Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000738162X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Note that due to the limitations of some ereading devices not all diacritical marks can be shown. BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the “bible” of yoga. This edition contains an introduction by BKS Iyengar, as well as a foreword by Godfrey Devereux, author of Dynamic Yoga.

Licht auf Yoga

Yoga dipika ; das grundlegende Lehrbuch des Hatha-Yoga

Author: Bellur K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783502633341

Category: Exercise

Page: 464

View: 7913


Aphorisms on Spiritual Method

The "Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" in the Light of Mystical Experience : Preparatory Studies, Sanskrit Text, Interlinear and Idiomatic English Translations, Commentary and Supplementary Aids

Author: Joseph Hilary Michael Whiteman

Publisher: Colin Smythe Limited


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 339

View: 9342

In the present period of soul-searching, many people are turning to the ancient Indian classics of spiritual development and psychology for illumination and guidance. Prominent among these is this collection which offers a systematic exposition of pr


Ihr Begleiter durch die Asanas, Bewegungen und Atemtechniken

Author: Leslie Kaminoff,Leslie; Matthews Kaminoff

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864134838

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 8483

Im Yoga vereinigen sich innere Ruhe und Ausgeglichenheit mit einem starken, flexiblen Körper. Die Positionen oder Asanas kräftigen die Muskeln, entspannen den Geist und stärken die Konzentrationsfähigkeit. Aber was genau passiert eigentlich bei den verschiedenen Übungen im Körper? Der anerkannte Yoga-Experte Leslie Kaminoff hat in seinem Klassiker Yoga-Anatomie erstmals zusammengefasst, auf welche Organe, Muskelgruppen und Gelenke sich die einzelnen Asanas auswirken, wie sie das tun und wann welche Atemtechniken einzusetzen sind. Nun hat er den Bestseller komplett überarbeitet und mit zwei zusätzlichen Kapiteln zum Skelett- und Muskelsystem erweitert. Die wichtigsten Übungen und ihre Wirkungen werden auch in dieser Ausgabe durch exakte Illustrationen so detailgenau beschrieben, wie es anhand von Fotos nie möglich wäre. Mit diesem Buch erhält der Leser ein ganz neues Verständnis über die positive Wirkung von Yoga.

Light on Life

The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom

Author: B.K.S. Iyengar,John J. Evans,Douglas Abrams

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609619587

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 1202

B.K.S. Iyengar--hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be one of the most important yoga masters--has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey. Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.

The Science of Yoga

A Commentary on the Yoga-sūtras of Patañjali in the Light of Modern Thought

Author: I. K. Taimni

Publisher: N.A


Category: Yoga

Page: 448

View: 3366


Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

With the Exposition of Vyasa

Author: Swami Veda Bharati

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120818255

Category: Yoga

Page: 860

View: 3901

Incl. Abbrev., Append., Biblio, Index, notes, Ref. - Yoga: Meditation: Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Translation and Commentary in the Light of Vedanta Scripture

Author: A K Aruna

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981864075

Category: Religion

Page: 472

View: 2865

Composed over two millenniums ago, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali remains the philosophical thread that unites the ancient and current world of yoga. Yet, its many translations are underwhelming, lacking connection to reality and practicality. Innumerable forms and sects of yoga have come and gone in between. Obsessed with gaining special powers over mind and body, yoga’s re-tellers have clouded its history in a mystical mist of fantastic claims. It is human nature to crave powers to radically change our lot in life. These layers of dazzle and glitter have over the centuries led us further away from yoga’s spiritual core. The sutras’ clear, logical, and practical path has been blurred and lost. Radically breaking with this mystical tradition, A. K. Aruna seeks to reclaim for us this fountainhead of yoga by retying the understanding of these sutras to the even more ancient source of spiritual knowledge and yoga—the Upanishads. The Upanishads eschewed limited pursuits in order to seek an ultimate goal that was not time-bound. In this still pure form of the yoga of seeking ultimate, timeless truth, the words of Patanjali become crystal clear and practical. Yoga shines in timeless relevance. A. K. Aruna’s Patanjali Yoga Sutras: A Translation in the Light of Vedanta Scripture has brilliantly refocused the light on the Yoga Sutras. This is a companion, translation only, booklet to the Translation and Commentary version of the text by A. K. Aruna.

