B. K. S. Iyengar
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About B. K. S. Iyengar
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (14 December 1918 - 20 August 2014), better known as B.K.S. Iyengar, was the founder of the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga" and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. He was the author of many books on yoga practice and philosophy including Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Light on Life. Iyengar was one of the earliest students of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who is often referred to as "the father of modern yoga". He has been credited with popularizing yoga, first in India and then around the world.
The Indian government awarded Iyengar the Padma Shri in 1991, the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2014. In 2004, Iyengar was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
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A must-have for anyone who practises yoga or is interested in the teachings of the East.
B.K.S. Iyengar, whose teachings on yoga are followed throughout the world, reflects upon his lifetime's experience on the yoga path. The structure of the book follows the different aspects of that path (from Freedom Awaits, through The Physical Body, The Energy Body, The Mental Body, The Intellectual Body, The Divine Body to Living in Freedom) and provides a learning framework for yoga as well as an invaluable discourse on life.
'Iyengar knows what the body needs, and he's introduced to the West the Easterner's best path to health and well-being' - TIME Magazine
'Revelations from a lifetime of studying yoga' - The Washington Post
'Light on Life is rich in yoga philosophy and methodology. But unlike his previous writings, this new book is full of autobiographical anecdotes' - The New York Times
'Mr Iyengar reveals in Light on Life the 'heart of yoga' that he personally discovered through more than 70 years of disciplined, daily practice ... [including] the precise ways that yoga can transform our lives and help us live in harmony with the world around us' - Yoga Journal
'The Michelangelo of yoga' - BBC TV
The definitive work by B.K.S. Iyengar, the world’s most respected yoga teacher.
B.K.S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of ‘yoga for all’, which has made it into the worldwide phenomenon it is today.
‘Light on Yoga’ is widely called ‘the bible of yoga’ and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around the world. It is the classic text for all serious students of yoga.
- B.K.S. Iyengar’s own photo-illustrated, step-by-step guides to every yoga routine.
- Week-by-week development plan – with a total of 300 weeks to allow gradual progression from novice to advanced technique.
- B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique and inspired guide to Pranayama – yoga breathing techniques.
- B.K.S. Iyengar’s yoga philosophy for life and an introduction to the spiritual aspects of yoga.
- Yoga sequences and asanas to help heal a range of specific illnesses and conditions.
The definitive step-by-step guide to the world's most widely practised yoga system.
Recent scientific research now supports what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. For example, did you know that yoga practice can help treat age-related memory loss better than brain-training games? Take it from 94 year old B.K.S Inyengar, who practices yoga daily and continues to lead the way for yogis worldwide!
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-Step-by-step sequences to a variety of yoga poses suitable for every level of ability
-Classic Iyengar yoga asanas are visually illustrated and followed by a unique 360 degree view of each pose
-Features the holistic health benefits of yoga shown in sequences developed to help alleviate over 80 ailments.
This brilliant book on yoga provides a detailed insight into variations of key yoga poses and the specific benefits of different styles of yoga on the human body, with knowledge on how to alleviate an array of aches and ailments, from asthma to arthritis. A riveting read, you can explore how to achieve technical excellence in your practice, from the comfort of your own home! The first yoga book on the market to feature full-colour step-by-step photographs demonstrating Iyengar yoga practice.
A must-have volume for beginners who wish to learn yoga from one of the world's most influential yoga teachers. Iyengar yoga prides itself on being accessible to all, regardless of age, ability and physical condition. In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to lose the balance in our lives and the connection with our bodies. DK believes it's time to change that!
BKS Iyengar Yoga The Path to Holistic Health offers a remedy to the stress and hustle of everyday life.
So whether you're looking to take up yoga this New Year, or your yoga poses are already perfect, this yoga book sets out to explore an array of much-loved yoga poses, pranayamas, chakras and more.
Why not stretch yourself, literally, this New Year and try something new? Perhaps your mind, body and soul will thank you!
Don't forget to check out DK's new edition to BKS Iyengar Yoga The Path to Holistic Health, featuring a brand new chapter celebrating Mr. Iyengar's life and work, with a refreshed and updated design and reworked images to breathe new life into the book.
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BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the “bible” of yoga.
This edition contains an introduction by BKS Iyengar, as well as a foreword by Godfrey Devereux, author of Dynamic Yoga.
Patanjali wrote this collection of yoga wisdom over 2,000 years ago. They are amongst the world’s most revered and ancient teachings and are the earliest, most holy yoga reference.
The Sutras are short and to the point – each being only a line or two long. BKS Iyengar has translated each one, and provided his own insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers.
The Sutras show the reader how we can transform ourselves through the practice of yoga, gradually developing the mind, body and emotions, so we can become spiritually evolved.
The Sutras are also a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practise.
The book is thoroughly cross-referenced, and indexed, resulting in an accessible and helpful book that is of immense value both to students of Indian philosophy and practitioners of yoga.
Discover the benefits of yoga for the mind, body, and spirit with this definitive e-guide from world-renowned yoga authority B.K.S. Iyengar.
Learn how you can use yoga to improve every aspect of your life with B.K.S. Iyengar, globally respected for his holistic approach and technical accuracy. In B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health, the guru himself guides you through more than 50 yoga poses, each with step-by-step instructions illustrated in full colour. Iyengar even explains his philosophy throughout the book - it's like having yoga classes with him as your own personal instructor.
A special, 20-week beginners' yoga course makes yoga accessible for people of all ages and abilities. Twenty classic Iyengar yoga poses have a unique, 360-degree presentation so that you can see the correct position from all angles. Specially developed yoga sequences help you to alleviate more than 80 ailments, ranging from asthma and arthritis to varicose veins.
Whether you are new to yoga and looking for somewhere to start, or more experienced and want to perfect your technique, this comprehensive e-guide will help you improve your abilities and work towards a happy and healthy life.