Introduction to Modern Psychology
A short history of Modern Psychology - Major Schools of Modern Psychology - The three major forces in Western Psychology - Freudian Psychoanalysis; Behaviourism; Humanistic Psychology.
Introduction to Indian Psychology
What is Yoga? - Rise of Yoga Psychology tradition - Various schools of Yoga Psychology - Universal Goal of all Yoga-schools.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra – 1
Introduction to Rishi Patanjali - Bird view of Yoga-Sutra - Definition of Yoga – Vrittis.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra – 2
Five Kinds of Vrittis - Pramanam - sources of right knowledge - Viparyayah – unfolded belief - Vikalpah – Unfolded belief - Smriti – Memory.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra – 3
Two formulae - Necessity of Abhyasah and Vairagyah - Foundation of Abhyasah - Foundation of Vairagyah.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra – 4
Introduction to Samadhi - Samprajnata-Samadhi - Reasoning in S.amprajnata- Samadhi - Reflection in Samprajnata-Samadhi - Bliss in Samprajnata-Samadhi - Sense of Individuality in Samprajnata-Samadhi.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra – 5
Main obstacles in the path of Yoga - other obstructions - removal of obstacles by one – pointedness; by controlling Prana - by observing sense experience - by inner illumination - by detachment from matter - by knowledge of dream and sleep - by meditation as desired.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra – 6
How to make mind peaceful? - Cultivating opposite virtues: happiness – friendliness - misery – compassion - virtue – gladness - vice – indifference.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra – 7
Five causes of Pain - avidya – ignorance (Root Cause) - asmita – ‘I-Feeling’ - raga – attraction - dwesha – repulsion - abhinivesha – clinging to life.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra – 8
Necessity of Yoga practice - eight parts of Yoga practice - five Yamas: ahimsa – satya – asteya – brahmacharyam – aparigraha.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra – 9
Five Niyamas: Soucha – Santhosha – Tapas – Swadyah – Ishwara - Pranidhanam.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra – 10
Asanam – Pranayamah - various kinds of Pranayamah - Pratyaharah - Mastery over the senses.