The Gift of Consciousness
Part 1 of a 4-module course on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali - with Gitte Bechsgaard PhD & CIYT and Sheila Haswell
Module 1: Fundamentals of Yoga and Yogic Psychology “Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.” (B.K.S. Iyengar)
In this first Yoga intensive, we will examine the model of the mind that Patañjali provides in the first chapter of the Yoga Sūtras. Along the way, we will explore the concept of Yoga as both the essential means and ultimate destination of the inner journey. The Vedic theory of the three essential modes of nature (tamas, rajas, and sattva), as well as the fundamental tenets of Yogic psychology will be discussed.