The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali

A New Translation with Commentary
Author: Chip Hartranft
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834825802
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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In just 196 short aphorisms, this classic work of Indian philosophy spells out succinctly how the mind works, and how it is possible to use the mind to attain liberation. 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. It expresses the truths of the human condition with great eloquence: how we know what we know, why we suffer, and how we can discover the way out of suffering. Chip Hartranft's fresh translation and extensive, lucid commentary bring the text beautifully to life. He also provides useful auxiliary materials, including an afterword on the legacy of the Yoga-Sutra and its relevance for us today.

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Translation and Commentary in the Light of Vedanta Scripture
Author: A K Aruna
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780981864075
Category: Religion
Page: 472
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Composed over two millenniums ago, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali remains the philosophical thread that unites the ancient and current world of yoga. Yet, its many translations are underwhelming, lacking connection to reality and practicality. Innumerable forms and sects of yoga have come and gone in between. Obsessed with gaining special powers over mind and body, yoga’s re-tellers have clouded its history in a mystical mist of fantastic claims. It is human nature to crave powers to radically change our lot in life. These layers of dazzle and glitter have over the centuries led us further away from yoga’s spiritual core. The sutras’ clear, logical, and practical path has been blurred and lost. Radically breaking with this mystical tradition, A. K. Aruna seeks to reclaim for us this fountainhead of yoga by retying the understanding of these sutras to the even more ancient source of spiritual knowledge and yoga—the Upanishads. The Upanishads eschewed limited pursuits in order to seek an ultimate goal that was not time-bound. In this still pure form of the yoga of seeking ultimate, timeless truth, the words of Patanjali become crystal clear and practical. Yoga shines in timeless relevance. A. K. Aruna’s Patanjali Yoga Sutras: A Translation in the Light of Vedanta Scripture has brilliantly refocused the light on the Yoga Sutras. This is a companion, translation only, booklet to the Translation and Commentary version of the text by A. K. Aruna.

The Essence of Yoga

Reflections on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali
Author: Bernard Bouanchaud
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 275
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An overview of the Patanjali's fundamental text offers an explanation of yoga as an integration of physical and spiritual discipline

The Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali

A New Translation with Commentary
Author: Patanjali,Patañjali,Chip Hartranft
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590300237
Category: Philosophy
Page: 151
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An accessible new edition of the classic yogic Sanskrit text, accompanied by extensive commentary, guides the reader on the path to using the mind to overcome suffering. Original. 15,000 first printing.

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali

A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary
Author: Edwin F. Bryant
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 142999598X
Category: Religion
Page: 672
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A landmark new translation and edition Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali's work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa: the innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of meditation, it has exerted immense influence over the religious practices of Hinduism in India and, more recently, in the West. Edwin F. Bryant's translation is clear, direct, and exact. Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration, and precise English translation, and is followed by Bryant's authoritative commentary, which is grounded in the classical understanding of yoga and conveys the meaning and depth of the sutras in a user-friendly manner for a Western readership without compromising scholarly rigor or traditional authenticity. In addition, Bryant presents insights drawn from the primary traditional commentaries on the sutras written over the last millennium and a half.

Core of the Yoga Sutras

The Definitive Guide to the Philosophy of Yoga
Author: B. K. S. Iyengar
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007921263
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 275
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A study of the philosophical core of yoga offers commentary on and explanations of Pataänjali's såutras and illuminates the spirituality that is the foundation of yoga practice, in a work containing the såutras in their original language.

The "Yoga Sutra of Patanjali"

A Biography
Author: David Gordon White
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400850053
Category: Religion
Page: 296
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Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten in India for hundreds of years and maligned when it was first discovered in the West, the Yoga Sutra has been elevated to its present iconic status—and translated into more than forty languages—only in the course of the past forty years. White retraces the strange and circuitous journey of this confounding work from its ancient origins down through its heyday in the seventh through eleventh centuries, its gradual fall into obscurity, and its modern resurgence since the nineteenth century. First introduced to the West by the British Orientalist Henry Thomas Colebrooke, the Yoga Sutra was revived largely in Europe and America, and predominantly in English. White brings to life the improbable cast of characters whose interpretations—and misappropriations—of the Yoga Sutra led to its revered place in popular culture today. Tracing the remarkable trajectory of this enigmatic work, White’s exhaustively researched book also demonstrates why the yoga of India’s past bears little resemblance to the yoga practiced today.

The Path of Yoga

An Essential Guide to Its Principles and Practices
Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822924
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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This overview of the essentials of Yoga is meant to both broaden and deepen the understanding of beginning students. It covers all the basic elements of this ancient discipline and philosophy of India—including Yoga poses, diet, breath control, meditation, mantras, Kundalini energy, and more. It also includes newly translated excerpts from the scriptures and pays special attention to branches of Yoga, such as Tantra, that are of great interest to Western students but are frequently misunderstood.

Quiet Mind

A Beginner's Guide to Meditation
Author: Susan Piver,Sakyong Mipham
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590305973
Category: Religion
Page: 120
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Brings together six respected Buddhist teachers in an accessible introduction to the techniques of meditation, and includes guided meditation practice reflecting a range of Buddhist traditions, helpful teachings, and yoga poses.

How Yoga Works

Healing Yourself and Others with the Yoga Sutra
Author: Geshe Michael Roach,Christie McNally
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780976546900
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 406
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The secrets of how yoga works to make us truly whole are revealed here in a delightful story based on how these precious teachings reached Tibet form their home in India, over a thousand years ago.

Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth

A Brief History and Philosophy
Author: Stephen Phillips
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231144857
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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For serious yoga practitioners curious to know the ancient origins of the art, Phillips lays out the philosophy of action, knowledge, and devotion, as well as the processes of meditation, reasoning, and self-analysis, that formed the basis of yoga in ancient and classical India.

Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind

Writings on the Connections between Yoga and Buddhism
Author: Michael Stone
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822283
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 272
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In this collection of provocative essays by prominent teachers of Yoga and Buddhism, the common ground of these two ancient traditions becomes clear. Michael Stone has brought together a group of intriguing voices to show how Buddhism and Yoga share the same roots, the same values, and the same spiritual goals. The themes addressed here are rich and varied, yet the essays all weave together the common threads between the traditions that offer guidance toward spiritual freedom and genuine realization. Contributors include Ajahn Amaro Bhikkhu, Shosan Victoria Austin, Frank Jude Boccio, Christopher Key Chapple, Ari Goldfield and Rose Taylor, Chip Hartranft, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Sarah Powers, Eido Shimano Roshi, Jill Satterfield, Mu Soeng, Michael Stone, Robert Thurman.

Krishnamacharya

His Life and Teachings
Author: A.G. Mohan
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822498
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 176
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Here is a personal tribute to "the father of modern yoga" Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888–1989), written by one of his longtime disciples. Krishnamacharya was a renowned Indian yoga master, Ayurvedic healer, and scholar who modernized yoga practice and whose students—including B. K. S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, T. K. V. Desikachar, and Indra Devi—dramatically popularized yoga in the West In this book, the author, A. G. Mohan, a well-respected yoga teacher and yoga therapist, draws on his own memories and notes, and Krishnamacharya’s diaries and recorded material, to present a detailed and fascinating view of the man and his teachings, and his own warm and inspiring relationship with the master. This portrait of the great teacher will be a compelling and informative read for yoga teachers and students who truly want to understand the source of their tradition and practice.

The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion

A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras
Author: Prem Prakash
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892816644
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 159
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This first translation and original commentary by a Westerner of the classic yogic text illuminates the transformative power of the heart.

The Yoga-system of Pata?jali


Author: J.H. Woods
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5871273319
Category: History
Page: 381
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The Yoga-system of Pata?jali or, the ancient Hindu doctrine of concentration of mind, embracing the mnemonic rules, called Yoga-s?tras, of Pata?jali, and the comment, called Yoga-bh?shya, attributed to Veda-Vy?sa, and the explanation, called Tattva-v?i??radi, of V?chaspati-mi?ra translated from the original sanskrit by James Haughton Woods, professor of philosophy in harvard university.

8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back

Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot
Author: Esther Gokhale
Publisher: Pendo Press
ISBN: 0979303680
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 244
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With a fresh approach to a common problem, this self-help guide to overcoming back pain advocates adopting the natural, healthy posture of athletes, young children, and people from traditional societies the world over. Arguing that most of what our culture has taught us about posture is misguided—even unhealthy—and exploring the current epidemic of back pain, many of the commonly cited reasons for the degeneration of spinal discs and the stress on muscles that leads to back pain are examined and debunked. The historical and anthropological roots of poor posture in Western cultures are studied as is the absence of back pain complaints in the cultures of Africa, Asia, South America, and rural Europe. Eight detailed chapters provide illustrated step-by-step instructions for making simple, powerful changes to seated, standing, and sleeping positions. No special equipment or exercise is required, and effects are often immediate.

Living in the Light of Death

On the Art of Being Truly Alive
Author: Larry Rosenberg
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834824701
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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This book presents the Buddhist approach to facing the inevitable facts of growing older, getting sick, and dying. These tough realities are not given much attention by many people until midlife, when they become harder to avoid. Using a Buddhist text known as the Five Subjects for Frequent Recollection, Larry Rosenberg shows how intimacy with the realities of aging can actually be used as a means to liberation. When we become intimate with these inevitable aspects of life, he writes, we also become intimate with ourselves, with others, with the world—indeed with all things.

The Living Gita

The Complete Bhagavad Gita : a Commentary for Modern Readers
Author: Swami Satchidananda
Publisher: Integral Yoga Dist
ISBN: N.A
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 326
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Today we see humanity divided and threatened with nuclear war and mutual destruction, but The Gita teaches us that it is only when we rise above human schemes and calculations and awake to the presence of the indwelling Spirit that we can hope to find the answer to our need. Original.

The Shambhala Guide to Yoga


Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570621420
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 180
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Introduces yoga and discusses its spiritual as well as health benefits

Living the Sutras

A Guide to Yoga Wisdom beyond the Mat
Author: Kelly DiNardo,Amy Pearce-Hayden
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834841592
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 128
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Bring the wisdom of ancient Yoga philosophy into your life in a fresh, accessible, and relevant way. In its highest form, yoga is a practice for your body and your mind. Living the Sutras brings the wisdom of classical yoga philosophy into your life in an accessible and relevant way. The Yoga Sutras, a foundational text of yoga philosophy and practice, written by the guru Patanjali over two thousand years ago, are made up of 196 aphorisms that offer potent teachings on how to deal with loss and pain, and guidance on how to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden offer an entrée to this yoga training for the mind and spirit by introducing a sutra or group of sutras on a related theme, providing a brief commentary, and writing prompts to allow you to reflect on and apply the meaning of the sutras to your life. The book is at once an introduction to the classical philosophy, a quick guide for students and teachers, and an active self-study that helps you to engage with yoga wisdom in a deeply personal way.