One of yoga’s most important and influential works, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali forms a keystone of Indian philosophical and religious thought.
This book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of meditation and mental focus. This original interpretation of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again, by seekers treading the spiritual path.
The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least four thousand years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life.
The complete sutras appear here, encompassing a four-part analytical study intended to purify the practitioner’s mind, body, and soul.
The basic questions “Who am I?” “Where am I going?” “What is the purpose of life?” are asked by each new generation, and Patanjali’s answers form one of the oldest and most vibrant spiritual texts in the world. He explains what yoga is, how it works, and exactly how to purify the mind and let it settle into absolute stillness. This stillness is our own Self. It is the indispensable ground for Enlightenment, which is the ultimate goal of all our aspirations.
The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters. In this classic context, Sri Swami offers practical advice, based on his own experience, for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental, and emotional harmony.This content is for members only.