Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000738162X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Note that due to the limitations of some ereading devices not all diacritical marks can be shown. BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the “bible” of yoga. This edition contains an introduction by BKS Iyengar, as well as a foreword by Godfrey Devereux, author of Dynamic Yoga.

Core of the Yoga Sutras

The Definitive Guide to the Philosophy of Yoga

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007921263

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 275

View: 3478


A study of the philosophical core of yoga offers commentary on and explanations of Pataänjali's såutras and illuminates the spirituality that is the foundation of yoga practice, in a work containing the såutras in their original language.

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Translation and Commentary in the Light of Vedanta Scripture

Author: A K Aruna

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981864075

Category: Religion

Page: 472

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Composed over two millenniums ago, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali remains the philosophical thread that unites the ancient and current world of yoga. Yet, its many translations are underwhelming, lacking connection to reality and practicality. Innumerable forms and sects of yoga have come and gone in between. Obsessed with gaining special powers over mind and body, yoga’s re-tellers have clouded its history in a mystical mist of fantastic claims. It is human nature to crave powers to radically change our lot in life. These layers of dazzle and glitter have over the centuries led us further away from yoga’s spiritual core. The sutras’ clear, logical, and practical path has been blurred and lost. Radically breaking with this mystical tradition, A. K. Aruna seeks to reclaim for us this fountainhead of yoga by retying the understanding of these sutras to the even more ancient source of spiritual knowledge and yoga—the Upanishads. The Upanishads eschewed limited pursuits in order to seek an ultimate goal that was not time-bound. In this still pure form of the yoga of seeking ultimate, timeless truth, the words of Patanjali become crystal clear and practical. Yoga shines in timeless relevance. A. K. Aruna’s Patanjali Yoga Sutras: A Translation in the Light of Vedanta Scripture has brilliantly refocused the light on the Yoga Sutras. This is a companion, translation only, booklet to the Translation and Commentary version of the text by A. K. Aruna.

The Essence of Yoga

Reflections on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali

Author: Bernard Bouanchaud

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 275

View: 7570


An overview of the Patanjali's fundamental text offers an explanation of yoga as an integration of physical and spiritual discipline

Integral Yoga

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: Sri Swami Satchidananda

Publisher: Integral Yoga Dist


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 307

View: 1521


The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali

A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary

Author: Edwin F. Bryant

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 142999598X

Category: Religion

Page: 672

View: 8628


A landmark new translation and edition Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali's work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa: the innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of meditation, it has exerted immense influence over the religious practices of Hinduism in India and, more recently, in the West. Edwin F. Bryant's translation is clear, direct, and exact. Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration, and precise English translation, and is followed by Bryant's authoritative commentary, which is grounded in the classical understanding of yoga and conveys the meaning and depth of the sutras in a user-friendly manner for a Western readership without compromising scholarly rigor or traditional authenticity. In addition, Bryant presents insights drawn from the primary traditional commentaries on the sutras written over the last millennium and a half.

The Light of the Soul

Paraphrase of the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali

Author: Alice Bailey,Patanjali

Publisher: Lucis Publishing Companies

ISBN: 0853304122

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 458

View: 6417


This volume is an original paraphrase, with commentary, of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras are of ancient origin, first reduced to writing by Patanjali, who is considered the founder of the Raja Yoga School. Control of the mind and its illumination by the soul are brought about through the practice of Raja Yoga.

The Gift of Consciousness

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (Book One

Author: Gitte Bechsgaard

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443861553

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 380

View: 3808


Meticulously researched and compellingly written, The Gift of Consciousness is an engaging and approachable overview of Patañjali's Yoga Sutras through the prism of both Eastern and Western psychology. Grounded in a thorough knowledge of the Sanskrit original and training in psychology, Gitte Bechsgaard opens out these complex texts to the general reading public. Bechsgaard's clear-eyed approach makes this ancient text relevant to anyone interested in Yoga philosophy and practice. This book ...


Author: Shyam Ranganathan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184750099

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 5015


A contemporary interpretation of the foundational text for the practice of yoga. Patañjali’s Yoga Sutra (second century CE) is the basic text of one of the nine canonical schools of Indian philosophy. In it the legendary author lays down the blueprint for success in yoga; now practised the world over. Patañjali draws upon many ideas of his time; and the result is a unique work of Indian moral philosophy that has been the foundational text for the practice of yoga since. The Yoga Sutra sets out a sophisticated theory of moral psychology and perhaps the oldest theory of psychoanalysis. For Patañjali; present mental maladies are a function of subconscious tendencies formed in reaction to past experiences. He argues that people are not powerless against such forces and that they can radically alter their lives through yoga—a process of moral transformation and perfection; which brings the body and mind of a person in line with their true nature. Accompanying this illuminating translation is an extended introduction that explains the challenges of accurately translating Indian philosophical texts; locates the historical antecedents of Patañjali’s text and situates Patanjali’s philosophy within the history of scholastic Indian philosophy.

Light on Life

The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom

Author: B.K.S. Iyengar,John J. Evans,Douglas Abrams

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609619587

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 5854


B.K.S. Iyengar--hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be one of the most important yoga masters--has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey. Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.

