Study of the Yoga Sutras begins traditionally by chanting each Sutra in two ways, via sound and vibration, thus creating a more fertile environment for the discourse and discussion of Samyama to take hold.
This traditional style of Yoga Shala teaching is rarely taught, even in India.
The Yoga Sutras are comprised of four succinct chapters, collectively a treatise of Pathanjali’s experience of Self-Realization and freedom.
Chapter One, Samadhi Pada, is a discourse on the nature of the mind;
Chapter Two, Sadhana Pada, teaches practices to quiet the mind and outlines eight distinct “limbs,” or steps, known as Ashtanga Yoga.
Chapter Three, Vibhutti Pada, delves into the subtlest of these limbs: Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi — that is, Samyama.
Chapter Four, Kaivalya Pada, teaches of the ultimate Freedom that is attainable through the practices.