COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Yoga Philosophy
Course Code: 
17PHL540
Year Taught: 
2019
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Yoga Philosophy' is an elective course offered for M.A. Philosophy offered by Amrita Darshanam - International Center for Spiritual Studies , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit I

Cittavrtti: Yoga as Cittavrttinirodha, Vrttis, Pramana, Viparyaya, Vikalpa, Nidra, Smrti, Their Control through Abhyasa and Vairagya.

Unit II

Two Types of Samadhi (Samprajnata and Asamprajnata) and their Characteristics, Attaining of Samadhi through Meditating on Iswara (God), Nature of Iswara (God), Cittaviksepas and the Manner of Overcoming them, Sabija and Nirbija Samadhi.

Unit III

Five Klesas and their Nature, Conjunction of drsta and drsya as the root cause of ignorance, Kaivalya Results from Removal of Avidya, The Eight Fold Path Leading to Kaivalya.

Unit IV

Concentration of Citta on Various Entities and the Resulting Consequences, Eight Siddhis from Control over Citta and their Description, Kaivalya as Resulting only when the Siddhis are Transcended.

Unit V

Practical: General Instruction in Practicing Yoga, Surya Namaskar, Various Asanas with Features.

REFERENCES

  1. B. K. S. Iyengar. Light on Yoga. London: Harper Collins Publishers India, 2014. English.

Employability aspects

  1. Practice of Yoga to equip them to become Yoga Trainers
  2. Theoretical study of Yoga will enhance their ability to become Philosophical Counselors
  3. Equip the student to pursue higher studies in the field and become Lectures in Universities/Colleges