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

In the Light of Kriya

Author: Lahiri Mahasaya

Publisher: Ancient Kriya Yoga Mission


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 86

View: 2150

This is a scriptural commentary of Lahiri Mahasaya on Patanjali Yoga Sutras in the Light of Kriya. All living beings are subject to the law of cause and effect. As a result oftheir past actions, they suffer again and again without breaking the cycle of birthsand deaths. Desires cause them to embody and reembody in the world. Once in embodiment, the individual seeks happiness and avoids pain andsorrow. Pleasure and/or pain is reaped in this life according to past good and badactions. Moreover, in order to be happy in this world, one should also suffer becausehappiness and suffering are relative. There is no escape from suffering until alldesires themselves are dissolved, or transcended. Perfect Happiness can only be found in Peace, or Shanti. How can one find Peace? There is no other means for finding Peace except through the practice ofYoga. By the practice of Yoga, the tremendously restless heart becomes calm. Notonly does the heart become calm by Yoga practice, but longevity is also increased.The body becomes healthy, and absolute Knowledge is gained. Who can tell how long a man will remain alive? It is well known that even ordinary people, without mentioning Yogis, canlive up to one-hundred to one-hundred-fifty years. It is also admitted that, startingwith the body in the mother’s womb up to the age of eighty, individuals are facedwith premature death. What is the cause of premature death? How can one prevent it? Who is also lucky not to be afflicted with hereditary ill-health or prematuredeath? Individuals themselves are the cause of their own death. It will become clearwhen one analyzes the nature of his restless activities and desires in search ofHappiness. What could be more desirable than to enjoy Peace with a steadfast heart? It In not so easy to remain steadfastly calm no matter what happens in life.But why in this not possible? Where is one's command over the mind? One shall have to tactically acquire dominion over the mind. That can onlybe accomplished by Yoga practice. It is possible to live even when all physical and mental activities have cometo a stop when one practices Yoga. Yoga is one of the six systems of philosophy. Yogi Patanjali is the founderof this system as well as the author of the many commentaries on Yogi Panini (thefather of Sanskrit grammar). This very valuable, tiny book is divided into four parts: In the first part, it describes the nature of Yoga, Samadhi, or "Attunement"with the ultimate Self and discusses its various aspects.In the second part, the first five steps of the eightfold Yoga path are outlinedfor the benefit of the truth seeker.In the third part, the last three steps are outlined, namely, Dharana ("concept of Tranquility"), Dhyana ("meditation") and Samadhi ("Attunement"). The state of going within during meditation practice and the danger of developing yogic powers on discussed.In fourth part, Kaivalya, or "the highest Liberation", is discussed.In fact, discussion of Yoga is the aim of this book.

B K S Iyengar

Author: A.K Gandhi

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 8184304544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 7339

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (14 December 1918 – 20 August 2014), better known as B.K.S. Iyengar, was the founder of the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga" and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. He was the author of many books on yoga practice and philosophy including Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Light on Life. The popularity of yoga that we see today is largely because of the effort of BKS Iyengar and the creative energy he put in to make Krishnamacharya’s teaching more accessible.

Licht fürs Leben

Die Yoga-Vision eines großen Meisters

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426423928

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 9641

In diesem Standardwerk zur Philosophie des Yoga geht B. K. S. Iyengar weit über die Vermittlung bloßer Techniken und Übungen hinaus. Der weltberühmte Yoga-Meister eröffnet mit großer Klarheit alle Facetten und Tiefen des Yoga. Jede Ebene der Erfahrung – von der körperlichen über die emotionale und mentale bis hin zur überpersönlichen Dimension – wird miteinbezogen. Ein Wegweiser zum höchsten Ziel des Yoga, der vollkommenen Freiheit.

The Light of the Soul

Paraphrase of the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali

Author: Alice Bailey,Patanjali

Publisher: Lucis Publishing Companies

ISBN: 0853304122

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 458

View: 7018

This volume is an original paraphrase, with commentary, of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras are of ancient origin, first reduced to writing by Patanjali, who is considered the founder of the Raja Yoga School. Control of the mind and its illumination by the soul are brought about through the practice of Raja Yoga.

The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali - The Book Of The Spiritual Man (Annotated Edition)

Author: Patanjali, Swami Vivekananda

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849619125


Page: 67

View: 4089

This edition includes an extensive preface by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He gives the reader deep insights about Yoga and the Ultimate Goal in Life. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. The theme, if the present interpreter be right, is the great regeneration, the birth of the spiritual from the psychical man: the same theme which Paul so wisely and eloquently set forth in writing to his disciples in Corinth, the theme of all mystics in all lands. We think of ourselves as living a purely physical life, in these material bodies of ours. In reality, we have gone far indeed from pure physical life; for ages, our life has been psychical, we have been centred and immersed in the psychic nature. Some of the schools of India say that the psychic nature is, as it were, a looking-glass, wherein are mirrored the things seen by the physical eyes, and heard by the physical ears. But this is a magic mirror; the images remain, and take a certain life of their own. Thus within the psychic realm of our life there grows up an imaged world wherein we dwell; a world of the images of things seen and heard, and therefore a world of memories; a world also of hopes and desires, of fears and regrets. Mental life grows up among these images, built on a measuring and comparing, on the massing of images together into general ideas; on the abstraction of new notions and images from these; till a new world is built up within, full of desires and hates, ambition, envy, longing, speculation, curiosity, self-will, self-interest. The teaching of the East is, that all these are true powers overlaid by false desires; that though in manifestation psychical, they are in essence spiritual; that the psychical man is the veil and prophecy of the spiritual man.

