By Ashok Kumar Malhotra

With its promise of non-public development, actual overall healthiness and non secular enrichment, yoga is having fun with a resurgence in acceptance on the flip of the 3rd millennium. to resolve the secret of the self-discipline, its philosophies and relevance in modern lifestyles, the unique textual content of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali needs to be explored. This booklet bargains the 1st available translation and observation on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. An introductory part examines the multidimensional facets of yoga as philosophy, psychology, technological know-how, and faith, in addition to exploring well known types of yoga within the West. The center of the publication deals a brand new translation of the whole textual content of the Yoga Sutras, in a language that's transparent and understandable to scholars. Commentaries are provided to focus on the that means of varied statements (sutras) and key subject matters are defined through sectional summaries. an entire thesaurus of keyword phrases and names is usually supplied. Concluding chapters examine yoga in modern existence, revealing the recognition of yoga within the twenty first century via famous person Wars, and exploring yoga's connection to healthiness and technological know-how, contrasting yoga's holistic view of therapeutic with that of the constrained view of state-of-the-art scientific technology. pattern actual, respiring and meditation workouts are supplied. An creation to Yoga Philosophy bargains a accomplished creation to the Yoga Sutras textual content of Patanjali to all scholars and readers of Indian philosophy and faith, international religions, east-west psychology, and mysticism.

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