Yogasutras : Chapter 1

Samadhi Pada (NEW)

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In the first chapter of the Yogasutras, ‘Samadhi Pada’, Patanjali provides us with the precise definition, the purpose and the benefits of yoga.

This chapter explains the five categories of thoughts, the two essential practices for success in yoga – practice and detachment, and the various stages of samadhi. An explanation is given of the steps that are to be taken to reach a state of permanent peace, the obstacles the yogi will face and the means to overcome these obstacles.

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A. G. Mohan & Indra Mohan
A. G. Mohan & Indra Mohan

A. G. Mohan was a student of "the father of modern yoga," Yogacarya Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989), for eighteen years. He is the author of several books on yoga, including Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind; Yoga Reminder; Yoga Therapy; and Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings.

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Indra Mohan has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than three decades. Along with her husband A.G. Mohan, she continues to study and deepen her knowledge in yoga and related fields. She is one of the few people who received a post-graduate diploma in yoga from Krishnamacharya. Her profound understanding of yoga and Ayurveda and how it applies to all aspects of our health, particularly in the area of women’s’ health is inspirational.

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