Philosophy Intro

Philosophy Foundations

Objectives at a Glance:

1.   What is Yoga and Why Do We Do It?

Be aware of the profound depth and potential scope of yoga as a philosophy and practice, and consider multiple perspectives on the purpose of practice.

2.   Foundational Philosophies

Gain an understanding of key assumptions built into the foundational philosophies upon which various branches of yoga are based: Samkhya, Advaita Vedanta, and Tantra.

3.   Bhagavad Gita Introduction

Understand the Gita’s prominent role in yoga philosophy and establish a foundation for exploring its teachings.

4.   Yoga Sutras Context

Gain a basic understanding of the historical context of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and build a foundation for exploring the teachings.

5.   Yoga Sutras Structure & Overview

Become familiar with the scope and content of the Yoga Sutras.