Sanskrit, the language of the Vedas


The first time I encountered Sanskrit, I fell in love with it straight away. Its multiple and deep meanings, its fascinating nature of being one of the 'mother language' like Latin and Greek. Firstly I started looking into Vedic Chanting and learning more about the power of the sound. I wanted my experience of Yoga to be all-rounded. But while chanting, I realised how important it was for me to have a deep understanding of what I was actually saying with those words. I thought about those amazing pieces of literature that the Indian tradition offers such as the Yoga Sutras, The Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, etc and I created this crazy thought that one day I'd be able to read them in Sanskrit and dig deeper to grasp the meaning of these teachings that have been shaping the life of so many around the world. 

So, I decided it was time to take some Sanskrit lessons. Deepening my understanding of the Yoga philosophy and its wonderful language. So, here I am sharing about my adventure in learning this language that keeps fascinating and surprising me. There are so many things to learn. I guess that the most exciting things has been learning the 'devanagari' the alphabet. I was already used to read some of the transliteration but being able to read a script that is completely different from English or even Italian my mother tongue has been an interesting adventure. I'll be sharing more about it in the next few days and I'd love to hear from those of you, who like me, are passionate about this language and the whole world around you. 

In this platform, my commitment is sharing all the things I'll learn during my journey. I find it extremely inspiring when people share about their passions and how they start their journey. I often ask myself: what do I have to share, I am just a beginner! But, who said that only expert can have a voice in this world? I totally want to embrace the power of us beginners, who care about sharing with others, contributing, getting inspired, having a lot of questions, bringing authenticity and honouring the fact that it's not just about the result but about the journey!

So, if you are keen to learn more about my Sanskrit adventure, follow my blog!