Course Duration :

15-12-2020 to 15-12-2021

The Madras Sanskrit College is proud to present a course Hatha Yoga Sangraha. The course is taught by one of the foremost authorities on yoga – Sri S. Sridharan. Sri Sridharan is a former Managing Trustee of Krishnamachari Yoga Mandiram (KYM). He continues to be an active member on the Board of Trustees of KYM and senior mentor to all the teachers as well. He is a Member of the Governing Council of the MDNIY (Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga), Department of Ayush, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India, and New Delhi, an apex Body for Yoga in India. He is also one of the members of the Indian Yoga Association.
A senior banker by profession, Mr. Sridharan held senior executive positions in a public sector bank before opting for voluntary retirement in 1997. He has been a student of TKV Desikachar since 1981 and has over thirty years of experience in teaching Yoga in this tradition both as a Yoga teacher trainer and a Yoga therapy consultant.
The Hatha Yoga Sangraha is a course on the basics of yoga. It is based on the work ‘Hatha Yoga Pradeepika’, written by Sri Swatmarama, a great sage in India.
Legend has it that yoga was first taught by Lord Parameswara to his consort Paarvathi. Lord Siva was sitting in his abode on Mount Kailasa. While he was teaching, Lord Siva noticed that there was a fish in the nearby Lake Manasarovar, which had stopped swimming and was listening to Lord Siva’s words. Siva gave human form to the fish and called him Matsyendranath (Lord of the fishes). Swatmarama was one of the sages who learnt Matsyendranath’s teachings and wrote the ‘Hatha Yoga Pradeepika’ in Sanskrit based on his teachings. As with all the treatises in ancient times it was written in verse form, in Sanskrit.
The course is a must for anyone wanting to learn and understand ashtaanga yoga thoroughly. From yama (abstinence), niyama (observance), asana (posture), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (absorption), all the eight limbs of yoga are explained beautifully.
This course takes us through the entire ‘Hatha Yoga Pradeepika’. Rather than teach every verse, Sri Sridharan has taken only important verses and explains them thoroughly, (in English). The course is taught in 21 lessons, each of about 18 to 22 minutes long.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the pre – requisites for joining Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudi?

To join Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudi one must be able to Understand Sanskrit. Preferably one must have completed the Praveshika1 and Praveshika2 courses conducted by The Madras Sanskrit College.

2. Why there are different teachers teaching this particular course?

Videos of the online course Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudi are recordings of the 10 days National Workshop organised by The Madras Sanskrit College. Prominent scholars from various parts of India graced the workshop by taking sessions and that is why there are many teachers in this course.

3. How many lessons / how many hours of videos are there in this course?

Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudi has 41 videos and each video has the average duration of 1 hour.

4. Is there an exam for this course and what are the details of that ?

At the end of the last lesson (41st video), you can take an online exam where there will be 100 multiple choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes.

5. Will there be a certificate provided after I finish the online exam?


6. If I have doubts in the lessons how do I get them clarified ?

You can post your doubts in Ask An Expert section to which a scholar from The Madras Sanskrit College will respond and give clarifications.

7. If I have any technical issue whom will I contact ?

You may post the issue in detail in Ask An Expert and a tech team from Madras Sanskrit College will respond / will contact you (if needed) and troubleshoot.

8. Is there any post – lesson quiz or worksheets like Praveshika courses ?



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