Author: T K V Desikachar
Publisher: Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8904111720104/SC010
Rendered by Kausthub Desikachar (Son and student of TKV Desikachary) in the classical format as well as in a simplified version that will appeal to beginners, this CD presents the Yogasutras of Patanjali in a lucid and comprehensive manner. This CD has been designed to
help yoga enthusiasts connect with the language of the Yoga Sutra's
help refine the pronunciation of the Sutra's in Sanskrit
inspire students of yoga to learn and enjoy the recitation of this great text.
This accurate audio rendition by Kausthub Desikachar represents the legacy of a long lineage of yoga teachers and will be an ideal reference for every student and teacher of yoga.
Rendered by Kausthub Desikachar in the classical format as well as in a simplified version. This CD presents the Yoga Sutra's of Patanjali in a lucid and comprehensive manner.
Patanjali's Yogasutra - An Exploration CD-ROM aims at bringing the yoga sutras closer to the yoga public. It presents the sutras of Patanjali, along with its transliteration, and includes the translation and commentary of TKV Desikachar, one of the leading authorities on yoga today. TKV Desikachar's work presents a very lucid interpretation, based on his own study with his teacher and father T. Krishnamcharya, revered as the greatest yoga master of the last century. The CD-ROM also contains an audio rendering of the yoga sutras, chanted in the classical style. It also contains the recital in a split up form, where the classical sutras are split up, to make it easier for the beginner to follow. The audio recital is done by Mekhala Desikachar, daughter and student of TKV Desikachar. The CD-ROM, also contains a repeat mode in the recitation, where the user can listen to the sutra chanting once, and repeat it after. This option is available in both the classical and the split up mode.
The CD-ROM thus allows the user to listen to the expression of the sutra, the way it was composed. The dual benefit of having the recitations, as well as the interpretation of text will hopefully provide adequate direction to the quest in understanding this gem of a treatise. Further, the CD-ROM allows users to print their own worksheets, for either a particular sutra or the whole text, with the sutra, its translation and the component words that make the sutra. With ample space provided between the words, these worksheets may be used by the user to pursue their study of this text with their own teacher. The customizable worksheets contain the individual words that make up the sutra and thus indicates how to break up the sutras, according to Sanskrit grammar.
The CD-ROM thus provides the user with a full range of tools for a serious study and appreciation of the most important yoga text. It is our hope that in the process more people may come to know and benefit from the richer insights of yoga.
This CD-ROM is produced by the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM), one of the most respected yoga institutions in the world. Started by TKV Desikachar in 1976, the KYM's primary objective is to spread the teaching's of T. Krishnamcharya. Yoga, what began in India as a practical yet very intriguing philosophy, is today a talking point in nearly every country in the world. It is estimated that there are around fifty million yoga practitioners outside India, and the numbers are increasing by the passing of each day.
For many, yoga was primarily associated with doing physically challenging postures, and some breath control routines.The truth is that these are just a part of the greater wisdom that help in reducing the distractions, and identifying the greater potentials, of the human mind. The world is now seeing a renaissance in the attitude and the way in which yoga is practiced today. Practitioners are seeking what is beyond the practice of postures and breath control, to discover the deeper journeys that yoga can lead us to. While embarking on this voyage, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is being acknowledged as the most trusted companion - something even the ancient yogis relied on. Considered the most important work on yoga, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali presents the entire doctrine of yoga in 195 aphorisms.
It is the first systematic work on yoga, and is also regarded as the final authority. The ancient yogis believed that what has not been mentioned in the Yoga Sutras,are either not part of yoga, or are not important at all. All the works on yoga, acknowledge this fact and consider Patanjali as the father of yoga. Presented in aphorisms, the yoga sutras are easy to memorize and remember, and posseses a richness of meaning. Every word in the yoga sutra is of great relevance and is carefully chosen, each representing a multitude of meanings and interpretations.
The legion of understanding can only be understood through a close interaction and a long time study with a competant teacher, who has been through the study and practice of Yoga. Traditionally, the student would first learn to recite the sutras by heart. Only then would she be taught the meaning and the appropriate practice that would be relevant for her. Patanjali describes in his opening aphorism, that Yoga is an experimential wisdom, indicating that the experience and understanding of yoga is unique to every individual.
CDROM Features: The text of the entire yoga sutra, along with Roman transliteration. The translation and commentary of TKV Desikachar. Audio recital of every sutra in both classical and split up form. Audio recital of the whole yoga sutras of Patanjali, in classical and split up form. Audio recitals in repeat mode as well, where user can repeat after listening. Index of words,with hyperlink to the corresponding sutras. Printable worksheets (customizable), that act as a supplement to students pursuing a serious study to the text, with their teacher.
System Requirements: For PC: Windows 95/98/2000/XP, Pentium Processor 32MB RAM(64 MB Recommended), Multimedia Kit, 800*600 High Colour (16 Bit).
For MAC: Mac OS 8 Power Mac 7200/90 & above, 32 MB RAM, Multimedia Kit 832*624 (Thousands of Colours).