Samkhya Karika

The Framework and Foundation of Yoga

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Samkhya, among the most ancient Vedic darshanas, is detailed in the essential text, Samkhya Karika, authored by the sage Isvara Krishna. Yoga and Samkhya are closely related. The Yoga Sutra is an expansion of Samkhya, and Krishna declares in the Bhagavad Gita that one must view Samkhya and Yoga as one. Samkhya provides the framework and fundamental theory of how to reach the ultimate transcendental state that yoga points us toward. Yoga expands on the practices.

The Samkhya Karika offers deep insight for serious yoga practitioners and is essential reading for yoga teachers.

In this course, A.G. Mohan and Dr. Ganesh Mohan will guide you through the dense Samkhya Karika- verse by verse. You will follow the text, contemplate the philosophy, and understand the framework of Samkhya thoroughly. This course is an opportunity to learn this essential text and system directly from authoritative traditional sources with confidence and clarity.

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A. G. Mohan & Dr. Ganesh Mohan
A. G. Mohan & Dr. Ganesh Mohan

A. G. Mohan was a student of "the father of modern yoga", Yogacarya Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989), for eighteen years. He is the author of several books on yoga, including Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind; Yoga Reminder; Yoga Therapy; and Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings.

Read more for a detailed timeline of A. G. Mohan’s studies.

Dr. Ganesh Mohan is the Director of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda's Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Training programs. He was introduced to yoga and related traditional studies in early childhood and is a physician with training in both modern medicine and Ayurveda. Dr. Ganesh Mohan is the co-author of the books- Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya, and Yoga Reminder.

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About is an online learning platform devoted to the dissemination of knowledge of yoga and other related disciplines through short, easy to understand video talks. Presented by A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, who for the last 40+ years have studied, practiced and taught according to the ancient foundations of yoga, these talks offer profound insight for all persons seeking personal transformation and meaning in their lives.