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The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali
A New Translation with Commentary
By (author): Chip Hartranft
9781611807028 Paperback, Trade English General Trade HEALTH & FITNESS / Yoga Dec 10, 2019
$14.95 CAD
Active 4.24 x 6.72 x 0.63 in | 0.4 lb 224 pages Shambhala
A classic work of Indian philosophy that succinctly spells out how the mind works and what is needed to attain liberation.

In 196 short aphorisms, this classic work of Indian philosophy succinctly spells out how the mind works and how it is possible to use the mind to attain liberation. The Yoga-Sūtra is a road map of human consciousness and a helpful guide to the mental states that one encounters in meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices. Chip Hartranft’s translation and extensive, lucid commentary bring the text beautifully to life. He also provides useful auxiliary materials, including an afterword on the legacy of the Yoga-Sūtra and its enduring relevance for us today.

Series Overview: The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published for over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Publication History: Shambhala TR, ’03 (9781590300237)

Authoritative translation: Chip Hartranft’s fresh translation and extensive, lucid commentary breathe new life into this classic text.

Auxiliary materials: This edition also provides useful supplementary materials, including an introduciton, pronounciation guide, and an afterword on the legacy of the Yoga-Sūtra and its relevance for us today.

New addition to a popular series: This is a new addition to the Shambhala Pocket Library series.

CHIP HARTRANFT’s work bridges the traditions of yoga and Buddhist meditation. He is the founding director of The Arlington Center, dedicated to the integration of yoga and dharma practice, and has taught a blend of movement and stillness to students in the Boston area since 1978. A student of yoga chiefly in the Krishnamacharya traditions, Chip has also practiced vipassanā meditation for many years. He leads annual retreats in the United States and abroad, blending yoga movement, breath-work, and mindfulness.

Author Residence: Lexington, Massachusetts

"Extraordinarily clear. . . . Hartranft makes Patañjali's complications seem somehow obvious."—Shambhala Sun



"A Yoga Sutra for the twenty-first century . . . translated into plain (but not boring) accessible language. . . . If there's a more succinct explanation of the enduring value of Patañjali's work, I'd sure like to hear it."—Yoga Journal

"Chip Hartranft has given us a fresh, authoritative, and brilliant new translation of and commentary on the Yoga-Sutra, and an entire generation of American yogis should be deeply grateful. His work successfully combines intellectual precision with emotional accessibility—a powerful marriage seldom even attempted with this notoriously difficult text. Hartranft is careful always to leave Patañjali's own genius in the foreground, and as a result the astounding intellectual architecture of the Yoga-Sutra shines through. Bravo!"—Stephen Cope, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self



"Much of contemporary yoga in the West has emphasized breathing and the body. These invaluable practices have been separated from the comprehensive ethical and meditative approach of the great teacher Patañjali. Recently there has been an increased interest in correcting this limitation. Chip Hartranft's brilliant new translation of and commentary on Patañjali's masterpiece moves interested yogis decisively in this direction. It is a clear and inspiring work of immense value for all serious practitioners."—Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath and Living in the Light of Death

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