Light on Life

The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom
Author: B.K.S. Iyengar,John J. Evans,Douglas Abrams
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609619587
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
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B.K.S. Iyengar--hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be one of the most important yoga masters--has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey. Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.

Iyengar

The Yoga Master
Author: Kofi Busia
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083482454X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 384
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Well-known contributors from the world of yoga celebrate the life and work of the great yoga pioneer B. K. S. Iyengar in this collection. Iyengar, who celebrates seventy years as a yoga teacher this year, is an Indian yoga master, revered as the single most influential person in spreading the teachings of yoga throughout the world. Iyengar was recognized in Time magazine’s 2004 list of the one hundred most powerful and influential people in the world. This collection of essays, stories, and interviews celebrates the life and great influence of renowned yoga teacher B. K. S. Iyengar and features an international and diverse group of well-known contributors. These writings offer a deep understanding of the man, as well as his unique approach to yoga and the human mind and body. Contributors include: • Baron Baptiste • Beryl Bender Birch • T. K. V. Desikachar • Alan Finger • Lilias Folan • Richard Freeman • John Friend • Sharon Gannon • Dona Holleman • Gary Kraftsow • Judith Hanson Lasater • David Life • Manouso Manos • Chuck Miller • Aadil Palkhivala • Shiva Rea • Erich Schiffmann • John Schumacher • Patricia Walden • Joan White • Rodney Yee

B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: Wisdom & Practice


Author: B.K.S. Iyengar
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756659531
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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Practical yoga instruction and words of wisdom for health, happiness and a better world, from BKS Iyengar Through the writings, experiences and philosophy of the world's greatest yoga guru and teacher, BKS Iyengar, discover what yoga can do for your health, happiness and whole life. This blend of wisdom both ancient and modern and practical advice and guidance, provides a holistic, all-embracing way to bring health, happiness and harmony to the way you live. BKS Iyengar passes on the lessons of his own life journey, and shares the physical and spiritual rewards you can gain from an uplifting series of beautifully presented asanas, breathing exercises and meditations. Yoga for your contentment, for joy, for true inner peace, for life. Practical yoga instruction and words of wisdom for health, happiness and a better world, from BKS IyengarThrough the writings, experiences and philosophy of the world's greatest yoga guru and teacher, BKS Iyengar, discover what yoga can do for your health, happiness and whole life.This blend of wisdom both ancient and modern and practical advice and guidance, provides a holistic, all-embracing way to bring health, happiness and harmony to the way you live. BKS Iyengar passes on the lessons of his own life journey, and shares the physical and spiritual rewards you can gain from an uplifting series of beautifully presented asanas, breathing exercises and meditations. Yoga for your contentment, for joy, for true inner peace, for life.

Yoga

A Gem for Women
Author: Geeta S. Iyengar
Publisher: Allied Publishers
ISBN: 8170237157
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 460
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"Yoga is considered uniquely instrumental in the search for self realisation, and through it the realisation of God. The author, who has mastered the subtle techniques of the art, has presented it in book form, showing a variety of āsanas known for their physical and curative values, Prānāyāma with its Bandhas and Dhyāna or meditation."-back cover.

A Life of Light: The Biography of BKS Iyengar


Author: Rashmi Palkhivala
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9352641744
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 264
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B.K.S. Iyengar's journey began from an inconspicuous village in Karnataka. Losing his father early, he was buffeted by fortune from the home of one relative to another. He was in his teens when he met his guru (and brother-in-law) Krishnamacharya, a renowned yogic scholar, who took him under his wing. The young Iyengar found himself drawn to the teachings, but terrified of the teacher. Despite the tumultuous relationship between guru and shishya, Iyengar eagerly imbibed the intricacies of the art of yoga from his guru. Soon, following his guru's diktat, Iyengar found himself in Pune. It was in this city of strangers, that Iyengar established himself and built his home, and later, his yoga centre. Decades later, 'Iyengar Yoga' as it came to be called, became synonymous with a precision-based asana practise that Iyengar popularized and spread to every continent of the world. Narrated with love and compassion, A Life of Light is the biography of one of the most respected yoga practitioners in contemporary times. His life, spanning almost a century from pre-independence India to India of the twenty-first century, is an incredible testament to the spirit of ancient India thriving in a market economy.

Core of the Yoga Sutras

The Definitive Guide to the Philosophy of Yoga
Author: B. K. S. Iyengar
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007921263
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 275
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A study of the philosophical core of yoga offers commentary on and explanations of Pataänjali's såutras and illuminates the spirituality that is the foundation of yoga practice, in a work containing the såutras in their original language.

