Welcome to the Yoga Studies Freenotes Textual Studies resources.
It offers four primary routes with the Yoga Sūtra and Associated Yoga Texts, each with searchable verses, key words, related concepts and cross references, as a support to:
The Yoga Sūtra and Associated Yoga Texts Study and Freenotes resources focus on:
- Yoga Psychology through the Yoga Sūtra Freenotes
- Yoga Energetics through Haṭha Related Texts Freenotes
- Yoga Philosophy through the Sāṃkhya Kārikā Freenotes
- Yoga Scripture through the Bhagavad Gītā & Related 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 Yoga Texts Glossary Database with its linking of key and related words within verses from the primary textual sources listed above.
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