Patanjali Yoga Sutras
Fred Busch on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Introduction to the 8 Limb Path of Patanjali Yoga Sutras.
Listen to the actual Yoga Sutras being chanted by Master Mark Giubarelli.
Classical Yoga of Patanjali background
Patanjali is the father of Yoga and the greatest yoga master of all time. His Yoga Sutras were written about 2000 years ago in India during a time when Buddhism was rapidly spreading across the sub-continent. Patanjali created formulas for enlightenment and crystalized them in the Sutras. Sutras require a teacher for their understanding. They are known as an open secret because anyone can see them (open part) but nobody can discern their true meaning without wise extrapolatoin (secret part).
Patanjali Yoga is focused on meditation of which the main components are:
- Body posture
- Meditation/state of mind