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.
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 throughout.
This is the seminal book on yoga postures. It is the book that everyone learned from. If you are serious about the physical postures you will love this book. If you are just curious about the range of what is possible this book is where you will find it. If I could only have one book on yoga asana this would be the book I would want.
Why all the hype? BKS Iyengar, a true master of asana, demonstrates all the common poses and a huge variety of variations in more than 600 photos, but he does not stop there. He gives detailed instructions for getting into the poses, getting out of the poses, what to expect while in the poses and more. He details the benefits of each pose and suggests what poses are curative for what ailments. This book is a tremendous resource, unmatched in the field. Helpful chapters on pranayama, bhandas and kriyas, plus explanations of important mudras are also included.
Light on Yoga has become the Yoga bible for hundreds of thousands of people who practice Yoga daily with the Iyengar method, for exercise, meditation, or simply relaxation. With more than 600 photographs depicting all the postures and breathing exercises, it remains the fullest, most practical, and most profusely illustrated guide by the world