Essential Sanskrit for Yoga Teachers
This lecture series focuses on enabling yoga teachers (and serious students) to pronounce the Sanskrit names of postures and the technical yoga philosophical terms properly. It is directed mainly at understanding and reading the transliteration of the Sanskrit words and terms, and actualizing the five mouth positions of Sanskrit sounds.
Talk and practice includes some theory of mantra and lots of group chanting: the Sanskrit alphabet, Vedic peace chants, select YOGA SŪTRAS, the names of the Cakras etc., but our main focus will be on the proper pronunciation of the Āsana names used in postural yoga classes. We will lengthen the breath, develop rhythm and experience the subtle emotional refinement that comes with a chanting meditation practice.