Ashok Kumar Malhotra's An Introduction to Yoga Philosophy: An Annotated Translation PDF

By Ashok Kumar Malhotra

With its promise of private development, actual overall healthiness and religious enrichment, yoga is having fun with a resurgence in reputation on the flip of the 3rd millennium. to solve the secret of the self-discipline, its philosophies and relevance in modern lifestyles, the unique textual content of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali needs to be explored. This booklet bargains the 1st available translation and remark on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. An introductory part examines the multidimensional facets of yoga as philosophy, psychology, technological know-how, and faith, in addition to exploring renowned models of yoga within the West. The center of the booklet deals a brand new translation of the whole textual content of the Yoga Sutras, in a language that's transparent and understandable to scholars. Commentaries are provided to spotlight the which means of varied statements (sutras) and key topics are defined through sectional summaries. a whole word list of key terms and names is additionally supplied. Concluding chapters examine yoga in modern existence, revealing the recognition of yoga within the twenty first century via big name Wars, and exploring yoga's connection to healthiness and technology, contrasting yoga's holistic view of therapeutic with that of the constrained view of ultra-modern scientific technology. pattern actual, respiring and meditation workouts are supplied. An creation to Yoga Philosophy bargains a finished creation to the Yoga Sutras textual content of Patanjali to all scholars and readers of Indian philosophy and faith, international religions, east-west psychology, and mysticism.

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