Welcome to the Yoga Studies Freenotes Textual Studies resources.
It offers six primary routes for the Yoga Sūtra, Associated Texts and Practice with searchable key words, related concepts and cross references, as a support to:
– The Student focussed Modules within the Art of Personal Sādhana Study Programme
– The Open Source Community Yoga Resources downloadable within Dharma Downloads
The Yoga Sūtra and Associated Yoga Texts Study and Freenotes resources focus on:
- Yoga Psychology through the Yoga Sūtra Freenotes
- Yoga Energetics through Haṭha Yoga Related Texts Freenotes
- Yoga Philosophy through the Sāṃkhya Kārikā Freenotes
- Yoga Scripture through the Bhagavad Gītā & Related Texts Freenotes
- Yoga Mysticism through the Upaniṣat Related Texts Freenotes
- Yoga Lifestyle through Āyurveda Related Lifestyle Freenotes
These resources are also being updated online through adding interpretations, commentaries and notes from my studies in all the above areas with my root Yoga teacher TKV Desikachar, supported by my studies of the Yoga Sūtra and Sāṃkhya Kārikā with S Ramaswami and the Haṭha Pradīpikā with AG Mohan, the two longest serving non-family students of Śrī T Krishnamacharya.
A further resource using the online Yoga Texts Database and its Saṃskṛta glossary with word meaning and textual cross references, is the linking of key and related words in selected verses from the textual sources below. The longer term aim is to bring all of the verses from these texts online. So far all the verses in the Yoga Sūtra are online, with selected verses from the other textual sources.
The cYs Journal Page will keep you up to date with the latest input. Updates will also be posted on Paul’s Facebook and Twitter pages, or you can subscribe to receive notification of latest postings via an email subscription on the cYs Journal Home page.
These resources are offered with gratitude towards the sources of this learning derived from Paul’s Yoga Studies in India over 23 years with students of Krishnamacharya.
The mastery of Yoga must not be measured simply by the ability to master the techniques of Yoga like asana and pranayama, but how it influences our day to day living, how it ehances our relationships and how it promotes clarity and peace of mind.” TKV Desikachar