Human life is a gift, Swami Rama often said, and we should not squander it. The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali tells us how we can use this gift wisely to attain the goal of life, lasting fulfillment and ultimate freedom. Yoga is a path of self-discovery—discovering the best of ourselves so that we can experience our full potential and live in the world with purpose and meaning. In this video series, Ishan Tigunait walks us through the yoga worldview, explaining the connections between desire, fulfillment, and freedom. By examining ourselves on every level—body, breath, mind, and consciousness—we can begin to understand, and gradually refine, our desires and motivations. As this process unfolds, and we move deeper within, our lives become more joyful, richer, and more meaningful.

Thousands of years old, the timeless path of yoga remains relevant today because the fundamental human desire—to experience fulfillment—is unchanging. In introducing us to our self and our desires at the most essential level, the path of yoga shows us how to be fulfilled and free.