Overview for The Essence of Yoga: Reflections on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“In this book, Bernard Bouanchaud combines his skillful mastery of Sanskrit and his direct contact with living yoga, as he taught yoga in Paris for several decades. He transmits the knowledge he himself received from the eminent masters: Shri Krischnamacharya and his son T.K.V. Desikachar..to make this book, at once so personal and so faithful to an ancient tradition, truly new.”
The Yoga Sutras approach the psychological, philosophical, and spiritual questions that so preoccupy modern man. The profundity and richness of Bernard Bounachaud’s commentaries speaks volumes about the transformation that yoga has brought about in his life.
The author helps us rediscover the path to one’s true self, through Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, with as much pertinence as once did Schopenhauer.
Bounachaud offers an invaluable combinationed of Patanjali’sw fundamental text. One can not dream of a better and more serving action to yoga-practiced and deeply, demandingly understood.
This book offers invaluable guidance to those seeking a deeper understanding of their true nature. The Yoga Sutras distill the essentials of an integrated system of physical and spiritual discipline. All too often, Westerners bypass the philosophy and practice the physical postures. But it is impossible to authentically practice the physical postures without first having grasped the philosophical underpinnings. This book provides: A translation of each sutra, study questions, themes for reflection, an illuminating commentary, and the sutra word for word in Sanskrit. An eloquent translation by a celebrated yoga teacher for every yoga and philosophy student. A modern interpretation of yoga’s most important text, the essential source of yoga.
Internationally acclaimed yoga instructor Bernard Bouanchaud began studying yoga in 1961. He is the author of several books on yoga including le yoga: Premiers Pas.