If it was possible for you to think and behave in such a way that you would rarely feel the emotions of anger, fear, sadness, anxiety and shame, then you would be open to happiness. You would have more freedom to collect life experiences enshrouded by truth, wisdom and understanding- you life would be filled with more joy, love, compassion and contentment—you would be experiencing yoga.
When you do not understand the processes of becoming one with your inner-self and when you misdirect your efforts,m then your mind fills with a whirlpool of unwanted thoughts and the chaos of emotional tension—and then your life journey unfolds through suffering and ill-health.
With mental and physical harmony you are in a position to embrace all types of change that enter your life—you have a sense of freedom because you feel more yourself than at any of the times when enveloped within the isolating world of the intellect and its chaos.
The methods to live in harmony with yourself and to realise that which is the nature of life, are described in one of the most lucid and remarkable instructional texts. These are the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali—compiled in INdia between the third century BC and the fourth century AD.
This unique edition is of immense value to both students of yoga and all who read it. Through a lifetime of yoga study, Bill Giles presents you with the key to your happiness through a practical rendition of the Yoga Sutra—there is something for everyone in this text.