Yet another commentary on Yoga Sūtra, but an entirely different one from every other text available. For the first time in the history of yoga, the yoga Sūtra text is presented as it should be. Yoga is to be practiced, experienced and enjoyed. Every word of this book comes out from this experience.
Only the first four Sūtra-s are expanded in this book. For these four Sūtra-s comprehensively exhaust all about yoga. The remaining Sūtra-s only explain what the practitioner is anyway going to experience through practice.
Every word in the first four Sūtra-s is dealt with thoroughly as a separate chapter. The word meaning, the inferred meaning, contextual meaning, deeper connotations and the unifying features of every word to the entire text and more are explored in this book.
In a chain, the beads are superficial, easily seen. But the thread (Sūtra) is not seen. But it binds all the beads and gives a completion, form, and purpose. In the same way, in a Sūtra text, the words are readily seen, available to everyone to read, analyze and explain. But the uniting thread (Sūtra) is to be reached only through intense practice. This book unites all the concepts, principles and techniques of yoga in a simple and comprehensible way.
The study of Yoga Sūtra text is not complete unless the student is introduced to who isPatanjali, where (Chidambaram) and how (in the form ofNatarāja) he SAW yoga and how he presented (darśana) his exposition. This present book amply discusses all of them, sometimes in a poetic way.