One of yoga's most important and influential works,The Yoga Sutras of Patañjaliforms a keystone of Indian philosophical and religious thought. This translation by a Harvard professor ranks among the most acclaimed interpretations of Patañjali's work. The eight-step path to Raja Yoga consists of restraint, observances, posture, breath control, sublimation, attention, concentration, and meditation. This volume contains complete sutras, along with a commentary by Veda-Vyasa and explanations by Vachaspati-Miçra, plus background information provided by the translator's introduction and appendixes. Unabridged republication of the classic 1927 edition.Patanjali is the author of 'Yoga Sutras of Patanjali', published 2003 under ISBN 9780486432007 and ISBN 0486432009.