The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali

The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali : A New Translation and Commentary

4 (104 ratings by Goodreads)

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


Approximately two thousand years old, The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali is the landmark scripture on classical yoga. The translation and commentary provided here by Georg Feuerstein are outstanding for their accessibility and their insight into the essential meaning of this ancient and complex text. A scholar of international renown who has studied and practiced yoga since the age of fourteen, Feuerstein also brings to The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjalihis experience as a professional indologist. His faithful and informed rendering of the aphorisms (sutras) is based on extensive personal research into the Sanscrit sources. Each word is explained so that the entire text becomes readily available to the western reader and student of yoga.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 136 x 208 x 16mm | 200g
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0892812621
  • 9780892812622
  • 21,504

Table of contents

Preface to the American Edition

Preface to the Original Edition

Patanjali and the Exegetical Literature
Some Philosophical Concepts of Kriya-Yoga
Overview of Topics Discussed by Patanjali

Annotated Translation
Chapter One: Samadhi-Pada
Chapter Two: Sadhana-Pada
Chapter Three: Vibhuti-Pada
Chapter Four: Kaivalya-Pada

Continuous Translation

Word Index to the Yoga-Sutra


Guide to the Pronunciation of Sanskrit


About the Author
show more

Review quote

"The great value of this youthful work is in its thoroughness of approach." * Dennis Littrell, reviewer, Feb 2008 * "This is certainly one of the most profound and original contributions to the understanding of classical yoga." * Professor Mircea Eliade, University of Chicago, author of Yoga: Immortality and Freedom * "Georg Feuerstein is a scholar with a heart and a spiritual explorer with a keen intellect." * John White, author of The Highest State of Consciousness *
show more

About PhD Georg Feuerstein

Georg Feuerstein was an internationally recognized yoga scholar who began studying yoga at the age of fourteen. He also wrote The Essence of Yoga, Lucid Waking and The Philosophy of Classical Yoga.
show more

Rating details

104 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 37% (38)
4 33% (34)
3 27% (28)
2 2% (2)
1 2% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X