A true Yogi needs to understand the underlying link between Body, Mind, Soul, and Consciousness. Patanajali Yoga Sutra ( 200BC) explains that in less than 200 succinct Sanskrit sentences. This work a collaboration between Tantrik Master - Yogi Shankar(Kashmir), Vedic Poet - Pandit Vaidyanath(Kerala), and Sanskrit Scholar - Pandit Vinayak(Rishikesh). It is a simple literal translation of these profound verses, then their classical Sanskrit chanting plus explanation of common Sanskrit terms without the customary fluffy commentary. The oft quoted Union and Eight Limbs of Yoga are linked to Actions, Rules, Postures, Mediations, Detachment, and Powers in a step by step fashion.

Reading the Sutras will help you understand the rationale for various actions in the Yoga class, the end goal of the Yoga, and apply these principles to leading a more fulfilling life on and off the mat. If you are teachers you can pick an individual Sutra at the beginning of the class to expound upon for your students.

The app is useful both early or advanced Yoga practitioner in different ways. The beginner can use it to get the essential roadmap of the Yoga. The advanced can use the app as a handy reference to observe and guide their daily practices to conform to the Yogic Path- in actions, practices, and mindset. Both can hear and learn proper pronunciations for certain Sanskrit words and sutras.

While Yoga is at least 5000 Year old but Patanajli's work lays out the essence of Yoga. Composed of 4 succinct volumes(padas), and 196 Sanskrit sentence or threads(sutras) is the authoritative guide on Yoga fundamentals.

All 4 volumes, and 196 Sutras covered.
Each Sutra is translated as is to retain its succinctness.
Each Sutra is chanted in Sanskrit, transliterated in English, and also depicted in original Sanskrit.
Eight Limbs are provide also in a appendix for easy reference.
Section wise grouping of Sutras for quick lookup.
Ability to bookmark Sutras.
Chanting of all 4 Padas and individual sutras in Sanskrit.

A Sanskrit Glossary provides an easy reference for commonly occurring terms.

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What's New

Version 4.0

Updated for iOS 7.0, Fixed issue with saving favorites.

Ratings and Reviews

Good try but...


I was disappointed with this app. It does have a convenient navigation to navigate btw the sutras, and a glossary. Yet the translation, as many other on the market, is not following the Tradition and will create a confusion for a beginner (in sutra 1.3 "drashtuhu" translated as "individual" while it means "the seer, the One who sees", not to confuse the ego, mundane "i" and the soul, universal "I"). Also, pronunciation isnt very clear, and when the app is in auto-play mode there is an annoying sound when the voice switches from one sutra to another"... Look for other apps that would address your needs (ie if you want to chant; or learn yoga sutra by heart and study each individual word).

Nice but missing words

The Kiteman

This is a handy app to have for general reference but if you don't have the Sutras memorized or are a first time reader, you will find many of the sentences unfinished or with missing or fragmented words. Disappointing. Otherwise, broken down into the 4 chapters nicely.

Useful Tool For Yoga Study


I love this text and am very happy to see it in an app!
Although it does give the english translation I was suprised that it did not include interpretations of the short verses. I thought I wouldn't like that aspect but I ended up liking that I could draw my own conclusions from the texts.
I would love a feature to swipe from one verse to the next without having to go back to the main menu.
Overall - awesome job. Thank you!


Ravi Razdan
33 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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