The Yoga Yajnavalkya (Sanskrit: योगयाज्ञवल्क्य, Yoga-Yājñavalkya) is a classical Hindu yoga text in the Sanskrit language

The text is written in the form of a male-female dialogue between the sage Yajnavalkya and Gargi

The text consists of 12 chapters and contains 504 verses

Like Patanjali’s Yogasutras, the Yoga Yajnavalkya describes the eight components of yoga; however, it has different goals

The text contains additional material that is not found in Yogasutras, such as the concept of kundalini

The Yoga Yajnavalkya contains one of the most comprehensive discussion of yoga components such as the Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhyana, and Dharana

The text was influential in the development and practice of the yoga traditions of India before the 12th century