The ancient Indian sage Patanjali is best known as a codifier of the principles of Yoga. His book the Yoga Sutras contains very condensed statements known as aphorisms, or sutras. Patanjali did not "invent" Yoga but he did display a particular genius for being able to document and organize its essential principles and practices, which had already been in existence and practiced for many centuries before he was born. Publications of the Yoga Sutras are generally accompanied by commentary to make the terse statements intelligible. In this talk, Ianthe Hoskins gives a general introduction to The Yoga Sutras. 1972. 49 minutes.