The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali
Instructions for Use
This is an instructional recording for learning to chant the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali in the original Sanskrit language. To facilitate learning and comprehension from this CD I suggest the following:
After the invocations, each sūtra is presented on the track whose number corresponds to the number of the actual sutra. For example, sūtra # 1 of the first pada, or chapter, is on Track # 1, sūtra # 2 on the second track, and so on.
On each track, listen to the sūtra in its entirety. Then, you will hear each word followed by a pause. In that silent pause, repeat the word. Continue this repetition exercise until the last word. Then listen to the entire sutra again and repeat it in the pause provided.
If you’d like to chant the whole pada, or chapter, through without pauses or repetition, play the middle section.
At the end of each CD a few mantras and verses from various Sanskrit texts have been recorded for your enjoyment.
For those who wish a more comprehensive and detailed learning experience we have designed a companion booklet for that purpose.
May you find peace and contentment in the yogic practice of chanting the glorious sūtras of Patañjali.