This week’s guest, Melissa Townsend is the author of two beautiful books about the Yoga Sutras. Townsend, a long-time yoga student, artist, Sanskrit enthusiast, and psychic, wasn’t always enthusiastic about the sutras. But in the same way that psychic visions come to her, so did the idea to use her art to share the Yoga Sutras. On this episode, I had the opportunity to ask her all about the creative process of her Yoga Sutras art and translations. We’re also joined by Stephanie Snyder, a popular yoga teacher who loves to study and share the sutras.
We have an in-depth conversation about why we all find this work fascinating, talk about their approach to studying the sutras, and explain why the text is so much more than just the meaning of words or interpretations that you read. You might have to listen to the episode to understand, but I promise you’ll be glad you did. It might just change the way you’ve been approaching the study of yoga philosophy.
RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A Visual Meditation, Book 1
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A Visual Meditation, Book 2
Episode 32: Stephanie Snyder – How Chanting & Playlists Create Connection
Episode 39: Richard Rosen on Patanjali in Modern Yoga Practice
Episode 122: Applying Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra to Your Daily Life