Dorbrecht Grant awarded to British member Lucy Crisfield

British NCIS Member Lucy Crisfield has been awarded a Dorbrecht grant to begin research on her book, ‘Sanskrit for Yoga Students’, while concurrently studying the grammar of the Pāṇini’s Aṣṭhādhyāyī. The purpose of her book will be to examine the role of the Sanskrit language in the major philosophical yogic texts, predominantly of the Yoga Sūtras, so as to enlighten student’s understanding of these works. As more and more people start engaging with the discipline of yoga, an increasing number of words from this ancient language are finding their way into yoga studios. With this resurgence however, has come a loss of clarity about the original essence of the words. Lucy intends to write a book that is relevant to yoga practitioners of today to enlighten, clarify and inspire. Lucy will continue to study of the sūtras of Pāṇini so that her understanding may be rooted in the observations of this great master.

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