30. Philipp Maas on Yoga

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A leading expert on the founding text of Yoga tells us why, when, and by whom it was written, and what it has to do with modern day yoga practice.



Further Reading

• P. Maas, Samādhipāda: the First Chapter of the Pātanjalayogaśāstra for the First Time Critically Edited (Aachen: 2006).

• P. Maas, “The Concepts of the Human Body and Disease in Classical Yoga and Ayurveda,” Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 51 (2007/2008), 125-62.

• P. Maas, “‘Descent with Modification’: The Opening of the Pātanjalayogaśāstra,” in W. Slaje (ed.), Śāstrārambha: Inquiries into the Preamble in Sanskrit (Wiesbaden: 2008), 97-119.

• P. Maas, “The So-called Yoga of Suppression in the Pātanjala Yogaśāstra,” in E. Franco (ed.), Yogic Perception, Meditation, and Altered States of Consciousness (Vienna: 2009), 263-82.

• P. Maas, “Valid Knowledge and Belief in Classical Sāmkhya Yoga,” in P. Balcerowicz (ed.), Logic and Belief in Indian Philosophy (Delhi: 2010), 383-92.

• P. Maas, “A Concise Historiography of Classical Yoga Philosophy,” in E. Franco (ed.), Periodization and Historiography of Indian Philosophy (Vienna: 2013), 53-90.

Philipp Maas' page on academia.edu.


Jake Andrews on 18 November 2022


This was a brilliant exposition! May everyone experience Yoga!

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