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 together with 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 famous as an essential 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 obtainable, plain-language English.

Patanjali prepared the sutra into 4 elements: Samadhi (absorption), Sadhana (practice), Vibhuti (supernatural powers), and Kaivalya (liberation). each one represents a step in breaking freed from our constrained definition of recognition and coaching the brain to accomplish oneness with the universe. Geshe Michael Roach, probably the most revered lecturers of Tibetan Buddhism in the US and a well known pupil of Sanskrit, presents authoritative statement on all of the sutras. His notes and rationalization are simple and hugely readable, untainted by way of vague, educational terminology or New Age jargon. the 1st variation of the Yoga Sutra to give a Buddhist point of view, this paperback unique could be welcomed through scholars and religious seekers alike.

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