Yogasutras : Chapter 2

Sadhana Pada


The second chapter of the yogasutras is the ‘practice’ chapter. It focuses on the practices that bring our minds to steadiness. It describes the five klesas (mental fluctuations) and the means to reduce these. In this chapter we are introduced to the important practice, Kriya Yoga as well as Ashtanga Yoga (the eight limbs of yoga). The benefits to be gained through practice are explained as are the hindrances to practice.

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

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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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