The author of the Yoga system of Hindu philosophy.
The author of Yoga-Sutras, the foremost scripture on Raja Yoga, the Yoga of mind control..
A sage. The first person to systemise and document yogic practice. Author of the Yoga Sutra's. Patanjali is often considered the father of yoga and his Yoga-Sutras strongly influence all styles of modern yoga.
A sage, the founder of Yoga; believed to have lived some time between 200-500 BC
main teacher of classical Yoga system
(1300 B.C.) Ancient Indian astronomer who studied space and identified the Northstar (Dhruva)
wise yogic Sage , credited with the compilation of the `YogaSutras`. Patanjalis` Yogasutras is the primary text of the Yoga Darshana or yogic branch of Indian Philosophy.
The author of the yoga sutras. The propounder of Astanga yoga. He put it on paper, so the world could experience it.
Indian teacher - He compiled the teachings of the Trans-Himalayan School which goes back to at least 10,000 BC He probably did his work about 800 BC His Yoga Sutras set forth Raja Yoga, designed to organize the mental body and control the mind -- the proper yoga for the Aryan race.
author of the Yoga Sutras and preacher of the eight-fold (ashtanga) yoga
lit. "possessed of reverence." A Saivite Natha siddha who lived sometime between about 200 B.C.E. and 200 C.E., but the exact date is unknown. Patanjali traveled throughout much of India, studying and analyzing what different practitioners and teachers were doing under the name of "yoga" and then codified the ancient yoga philosophy that outlines the path to enlightenment through purification, control, and transcendence of the mind. Patanjali probably did not actually contribute any new ideas or practices to yoga, rather he provided a valuable structural analysis of the yoga of his day. His great work, the Yoga Sutras, comprises 200 aphorisms delineating Ashtanga (eight-limbed), raja (kingly) or siddha (perfection) Yoga. Still today it is the foremost text on meditative yoga.
Author or the Yoga Sutras and commentator on yama and niyama
A sixth-century Indian scholar who collected all the known knowledge of yoga and organized it into a treatise called the Yoga Sutras which describe all the techniques and aims of yoga.
The author of Yoga-Sutras. Click here for a discourse on Patanjali's Raja Yoga / Ashtanga Yoga.
compiler of the Yoga Sutra, who lived c. 150 C.E.
Lit. one who fell (pat) into the palm (anjali). Refers to an ancient spiritual Master of extraordinary understanding, considered the father of yogic sciences. Believed to be an incarnation of Ananta, or Shesha, the thousand-headed ruler of the serpent race, Patanjali is best known for his work Yoga Sutras. The Yoga Sutras have been disclosed in a manner that cannot be understood by a superficial perusal of the text. Rather, it has been attributed the quality of being an encrypted code intended for the spiritual Masters who have the necessary understanding to properly impart the veiled practices.