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Yoga Sūtras – chanting & etymology – samādhi pādaḥ

There is an efficient and meditative way to achieve a base level familiarisation of the Yoga Sūtras. The traditional system of repeating after the teacher in rhythmic verses or chanting, helps practitioners not only become familiar with the text, but also in memorisation.

This course helps you through the chanting step by step of all 51 Sūtras of Samādhi pāda, the 1st chapter of Patañjali’s yoga sūtras. You will also learn some general chanting rules as well as etymology of key words for a solid foundational start to the study of this seminal text on Yoga.

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Course objectives

By the end of the course you will:
 
  • Have learnt to chant all 51 sūtras of the first chapter of the Yoga sūtras.
  • Know the basic chanting rules to be able to chant combining words in the sūtras using sandhi’ or rules of conjunction.
  • Learn the etymology and meaning of key words in the first chapter of the Yoga Sūtras.
  • Be prepared for a deeper study the Yoga Sūtras.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to your course!
    5 minutes
  • A meditative study
    10 minutes
  • Download text for chanting
    2 minutes
  • Chanting YS 1.1 to 1.10 slow practice
    20 minutes
  • Chanting YS 1.1 to 1.10 fast practice
    10 minutes
  • Phonetics explanation
    15 minutes
  • Word meanings & etymology
    15 minutes
  • Chanting YS 1.11 to 1.20 slow practice
    20 minutes
  • Chanting YS 1.11 to 1.20 fast practice
    15 minutes
  • Phonetics explanation
    15 minutes
  • Word meanings & etymology
    15 minutes
  • Chanting YS 1.21 to 1.30 slow practice
    20 minutes
  • Chanting YS 1.21 to 1.30 fast practice
    10 minutes
  • Phonetics explanation
    15 minutes
  • Word meanings & etymology
    15 minutes
  • Chanting YS 1.31 to 1.40 slow practice
    10 minutes
  • Chanting YS 1.31 to 1.40 fast practice
    15 minutes
  • Phonetics explanation
    15 minutes
  • Word meanings & etymology
    15 minutes
  • Chanting YS 1.41 to 1.51 slow practice
    20 minutes
  • Chanting YS 1.41 to 1.51 fast practice
    15 minutes
  • Phonetics explanation
    30 minutes
  • Word meanings & etymology
    15 minutes

Your Course Includes

Slow recitation

Recitation in sections, followed by full Sūtra chanting for a slow paced & effective learning.

Faster chanting

Chanting of entire sūtras for practising once the word by word chanting seems comfortable.

Sanskrit phonetics

Chanting rules explained so that your chanting can be both grammatically & phonetically accurate.

Etymology of key words

Some key word meanings & etymology to prepare you for a deeper study of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali.

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

This is self paced learning course of 5 weeks. We recommend learning only one lesson a week. You are however free to take longer or finish the course sooner based on your progress.

How long do I have access to the course?

Unlimited !! You can go through the audio, video and text lessons as often as you like. 

Can I have face to face interation with Instructor

No, this is an online self paced course, but you can message the instructor from the messages area in your dashboard or interact with her and other students through the discussion area in the course. Make sure you are signed up to our newsletter, we are often running Webinar based courses that you can join from anywhere!

Does this course have any certificates?

This course does not have a certificate, but our comprehensive course on the Yoga Sūtras – Samādhi Pāda offers an optional assignment and certificate of completion.

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