Yoga Sutras

The Yoga Sturas are 196 sutras (threads) of philosophy regarding the practice of Yoga.The eight limbs of yoga are outlined in these writings. theYoke offers a four month in-depth swadyaya (self-study) gathering, The Root of the Lotus if you desire a deeper understanding of the Yoga Sutras.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali      This major work compiled over two thousand years ago. The practical wisdom they contain regarding the practice of Yoga remains as relevant today as when they were written.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Raja Yoga – Ashtanga Yoga     This site clarifies the 196 sutras with word-for-word translations, and practical explanations.


Patanjali Yoga Sutras: commentary      This provides a bit more of the story of the Sutras origin and initial transmission. Also Video of Sri Sri discussing the Sutras.

Books, CDs, etc.

A study set of CDs, a workbook and flashcards.

  • The Essential Yoga Sutra: Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga     by Michael Roach

A clear and accurate translation of the original sutra text.

Translation of sutras with additional practicum from a “heart-centered, intuitive, feminine perspective.”

A practitioner-oriented commentary that is fully grounded in a living tradition. Including the essence of the author’s rigorous scholarly understanding  of the Yoga Sutra through the filter of experiential knowledge gained through decades of advanced yogic practices and enriched by the gift of living wisdom.

A general article about the basics of yoga.

  • The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Lving     by Stephen Cope

The author uses dramatic personal stories of fellow seekers, as well as insights from modern psychology, neuroscience, religion, and philosophy. He demonstrates how we can apply this timeless science of awakening to radically enlighten every aspect of our daily lives.