The Yoga-Sūtra defines human consciousness The Yoga-Sūtra proposes a progressive system for the unfolding of human consciousness In Pronunciation 6, 7, 8 and 9, I taught you how to pronounce the 195 aphorisms of Pātañjalayogasūtra-s --wrongly-written Patanjali Yoga Sutras-- (The Yoga aphorisms by the sage Patañjali). But I am giving the entire Pātañjalayogasūtra-s to you now in a uninterrupted way.
Bryant gives an academically rigorous, yet respectful view of the Yoga Sutras. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: The Definitive Guide to Yogic Wisdom Long ago, the sage Patanjali gave yogis ashtanga yoga, which you may know as the eight limbs of yoga. This body of wisdom explains a natural progression of techniques to train the body, mind, and senses for spiritual evolution. Patanjali, the author of the Yoga Sutras, lived somewhere between 500 BCE and 200 CE, a time that possibly overlaps the life of Buddha and a period of intense philosophical activity in India.