Friends Event: Is Modern Yoga Really Yoga?

Birmingham Friends Event
Saturday, 20 September 2014 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Shree Ram Mandir
8 Walford Road
Birmingham, B11 1NR

A talk by Ramesh pattni of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Yoga has become a multi-billion dollar commodity with over 30 million people in the US alone practising one form or another of Yoga. Where did all these forms arise from and are they traceable to earlier scriptures? What does Patanjali have to say about what has come to be known as the Classical text of Yoga called the Yogasutra? We look at Patanjali’s text in detail and trace some of the developments in Yoga philosophy and practice from ancient times.

Friends of the OCHS – Birmingham