It is believed the Indian sage Patanjali lived around the second century BCE. If you have even a small interest in yoga I’m sure you will have heard quotes from the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali – a very famous and significant collection of 196 sutras (aphorisms).

I’ve read this book from cover to cover many times. It’s a small book, small enough to fit inside a coat pocket, so it’s been on many journeys with me. I especially enjoy sitting on the train and finding words of wisdom as I flick through the pages. It’s one of those books that you can pick up and turn to a random page and words seem to jump out and explain something that seems very relevant to that moment.

Don’t let the title mislead you, you don’t have to believe in God or be religious to enjoy these teachings, but if you want to get to the true meaning of what Yoga is and how to achieve it, this is the book.

Buy How to Know God: Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali on Amazon.

“A rendering , at once lively and profoundly instructive, of a world classic which . . . remains as vividly topical, as realistically to the point, as when it first saw the light”  Aldous Huxley.

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Disclaimer: In the recommended reading section, I only post about books or products that I've read and that I whole heartedly recommend. I may be paid commission if you buy one of these items via a link on my blog – it’s known as referral fee or an affiliate commission. It goes towards the running of this blog, but if that bothers you, I totally understand. Feel free to go directly to the provider and purchase your book by passing my link.

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