The Mandala-brahmana Upanishad (Sanskrit: मण्डलब्राह्मण उपनिषत्), also known as Mandalabrahmanopanisad, is one of the minor Upanishads of Hinduism and a Sanskrit text

It is attached to the Shukla Yajurveda and is classified as one of the 20 Yoga Upanishads

The text describes Yoga as a means to self-knowledge, the highest wisdom

Its text is structured as a teaching from Narayana (Purusha in Sun, Vishnu) to sage Yajnavalkya

The text is notable for teaching eight step Yoga but with somewhat different conceptual framework than most other texts

The teachings of the text combine different types of Yoga with non-dual Vedanta philosophy