Essential Yoga Sutra: Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga
by Michael Roach
Scholars know little about Patanjali beyond that he lived in India, probably around 200-300 B.C., but The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali remains a yoga classic. It consists of 195 aphorisms describing the process of liberation through yoga, organized in four parts: Samadhi (absorption), Sadhana (practice), Vibhuti (supernatural powers), and Kaivalya (liberation). This expert translation of the original Sanskrit text presents his seminal ideas and methods from a Buddhist perspective, with commentary on each sutra by respected teacher Geshe Michael Roach.