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali


Author: B. K. S. Iyengar
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000738162X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 384
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Note that due to the limitations of some ereading devices not all diacritical marks can be shown. 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.

Health, Healing, and Beyond

Yoga and the Living Tradition of T. Krishnamacharya
Author: T. K. V. Desikachar,R. H. Cravens
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 1429995076
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
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The much-sought-after, greatly beloved exploration of the work of Krishnamacharya, teacher of many of twentieth-century yoga's greatest and most influential exponents, Health, Healing, and Beyond is filled with deep wisdom—an indispensable guide to the philosophy, principles, and limitless possibilities of yoga. First published in 1998, it is now available again to yogis, students, and teacher trainees everywhere.

Krishnamacharya

His Life and Teachings
Author: A.G. Mohan
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822498
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 176
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Here is a personal tribute to "the father of modern yoga" Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888–1989), written by one of his longtime disciples. Krishnamacharya was a renowned Indian yoga master, Ayurvedic healer, and scholar who modernized yoga practice and whose students—including B. K. S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, T. K. V. Desikachar, and Indra Devi—dramatically popularized yoga in the West In this book, the author, A. G. Mohan, a well-respected yoga teacher and yoga therapist, draws on his own memories and notes, and Krishnamacharya’s diaries and recorded material, to present a detailed and fascinating view of the man and his teachings, and his own warm and inspiring relationship with the master. This portrait of the great teacher will be a compelling and informative read for yoga teachers and students who truly want to understand the source of their tradition and practice.

The Mirror of Yoga

Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mind
Author: Richard Freeman
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834824874
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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The world of yoga is astonishingly rich in its array of schools and practices. Yet, as diverse as they seem, they share a common aim: the discovery of the essence of existence that can be found at the core of our being, and the liberation that comes from that discovery. With this worthy goal in mind, Richard Freeman presents an enlightening overview of the many teachings, practices, and scriptures that serve as the basis for all the schools of yoga—hatha, bhakti, jnana, karma, tantra, and others. He shows how the myriad forms are ultimately related, and can even be perceived to make up a vast, interpenetrating matrix, symbolizing the unity, profundity, and beauty of the ancient tradition. Richard's wide-ranging discussion includes the Upanisads and Samkhya philosophies, the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the eight limbs of astanga yoga, the process and purpose of hatha yoga, and much more. He also explores the role of the guru, chanting, meditation, and the yogic imperative of offering service to others. All of this is applied to the actual practice, giving the reader the tools to digest and apply the wealth of information to daily life. The Mirror of Yoga will be a welcome resource to all yogis who wish to better practice the profound philosophy underlying their practice.

Tree Of Yoga


Author: B. K. S. Iyengar,B. K. S.
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788172236052
Category: Yoga
Page: 208
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Beautiful two colour gift package of B.K.S. Iyengar's yoga-based philosophy for life.

BKS Iyengar Yoga The Path to Holistic Health


Author: B.K.S. Iyengar
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1409357422
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 432
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From globally recognised yoga authority B.K.S Iyengar, an accessible illustrated guide to Iyengar Yoga - now available in PDF. BKS Iyengar Yoga:The Path to Holistic Health makes Iyengar Yoga accessible to all, while celebrating the life and work of the world renowned B.K.S Iyengar. B.K.S Iyengar is a world leading authority on hatha yoga and is globally respected for his holistic approach and technical accuracy. He has been practicing yoga every day for over 75 years and at 94 is surely proof of holistic health. This is the only yoga book featuring full colour step-by-step photographs of yoga poses demonstrating Iyengar Yoga and this new edition also includes a new chapter celebrating B.K.S Iyengar's life and work. Over 60 step-by-step sequences of asanas, pranayamas and chakras were supervised by B.K.S Iyengar himself and over 20 include unique 360 degree images of classic Iyengar asanas, it's like having a yoga class with your own personal yogi. Yoga is made accessible to everyone with a special 20-week yoga course for beginners to yoga sequences specifically designed to treat over 80 ailments, from asthma and arthritis to varicose veins. BKS Iyengar Yoga:The Path to Holistic Health (previous ISBN 9781405322355) is suitable for every age and ability, allowing everyone to enjoy the benefits to mind, body and spirit that are drawn from Iyengar Yoga.

