Synopses & Reviews
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are the earliest and most influential yoga texts in existence. B.K.S. Iyengar, perhaps the world's most influential and beloved yoga teacher, has provided readers with a fresh and accessible translation of this ancient text. His translation reveals how fresh and relevant the Sutras are for today and how their timeless wisdom can develop and transform our lives for the better.
BKS Iyengar's translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the "bible" of yoga. This new edition of the classic text contains a new introduction by BKS Iyengar, as well as a foreword by Godfrey Devereux, author of Dynamic Yoga.
Patanjali wrote this collection of yoga wisdom over 2,000 years ago. They are amongst the world's most revered and ancient teachings and are the earliest, most holy yoga reference.
The Sutras are short and to the point - each being only a line or two long. BKS Iyengar has translated each one, and provided his own insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers.
The Sutras show the reader how we can transform ourselves through the practice of yoga, gradually developing the mind, body and emotions, so we can become spiritually evolved.
The Sutras are also a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practise.
The book is thoroughly cross-referenced, and indexed, resulting in an accessible and helpful book that is of immense value both to students of Indian philosophy and practitioners of yoga.
These are amongst the world's most revered and ancient teachings. Discussing life, Yoga and how to follow the path of spiritual enlightenment, they are as relevant today as they were 2000 years ago. Written by the Indian sage Patanjali, they are the earliest Hindu and Yoga texts in existence.
A fresh translation of the writings of Patanjali, the first man to record the ancient practice of yoga, by Iyengar, the man who introduced yoga to the West. Serious students and teachers of yoga, especially those studying Iyengar yoga, will find this an indispensable guide to wholeness, poise, and peace.