Sutras, wisdom and practice

Jacob Perkins asked me to add his blog, cloudshadows.net: Understanding Yoga [MLS: now offline], to my list on online resources. Done. He is “currently blogging the yoga sutras” — it is no tall order to interpret those sacred aphorisms . First, they’re in Sanskrit and their translations can be cryptic, sometimes even jibberish. I have tended to plunged ahead with my physical practice, rather than delve into the sutra’s mysteries, but I’ve come around to the realization that the non-physical side is more important than the asanas and vinyasa. More power to him and may the sutras shine through his daily practice.

Jacob lists several books on the sutras so I assume that he’s reading them. He should probably list Stephen Cope’s new book, The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living, which is based on an interpretation of the sutras. I would like to get a hold of it, but I’ve still got a backlog of required reading books.

He also also points to Trinity Yoga: Teacher Training, which includes some excellent photos of yoga postures [MLS: no longer online], blog and a forum, and yogascope kaleidoscope, a very active blogger. Yoga Teacher Training is another blog that has some interesting content.