Books/CDs/PostersThe Yoga Sutras: An Essential Guide to the Heart of Yoga Philosophy
Comprehensive 336 page workbook, 7 CDs, 51 cards
Deepen Your Yoga Practice with an In-Depth Course on the Sutras of Patanjali
We know there's more to the yogic path than asana, or physical postures, but how do we access the deeper wisdom of yoga philosophy? More than 2000 years ago, the legendary master Patanjali answered this question in 195 pearls of insight known as the Yoga Sutras. Now a complete course with a fresh new approach to working with Patanjali's seminal text has been designed to guide and inspire during our the journey toward clarity and happiness.
Illuminating Wisdom for the Serious Yoga Student
Why do we react the way we do in certain situations? How can suffering be an opportunity for growth? Why are non-violence and truth important to a student? Patanjali's sutras offer an illuminating perspective on these questions and more. To help integrate this wisdom into our modern life, Bachman offers a unique approach. Instead of reading each sutra sequentially from beginning to end, he focuses on and discusses 51 key concepts. By exploring these principles with him and learning to chant the sutras in Sanskrit, the essence of yoga philosophy is revealed-helping us open to its heart and soul. The Yoga Sutras invites you to discover a variety of practical tools and heartfelt insights for transforming your practice, including:
- A 336-page color-illustrated, letter-size workbook with a concise history of yoga and the sutras, in-depth explanation of all 51 key themes, translation of all 195 sutras, and a complete glossary of Sanskrit terms for quick reference
- 6 CDs full of insights to further your learning about yoga's essential principles
- A 7th CD for learning to chant the complete text, following along with a chanting section in the workbook
- 51 study cards to encourage reflection of each concept and inspire action
When you immerse yourself in Patanjali's sutras, then the heart of yoga-and what yoga means for you personally-will unveil itself in new and profound ways. Whether you're a seasoned teacher or a student looking to go deeper with your practice, this essential course offers a treasury of teachings to help realize the "outer joy and inner happiness" of yoga.
Each of the 51 important concepts has an inspirational card, a full commentary in the book, and an audio track on one of the CDs
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I think Nicolai's presentation was EXCELLENT. I really enjoyed learning about the cakras. He made it sound so much more logical and grounded than most present on this topic. Connecting the marmas, nadis and cakras just makes sense! And I had never really looked at the verses in the HYP (Hatha Yoga Pradipika). Most importantly, I had one of my most settled meditation experiences last night. I could have sat for hours! Chanting was a wonderful way to awaken the energy in each cakra. I truly could feel the support of that kundalini energy moving up my spine. I was a little "high" when I came home and had to stay up for a few hours to settle.