Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club

Samadhi is the state of union with the source of the universe, the essence of our own being. It is a state of unsurpassed joy, power, and knowledge. Inspired by this vision, we decide to aspire toward it. But how? How can we—with all our limitations, afflictions, and mundane preoccupations—reach the ultimate Self of all?

Yoga is the path that the sages have paved for us. Codified by Patanjali into the Yoga Sutra, it has been leading aspirants from disempowerment to liberation for thousands of years. In the Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Ishan Tigunait explores the second of the Yoga Sutra’s four chapters, using Pandit Rajmani Tigunait’s book of translation and commentary. If his lectures on the first chapter illustrate the goal and means of yoga in broad, inspiring strokes, this set on the second chapter imparts concrete, systematic practices that we can readily apply to our daily life. How can we soothe the fear and anger raging inside of us? How can we achieve stability and comfort in our body? Discover the specific steps toward shedding pain and reclaiming the immense power and freedom that lies at our core.

Pick up a copy of Pandit Tigunait’s The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada and follow along.

Please submit your questions to bookclub@yearlongmeditation.org. Ishan will be answering as many of them as possible in our capstone session.

Series Posts

Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club Q&A
Ishan Tigunait
July 15, 2020
67 MIN 1
Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 8: The Self-Revealing Power of Pranayama and Pratyahara
Ishan Tigunait
June 25, 2020
68 MIN 1
Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 7: Discovering the Essence of Asana through Pranic Awareness
Ishan Tigunait
June 3, 2020
61 MIN 1
Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 6: Yamas, Niyamas, and their Siddhis
Ishan Tigunait
May 14, 2020
69 MIN 1
Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 5: Foundations for the Eight Limbs of Yoga
Ishan Tigunait
April 23, 2020
64 MIN 1
Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 4: Unveiling the Mystery of Purusha and Prakriti
Ishan Tigunait
April 2, 2020
68 MIN 1
Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 3: Reversing the Wheel of Karma
Ishan Tigunait
March 11, 2020
65 MIN 1
Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 2: The Five Roots of Suffering
Ishan Tigunait
February 20, 2020
63 MIN 1
Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 1: Transformative Power of Kriya Yoga
Ishan Tigunait
January 30, 2020
57 MIN 1