The Textbook of Yoga Psychology
A Definitive Translation & Interpretation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Textbook of Yoga Psychology, written by noted Sanskrit scholar and yogi Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D. (Sharon & David's guru Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati), combines his definitive translation with an inspiring interpretation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Patanjali's ancient formulae for self-analysis make this text crucial to the proper understanding of the philosophy, psychology and practice of Yoga. An extensive Introduction provides a lucid and thorough examination of the Sankhya Yoga Philosophy from which the Yoga Sutras emerged.
The accessibility of Dr. Mishra's translation of the Yoga Sutras has made this the favorite among beginning Yoga students, while experienced yogis and novices both appreciate the clarity of his commentaries on each sutra. Dr. Mishra's interpretation is unique in placing this ancient work in a modern context, examining Yoga psychology in the light of recent advances in psychiatry, psychology and parapsychology.
Increasing its value as a reference, this edition features a new Appendix with the entire text of the Yoga Sutras in the original Sanskrit and in a transliterated form, with a revised, literal English translation by the author.
About the Author: Ramamuti S. Mishra, M.D. (Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati) is one of the gurus of Sharon Gannon and David Life, founders of Jivamukti Yoga. He had an extensive background in both Eastern and Western Medicine. In 1958 he founded the Yoga Society of New York, Inc., and in 1964, its country retreat center, Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY. This and his other main institute, the Yoga Society of San Francisco (Brahmananda Ashram), continue to serve as centers of self analysis and transformation, East-West unity and cultural exchange. A prolific author and East-West Guru, Dr. Mishra contributed a very valuable legacy of teachings that is most relevant in the complex world of today.
* Required reading for Jivamukti's 300 Hour TT Program