Approximately two thousand years old, The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali is the landmark scripture on classical yoga. The translation and commentary provided here by Georg Feuerstein are outstanding for their accessibility and their insight into the essential meaning of this ancient and complex text.
A scholar of international renown who has studied and practiced yoga since the age of fourteen, Feuerstein also brings to The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali his experience as a professional indologist. His faithful and informed rendering of the aphorisms (sutras) is based on extensive personal research into the Sanscrit sources. Each word is explained so that the entire text becomes readily available to the western reader and student of yoga.
Georg Feuerstein was an internationally recognized yoga scholar who began studying yoga at the age of fourteen. He is the author of The Essence of Yoga, Lucid Waking, The Philosophy of Classical Yoga, Sacred Sexuality, and The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali.
Publisher: Inner Traditions (December 1, 1989)
Length: 196 pages
"Georg Feuerstein is a scholar with a heart and a spiritual explorer with a keen intellect."
– John White, author of The Highest State of Consciousness
"This is certainly one of the most profound and original contributions to the understanding of classical yoga."
– Professor Mircea Eliade, University of Chicago, author of Yoga: Immortality and Freedom
"The great value of this youthful work is in its thoroughness of approach."
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