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Recommended Books

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Light on Yoga
'B.K.S Iyengar'

First published in 1966 by George Allen and Unwin, Great Britain. Now published by Harper Collins, India in 1992. B.K.S. Iyengar's classic book on yoga. It contains 602 photographs and includes an introduction to the philosophy of yoga. There is an appendix recommending asanas for a wide variety of ailments and for serious students a series of yoga courses. This book is the magnum opus of yoga which was first published in 1965 in English. This "Bible" of yoga has been translated in many languages. It has been called the "fullest, most practical and best illustrated book on the subject" with more than 600 illustrations. It starts with the explanation on "What is Yoga ?" and then the intricate details on how to perform more than 200 postures. It also introduces pranayamas, bandhas and kriyas.

Yoga - A gem for Women
'Geeta s. Iyengar'

This book was published in 1983. It has now become a classical book on Yoga for women. This book takes into consideration the milestones in a woman’s life. It also gives an explanation on the physiological changes that a woman undergoes and the problems that she may encounter. A special section has been devoted to "Yoga Kurunta", practising asanas with the help of ropes. The other important sections are on savasana, pranayama and asana and pranayama practice during pregnancy. A book which is a must for all women practitioners of yoga.

Light on Pranayama
'B.K.S Iyengar'

B.K.S. Iyengar introduces and discusses the various techniques of yogic breathing as well as Yoga Philosophy. There are 190 photos and 5 courses of practice for students. This book is a worthy companion and sequel to the Light on Yoga. The book is practical and a thorough guide for those who wish to learn the art of pranayama. The book discusses the respiratory system from the point of view of modern anatomy and ancient yoga texts. It also describes the difficulties and dangers that one may encounter during pranayama practice.

Tree of Yogar
' B.K.S Iyengar'

Contains a number of B.K.S. Iyengars lectures and question and answer sessions arranged in book form. It includes chapters on yoga and health, childhood, love, death, faith, teachers and teaching as well as the place of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras in our daily lives.

Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
'B.K.S Iyengar'

A new translation of Patanjali's 2500 year old Yoga Sutra with a commentary by B.K.S. Iyengar. It contains the wealth of his own firm practice and experience. Several appendices further clarify and elucidate the text. Sage Patanjali was the first to systematically codify the ancient science of Yoga into 196 terse aphorisms (sutras) about 2000 years ago. These sutras are the profound study of the human psyche. Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a unique edition which contains a new translation and commentary by Guruji. He has enriched the text with the wealth of his own wisdom and experience on the subject. The book is of immense value to students of Indian philosophy as well as practitioners of Yoga.

Yoga in action : A Preliminary Course
'Geeta s. Iyengar'

This latest publication is meant as a manual for the new practitioners of Iyengar Yoga. This book guides the students in their individual practices by providing a step wise approach of every asanas. It has several graphics of the final classical asanas and also the intermediary stages. A must for all those aspiring to take to the study of Iyengar Yoga as well as the teachers so that they too can systematically guide their students.

Yoga in action : Intermediate Course
'Geeta S. iyengar'

The second book in the Yoga in Action series – the Intermediate Course was released on the occasion of Guru Purnima 2013. Several years ago on various public occasions, Geetaji had given many practical lecture demonstrations entitled ‘Yoga in Action.’ These presentations were recorded and covered the various āsana-s which form part of the preliminary and intermediate courses of RIMYI.

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