Yoga Vashistha (Vasistha) is probably the first, and most definitive text presenting practical and holistic approach to Yoga – one that is beyond the conventional exercises and breathing techniques. Enumerated in the original Ramayana written by a Rishi (Vedic sage) named Valmiki; it records an elaborate intellectual discussion between the then crown prince of Ayodhya – Rama – and his Rajaguru (Royal Mentor) Vashistha. At the beginning of this discussion Rama is a disillusioned individual, who, after a travel across the length and breath of his kingdom only to observe the suffering and pains of his subjects seeks renunciation to live a life of an ascetic. At the end of the discussion with Vashistha, the young prince attains a sage mind and, according to Valmiki, goes on to become Maryada Purushottam – the finest among men. Fundamental teachings of Yoga are found across all the other Vedic texts, including the Vyasa’s Mahabharata, Bhartrihari’s Neeti and Vairagya Shataka, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as well as Arthashastra, including Arthasutras. It will not be incorrect to say that this work laid foundation for greater Vedic traditions, including Astanga Yoga – the Yoga of Asans and Pranyama. In this pre-recorded Webinar short-course, U. Mahesh Prabhu presents long lost, little known, as well as perennial teachings of Vashistha to help individuals attain peaceful mind amid all the chaos and uncertainties looming around the world.