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Swami Satchidananda's popular translation and commentary of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali now in unabridged audiobook form, with additional features and bonus tracks included in this 9-1/2 hour program.

  • Each sutra chanted in Sanskrit by Dr. M. A. Jayashree, renowned for her flawless pronunciation and classical articulation of the Sanskrit, which is replete with meaning and the yogic vibration
  • English translation of each sutra read by Indunil Peiris
  • Swami Satchidananda's illuminating commentary read by Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz
  • Bonus tracks: sutra-by-sutra chanting and translation only

The Yoga Sutras are a complete manual for the study and practice of Yoga. Through his translation and commentary on the classic text, Sri Swami Satchidananda shares his practical, down-to-earth advice on mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental, and emotional harmony in life through applying the ancient, yet timeless techniques of Raja Yoga.  

Part one of the audiobook presents each sutra, its translation, and any commentary. 

Part two presents the bonus tracks: each sutra with its translation, but without commentary, for those who would like to memorize and develop their skills in reciting the sutras.

©1978, 1984, 1990 Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville (P)2014 Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville

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great commentary but sometimes audio gets cut

basis of all yogic processes
great commentary but sometimes audio gets cut
its only one i found complete

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Beautiful book

Loved this book ! It is clear and concise. It should be mandatory reading in schools!

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Yoga Knowledge in layman terms

Was illuminated to know Yoga so easily. The narrator reminded me of Donald Trump at times.

Thankyou for helping me Understand my mind.

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  • Jessica Smith
  • 04-08-20

absolutely love this audible!

got the book for my ryt 200 yoga teacher training. such a great listen. helped me learn and know how to pronunciated the sanskrit words better, seeing and hearing it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-07-20

BEST Yoga Sutras Choice!

Sri Swami Satchidananda is so good at distilling and simplifying the Yoga Sutras in his commentaries. No one seems to understand the very Soul of this 3'000+ text the way Sri Satchidananda does. I even bought the pocket size paperback edition of his Yoga Sutras. The translation is accurate, and his commentary explains the more difficult concepts to grasp, especially for the Westerners most likely to be reading or listening to this.
I've listened to a few Yoga Sutras audiobooks before, and listened to a good bit of commentary as well. Many hours of it. But this is truly the best choice for anyone seriously interested in a REAL understanding of Yoga. Couldn't be happier with this purchase!

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  • gabriel
  • 14-03-20

Read this before anything else, concise and precise!

Thank You so much for this knowledge , I wish I had found this sooner Thank You 🙏!

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  • Brian W
  • 07-06-20

not supposed to be an audio book

the sutras a great texts that everyone should study. this version with singing before each sutra is read, didn't work for me. some of them are explainen in new termes and comparisons.

i would choose to read these as textbook and hardcopy. they deserve it

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  • Pierre Perusset
  • 15-01-21

A must read for anyone who love yoga

Of course I love to practice yoga exercise every day but what is really yoga ? This book full of wisdom totally add to the knowledge and benefit of the entire yoga system which is a lot more fullfilling than just daily yoga exercises practice. I will definitely keep this book and read it again and again as a reminder of what a good life should be all about using yoga as a vehicle. Splendid reading, thank you so much.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-20

Fantastic!

This book is a must have for any serious practitioner of yoga, or anyone on a spiritual path!

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  • Eli
  • 04-05-20

The blue print to happiness, is reviled

A true and simple account of what can be attained if one needs to become completely happy without limits and boundaries.
Unlike religious teachings, these sutras present reader with what seems like logical and natural explanations without relying on the belive system of accepting without really explaining.
This book needs to be read, and re-read many times over in order to realize its benefits as our journey through life is a long path that offers the realization of achieving heavenly life on earth. Omm Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

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  • Sean Murray
  • 24-06-21

Excellent combo of Sutras and expert commentary

One of those books that gives one access to a deep understanding of a set of teachings which, to the uninitiated, might otherwise remain impenetrable

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  • E.T. Sim
  • 11-03-21

Exactly what I needed

This recording of the Yoga Sutras is an exemplary rendition of a complicated text. It includes authentic reading of the titles, astute commentary, and a very fine narrator. This is how ALL interpretations of these ancient Indian texts should be presented. You might notice I panned (and returned) another recording with the exact same title, so don't confuse the two. THIS is the one you want!

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  • G Dale
  • 08-08-20

Music in between each Sutra became annoying.

Overall, listening to this audio book was interesting and educators. I found the option of being able to pause at any point and to type digital notes very convenient and used this option wuite often throughout the audio play.
However, I did find the narration quite monotone also, the music refrain played just before each sutra, became annoying.
I my ears would prefer either soft short instrumental otherwise, silence.

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  • Richard Mitten
  • 17-06-21

Clear Exposition

This was a clear exposition of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, with a good commentary and use of metaphors to illustrate the meaning of the sutras.

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  • yordanka
  • 05-05-21

very good book

i will definitely listening to the book again. very good book. enjoy it a lot

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  • Nandita
  • 05-04-21

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-21

really good listen

just finished this audio book and i will probably listen again soon. its very imformative