Yoga-Vedanta

Yoga and Vedanta are two of the six orthodox schools within the tradition of Sanatana (Eternal) Dharma. The union of practice (Yoga) and theory (Vedanta) is often referred to as Yoga-Vedanta. Yoga-Vedanta was introduced to the Western world by Swami Vivekananda. You can learn more about this great world teacher and read my tribute to him (in celebration of his 150th birth anniversary) on the Swami Vivekananda page.

Yoga, for the purpose of Yogic Management, is defined by the following two verses from the Bhagavad Gita:

Being steadfast in Yoga, Dhananjaya [Prince Arjuna], perform actions, abandoning attachment, remaining unconcerned as regards success and failure. This samatvam [evenness, balance] of mind (in regard to success and failure) is known as Yoga. [2.48]
Endued with this evenness of mind, one frees oneself in this life, alike from vice and virtue. Devote thyself, therefore, to this Yoga. Yoga is the very kausalam [art, skill] of work. [2.50]
—Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, 2.48 and 2.50

In these verses, there are two definitions of Yoga. The first is in samatvam, verse 2.48: Yoga is evenness or balance of mind. The second is in kausalam, verse 2.50: Yoga is the art of work or skill in action.

 
Yogic Management was built upon a variety of Yoga-Vedanta concepts.
Images were created to explain three key concepts:
1. Eight Branches of Raja Yoga
2. Seven Chakras
3. Four Yogas of Wisdom, Meditation, Devotion, and Service
High resolution images, formatted for Letter size (North America) and A4 size (International/ISO) printing, have been included in the PDF file for the principles and frameworks of Yogic Management, available in the Yogic Management page.

Image files for these three Yoga-Vedanta concepts have been made available below. The resolution of these images is lower than the PDF files provided for download. But these images can be used for reference and sharing.

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