Print Print Comment Comment Add to Favorites
Log in to save to My Yoga Journal!
Add to Favorites
Bookmark Bookmark

Meet the Innovators: Vyaas Houston

For this scholar, chanting Sanskrit is an essential part of yoga.

By Holly Hammond

For Vyaas Houston, chanting Sanskrit is as much a part of yoga as asana or meditation, and his teaching techniques can have anyone reading and pronouncing Sanskrit in a weekend. Houston studied Sanskrit for many years with Ramamurti S. Mishra, then went on to get an M.A. in Sanskrit from Columbia University. In 1989 he founded the American Sanskrit Institute in Warwick, New York.

"Language is the medium through which human life continues to evolve," notes Houston. "The development of Sanskrit in ancient times represents a great surge toward enlightened consciousness. I see Sanskrit as a key to the grounding of the tradition of yoga in modern times. It's exciting to consider the awakening that's possible with the marriage of ancient linguistic science and digital technology."

Print Print Comment Comment Add to Favorites
Log in to save to My Yoga Journal!
Add to Favorites
Bookmark Bookmark
Full Name
Address 1
Address 2
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email (req):

Reader Comments

Add a Comment »

Your Name:

Comment:

Stay Connected with Us!

Yoga Journal Live events
sd14 San Diego
Sheraton San Diego
July 10-14, 2014
Register
2014 new york live New York
Hilton New York
April 24-28, 2014
Register

More Events

Join Yoga Journal's Benefits Plus
Liability insurance and benefits to support
teachers and studios.
Learn More
Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 4 FREE GIFTS
Your subscription includes
Yoga for Neck & Shoulders • Yoga Remedies
Yoga for Headaches • Calm, Cool, Collected
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Yoga Journal
and my 4 FREE downloadable Yoga Booklets.
Full Name:
City:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
State:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions