Foundations of Yoga : History, Evolution of Yoga and Schools of Yoga |NTA UGC NET JRF

1. Foundations of Yoga : History, Evolution of Yoga and Schools of Yoga

  • Origin of Yoga, History and Development of Yoga; Etymology and Definitions,
    Misconceptions, Aim and Objectives of Yoga, True Nature and Principles of Yoga
  •  Introduction to Vedas, Upanishads, Prasthanatrayee and Purushartha Chatushtaya
  •  General introduction to Shad-darshanas with special emphasis on Samkhya and
    Yoga Darshana, Yoga in Vedanta
  •  Introduction to Epics – (Ramayana, Mahabharata), Yoga in Ramayana, Yoga in
  •  Introduction to Smritis and Yoga in Smritis; General introduction to Agamas and
    Tantra, Yoga in Tantra; Concepts of Nadi and Prana in Tantra, Kundalini, Effects of
    Kundalini Shakti and Shatchakra Sadhana
  •  Yoga in Medieval Literature, Bhakti Yoga of Medieval Saints, Yoga in Narada Bhakti
  •  Yoga in Modern Times: Yogic Traditions of Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda,
    Shri Aurobindo; Yoga traditions of Maharshi Ramana and Swami Dayanand
  •  Yoga in Contemporary Times: Brief Introduction to important Yoga Paramparas
    (lineages) Yoga Parampara of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, Yoga Parampara of Swami
    Shivanada Saraswati, Swami Rama of Himalayas, Maharshi Mahesh Yogi and their
    contributions for the development and promotion of Yoga.
  •  Introduction to Schools (Streams)of Yoga: Yoga Schools with Vedanta Tradition
    (Jnana, Bhakti,Karma and Dhyana), Yoga Schools with Samkhya-Yoga Tradition
    (Yoga of Patanjali) and Yoga Schools with Tantric Tradition ( Hatha Yoga, Swara
    Yoga and Mantra Yoga)
  •  Elements of Yoga and Yogic practices in Jainism, Buddhism and Sufism