Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali
as interperted by Mukunda Stiles
A sustained reading of the Sutras, integrated with the practices descirbed in the text, can thus yield a roadmap to your Self. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
A devotional approach rendered in poetic phrases, to the definitive text on Classical Yoga.
Mukunda spent 30 years contemplating the sutra's before publishing his personal "bhakti" rendition of this text. The rendition leaves space for the reader to contemplate and to allow personal insights to arise.
Mukunda received a personal blessing of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar for his rendition of the Sutras.
Excerpt of the Introduction of the book:
The word sutra derives from its two component parts. Su means, literally "thread or string," implying the weaving together of various views from a fundamental thought. Tra means "to transcend." Sutra thus implies the weaving of thoughts into a sequence that produces transcendental insights in your personal practice.
This is the most readable and enjoyable interpreation of the Yoga Sutras I have ever seen.