Yoga Sūtras – Samādhi Pādaḥ

This is a course that runs for 15 weeks, covering key concepts of the first chapter – Samādhi pādaḥ of The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali. This is a companion resource to the live classes I teach in Brussels and cannot be purchased separately. Each week, we recite about 10 Sūtras, learning the correct pronunciation, rules of conjugation (which is great preparation for Vedic chanting), key concepts, vocabulary and the main points from the traditional commentaries of Vyāsa, Vijñānabhikṣu, Hariharānanda and others. At the end of this course you will:

  • learn the important terms – vocabulary, of Samādhi Pāda
  • be able to recite the Sūtras honouring Sanskrit pronunciation and grammar rules
  • understand the definition of Yoga according to this text
  • learn the key concepts and practices (conceptually) of the first chapter of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali
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How This Course Works

All the audio files from the recitation during classes will be made available here for practice in between classes. In addition, the key points and summary discussion will be uploaded here for your reference. Audio is available from the live class and also of only the teacher reciting – I have received feedback that some students prefer to listen only to one voice – therefore this is available. For those who prefer the group recitation – you have that choice as well!

Some parts of the video from the live class will be made available here in case you miss a class or need to revisit a discussion.

Simply use your text given to you (or download from the system) and practice the recitation on your own each week. Without practice, you will find it difficult to keep up. Spend a little time reading the commentary either here or from a book of your choice so you can think and reflect on the teaching.

