Category Archives: Yoga Sutras

Raja Yoga: Exit Strategy for Suffering

Raja Yoga: Exit Strategy for Suffering

Karunananda3Everyone wants to be happy, but that happiness we seek is elusive. Our lives are spent seeking happiness through possessions, positions, relationships, attainments, even our addictions. And what do we find? Generally, we get a little happiness mixed with a … Full Story

An Overview of the Yoga Sutras

An Overview of the Yoga Sutras

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali must have been composed and then transmitted by the oral tradition since, at least, 1500-1000 BC but came into the written form much later, in around 500 BC–300 AD. The sutras were always kept short, … Full Story

Yoga Sutras Overview

Yoga Sutras Overview

LifePositiveCoverYoga as a system of thought and practice has a primary reference to the philosophical system that flows from the teachings of the ancient Indian Yoga philosopher, Patanjali. Maharishi Patanjali is believed to have compiled his Yoga Sutra around the … Full Story

Interfaith Inspiration: Torah and the Yoga Sutras

By Eli Mallon, M.Ed.

In his Yoga Sutras, Patanjali says: “Tapah Svadhyayesvara Pranidhanani Kriyah Yogah.” Sri Gurudev translates this as: “Accepting pain as help for purification, study of spiritual books, and surrender to the Supreme Being constitute Yoga in practice.” … Full Story

The Greatest Victory

When the word Yoga is mentioned, most people immediately think of some physical postures for relaxing and limbering up the body. This is one aspect of the Yogic science, but actually only a very small part and relatively recent in … Full Story

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