Author: Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D.)
The Textbook of Yoga Psychology is a definitive translation and inspiring interpretation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the ancient formulae for Self-analysis which provide the foundation for understanding the philosophy, psychology and practice of Yoga. In an extensive introduction, Shri Brahmananda explains the Sankhya Yoga philosophy from which the Yoga Sutras emerged, clarifying Yogic principles for beginning and advanced students alike. His commentary on each sutra is unique in placing Patanjali’s work in a modern context, examining Yoga psychology in the light of advances in psychiatry, psychoanalysis and parapsychology. Increasing its value as a reference, this edition features a new Appendix with the text of the Yoga Sutras printed in the original Sanskrit devanagari script with English transliteration and a revised, literal translation by the author.