The Bhagavad Gita is an amazing text, providing very practical answers to the profound issues raised in the Yoga Sutra. It simplifies and makes easier the steps outlined in the Yoga Sutra by bringing the philosophy and practice close to our real life. It tells us how we can practice yoga in the middle of life circumstances, and it trains us to use those circumstances to turn the mind inward.
ABOUT Pandit Rajmani Tigunait Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of fourteen books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, the best-selling At the Eleventh Hour: The Biography of Swami Rama of the Himalayas and a regular contributor to Yoga International. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Tigunait access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Tigunait studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India, as well as the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zorastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.
Renowned for over two thousand years, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra (aphorisms) is the premier text on the practice and philosophy of yoga. Today we are proud to release the Yoga Sutra topic, an enhanced version of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait PhD's popular column with translation, audio pronunciation, and commentary on each sutra from the first chapter (all 51 verses).READ MORE