About the Author

Nicolai Bachman

Nicolai Bachman has been teaching Sanskrit, ayurveda, chanting, and yoga-related topics for over ten years. He studied extensively at the American Sanskrit Institute, VagYoga Institute in India, the American Institute of Vedic Studies, and the Ayurvedic Institute, receiving his...

The Yoga Sutras

An Essential Guide to the Heart of Yoga Philosophy

Nicolai Bachman

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Deepen Your Yoga Practice

We know there’s more to the yogic path than asana, or physical postures, but how do we access the deeper wisdom of yoga philosophy? More than 2,000 years ago, the legendary master Patanjali answered this question in 195 pearls of insight known as The Yoga Sutras.

Now Sanskrit and Ayurveda teacher Nicolai Bachman offers The Yoga Sutras, a complete course with a fresh new approach to working with Patanjali’s seminal text for guidance and inspiration on your own journey toward clarity and happiness.

Illuminating Wisdom for the Serious Yoga Student

Why do we react the way we do in certain situations? How can suffering be an opportunity for growth? Why are nonviolence and truth important to a student? Patanjali’s sutras offer an illuminating perspective on these questions and more.

To help integrate this wisdom into our modern life, Bachman offers a unique approach. Instead of reading each sutra sequentially from beginning to end, he focuses on and discusses 51 key concepts. By exploring these principles with him and learning to chant the sutras in Sanskrit, the essence of yoga philosophy is revealed—helping us open to its heart and soul.

The Yoga Sutras invites you to discover a variety of practical tools and heartfelt insights for transforming your practice, including:

  • A 336-page color-illustrated workbook with a concise history of yoga and the sutras, in-depth explanation of key themes, translation of all 195 sutras, and a complete glossary of Sanskrit terms for quick reference
  • Six sessions full of insights to further your learning about yoga’s essential principles
  • A guided reading on CD of the complete sutras with pronunciation instructions for following along
  • Fifty-one study cards to encourage reflection of each concept and inspire action

When you immerse yourself in Patanjali’s sutras, the heart of yoga—and what yoga means for you personally—will unveil itself in new and profound ways. Whether you’re a seasoned teacher or a student looking to go deeper with your practice, this essential course offers a treasury of teachings to help realize the “outer joy and inner happiness” of yoga.

Product details

Home Study Course:
Contents 7 CDs (7 hours), 1 workbook (319 pages), 51 cards
Date Published March 01, 2010
ISBN-10 1-59179-760-8
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-760-9
Dimensions 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches
Product Codes 1395d, h1395d, hh01395d

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Customer Reviews

By Rhonda Jewell Curtis
Date Added: Friday 5 September 2014
This is one of the best resources I have found in my three year in-depth study of the sutras. The entire package is amazing. A friend of mine purchased it after showing him my copy. We are looking into having a sutra study group and use Nicolai Bachman's research as a the foundation.
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By Al D
Date Added: Monday 9 June 2014
In 20 years of practicing yoga, this is the most clear explanation of the Yoga Sutras I have ever heard and also the most simplistic and practical advice I have received on how to begin applying the teachings to your life.
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By Linda S
Date Added: Wednesday 10 April 2013
I am enjoying The Yoga Sutras. Bachman has made them easier to understand and his commentary is very helpful. So glad I got this.
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By jane v
Date Added: Tuesday 9 April 2013
As a yoga teacher, I love this study aid to the Sutras. I listen to the cds in my car and find it a great way to deepen my understanding. Nicolai is very knowledgeable, thorough, and is easy to listen to. He makes the Sutras very accessible and practical. The book is great to have to refer to and the cards are a nice addition to allow you to focus on certain sutras, but the cd's are what I bought this for and they work really well for me. After receiving my copy, I bought a copy as a gift for my niece who is in a 200 hr teacher training program. Needless to say, she was thrilled with it! I got both on sale and am completely satisfied with the purchases.
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