Sanskrit - the holy language and technical language of yoga

The sound of Sanskrit is recorded in exact detail in the Devanagari writing system. Consciously pronouncing those sounds can turn into a form of meditation. Grammar and words will provide you access to the yoga source texts and yoga terminology. You will quickly feel familiar with this terminology since Sanskrit is the oldest "child" of an assumed Indo-European original language.

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Sanskrit and Devanagari

Sanskrit pronunciation – Meditation. Precision. Lucidity.

The conscious articulation of Sanskrit words and texts can turn into a meditation on articulation and sound. As you increasingly master the correct pronunciation, mantras and slokas will reveal their lucid beauty. Especially as a yoga teacher, you will also gain greater precision with technical terms.

Sanskrit and Devanagari

Reading and writing Devanagari

By now, the Devanagari writing system has become the standard script for Sanskrit. On first sight, this compact, phonetic script with its focus on precise pronunciation appears quite complex. But Devanagari is easier than you might think...

Sanskrit and Devanagari

The Devanagari Game - learn how to read Sanskrit texts in the original version!

Play and learn all Devanagari letters at the same time. In doing so, you will soon be able to read the ancient yoga source texts in their original Sanskrit versions.

Sanskrit and Devanagari

Transliteration - bring Sanskrit into a script you're familiar with

Transliteration means transferring the script of one writing system into the script of another. Make Sanskrit easy (simplified) and use diacritical marks to describe pronunciation (IAST, ISO15919) or type Sanskrit transliterations directly into your keyboard (Velthuis, ITRANS, Harvard-Kyoto, SPF1).

Sanskrit and Devanagari

Transliteration Tool

This tool allows you to easily change the transliteration of single words or even entire texts. This is particularly helpful when you want to produce Devanagari script or Roman script with diacritical marks. With the copy&paste function, you can then enter the generated words or texts in a word processing program of your choice.

Sanskrit and Devanagari

Sandhi: Pronuncation and spelling of words and sentences

For a long time, Sanskrit was exclusively passed on via oral recitation. Sandhi, an impressive collection of rules, deals with the question of how words melt into each other for a more melodic pronunciation.

Sanskrit and Devanagari

Grammatik: Einige wichtige Regeln

Wenn Du Sanskrit magst und Dir die Grammatik manchmal Fragen aufgibt, findest Du hier einige Hilfen. Hier möchte ich mit Dir nach und nach die wichtigsten Regeln der Sanskrit Grammatik teilen.

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