by Chip Hartranft
The Yoga-Sutra is certainly one of the most frequently translated of all Eastern philosophical classics. There are so many different translations out there that the neophyte approaching it could be baffled about which to try. We respectfully suggest you try Chip's. It's informed by his deep knowledge of Sanskrit and also by his many years of living and practicing with the text. And the commentary is extensive, taking up the greater part of the book. It's a translation of the Yoga-Sutra, but it's also a short course in it.