The Illustrated Light on Yoga

Yoga Dipika

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781855382794

Category: Yoga

Page: 162

View: 5603


This Classic Book Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Yoga With Detailed Descriptions Of Over 200 Postures And 14 Breathing Exercises.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

With Great Respect and Love

Author: Patañjali,Mukunda Stiles

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578632015

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 124

View: 8588


This is an English rendering of the classical text on yoga and meditations that maintains the poetic forms of the sutras. Patanjali is to Yoga what Buddha is to Buddhism. His sutras- scriptural narratives sometimes defined as literally "the path to transcendence"- are a darshan, or philosophical worldview and method to aid the awakening of self-realization. Patanjali reveals a set of landmarks that enable practitioners to lift the veils and study the hidden self, eventually following this path to enlightenment.

The Essential Yoga Sutra

Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga

Author: Geshe Michael Roach,Lama Christie McNally

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307499979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 9150


The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a classic Sanskrit treatise consisting of 195 “threads,” or aphorisms, describing the process of liberation through yoga. Although little is known about Patanjali (most scholars estimate that he lived in India circa 200–300 b.c.), his writings have long been recognized as a vital contribution to the philosophy and practice of yoga. This new, expert translation of the original Sanskrit text of Patanjali’s best-known work presents his seminal ideas and methods in accessible, plain-language English. Patanjali organized the sutra into four parts: Samadhi (absorption), Sadhana (practice), Vibhuti (supernatural powers), and Kaivalya (liberation). Each represents a step in breaking free of our limited definition of consciousness and training the mind to achieve oneness with the universe. Geshe Michael Roach, one of the most respected teachers of Tibetan Buddhism in America and a renowned scholar of Sanskrit, provides authoritative commentary on each of the sutras. His notes and clarification are straightforward and highly readable, untainted by obscure, academic terminology or New Age jargon. The first edition of the Yoga Sutra to present a Buddhist perspective, this paperback original will be welcomed by students and spiritual seekers alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra

Author: Swami Vivekananda

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 8184305249


Page: N.A

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whole theory of religion rests, for the Yogis. It seems the consensus of opinion of the great minds of the world, and it has been nearly demonstrated by researchers into physical nature, that we are the outcome and manifestation of an absolute condition, back of our present relative condition, and are going forward, to return again to that absolute. This being granted, the question is, which is better, the absolute or this state? There are not wanting people who think that this manifested state is the highest state of man. Thinkers of great calibre are of the opinion that we are manifested specimens of undifferentiated being, and this differentiated state is higher than the absolute. Because in the absolute there cannot be any quality they imagine that it must be insensate, dull, and lifeless, that only this life can be enjoyed, and therefore we must cling to it. First of all we want to inquire into other solutions of life. There was an old solution that man after death remained the same, that all his good sides, minus his evil sides, remained forever." -An excerpt

Four Chapters on Freedom

Commentary on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati,Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788185787183

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 4004


Puts Together Lectures Delivered By The Author - Their Translations In English - An Aid To Learning Yoga And Its Philosophy. Samadhi Pada - Sadhana Pada - Vibhuti Pada - Kaivalya Pada. Cover Slightly Damaged, Otherwise Condition Ok.

Aphorisms on Spiritual Method

The "Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" in the Light of Mystical Experience : Preparatory Studies, Sanskrit Text, Interlinear and Idiomatic English Translations, Commentary and Supplementary Aids

Author: Joseph Hilary Michael Whiteman

Publisher: Colin Smythe Limited


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 339

View: 8110


In the present period of soul-searching, many people are turning to the ancient Indian classics of spiritual development and psychology for illumination and guidance. Prominent among these is this collection which offers a systematic exposition of pr

Sit Down, Be Quiet

A Modern Guide to Yoga and Mindful Living in the Real World

Author: Michael James Wong,Boys of Yoga

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780008249656


Page: 224

View: 7405


"Sit Down, Be Quiet" is a rallying call for men to step in and start taking control of their health and mental well-being. Through practising yoga - working inside as well as out - and adopting a mindful approach to the everyday, you can take the first steps to a healthier, happier life in the here and now, including: Basic yoga poses to get started - Meditation techniques and breathing practices - How to lead a calmer, more compassonate life by practising modern mindfulness - Stories, photos and inspiration from men who teach yoga all around the world.

Tree Of Yoga

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar,B. K. S.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788172236052

Category: Yoga

Page: 208

View: 2264


Beautiful two colour gift package of B.K.S. Iyengar's yoga-based philosophy for life.

The Path of the Yoga Sutras

Author: Nicolai Bachman

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8184958668

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

View: 9302


Unlocking the Secrets of Patanjali’s Yoga A path-breaking guide for mind-body balance Author Nicolai Bachman skillfully demystifies the practices of the 2000-year-old Patanjali yoga tradition for modern readers. The book covers five sections on the central teachings of Patanjali addressing concerns pertaining to the mind and body. Each sutra beautifully explains the yoga philosophy of the asanas with practical examples that can be applied in the fabric of our lives. From emotional afflictions and preservation of energy to optimal focus for heart-mind balance, the book is meticulously researched to broaden our understanding of the yoga philosophy. Bachman enlightens us on the ancient knowledge of Patanjali with contemporary wisdom and depth for lay readers as well as yoga practitioners. The Path of the Yoga Sutras is for anyone who believes in integrating yogic philosophy with practice for a holistic life experience. Nicolai Bachman has been teaching Sanskrit, Ayurveda, chanting, and yoga-related topics for over 15 years. He is the author of several book-and-CD learning tools, including The Path of the Yoga Sutras, the first home-study course of its kind.