The Essential Yoga Sutra: Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga

The Essential Yoga Sutra: Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga


The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a vintage Sanskrit treatise including 195 “threads,” or aphorisms, describing the method of liberation via yoga. even though little is understood approximately Patanjali (most students estimate that he lived in India circa 200–300 b.c.), his writings have lengthy been well-known as a necessary contribution to the philosophy and perform of yoga. This new, specialist translation of the unique Sanskrit textual content of Patanjali’s best-known paintings offers his seminal principles and techniques in available, plain-language English.

Patanjali equipped the sutra into 4 components: Samadhi (absorption), Sadhana (practice), Vibhuti (supernatural powers), and Kaivalya (liberation). every one represents a step in breaking freed from our restricted definition of attention and coaching the brain to accomplish oneness with the universe. Geshe Michael Roach, essentially the most revered academics of Tibetan Buddhism in the US and a popular pupil of Sanskrit, offers authoritative observation on all the sutras. His notes and rationalization are common and hugely readable, untainted by means of vague, educational terminology or New Age jargon. the 1st version of the Yoga Sutra to provide a Buddhist viewpoint, this paperback unique may be welcomed through scholars and non secular seekers alike.

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