Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Part of the Matheson Trust Sacred Audio Collection

This page provides links to several translations and versions of the Sanskrit text and audio of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, the ancient collection of aphorisms on the theory and practice of yoga, “the science of joy, founded on a profound and unerring understanding of the human condition.”

Click here to view a PDF of Iyengar’s translation and commentary (Part I),
or click here for another bilingual version by Chip Hartranft (Parts I and II).

Click here to view the continuous English translation by Carrera.

Follow this link for the Ashtanga Yoga Information Centre bilingual edition.

• Click play to listen to the traditional recitation by Srivatsa Ramaswami

or right-click here to download the audio recording – 19:16 (46MB)

• And finally, click here for a full version of the Sanskrit text.


With thanks to Iyengar Yoga UK, The Arlington Center, the Ashtanga Yoga Information Centre, and to Srivatsa Ramaswami for the recitation. Readers may also be interested in the “Internet Archive of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”, where additional resources are made available upon free registration.