An Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

The 156 verses of the Yoga Sutras, written or compiled by the Sage Patanjali around 200 years BCE, create a sophisticated map of mind and consciousness.

The sutras consist of four chapters or padas. The English word “suture” is related to the Sanskrit word “sutra” and highlights the concept that the verses were strung together like beads on a string. The Sutras teach us about ourselves and how we function as human beings.

Renowned Yoga Teacher, scholar in east-west psychology and physical therapist Judith Lasater embarked on the impressive task to distil the ten most important and well-known Sutras. Hopefully this brief introduction will inspire the reader to study the entire text in the depth it both requires and deserves.  Click here for the full text on The_Ten_Most_Important_Sutras_by_Judith_Hanson_Lasater

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