Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
Yogas citta vritti nirodhah
The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga.
(English translation by Swami Sachitananda)
Prepare/cultivate the mind in a way that it is fit to attain Samadhi.
(Meaning as expressed by Swami Rama of the Himalayas)
Patanjala Yoga Sutras
A collection of concise statements/explanations related to the ideas and practices of Yoga.
Compiled by Patanjali.
The Sutras authorship is sugessted to be between 100B.C.E.-400 A.D..
What to expect
Hear some of the Yoga Sutras chanted in Sanskrit.
See the differences between various English translations of the Sutras.
Some of the topics covered include
What is yoga?
What is the aim of yoga?
What are the five referenced modifications of the mind?
What is Samadhi?
What obstacles to experiencing Samadhi are referenced and what helps to minimize these obstacles?
What are the limbs of yoga?