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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Weiser Classics)
Author Mukunda Stiles, Foreword Mark Whitwell
ISBN: 9781578637300
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel Weiser, Weiser Books
$16.95
5.75 x 9
160 pages
April 1, 2021


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A concise and poetic rendering that conveys the essence and depth of this perennial classic of yoga.


“This beautiful, poetic rendition of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras was gathered from Mukunda’s lifetime of abiding in the good company of the saints and sages of the Great Tradition. We can rely upon the fact that these words come from his own authentic experience of love and life and of Yoga. Please enjoy this gift of poetry from Mukunda and embrace the beauty of your life every day.”
—Mark Whitwell, author of Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection


Patanjali is to yoga what the Buddha is to Buddhism. His yoga sutras—literally “the path to transcendence”—are a means to profound self-realization and are considered the spiritual and philosophical root of the yoga tradition in its various forms.


This concise, poetic rendering of the classic Yoga Sutra text conveys both the essence and depth of the yoga tradition. Mukunda Stiles had a lifelong devotion to the spiritual practice of yoga. Here, he shares Patanjali's essential work with precision and insight. He also includes a succinct line-for-line commentary, as well as word-by-word Sanskrit-to-English translation.

Mukunda Stiles is the director of the Yoga Therapy Center in Denver, CO., and lectures throughout the U.S., Europe, and India. He serves on the Advisory Board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and is the author of Structural Yoga Therapy, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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Mark Whitwell has taught yoga for over three decades throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and is the editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar's book The Heart of Yoga.
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