Why do we suffer? This fundamental question has plagued the rich and the poor, the learned and the unlettered alike since time immemorial. Yoga philosophy offers an answer that is profound and optimistic. On one hand, the roots of our suffering—known as the kleshas—are deeply enmeshed with the roots of our very existence. On the other, the kleshas can be readily attenuated through yoga practice.

In this series of talks, Sandra Anderson helps us build a conceptual foundation for such a practice. Weaving together the timeless wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the latest findings from neurobiology, she delves into the reasons behind our fear, anger, and dissatisfaction. Find out what the five roots of suffering are, how they affect our life, and what we can do to slowly but surely free ourselves from them.