You can explore commentary, translations, and recitations of yogic scripture at Yoga International. Learn how yoga offers guidance in valuing our inner experiences, while remaining an active, positive force in the world. Our writers and commentators include preeminent scholars who examine historical Sanskrit scripture and literature, explaining the role of the classic texts in modern life. For example, the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita provide direction along the paths of discipline, action, devotion, and knowledge. Bhagavad Gita is commonly translated to mean “Song of the Lord,” and it is part of an epic poem, called the Mahabharata. The Bhagavad Gita’s verses inspire reflection on living a meaningful life, which can bring about both small changes and powerful transformations. Our writers share insight into this time-honored wisdom and its universal message. We also provide unique resources, such as online audio recordings of vedic hymns and listen and respond recitations. At Yoga International, the foundations of yoga wisdom emerge as more accessible, understandable, and applicable.
Through the study of Sanskrit scriptures, we can learn how to be kinder and more compassionate – to ourselves and others. We can explore yogic values and honor yoga’s traditions. An understanding of scriptures and philosophical texts, many of which were originally written in Sanskrit, takes us beyond our asana practices to the cultivation of self-awareness and personal growth. Texts, such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, also contain invaluable teachings on the yogic practices, including asana, pranayama, and cleansing techniques. Explore the philosophies and that interest you most. Sign up for a free trial membership to Yoga International today!