Basic Yoga Texts :: Principal Upanishads Bhagavad Gita & Yoga Vasishtha

Basic Yoga Texts :: Principal Upanishads Bhagavad Gita & Yoga Vasishtha
Principal Upanishads
Brief Introduction of Ten principal Upanishads as the basis of Yogic contect;
Ishavasyopanishad: Concept of Karmanishta; Concept of Vidya and Avidya; Knowledge
of Brahman; Atma Bhava;
Kena Upanishat: Indwelling Power; Indriya and Antahkarana; Self and the Mind;
Intutive realization of the truth; Truth transcendental; Moral of Yaksha Upakhyana;
Katha Upanishad : Definition of Yoga; Nature of Soul; Importance of Self Realization;
Prashna Upanishad: Concept of Prana and rayi (creation); Pancha pranas; The five
main questions;
Mundaka Upanishad: Two approaches to Brahma Vidya-the Para and Apara; The
greatness of Brahmavidya, The worthlessness of Selfish-karma; Tapas and Gurubhakti,
The origin of creation, Brahman the target of Meditation
Mandukya: Four States of Consciousness and its relation to syllables in Omkara.
Aitareya: Concept of Atma, Universe and Brahman.
Taittiriya Upanishad Concept of Pancha Kosha; Summary of Shiksha Valli; Ananda
Valli; Bhruguvalli.
Chandogya Upanishad: Om (udgitha) Meditation; Sandilyavidya,
Brihadaryanaka Upanishad : Concept of Atman and Jnana Yoga. Union of Atman and
Paramatman
Bhagavad Gita
General Introduction to Bhagavad Gita (B.G.). Definitions of Yoga in B.G. and their
relevance & Scope; Essentials of B.G – the meanings of the terms Atmaswrupa,
Stithaprajna, Sankhya Yoga (Chpt.II), Karma Yoga (Chpt.III ), Sanyasa Yoga and
Karma Swarupa (Sakama and Nishkama) etc; Samnyasa, Dhyana Yogas (Chpt. VI);
Nature of Bhakti (Chpt.XII), Means and Goal of Bhakti-Yoga; The Trigunas and
modes of Prakriti; Three Kinds of Faith. Food for Yoga Sadhaka, Classification of
food (Chpt.XIV & XVII) Daivasura-Sampad-Vibhaga Yoga (Chpt.XVI); Moksa-
Upadesa Yoga (Chpt. XVIII)

Yoga Vasishtha
Highlights of Yoga Vashitha, Concept of Adhis and Vyadhis; Psychosomatic
Ailments; The four Gatekeepers (Pillars) to Freedom; How Sukha is attained the
Highest State of Bliss; Practices to overcome the Impediments of Yoga;
Development of Satvaguna; Eight limbs of Meditation; Jnana Saptabhumika.


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  1. Konsam lemba singh Reply

    where do i find the detail

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