Yoga and Society

Social Context and Philosophy of Yoga in the Vedic Civilization

From the beliefs about reality and nature of the human being, we can examine the general structure of a society and its intents.

Yoga was integral to the Vedic civilization. How did it fit in and what part did it play in society?

Among other topics in this workshop, we will explore the literature and dominant philosophical structure which gave context to yoga.

The Historic Origins of Yoga
The Place of Yoga in Orthodox Philosophy
The Place of Yoga in Vedic Society
The Ṣad Dharśana, Dharma Shastra, Laws of Manu,
Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Yoga-Sūtra