled prior to 400 CE by Sage Patanjali, taking materials about yoga from older traditions. The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali was the most translated ancient Indian text in the medieval era, having been translated into about forty Indian languages and two non-Indian languages: Old Javanese and Arabic. The text fell into obscurity for nearly 700 years from the 12th to 19th century, and began to regain popularity in late 19th century due to the efforts of Swami Vivekananda, the Theosophical Society and others. It gained prominence again as a comeback classic in the 20th century.
Before the 20th century, history indicates the Indian yoga scene was dominated by the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Vasistha, texts attributed to Yajnavalkya and Hiranyagarbha, as well as literature on hatha yoga, tantric yoga and pashupata yoga rather than the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali. In the 20th century the western practitioners of yoga elevated the Yoga Sutras to a status it never knew previously.
Scholars consider the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali formulations to be one of the foundations of classical Yoga philosophy of Hinduism.
In this course, R. Alexander Medin shares his interpretation of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali. He translated the Sanskrit writings into Norwegian many years ago.
You will uncover the meanings of many Yoga principles including:
Antarayas and much more...
With this new knowledge you will embark on a new voyage of discovery, discipline and connection.
Additionally, you will learn about Norway's number one Yoga Retreat center, how to make some delicious smoothies, and our thoughts on Love, connecting and Ashtanga Yoga.
Who this course is for:
- Any Yoga teachers who wish to deepen their Yoga practice
- Yoga practitioners who want to understand their Mind and Ego
- Students who want a path to peace and joy
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R. Alexander Medin has been teaching Yoga around the world for over 20 years.
In 2002, he became certified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from Mysore, India. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) developed the style of Vinyasa Yoga known as Ashtanga. Only 35 people worldwide have obtained the certification as Ashtanga teachers by Pattabhi Jois, Alexander being one of them.
Alexander has a Master's Degree in Sanskrit and Indian religions and has spent many years studying in India. He regularly writes about Yoga and many of his articles have been published in leading, international journals about Yoga. He translated the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita to Norwegian.
In 2015, Alexander took over what was then known as "Nøsen Fjellstue", and started to transform it into Nøsen Yoga Mountain Lodge. The building was, at the time, in ruins. Today, the lodge can host up to 100 guests, and combines a distinct mountain feel and Norwegian touch, with a Yogic style and value-set.
Alexander is co-founder and co-owner of Puro Yoga in Oslo, as well as the founder of the Foundation "Yoga for Life".The foundation has launched and continues running projects, such as "Gangster Yoga" and "Back in the ring", helping people who have "fallen
out" of society and giving them the opportunity to build themselves up
again, through a solid Yoga practice, heightened sense of responsibility
and social work.
Aged 18, Alex became the Norwegian Boxing Champion, but decided to opt for a career in Ballet, which he considered far more challenging and exciting.
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