15 Years. 8 Limbs. One Tree.
Click here to take a look at our new series of essays on the 8 limbs of yoga
Essays on the 8 limbs of yoga
The 8 limbs of yoga are a lifelong physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and philosophical practice. This page is our forum to explore the philosophy behind this ancient practice, as laid out in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Our purpose is to give a brief overview of these concepts that can take a lifetime to study.
We have prepared a series of PDFs that cover each of the 8 limbs of yoga, which you can download below:
If we've succeeded in wetting your whistle, and you'd like to study more on your own,
there is no shortage of yogic literature out there.
Here are some of our top picks to get you started:
For daily inspiration, these books are hard to beat:
Yoga Gems by Georg Feuerstein
Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates
If you're looking for detailed information on postures or
yogic terminology, these are great references:
The Deeper Dimension of Yoga by Georg Feuerstein
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
If you're looking to read more than a page at at time,
the following books are more in-depth, but very accessible:
Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi
Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar
Take a closer look at what yoga has to offer. Your practice, and the rest of your life, will be better for it.