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The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada

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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is a traditional yogic text that is globally recognized as an infallible guide to discovering the eternal joy and ultimate freedom that is the birthright of every human being. In The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD elaborates on Patanjali’s succinct and straightforward plan to transcend pain and embrace lasting happiness. He points out the obstacles, both known and unknown, that prevent us from creating and living the life we dream of, and assures us that we are destined to discover our pure being and experience lasting joy.

This much anticipated sequel to The Secret of the Yoga Sutra: Samadhi Pada is the second in a series of monumental commentaries on the Yoga Sutra—combining Pandit Tigunait’s rigorous scholarly understanding of yoga philosophy with the knowledge he has gained through decades of advanced yoga practice. Through this lens he demonstrates how Patanjali’s systematic 8-part plan for mastering the roaming tendencies of the mind opens the door to infinite possibilities, ushering us into a vibrant experience of ourselves as the highest expression of the joy of our creator.

About the Author

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link in the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As the author of numerous books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. For over 40 years he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teachings online in the library of Himalayan Institute Online.

Related Digital Content

Deepen your study and learn the practices Pandit Tigunait expands upon in this commentary by purchasing a complementary digital course. The live, one-time only, in-person program, Practice of the Yoga Sutra Master Course, was led by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD in May of 2017. In this course Pandit Tigunait demystified the super-compact contents of sutras 2:12–18, which serve as the backbone of yogic metaphysics, spirituality, and mysticism. He also elaborated on the wisdom contained in sutras 2:46–55, which forms the cornerstone of all forms of yoga, tantra, kundalini, and meditative practices. The audio for this program is available for you to listen to at your leisure, either by USB or via digital download, and includes over 12 hours of insight into this monumental text. You can also purchase the pre-recorded digital counterpart, Wisdom of the Yoga Sutra: Mastering Your Yoga Practice, which contains over 8 hours of comprehensive lectures, full yoga classes, and meditations on The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada.

Reviews for The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada

"The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali offers a path through which practitioners may experience deep personal transformation on their journey through life."

—Gary Kraftsow, MA, founder of the American Viniyoga Institute and author of Yoga for Transformation

"In my opinion, Panditji’s lucid new commentary on the Yoga Sutra will become the gold standard for commentaries on this important scripture."

—Stephen Cope, senior scholar-in-residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self and The Wisdom of Yoga

"In The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait presents an elegant and clear interpretation of yoga practice from the perspective of Sri Vidya, a school of thought that celebrates how spirit infuses all aspects of human experience and the world."

—Christopher Key Chapple, Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and director of the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 2017
ISBN: 978-0-89389-279-1
389 pages
6" x 9"

Eastern Philosophy / Yoga

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