At last!! It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce the emergence of our instructional recording of The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, Chapters Three and Four!! As in the same format as Chapters One and Two, this recording is designed to enable every listener to listen, repeat, and recite for him and herself, every sound in the remaining two chapters of this time-honored text devoted to teaching us how yoga can help us in our lives.
This learning program has helped many students of yoga find their own chanting voices, and learn the Yoga Sutras. You will too! There are three sections: Learn with Leslie, to hear and repeat; Chant with Leslie, to chant along; and lovely Sanskrit songs.
In addition, the “other” Invocation to Patañjali ( “Yastyaktvā” ) is included in the call and response format.
Here it is:
yastyaktvā rūpamādyaṁ prabhavati jagato ‘neka dhānugrahāya
prakṣīṇa kleśarāśir viṣama-viṣadharo ‘neka vaktra subhogī |
sarva-jñāna prasūtir bhujaga parikaraḥ prītaye yasya nityaṁ
devo ‘hīśaḥ sa vo‘vyāt sita vimala-tanur yogado yoga-yuktaḥ ||