The Yogi's Roadmap: The Patanjali Yoga Sutra as a Journey to Self Realization, by Bhavani Maki


While the techniques of Yoga are well expounded upon in the West, little guidance has been offered to integrate these practices with our emotions and psychology. Traditionally, the Patañjali Yoga Sutra is recognized as the definitive guide, offering perennial wisdom in navigating life’s challenges through the cultivation of viveka khyāti, discriminating wisdom. In The Yogī’s Roadmap, Bhāvani Maki offers unique, contemporary insights into the Patañjali Yoga Sutra, revealing that deep, personal inquiry is both the means and the experience, of embodying our true spiritual awakening.

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Who was Maharishi Patanjali?

Patañjali was a grammarian, Ayūrvedic physician, and psychologist who systemized the exhaustive yogik teachings into a comprehensive and practical step-by-step manual for the Yoga practitioner. In his outline of the science of Yoga and the possibilities of human potential, Patañjali recognized the correlation between the mind/body/spirit complex as integral in both the transformation of the individual, and society as a whole. Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra are considered to be the definitive text for the Yoga practitioner, and imperative in exploring the process of Yoga with efficacy, and success.