The Yoga Sūtra-s are 196 sutras (threads) of philosophy regarding the practice of Yoga.The eight limbs of yoga are outlined in these writings. The Yoke offers a four month in-depth svādhyāya (self-study) gathering, The Root of the Lotus if you desire a deeper understanding of the Yoga Sūtra-s.
Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali This major work compiled over two thousand years ago. The practical wisdom they contain regarding the practice of Yoga remains as relevant today as when they were written.
Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali – Rāja Yoga – Ashtanga Yoga This site clarifies the 196 sutras with word-for-word translations, and practical explanations.
Patanjali Yoga Sūtras: commentary This provides a bit more of the story of the Sūtras origin and initial transmission. Also Video of Sri Sri discussing the Sūtras.
Books, CDs, etc.
- The Essential Yoga Sūtra: Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga by Michael Roach
A clear and accurate translation of the original sūtra text.
- The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
Translation of sutras with additional practicum from a “heart-centered, intuitive, feminine perspective.”
- The Secret of the Yoga Sūtra by Pandi Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
A practitioner-oriented commentary that is fully grounded in a living tradition. Including the essence of the author’s rigorous scholarly understanding of the Yoga Sūtra through the filter of experiential knowledge gained through decades of advanced yogic practices and enriched by the gift of living wisdom.
- The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Lving by Stephen Cope
The author uses dramatic personal stories of fellow seekers, as well as insights from modern psychology, neuroscience, religion, and philosophy. He demonstrates how we can apply this timeless science of awakening to radically enlighten every aspect of our daily lives.