Philipp Maas on the Pātañjala Yogaśāstra (#80) By Jacob Kyle Posted on November 12, 2018 #Research#Traditions About the Guest Philipp André Maas is currently a research associate at the Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig and was previously an assistant professor at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. He received his M.A. (1997) and Dr. phil. (2004) degrees from the University of Bonn, Germany, where he studied Indology, Comparative Religious Studies, Tibetology and Philosophy. His first book (originally his PhD thesis) is the first critical edition of the first chapter (Samādhipāda) of the Pātañjala Yogaśāstra, i.e. the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjalitogether with the commentary called Yoga Bhāṣya. He published, inter alia, on classical Yoga philosophy and meditation as well as on the textual tradition of the Pātañjala Yogaśāstra. For the last couple of years, he worked in several research projects directed by Prof. Karin Preisendanz (at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and at the University of Vienna, Austria) that aim at a critical edition of the third book (entitled Vimānasthāna) of the oldest classical text corpus of Āyurveda, the Carakasaṃhitā. Since 2009 he is a member of the “Historical Sourcebooks on Classical Indian Thought” project, convened by Prof. Sheldon Pollock, to which he contributes with a monograph on the development of Yoga-related ideas in pre-modern South Asian intellectual history. In this Episode, We Discuss: The role of British colonization and yoga historyThe Patanjali Yoga Shastra (Yoga Sutra) authorship and its connection to other textsThe attempts to translate the textThe difference between the original authorial intention and our contemporary relationship to itThe relationship of the modern asana practice and the Yoga Shastra Take the podcast with you Subscribe in your favourite app Read more like this #Interdisciplinary #Practice #Psychology #Traditions Light and Sound Energy medicine is in some ways very basic to all experience and yet it is something that is quite difficult to speak about. By Isa Gucciardi #Philosophy #Psychology #Research Positive Neuroplasticity: The Neuroscience of Minduflness The function of the nervous system is to process information, and the brain is constantly changing – both functionally and structurally – due to the information coursing through it. By Rick Hanson #MindBody Studies #Research #Social Justice Queering / Querying the Body: Sensation and Curiosity in Disrupting Body Norms Queering/querying the body provides a means for disrupting social norms of the body; not by expanding the repertoire of socially acceptable bodily expressions, but by working to disable the act of body norming itself. By Rae Johnson #Psychology #Research Healing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Kundalini Yoga and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy PTSD is a body/mind illness diagnosed in military and civilian populations worldwide. By Julie K. Staples Ph.D.