The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a collection of ancient Sanskrit texts written by the sage Patanjali, which outlines the eight limbs of yoga, known as Ashtanga Yoga. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali provide a framework for spiritual growth and personal transformation, as well as for the practice of yoga. The sutras are organized into four chapters, each of which contains a number of sutras. The first chapter outlines the ethical and moral guidelines for practicing yoga, the second chapter describes the practice of concentration and meditation, the third chapter addresses the various states of consciousness, and the fourth chapter provides a direct route to liberation. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali have been widely studied and discussed throughout the centuries and are still a major source of inspiration for modern yoga practitioners.