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Patanjali



Patanjali (mid-second century BCE) was an ancient Indian sage, believed to be the author of The Yoga Sutras among other classic Sanskrit works.

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Who Is Patanjali and What Is Yoga? | A Film About Yoga in Simple Words | Project Shivoham

A compehensive documentary on Yoga, curated for a simple understanding!

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

"The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, less than ten pages of large type in the original. Yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. ... "Patanjali has in mind the spiritual man, to be born from the psychical.

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The Eight Limbs of Yogic Meditation—Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

All forms of Yogic Meditation practiced today are based on the Yoga Sutras—a Sanskrit scripture by the ancient Indian sage, Patanjali. This famous text prescribes a sequence of eight specific practices, ending with samadhi, to reach the ultimate goal of spiritual life.

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Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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.

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: “The Book of the Spiritual Man”

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is one of the most important texts of Yoga. This is an early 20th century translation and interpretation made by the author accessible for any non-specialized reader.

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Yoga—Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali

Dating from about the third century A.D., the Yoga Sutra distills the essence of the physical and spiritual discipline of yoga into fewer than two hundred brief aphorisms.

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The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Classics)

Compiled in the second or third century CE, the Yoga-Sutra is a road map of human consciousness—and a particularly helpful guide to the mind states one encounters in meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices.

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Patanjali Yoga Sutras - A Musical Rendition - International Day of Yoga

Patanjali defined yoga as Chitta Vritti Nirodha, which means that if you can still the modifications and activity of the mind, you are in yoga. This chant, an excerpt from Patanjali’s yoga sutras is composed and sung by Sounds of Isha.

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Who Was Patanjali and Why Is He Important to Yoga?

What we know about Patanjali, the sage who wrote the Yoga Sutras.

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