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The Essence of Yoga: Reflections on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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Go straight to the heart of yogic teachings! Too often, Westerners perform the yoga positions without considering the form's underlying philosophy and spiritual dimension. For the first time, in this new and elegant translation from the Sanskrit, all the sutras appear in an accessible question-and-answer format, along with special queries that encourage self-reflection. Th ...more
Paperback, 275 pages
Published June 28th 1999 by Sterling
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Siobhan
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
I struggle with the author's writing style and flow of thought so I will be looking for another version of the yoga sutras after going through this one twice.
Ana Rakovac
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Excellent accompaniment articles.
Lydia
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: yoga, abroad-foreign
Currently I am reading this book for a yoga teacher training course, so this review will be formatted as notes to myself for the TT.

Forward:
-"You can plumb the depths of a well, but the depths of the mind are I unfathomable." Indian proverb

Introduction:
-"The goal of this book is to facilitate the search for inner balance and personal growth through a better knowledge of yourself and your real potential. The emphasis is on using the text to free yourself from past conditioning through self-dis
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Marie
Jan 23, 2008 is currently reading it
I just started this and will be studying it at yoga camp!
Tracy Weber
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
By far my favorite reference text for the yoga sutras. The reflection questions alone might change your life!
Erica
Aug 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Probably the book that I reread most often. Add to "continually reading" shelf.
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Jun 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: yoga
An easy to read commentary on the Yoga Sutras.
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