Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga

Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga

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Overview

The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga—the ancient healing discipline for body and mind—by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805210316
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2000
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 25,906
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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Light on Yoga 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book on Yoga from the man that reinvented Hatha Yoga in the world. B.K.S. Iyengar is 82 as of this writing and continues to refine the material in this book. However, as a foundation for Yoga practice and study, this book has no peer. It has helped me more than I can say. I recommend it to anyone studying any form of Yoga.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A comprehensive guide to the art of yoga that will take you through a lifetime of practice. Contains an extensive compilation of asanas, from easy to extremely difficult, as well as a guide to pranayama, and a helpful index so you can look up poses for specific ailments or weaknesses. The introduction explains the philosophy behind yoga and offers an inspiring way to live. This book is absolutely essential for all serious yoga students!
herebedragons on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
#98, 2006It took me a while to get through this book. It¿s very dense, and I could only read a certain amount in a single sitting before I¿d start feeling overloaded. He¿s got lots of very interesting information about the philsophy of yoga, and of course, his descriptions/photographs of asanas are considered the ¿Bible¿ of yoga. I enjoyed this book, but didn¿t love it. It will stay on my shelf always, though, because I know I¿ll be referring to it again and again over the years.
ChimLibell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fantastic and thorough review of most postures. A must for yoga practitioners and teachers!
robertf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Other yoga books are easier to use (e.g. the Dorling Kindersley "Sivananda Yoga" texts), but I find myself refering back to this text regularly over the decades - now because I want to explore some connections between Qigong and yoga.Deservedly a classic. Excellent if you want to follow the Iyenga yoga path. Also excellent if you want to explore other paths from a different angle.
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