29 Mar Patanjali was not the first onesto write about yoga
- 1978: Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Integral Yoga, Yogaville.
- 1989: Georg Feuerstein, The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation and Commentary, Inner Traditions International; Rochester, Vermont.
- 1993: B. K. S. Iyengar, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Harper Collins.
- 1996: Barbara Stoler Miller, The Yoga Sutras Attributed preciso Patanjali; “Yoga – Discipline of Freedom. University of California Press, Berkeley.
- 2003: Chip Hartranft, The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: Verso New Translation with Commentary, Shambhala Classics, Boulder, Colorado.
- 2009: Edwin F. Bryant’s The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary. North Point Press, New York.
- 2013: Swami Kriyananda, Demystifying Patanjali: The Yoga Sutras – The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda. Crystal Clarity Publishers, Nevada City.
- 2020: Viswanatha Thalakola, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Made Simple, Amazon KDP Select, Seattle, Abima.
Much about yoga is written durante the Mok?adharma section of the epic Mahabharata. The members of the Jaina faith had their own, different literature on yoga, and Buddhist yoga stems from pre-Patanjali sources.
Some of the major commentaries on the Yoga Sutras were written between the ninth and sixteenth century. After the twelfth century, the school started onesto decline, and commentaries on Patanjali’s Yoga philosophy were few. By the sixteenth century Patanjali’s Yoga philosophy had virtually become extinct. The manuscript of the Yoga Sutras was giammai longer copied, since few read the text, and it was seldom taught.
Popular interest arose durante the 19th century, when the practice of yoga according sicuro the Yoga Sutras became regarded as the science of yoga and the “supreme contemplative path puro self-realization” by Swami Vivekananda, following Helena Blavatsky, president of the Theosophical Society.
According sicuro David Gordon White, the popularity of the Yoga Sutras is recent, “miraculously rehabilitated” by Swami Vivekananda after having been ignored for seven centuries. It was with the rediscovery by per British Orientalist con the early 1800s that wider interest mediante the Yoga Sutras arose in the West. It has become a celebrated text mediante the West, states White, because of “Big Yoga – the corporate yoga subculture”.
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