Inside Patanjali’s Words is the latest release from Integral Yoga Publications. This new book is by Rev. Jaganath Carrera (author of the acclaimed book, Inside the Yoga Sutras) and is a unique study guide for all who are interested in a deeper dive into the Yoga Sutras.

Rev. Jaganath breaks down each of Patanjali’s words so the reader can further grasp the richness and depth of meaning in each of the Sanskrit words. As each word is unpacked, new levels of understanding behind each sutra are revealed. The book also explores different topics in the Yoga Sutras in greater depth that enables the reader to be able to see connections between many of the sutras that span the entire text. Purchase from Amazon or Integral Yoga Distribution (retail + bulk orders).

Follow A Giant’s Steps

Making sense of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is, at times, like following the travel directions of a giant. A giant’s footprints — huge strides that span mountaintops, rivers, lakes, and cities — lack many important navigational cues. Without these details, we can become confused, lost, or hesitant to continue.

This text attempts to fill in the gaps between these footprints, primarily through an in-depth examination of Patanjali’s words — words that point unerringly to the highest spiritual truths.

In this text you will find:

  • Word-for-word dictionary
  • Commentary for key terms
  • Extensive cross-referencing
  • Insights from sociology and psychology, mythology, Ayurveda, and various faith traditions
  • The influences that Buddhism and Jainism had on the Yoga Sutras
  • Footnotes that expand and clarify key principles
  • Inspirational quotes
  • Continuous translation with narration, and topic index sections, for easy referencing of basic themes

Praise for Inside Patanjali’s Words

Twelve years after his publication of Inside the Yoga Sutras, Reverend Jaganath gives us the much-anticipated sequel, Inside Patanjali’s Words.
—Sharon Gannon, Cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga Method

Pick it up, open to any page. . . see what happens.  —Carrie Owerko, senior Iyengar teacher

Inside Patanjali’s Words is for the serious scholar, but ironically, is also for someone just setting out to study the Yoga Sutras. Each time you read it, whether in bite sizes or larger portions, settle down and uncover another golden nugget in your search for the truth.
—Beryl Bender Birch, Developer and Founder of Power Yoga

A ravishing and enriching contribution to the world!  —Rima Ribbath, senior Jivamukti Teacher

This book will give the teacher new insights into how to explain a concept or word and the student much to learn and ponder. It is a pearl except, in this case, a strand of pearls leading to One Truth. —Rev. Amba Marcie Wallace, Co-owner JaiPure Yoga

About the Author:

Reverend Jaganath Carrera has shared the joy and wisdom of the Yoga Sutras with thousands of students since 1975. A direct disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda, he is founder and spiritual head of the Yoga Life Society and author of the highly regarded Inside the Yoga Sutras: A Comprehensive Sourcebook for the Study and Practice of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Awaken: Inside Yoga Meditation. He has taught all facets of Yoga since 1975 at universities, prisons, Yoga centers, and interfaith programs. In 1980, under the guidance of Sri Swami Satchidananda, he established the Integral Yoga Ministry and in 2006, the Yoga Life Ministry—ministries that are rooted in the full spectrum of the theories and practices of the major branches of Yoga, and in living a life of selfless service to all. His latest book is Inside the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.




Book and Media Info:
Size: 6 x 9 paperback
Pages: 488 pages
Retail price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-932040-05-3
Cover Design: Tim Barrall

Wholesale inquiries: Integral Yoga Distribution: [email protected] / 800-262-1008 /
Retail sales: Integral Yoga Distribution, Amazon & everywhere books are sold.

Media /interviews: Narani Lorelli, [email protected]