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.

Praise for The Yogi’s Roadmap

“With the deep knowledge that comes from years of study, Bhavani offer(s) a delicious taste of the ancient text, lighting up every heart and mind.”
- Kaitlin Quistgaard, former editor of Yoga Journal

“Bhavani has illuminated the path of Aṣtānga Yoga through a highly nuanced commentary on the Sūtra of Patanjali. This is destined to be a working manual for serious yogi on their journey of integration and self-discovery.
- Steven Ruddell, Former President of the California Yoga Teacher’s Association

“The future of Yoga is in blessed hands with the deep penetrative wisdom that Bhavani is offering to all teachers and students of Yoga of every lineage.  Her way of interweaving complex Yoga teachings with ancient mythology in everyday life is reflective of her devotion and deep experiential understanding of the infinite teachings of Yoga. She represents the evolutionary spiral of Yoga teaching that will light the path for generations to come.”
- Rama Jyoti Vernon, original cofounder of Yoga Journal and The Yoga Alliance