Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: With Great Respect and Love
As interpret by Mukanda Stiles, author of Structural Yoga Therapy.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a concise English rendering of the classical text on yoga and meditation. Patanjali is to Yoga what Buddha is to Buddhism. His sutrasdefined literally as “the path to transcendence”are a means to self-realization.
With over thirty years of spiritual yoga practice, Mukunda Stiles has written a translation and interpretation which is precise and insightful. He provides a clear understanding of Patanjali’s works for students of yoga, Eastern philosophy, or psychology, who want to use the sutras for spiritual practice or further study. Also inlcuded is a complete Sanskrit/English keyword section.
“This is the most readable and enjoyable interpretation of the Yoga Sutras I have ever seen.” – Gabriel Cousens, MD, author of Conscious Eating
“Mukunda has produced a remarkably clean and concise translation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. This book is lucid and to the point, conveying the essence of this often arcane spiritual classc.” – David Frawley, Vedi scholar, author of Yoga and Ayurveda
Mukunda Stiles (1949–2014) was the founder of Yoga Therapy Center in Boulder, Colorado, and the author of several widely respected yoga books. A lifelong student of hatha and raja yoga, Mukunda studied with renowned teachers in yoga and Ayurveda, training with B. K. S. Iyengar, Dr. Vasant Lad, David Frawley, and Robert Svoboda. Throughout the years, Mukunda held a wide range of esteemed faculty positions within the yoga world, including the Siddha Yoga ashram in Boston, the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, the Rocky Mountain Institute for Yoga and Ayurveda, and the International Ayurvedic Institute.