This delightful feature allows users to view Historical Notes while reading or viewing a lecture or kriya. Historical Notes are notations recorded by students in the class, pertaining to the kriya, at the time the original lecture was given. You will notice that the notes vary widely – some are just a few handwritten lines while others are typewritten text with hand-drawn diagrams. Gain valuable insight from Historical Notes by picking up on emphasis and perspective from first-hand experience.
These Historical Notes are made from scanning the original documents contributed by legacy students. We then create the notes as Adobe PDF documents that are downloadable for readers.
To Search for lectures that contain Historical Notes:
- Simply enter the topic into the search-bar on our homepage (see Example  below searching for the topic “Love”)
- Next look for the ‘Filters’ to the left of your search results and select the plus sign next to ‘Media.’
- Under ‘Media’ you will see the option ‘Historical Notes.’ It will note the number of lectures that contain Historical Notes (in the sample below it shows there are 12). Click on ‘Historical Notes’ and it will take you to the results of this search.
- Once you select the lecture and you want to view the Historical Notes, click on this icon:
The student notes will pop-up in the document. (See Example  below.)
This feature is one that scholars and novices alike will enjoy. And as always, let us know what you think. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downloading Videos and Creating Video Clips
Did you know that all lectures that include video have the capability for users to download or create video clips of specific parts? This is so helpful when you are practicing a kriya from the lecture, or if you find a segment of the lecture you want to keep in your file or forward to a friend. Follow these easy steps to learn how to do this.
The download feature is located to the bottom right corner of the video screen, within the three little dots. By clicking on it, you can download the full video and watch it anytime without internet access!
Sharing video clips
This is a very useful tool for saving or sharing a small portion of the lecture, for example saving a kriya to share in your yoga class, send to a friend, or save in your phone for your own personal practice.
Did you know that all lectures that include audio have the capability for users to download it for free? Download a lecture and listen to it anywhere – in the car, at the gym, or on your lunch break.
The download feature is located to the bottom right corner of the audio timeline, the three little dots. By clicking on it, you can download the full audio and listen to it anytime without internet access!
In the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings®, query text is parsed using a grammar similar to Google grammar. For example, double-quoted phrases in query text, such as “yoga of awareness”, are treated as an exact phrase in a search. And other great feature is the magnifying glass which allows the user to search a lecture or kriya by date or catalog number.
Click on the Search Tips to get helpful insights on how to locate the information that you need. There is more than one way to search, and it is worth your time to understand all the features. Take a moment and watch this brief Search video to start searching like a pro.