Light on the yoga sutras of patanjali
“Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is the bible of yoga … To practise yoga without the profound and panoramic inner cartography of the yoga Sutras is to be adrift in a difficult and potentially dangerous ocean. To use that map without the compass of lyengar’s deep and authoritative experience, is to handicap oneself unnecessarily. No yoga practitioner should be without this classic and invaluable work.”
– Godfrey Devereux, author of Dynamic Yoga
The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali is a collection of 196 aphorisms, each one concerning an aspect of the path to enlightenment through yoga. Acclaimed as one of the most profound and enlightening studies of human nature and the search for spiritual liberation, the Sutras were compiled over 2,000 years ago.
B.K.S Iyengar’s classic translation also contains his own detailed commentary on each Sutra. The result is an accessible, helpful book, of immense value both to students of Indian philosophy and practitioners of yoga alike.
“Yoga is a friend to those who embrace it sincerely and totally. It lifts its practitioners from the clutches of pain and sorrow, and enables them to live fully, taking a delight in life. The practice of yoga helps the lazy body to become active and vibrant. It transforms the mind making it harmonious. Yoga helps to keep one’s body and mind in tune with the essence, the soul, so that all three are blended into one.”
– B. K.S. Iyengar