Yoga: Pātañjala Yoga
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The term Pātañjala Yoga refers to one of the so-called six darśanas, the Yoga darśana, the tradition of Hindu philosophy that has the Yogaśāstra (the Yogasūtra and its primary commentary, the Vyāsabhāṣya or Yogabhāṣya; 350–400 CE) as its foundation text…

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Knut A. Jacobsen, “Yoga: Pātañjala Yoga”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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