Chapter 1Ashtanga Yoga
This Upanishad is the dialogue between the great Sage Dattatreya who is the four handed Maha Vishnu himself and who is the king of yoga territory and his devoted disciple and the great sage Sankriti.
When the sage Dattatreya was alone, Sankriti approached his Guru and saluted him with folded hands with great modesty and asked him to explain in detail the yoga of eight limbs, the knowledge of which would make him to become a Jivan-Mukta.
The Great sage starts to explain the yoga of eight limbs:
Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi are the eight limbs of Yoga.
The ten types of Yama are Ah…