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The History and Importance of the Sanskrit Language

Instructor: Dr. Douglas Brooks

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As yoga teachers, we use Sanskrit regularly-- to cue asana, to communicate philosophical themes, to study the history and philosophy of yoga, and more.

  • Why it’s so important as yoga professionals to have a basic knowledge of this sacred language?
  • What are its origins?
  • Why is it considered the language of the gods?
  • What makes it so distinct?

Dr. Douglas Brooks– Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester and scholar of Hinduism, south Asian languages, and the comparative study of religions– answers these questions!

 

What's in the eCourse?
Join Douglas for a compelling conversation ranging from Sanskrit’s linguistic origins to its role in cosmic relationships, and an understanding of the complete history of the Sanskrit language and what it means to you as a yoga professional.

The course aims to empower you as a yoga teacher with knowledge and is crucial for any Sanskrit-using professional and forms the foundation for "The Rasa of Sanskrit: The Essence of Correct Pronunciation," which goes on to teach proper pronunciation of the most common yoga-related Sanskrit words and asana names.

How does it work?

  • The course content is delivered via online streaming video and organized in 5-Modules with 32 lesson videos total.
  • The course has a knowledge assessment at the end to help gauge your learning and to credit you as having completed the course.
  • A discussion feature beneath each video is included so you can interact with Douglas and other 90 Monkeys yoga teachers about your insights and questions.

The total running time is 2 hrs and 30 minutes.

This eCourse meets Yoga Alliance's non-contact hours requirements for continuing education.

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 Results:

 "I've finished the course on the history and importance of the Sanskrit language. It was simply great. I am well into the course on Learn to Pronounce Asana Names: The Rasa of Sanskrit and am really enjoying it as well. I also am very impressed by how quickly you have responded to my questions and comments. I look forward to more interesting courses from 90 monkeys."    -Bill L.

 "This course was very interesting, informative and inspiring.  This fascinating lecture made me keenly aware of the connection between the history of the language and my own teaching, and how I can honor yogic history and tradition by including more Sanskrit in my classes right now (Past-Present-Future). Now that I understand the power of Vac, I want to be sure to pronounce and enunciate the mantras and names of poses precisely.  Next stop is the course on Sanskrit pronunciation. Thank you 90 Monkeys for an excellent educational experience and thank you, Dr. Douglas Brooks, for creating this course."     -Julie G, RYT

 

 



Lessons

Module 1: A Sacred Language Revealed

Introduction to the History and Importance of the Sanskrit Language
1:20
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Part 1: The World is Speech
2:20
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Part 2: Primordial Sound is the Origin of Being
2:58
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Part 3: Indissoluble Origins, Orderly Unfolding
2:58
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Part 4: The Mother Unfolds as Power
4:41
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Part 5: Planting the Seeds of Being
2:58
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Part 6: From Theory to History
2:34
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Module 2: Sanskrit Uncovered

Part 7: The Discovery of Sanskrit
4:28
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Part 8: The Aryans: The Source of Ancient Indo European
4:38
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Part 9: Is Proto Indo European Vac?
9:24
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Part 10: Common Origins, Distinctive Identity
4:30
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Part 11: Vedic Transmission
1:19
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Part 12: Culture Creates Language
1:06
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Part 13: The Heart of Veda
5:19
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Module 3: The Heart of the Veda and the Sacrifice

Part 14: Indra, Soma, and the Expansion of India
7:42
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Part 15: An Emerging Sacred Universe
2:01
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Part 16: Yajna, the Sacrifice
6:17
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Part 17: The Universe is the Sacrifice
10:45
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Part 18: The Yajna Governs All
2:56
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Part 19: Meaning Becomes Message
3:10
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Module 4: Veda as Messages and Meanings

Part 20: Centering on the Message
1:29
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Part 21: The Power of a Meaningless Message
7:38
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Part 22: Repeatable Systems of Subtle Reality
6:54
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Part 23: Summarizing a Universe of Power
3:43
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Module 5: A Universe of the Mother

Part 24: Vac: The Supreme Becomes Light
4:11
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Part 25: The Middle Place of Message and Meaning
4:29
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Part 26: Language Becomes Empowerment
3:55
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Part 27: The Emergence of Sanskrit According to Panini
7:13
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Part 28: From Grammar to Language
9:11
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Part 29: Finite Structures, Infinite Outcomes
5:28
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Part 30: Sanskrit Is a Practice of Yoga
6:37
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Closing: A Taste for Sanskrit and Knowledge Assessment
 
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