The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Patanjali explores yoga fundamentals, one of the six orthodox philosophies of the Hindu religion, and is revered as one of the greatest texts of the practice of yoga. Comprised of 196 aphorisms dating back to 400 CE, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is divided into four chapters that explore the blissful state, the practice, the manifestation, and the liberation stages of yoga. The text includes the yamas, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi poses.
The philosophy has influences in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism thought, but can be applied to anyone's practice of meditation and yoga. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is an important and profound accompaniment to novices and accomplished yogis alike, as they delve deeper into the philosophy behind the practice.
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Agreed with the previous reviewer...the book seems to have nice contents but somehow the voice turns me off, just couldn’t continue listening. The narrator has a great voice and crispy tone, just Not so much of right for for this sutra.
I find the use of a white American voice for the narration of this text innapropriate, inauthentic and disrespectful. I have read this multiple times and was interested in purchasing the audiobook until I heard the preview. Please strive to choose narrators in the future with greater cultural awareness and sensitivity instead of choosing to whitewash culturally significant bodies of work originating from non-white parts of the world for the sake of convenience.