Yoga promises full-scale freedom and transformation on every level—so why are we not all enlightened beings? In this previously unreleased archival video from 1988, Swami Rama gives us a clear picture of the keys to self-mastery based on Patanjali’s 8-limbed (ashtanga) path of yoga.

Drawing on both modern science and ancient wisdom, Swamiji gives a fascinating explanation of the four primitive fountains that hold us back from achieving our goals. Taking us beyond the surface level of yoga, he explains the finer points of essential practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation that help us regulate our emotions, transform our habit patterns, and unlock our deeper potential. 

Source: Ashtanga Yoga: The Last 6 Steps (Honesdale, 1988)

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