Yoga Sutra: Chapter 2

Understand the Most Important Text on Yoga

This course explains Chapter 2 of the Yoga Sutra, systematically and clearly, from a foundation of the traditional commentaries presented to you by A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan.

The second chapter of the Yoga Sutra is the ‘practice’ chapter. It focuses on the practices that bring our minds to steadiness. It describes the five klesas and the means to reduce these. We are introduced to the important framework of kriya yoga as well as the comprehensive system of ashtanga yoga (the eight limbs of yoga). The results of each of the practices is also explained.

For anyone new to the Yoga Sutra, this chapter is the best place to begin their study.

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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.

Read more for a detailed timeline of Mohan’s studies

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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About is an online learning platform devoted to the dissemination of knowledge of yoga and other related disciplines through short, easy to understand video talks. Presented by A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, who for the last 40+ years have studied, practiced and taught according to the ancient foundations of yoga, these talks offer profound insight for all persons seeking personal transformation and meaning in their lives.