Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras embody vast, incomparable treasures of practical knowledge, which is not only thrilling to understand but also life-transforming if implemented in day to day life. Patanjali is a brilliant, par excellence, psychologist. Today, when Psycho-somatic ailments account for more than 90% of physical ailments, the relevance of the Yoga Sutras cannot be overemphasized and can be undoubtedly considered as a panacea for the ills afflicting modern human life.
In Yoga there is an air of mysticism and mysteriousness surrounding the understanding of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (PYS). This situation arises because the Sutras were written in Sanskrit and many do not know this language, leading to a wide-range of interpretations. As translations differ from each other substantially it can be difficult to know which interpretation to choose.