The Yoga Studies Freenotes Textual Studies resource
offers a word-by-word translation of the Yoga Sūtra with commentaries from Krishnamacharya and Desikachar. This is now adding from other sources including Sāṃkhya, Haṭha Yoga, the Bhagavad Gītā and the Upaniṣat, interlinked within a cross-linked searchable Romanised Saṃskṛta index and downloadable PDF workbooks.
It focuses on:
– Psychology through the Yoga Sūtra Freenotes
– Energetics through Haṭha Yoga Texts Freenotes
– Philosophy through the Sāṃkhya Kārikā Freenotes
– Scripture through the Bhagavad Gītā Freenotes
– Scripture through the Gītārtha Saṃgraha Freenotes
– Mysticism through the Upaniṣat Texts 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. This was supported by additional personal studies of the Sāṃkhya Kārikā and the Yoga Sūtra with S Ramaswami and the Haṭha Pradīpikā with AG Mohan, the two longest-serving non-family students of T Krishnamacharya.
A further resource is the online Saṃskṛta Glossary with word meaning and textual cross-references with its linking of key and related words within verses from the primary textual sources listed above.
The cYs Journal Page will keep you up to date with the latest input plus you can subscribe to receive notification of the latest Blog postings as they appear online via an email subscription on the Contact Options Page. Or Blog updates will also be posted on Paul’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages, plus imaged posts on his Instagram feed.
These resources are offered with gratitude towards the sources of this learning derived from Paul’s Yoga Studies in India over 23 years with his root teacher TKV Desikachar, as well as other 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