Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, which contain a wisdom beyond space and time were written about 2600 years ago and they condense the yogic tradition which existed 3000 years before his time. It is due to Pantanjali that Yoga is considered as one of the six major schools of thought from ancient India. The Yoga Sutras are non- theistic and the path to liberation is purely through personal effort.
The present translation with commentary is different as it specifically highlights the scientific aspect of Patanjali's work and is written without any religious and mystical tints. The Sutras are translated in an easily understandable language, with sketches and tables. A chapter on the Indian tradition in the context of yoga is also included. The last chapter reviews the terminology and concepts discussed in the Yoga Sutras. A glossary of all the Sanskrit words is an additional asset of the book.
About the Author
Dr. Verma grew up with the tradition of Yoga and Ayurveda. She studied at the University de Paris, was trained in the National Institute of Health, Bethesda USA, worked in the Max-Planck Institute, a children's hospital and a pharmaceutical company in Germany. She has founded Patanjali Yoga Darsana Society to spread the message of yoga throughout the world. Dr. Verma uses various yogic practices for health care and therapy, through her holistic health organization Now. Now has two centres, one at NOIDA, near New Delhi and the other in the Himalayan mountains of Garhwal. Dr. Verma travels throughout the world giving lectures, workshops, T.V. and radio programmes on Yoga and Ayurveda. Her book, Yoga for Integral Health and four more books on Ayurveda have been published in several European languages, and in Hindi.
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