What are the Yoga Sutras? Instructions for bearded rishis who lived in the forests of ancient India? Or the complete manual of asanas?
Neither! In fact, the text may well have been called ‘Maharishi P’s Ultimate Handbook of Mind Control’, for it is really a set of techniques to help us – all of us – awaken and harness the explosive power of our minds, through our actions, our attitudes and our awareness.
And not through asanas? That too, but not in the way you imagined it.
In this surprising, sparkling book, Roopa Pai unravels the secrets of Patanjali’s compact 2,000-year-old text in ways both fun and accessible. Walk down the well-marked paths into a dazzling world where a whole new version of yourself – self-assured, fearless and free – awaits you.
Go on, then – what are you waiting for?
Classification : Classics
Pub Date : JUN 27, 2023
Imprint : Hachette India Children'S Books
Page Extent : 312
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789357311953
Price : INR 399
Bengaluru-based author, columnist and speaker Roopa Pai is one of India's best-known children's authors. Many of her books, which cover a wide range of topics including popular science, history, economics, medicine and sci-fi fantasy, are bestsellers, and are enjoyed as much by adults as by children. Her most popular book, the award-winning The Gita for Children (2015, Hachette India), has been translated into many Indian languages. Her TEDx talk 'Decoding the Gita: India's Book of Answers' has received close to two million views to date.
Her most recent works include the bestselling The Vedas and Upanishads for Children (2018, Hachette India) and hot-off-the-press The Yoga Sutras for Children (2023, Hachette India).
When she is not writing, Roopa can be found teaching short introductory courses on ancient Indian wisdom to both children and adults. This computer engineer also leads groups of children and young people on history and heritage walks across her city, as part of her work as director of a company she co-founded, Bangalore Walks.