Maharishi Patanjali's - Yog-Darshan

Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali

Author: Swami Adgadanand

Publisher: Shree Paramhans Swami Adgadanandji Ashram Trust


Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 474

After the publication of Yatharth Geeta, which is a commentary on "Srimad Bhagavad Gita", the devotees requested the revered Swami Ji to throw light on Patanjali's Yog Darshan too because yog is related with self - realisation. It cannot be perceived on material grounds. The revered Maharaj Shree is a Mahapurush who has passed through all the stages of Yog. The present work is the collection of what Maharaj Shree delivered in his preaching. Patañjali divided his Yoga Sutras into four chapters or books (Sanskrit pada), containing in all 196 aphorisms, divided as follows: Samadhi Pada (51 sutras). Samadhi refers to a blissful state where the yogi is absorbed into the One. Samadhi is the main technique the yogin learns by which to dive into the depths of the mind to achieve Kaivalya. The author describes yoga and then the nature and the means to attaining samādhi. This chapter contains the famous definitional verse: "Yogaś citta-vritti-nirodhaḥ" ("Yoga is the restraint of mental modifications").] Sadhana Pada (55 sutras). Sadhana is the Sanskrit word for "practice" or "discipline". Here the author outlines two forms of Yoga: Kriya Yoga (Action Yoga) and Ashtanga Yoga (Eightfold or Eightlimbed Yoga). Kriya Yoga is closely related to Karma Yoga, which is also expounded in Chapter 3 of the Bhagavad Gita, where Arjuna is encouraged by Krishna to act without attachment to the results or fruit of action and activity. It is the yoga of selfless action and service. Aṣṭāṅga Yoga describes the eight limbs that together constitute Rāja Yoga. Vibhuti Pada (56 sutras). Vibhuti is the Sanskrit word for "power" or "manifestation". 'Supra-normal powers' (Sanskrit: siddhi) are acquired by the practice of yoga. Combined simultaneous practice of Dhāraṇā, Dhyana and Samādhi is referred to as Samyama, and is considered a tool of achieving various perfections, or Siddhis. The temptation of these powers should be avoided and the attention should be fixed only on liberation. The purpose of using samadhi is not to gain siddhis but to achieve Kaivalya. Siddhis are but distractions from Kaivalaya and are to be discouraged. Siddhis are but maya, or illusion. Kaivalya Pada (34 sutras). Kaivalya literally means "isolation", but as used in the Sutras stands for emancipation or liberation and is used interchangeably with moksha (liberation), which is the goal of yoga. The Kaivalya Pada describes the process of liberation and the reality of the transcendental ego. By going through this commentary one can understand what Yog is but the real perception of Yog is possible only after practical pursuit of Yogic - Sadhana. With Tap, Swadhyaya, Ishwar - Pranidhan and chanting of Om, the real Sadhana starts. By their practice, the Avidhya and Kleshas got removed and the self starts transmitting beneficial vistas. In their light alone the Yogic - maxims written by Maharishi Patanjali can be truly comprehended. Yog is direct perception, no oral or written words can explain it. Practical pursuits alone can make the comprehension of Yog - Darshan possible.

Das Yogasutra

Von der Erkenntnis zur Befreiung

Author: Patanjali

Publisher: Theseus Verlag

ISBN: 3958832261

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 287

View: 6211

Das Yogasutra des Patañjali ist einer der bedeutendsten Klassiker des Yoga und bildet die Grundlage für alle modernen Yogalehren. R. Sriram, einer der renommiertesten Yogalehrer im deutschsprachigen Raum, hat sich viele Jahre lang mit diesem Text beschäftigt und ihn neu übersetzt. Er verdeutlicht in seinen Erläuterungen, dass die 2000 Jahre alte Lehre viele Lösungsmodelle für Fragen enthält, die sich in unserem modernen Leben stellen. Seine klare Sprache und anschaulichen Beispiele machen die Aussagen des Yogasutra lebendig und gut nachvollziehbar und lassen R. Srirams große Erfahrung in der Vermittlung dieses Textes erkennen. Das Glossar am Ende des Buches ermöglicht das schnelle Auffinden der wesentlichen Begriffe. Ein unerlässliches Buch für Yoga-Praktizierende und für alle, die sich für die altindischen Lehren der Befreiung interessieren.

Core of the Yoga Sutras

The Definitive Guide to the Philosophy of Yoga

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007921263

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 275

View: 4344

A study of the philosophical core of yoga offers commentary on and explanations of Pataänjali's såutras and illuminates the spirituality that is the foundation of yoga practice, in a work containing the såutras in their original language.