How does research into Buddhism integrate with study of the Pātañjalayogaśāstra (the Yoga Sūtras)? In this talk we will focus on yoga ideas and practices in early Buddhist sources on yogācāra and Sarvāstivāda Abhidharma and look at key passages that describe various paths. By seeing Pātañjala yoga in a broader frame we can enhance our understanding of Patañjali’s text.