The Healing Path of Yoga

Time-Honored Wisdom and Scientifically Proven Methods That Alleviate Stress, Ope n Your Heart, and Enrich Your Life
Author: Nischala Joy Devi
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307565785
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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Stress is now considered the foremost contributor to poor health and a major factor in causing heart disease, cancer, and a myriad of chronic and acute diseases. This book will make yoga a fundamental part of your quest for wellness and well-being, whether you are a novice or a current pactitioner. Nischala Joy Devi, a pioneer in the field of alternative healing and a renowned yoga expert, has spent years helping people realize the healthful and stress-controlling benefits of yoga. In 1982 she developed yoga-based retreats for Dr. Michael Lerner's now famous Commonweal Cancer Help Program. That same year Dr. Dean Ornish asked her to create a program of yoga practices for patients suffering from heart disease. Yoga's contribution to the success of both programs has been astounding. Devi shares her years of experience working with the healthful benefits of yoga, teaching visualizations, breathwork, and meditation, as well as providing the classic steps and illustrated instructions for yoga's physical poses. The Healing Path of Yoga uses timeless Indian-based yoga techniques and philosophy, along with Devi's lifestyle-altering regimen, to create one extraordinary program with the power to rejuvenate and heal. The Healing Path of Yoga presents the key to:preventing disease and stress in healthy people aiding in recovery from heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses physical conditioning and weight loss deep, healing relaxation techniques heightened overall wellness of body, mind, and spirit From the Trade Paperback edition.

On the Verge

Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine
Author: Cara Bradley
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683753
Category: Self-Help
Page: 248
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Tap Your Personal Power and Thrive Have you ever hoped to recapture the powerful sense of aliveness you’ve felt at the best moments of your life? Cara Bradley can show you how. With enlightening stories and fresh practices, her book will teach you how to experience what she calls “high-definition, high-voltage living” on purpose, every day. She will expertly guide you through the process toward an indescribable sense of fulfillment and empowerment that you may not have thought possible but that was always there, on the “verge” of happening, ready to emerge. This user-friendly book also offers: • the encouragement to not be a spectator of life but to instead cultivate ways to live beyond your busy mind and be present in each moment • the coaching you need to stay consistent with transformative daily practices • the guidance to trust that, like spiritual sages and Olympic athletes, you have brilliance and strength available to you at any time

Waking

A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence
Author: Matthew Sanford
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605298735
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Matthew Sanford's inspirational story about the car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down is a superbly written memoir of healing and journey—from near death to triumphant life. Matt Sanford's life and body were irrevocably changed at age 13 on a snowy Iowa road. On that day, his family's car skidded off an overpass, killing Matt's father and sister and left him paralyzed from the chest down, confining him to a wheelchair. His mother and brother escaped from the accident unharmed but were left to pick up the pieces of their decimated family. This pivotal event set Matt on a lifelong journey, from his intensive care experiences at the Mayo Clinic to becoming a paralyzed yoga teacher and founder of a nonprofit organization. Forced to explore what it truly means to live in a body, he emerges with an entirely new view of being a "whole" person. By turns agonizingly personal, philosophical, and heartbreakingly honest, this groundbreaking memoir takes you inside the body, heart, and mind of a boy whose world has been shattered. Follow Sanford's journey as he rebuilds from the ground up, searching for "healing stories" to help him reconnect his mind and his body. To do so, he must reject much of what traditional medicine tells him and instead turn to yoga as a centerpiece of his daily practice. He finds not only a better life but also meaning and purpose in the mysterious distance that we all experience between mind and body. In Waking, Sanford delivers a powerful message about the endurance of the human spirit and of the body that houses it.

The Essential Yoga Sutra

Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga
Author: Geshe Michael Roach,Lama Christie McNally
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307499979
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a classic Sanskrit treatise consisting of 195 “threads,” or aphorisms, describing the process of liberation through yoga. Although little is known about Patanjali (most scholars estimate that he lived in India circa 200–300 b.c.), his writings have long been recognized as a vital contribution to the philosophy and practice of yoga. This new, expert translation of the original Sanskrit text of Patanjali’s best-known work presents his seminal ideas and methods in accessible, plain-language English. Patanjali organized the sutra into four parts: Samadhi (absorption), Sadhana (practice), Vibhuti (supernatural powers), and Kaivalya (liberation). Each represents a step in breaking free of our limited definition of consciousness and training the mind to achieve oneness with the universe. Geshe Michael Roach, one of the most respected teachers of Tibetan Buddhism in America and a renowned scholar of Sanskrit, provides authoritative commentary on each of the sutras. His notes and clarification are straightforward and highly readable, untainted by obscure, academic terminology or New Age jargon. The first edition of the Yoga Sutra to present a Buddhist perspective, this paperback original will be welcomed by students and spiritual seekers alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.