The Yoga Sutras provide us with the philosophical underbelly of yoga -there are several renditions, those included here are clear, concise & respected translations.
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.
Bernard Bouanchaud, ‘The Essence of Yoga- Reflections on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’, Sri Satguru Publications, 1997.
Go straight to the heart of yogic teachings! Too often, Westerners perform the yoga positions without considering the form’s underlying philosophy and spiritual dimension. For the first time, in this new and elegant translation from the Sanskrit, all the sutras appear in an accessible question-and-answer format, along with special queries that encourage self-reflection. The result is a treasure trove of insight.