If you have specific questions, you may send me a message as well.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome!
    5 minutes
  • Download text for chanting
    5 minutes
  • Invocatory Prayers – Veda Mantras
    5 minutes
  • Chanting Sūtras 1-10 Repeat after teacher
    20 minutes
  • Chanting Sūtras 1-10 fast practice
    6 minutes
  • Chanting Sūtras 1-10 – Final practice
    3 minutes
  • About the Invocatory Prayers & some chanting rules
    14 minutes
  • Who is Patañjali
    11 minutes
  • Discussion area
  • The Path of the Yoga Sūtras – Nicolai Bachman (Beginners)
    30 minutes
  • Intermediate
    30 minutes
  • Advanced
    30 minutes
  • Sūtra Literature – Key features
    6 minutes
  • Yoga Definition according to Patañjali
    15 minutes
  • Chanting Sūtras 5-14 slow practice
    19 minutes
  • Chanting Sūtras 5-14 repeat 3 times
    6 minutes
  • Chanting Sūtras 5-14 repeat once fast practice
    3 minutes
  • Download Vṛtti-s Table of Understanding
    2 minutes
  • Vṛitti-s – Modifications of the Mind
    13 minutes
  • Discussion area
  • Chanting – Slow practice Sūtras 10-20
    20 minutes
  • Chanting – Fast practice Sūtras 10-20
    7 minutes
  • Abhyāsa Vairāgya – download table of understanding
    2 minutes
  • Abhyāsa Vairāgya – Video explanation
    30 minutes
  • Discussion area
  • Download Sanskrit Alphabet Sheet
    3 minutes
  • Download Sanskrit Alphabet Guide with examples
    3 minutes
  • Vowel Sounds
    11 minutes
  • Guttural Consonant Sounds 1st Row
    13 minutes
  • Ka – Guttural Sounds Practice
    25 minutes
  • kha – Guttural Sounds Practice
    20 minutes
  • ga – Guttural Sounds Practice
    20 minutes
  • gha – Guttural Sounds Practice
    20 minutes
  • ṅa – Guttural Nasal sound Practice
    30 minutes
  • Voice & Unvoiced Consonants
    2 minutes
  • Nasal Sound Useful Tip
    2 minutes
  • Palatal Consonant Sounds – 2nd Row
    9 minutes
  • ca – Palatal Sounds Practice
    20 minutes
  • cha – Palatal Sounds Practice
    10 minutes
  • ja – Palatal Sounds Practice
    20 minutes
  • jha – Palatal Sounds Practice
    30 minutes
  • ña – Nasal Palatal Sound Practice
    20 minutes
  • Cerebral Consonant Sounds 3rd Row
    11 minutes
  • ṭa – Cerebral Sounds Practice
    30 minutes
  • ṭha – Cerebral Sounds Practice
    20 minutes
  • ḍa – Cerebral Sounds Practice
    20 minutes
  • ḍha – Cerebral Sounds Practice
    5 minutes
  • ṇa – Cerebral Sounds Practice
    30 minutes
  • Dental & Labial Consonant Sounds 4th & 5th Row
    2 minutes
  • ta – Dental Sounds Practice
    30 minutes
  • tha – Dental Sounds Practice
    30 minutes
  • da – Dental Sounds Practice
    20 minutes
  • dha – Dental Sounds Practice
    30 minutes
  • na – Nasal Dental Sound Practice
    20 minutes
  • pa – Labial Sounds Practice
    20 minutes
  • pha – Labial Sounds Practice
    15 minutes
  • ba – Labial Sounds Practice
    10 minutes
  • bha – Labial Sounds Practice
    30 minutes
  • ma – Nasal Labial Sounds Practice
    25 minutes
  • Semi Vowels
    2 minutes
  • Sibilant Sounds
    4 minutes
  • śa – Sibilant Sound Practice
    30 minutes
  • ṣa – Sibilant Sound Practice
    30 minutes
  • sa – Sibilant Sound Practice
    30 minutes
  • ha – Sibilant Sound Practice
    30 minutes
  • Anusvāra & Visarga
    7 minutes
  • Discussion area
  • Chanting Sūtras 16-26 Slow Practice
    30 minutes
  • Chanting Sūtras 16-26 Fast Practice
    7 minutes
  • Samprajñātaḥ – video explanation
    25 minutes
  • Discussion area
  • Chanting Sūtras 19-29 slow practice
    17 minutes
  • Chanting Sūtras 19-29 fast practice
    7 minutes
  • Śraddha – video explanation
    30 minutes
  • Śraddha Sūktam – Hymn from the Vedas
    5 minutes
  • Discussion area
  • Sūtras 23-30 slow practice
    20 minutes
  • Sūtras 23-30 fast practice
    10 minutes
  • Īśvara – video explanation
    30 minutes
  • Sūtras 29-36 slow practice
    30 minutes
  • Sūtras 29-36 fast practice
    10 minutes
  • Antarāya – Video explanation
    30 minutes
  • Sūtras 33-41 – slow practice
    30 minutes
  • Sūtras 33-41 – fast practice
    10 minutes
  • Video explanation – Citta Prasādana
    30 minutes
  • Chanting Sūtras 40-51 slow practice
    30 minutes
  • Chanting Sūtras 40-47 fast practice
    10 minutes
  • Video explanation – Prerequisite understanding for stages of Samādhi
    30 minutes
  • Sutras chanting – 45-51 Slow practice
    30 minutes
  • Sutras chanting – 40-51 fast practice
    30 minutes
  • Video – Stages of Samādhi
    30 minutes
  • Chanting Full Practice
    35 minutes
  • Video – Key Take Aways
    30 minutes
  • Video – Full Samādhi Pāda chanting with group
    35 minutes
  • Instructions
    5 minutes
  • Ask your questions here!
  • Quiz – Multiple choice
    20 questions
  • Short answer question -1
    Text Based
  • Short answer question -2
    Text Based
  • Upload your audio recording!
    File Upload

Your Samādhi Pādaḥ Course Includes

12 Step-By-Step Yoga Sūtra Lessons

Learn all 55 Yoga Sūtras of the first chapter STEP-BY-STEP

Video Lessons

Video recordings from the live classes are available here to revisit or if you have missed a class.

Practice!

It is recommended to spend at least one hour a week on your own practice. This is a reasonable amount of time to scratch the surface of this amazing text.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

Course starts on Septe 18th 2018 and ends on December 11th 2018.

How long do I have access to the course?

Unlimited !! You can watch the videos and listen to the audio recitations as long as you wish. I will also keep adding more content or update content and you will continue to have access to these updates.

Can I have face to face interaction with the Instructor

At this point, other than the Tuesday morning classes, there isn’t an option to book a private class with me. If this changes, you will receive a notification. Thank you!

Does this course have a certificate?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion on submission of the assignment requirement at the end of this course. The assignment submission is completely optional and only those who wish to have a certificate can pursue this option.

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