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The Secret of the Yoga Sutra: Samadhi Pada

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

The Yoga Sutra is the living source wisdom of the yoga tradition. Using it as a guide, we can unlock the hidden power of yoga, and experience the promise of yoga in our life. The Yoga Sutra is as fresh today as it was 2200 years ago when it was discovered by the sage Patanjali. By applying its living wisdom in our practice, we can achieve the purpose of life: lasting fulfillment and ultimate freedom.

The Secret of the Yoga Sutra is the first practitioner-oriented commentary which is fully grounded in a living tradition. It shares the essence of Pandit Tigunait'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 he received from the masters of the Himalayan Tradition.

This expanded edition includes an extended glossary, two indexes, a full Appendix B and translation details for each of the 51 Sutras.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 2014
ISBN: 978-0-89389-277-7
331 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

About the Author

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link to the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor of Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As a leading voice of and the author of 15 books, his teachings offer practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. Over the past 35 years, Pandit Tigunait has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader.


The Secret of the Yoga Sutra underscores the living appeal of yoga study as a vehicle leading to meditative practice.”

– Edwin Bryant, author of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

“From the very first pages of The Secret of the Yoga Sutra, the reader can feel the hand of a master – a scholar, a practitioner, a devotee. This commentary is not just about yoga. It is yoga.”

– Stephen Cope, founder of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living

“Of the dozens of translations and explications of this text that exist in English alone, few possess the power and reliability of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait’s The Secret of the Yoga Sutra.

– Robert Svoboda, ayurvedic physician and author

"In Tigunait's commentary on the first chapter (or pada) of the Yoga Sutra, he shares wisdom from the yoga tradition, practice-oriented commentary, and nuts-and-bolts instruction that can help readers take their practice to a new level."

- Australian Yoga Life Magazine 


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"The Yoga Sutra's message is simple and straightforward: Remove the veil of darkness and allow your intrinsic luminosity to illuminate both your inner and outer world. Be free here and now, and experience your everlasting self-luminous joy. The goal of yoga is nothing less than that. In this light, I present this commentary to you."

– Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
The Secret of the Yoga Sutra

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