Patanjali and the Yoga Sutras

Patañjali is the compiler of the Yoga Sutras, an important collection of aphorisms on Yoga practice. From the tenth century CE onwards, the legend grew that the same Patañjali was also the author of the Mahābhāṣya, a commentary on... Read More

Patanjali’s definition of yoga

There are many translations and commentaries on the Yoga Sutras. The character of each can perhaps be seen by the translation of the one sentence that gets repeated and quoted each time anybody talks about the book: Patanjali’s definition of... Read More

Best Yoga Sutra Translations

The foundational text of the yoga philosophy is the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali. It’s part of the Mauryan sutra corpus, that is: the earliest part of the text was composed somewhere between 321B and 185BC. The Yoga Sutras are a very short text of... Read More