Patanjali (Devana-gari) is the compiler of the Yoga Sutra, one of the most revolutionary works in the history of yoga philosophy. He has often been called the founder of yoga because of his work, but in reality, he is more of a figurehead and compiler of sutras passed down through generations of teachers and students.
Ancient texts often refer to Patanjali as an incarnation of the serpent God Ananta, and he is sometimes depicted as half human and half serpent. He is said to have fallen (Pat) from heaven into the open palms (Anjali) of a woman, hence the name Patanjali.
Virtually nothing is known about the life of Patanjali and some scholars believe he is entirely mythical. Various references suggest he lived between 200 BC and 400 AD – though several texts date him back several thousand years before this.
Patanjali’s yoga is one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy. They give us the earliest reference to the popular term Ashtanga Yoga which translates literally as the eight limbs of yoga. They are yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi. Read the highlights from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali here.
At Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa we incorporate yoga into many of our holistic programs and experiences. Multiple daily yoga classes take place in the most peaceful and beautiful parts of our resort and our expert yoga instructors are here to guide you through the discovery process and find a practice and yoga discipline that works perfectly for you.
Sondra Ray is known all over the world as a foremost spiritual leader and teacher. Having written 30 books about rebirthing, relationships, ideal birth, healing and holiness, and the many mental and spiritual imperatives in life, Sondra’s lectures are in high demand wherever she goes.
Cleanse & Detox
Cleansing and detoxing your body is a great way to put yourself on the path to improved health over the long term.
When there’s a synergy between scientific and holistic approaches to wellbeing, the benefits are truly transformative. They can be immediate too, such as with IV or intravenous therapy.
Detox Experiences at Kamalaya
Detox is a good idea. If you’re new to the concept it’s best to take things slowly.
Functional Health Testing
Functional health testing usually refers to health assessments that help to gain a deeper understanding of your health and predisposition to diseases.
Burnout Causes & Prevention
So what is the best way of dealing with burnout and stress? Coping means stopping what you’re doing to take care of yourself.
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