Thousands of years ago, Patanjali presented his philosophy of living in the Yoga Sutras which are arranged in four sections: oneness with the divine, the way to Samadhi, accomplishments/attainments, and absoluteness. These teachings have been pondered and interpreted by Paramhansa Yogananda (Autobiography of a Yogi), who is considered by many to be the greatest of all yoga masters to teach in the West.

In Demystifying Patanjali, Swami Kriyanada, a direct disciple of Yogananda, has unlocked the secrets of this great text which consists of 196 aphorisms. Here the reader will discover wise advice on the calmness that is the only true foundation for happiness, the endeavor to develop even-mindedness as essential to spiritual practice, listening to AUM as an advanced yoga technique, rising above obstacles to meditation by one-pointed concentration, and the practice of contentment as a sign of serenity of heart.