Learn about the context and the fundamental concepts of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Explore the first two chapters of Patanjali’s Sutras: Samadhi-pada and Sadhana-pada.
Discover the message and purpose of each Limb of Yoga and how to integrate them into your practice and life.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali were compiled somewhere between 50 BCE and 300 CE and its four chapters describe the philosophy of 'yoga' as experienced and practiced in that era.
However, its Sutras (aphorisms) remain as relevant today as they ever were.
In essence, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali can be described as a kind of ‘guidebook’ which offer lessons to the modern-day yogi on the purpose of yoga and how to live a more meaningful life.
In this course, Anat explores and reflects upon the most pivotal Sutras from the first two chapters: Samadhi-pada and Sadhana-pada. She invites you to contemplate the purpose of practicing yoga beyond Asana, as a road towards self-realization.
Some concepts you will uncover:
The course starts with a short introduction of basic yoga philosophy concepts and finishes with a short chanting session. If you’d like to learn more about yoga philosophy in general, please take a look at Anat’s Fundamentals of Yoga Philosophy course.
Gunas: three aspects of the manifested world
Introduction to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras is eligible for 4 Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance.
Anat threads science, spirituality, philosophy teachings and chakra theory through her teaching, combining Yang elements of strength and rhythm with Yin elements of kindness and silence.
After a 25-year career in performance arts, Anat studied intensively with Teresa Caldas and Dona Holleman, following both their yoga teacher trainer programs. They gave her priceless insights into alignment, precision, therapeutics, clarity and intent.
In 2009 Anat met Paul and Suzee Grilley and began studying Yin Yoga, Chakra Theory and Meditation and Philosophy. Through Paul and Suzee, Anat found new and unexpected possibilities. She discovered that our bodies are fundamentally different and alignment varies from person to person. She learned that science and spirituality enrich and benefit each other and that we need strength, movement and fierceness, as well as kindness, acceptance and stillness: Yang and Yin. Anat continues to study with Paul and Suzee and is one of their main assistants.
This course will give you a fundamental understanding of yoga concepts from a philosophical point of view, to help you uncover a deeper meaning to your practice.