Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga - Its Philosophy and Practice - By the World's Foremost Teacher

Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga - Its Philosophy and Practice - By the World's Foremost Teacher

by B. K. S. Iyengar
Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga - Its Philosophy and Practice - By the World's Foremost Teacher

Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga - Its Philosophy and Practice - By the World's Foremost Teacher

by B. K. S. Iyengar

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Overview

A modern yoga classic • Deepen your practice with the definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of yoga—the ancient healing discipline for body and mind—by the world-renowned teacher who brought the art of yoga to the West,

Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of yoga positions and breathing exercises, along with explanations of the main philosophies of yoga. Iyengar's style and teachings emphasize precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timing, and the use of props. 

Learn Proper Alignment
Dive Deeper Into Yoga Philosophy
Cultivate Inner Awareness With Pranayama
Learn Sanskrit
Learn Inspiration On and Off the Mat

"600 pictures and an incredible amount of detailed descriptive text as well as philosophy.... Fully revised and photographs illustrating the exercises appear right next to the descriptions.... We highly recommend this book." —WELLNESS

Foreword by Yehudi Menuhin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805210316
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/03/1995
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 35,449
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 8.01(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

B. K. S. Iyengar, for whom hundreds of Iyengar Institutes all over the world are named, headed his own institute in India until his death in 2014.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11
Preface 13

PART I INTRODUCTION 17
What is Yoga? 19

PART II YOGASANAS, BANDHA AND KRIYA 55

Yogasanas 57
Bandha and Kriya 57

PART III PRANAYAMA 429
Hints and Cautions 431
Technique and Effects of Pranayama 441
Pranayamas 449
Appendix I: Asana Courses 462
Appendix II: Curative Asanas for Various Diseases 487
Table to correlate the asanas etc. with the plates which illustrate them 507
Glossary 513
Index 537

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