- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Schocken; Revised edition (1979)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805210318
- ISBN-13: 978-0805210316
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 486 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga Paperback – January 3, 1995
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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.
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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.
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People who have criticized this book saying it's not for the beginners, should note my point #2 above. I think these people have not paid attention to ALL the sections in the book, and hence have felt discouraged.
The only thing I wish was there was categorization of Asanas according to their focus muscle or organ groups, e.g., "back-bending", "forward bending", "side twisting", "inverted poses" etc.
But apart from this, the book is gold and a must have possession for anyone who's serious about following Yoga! Two thumbs up!
Not only does this book provide the Asanas (Hatha Yoga poses) preformed perfectly by the author, but BKS also does an excellent job explaining the Yogic philosophy (which is a must if you are looking to receive the full benefit of Hatha Yoga).
If you fully apply the teachings in this book daily you will become far more than just a flexible body (:
Apply as much or as little as youd like but rest assured that this book and the Master that wrote it knows what he's talking about and has made a convenient map for you to follow that even includes an 'Asana Courses' in the appendix that map out your entire 300 week Hatha Yoga regimen. Give the book a try, you will be glad you did.
The section that talks about ailments and the yoga poses to alleviate said issues was worth the price of this book alone!