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The headline is, well, a bit much, but That said, extreme poses are no joke, either. Available in - English, Japanese and Persian. Published by Harper Collins in India in Published in by George Allen and Unwin, London. This is a supplementary book to Light on Yoga, a unique book depicting Guruji's Yogasanas, their grace, beauty, agility and strength. There are large photographs of B. Iyengar performing asanas of varying difficulty as well as text detailing his quest for Art in Yoga.

Patanjali's yoga philosophy and the art of teaching are also explained. Tree of Yoga: First appeared as Yoga Vriksa Published in by Fine Line Books. K, and then by Harper Collins, India. Contains a number of B. 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.

Illustrated Light on Yoga: Published in by Aquarian press. This is a large format edition of Concise Light on Yoga. This book is a straight forward and comprehensive introduction for the beginner by an acknowledged expert on the subject. It includes an introduction to the philosophy and practice of Yoga, detailed description of 57 key postures and a 35 week course progressing from beginner to intermediate level.

Arogya Yoga: Available in - Kannada and Marathi. This is a compilation of articles published in the Sunday edition of the Marathi daily Sakal since In this series of articles, Guruji has written about various asanas with illustrations.

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The articles are very detailed and the language is very direct. Reading the book is like taking a class at Iyengar Institute. Yoga - Ek Kalpataru: Available in - Marathi.

This is the first book written in Marathi by Guruji.

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It gives the reader a new insight towards Yoga as it covers the subject from various angles. It explains how the modern man can improve his health as well as attain spiritual heights with the practice of yoga. Yoga - A path to Holistic Health: This book explains the philosophy of the yoga sutras in a practical manner which makes it possible for the modern man to relate to ancient wisdom.

It explains how the props can be used for performing the different asanas. It also provides the sequence of asanas for 38 common ailments ranging from common colds to cardiac problems. Astadala Yoga Mala - 1: Asta Dala Yoga Mala is a series of books which is a compilation of Guruji's teachings over the years. The first volume consists of autobiographical articles on the influence of yoga in his life and on his experiences with his Guru.

The remaining sections are devoted to his explanations on yoga and the yoga sutras. Astadala Yoga Mala - 2: The second volume in this series is the vision of Guruji. It contains the distillation of his thought following his long-standing sadhana. Astadala Yoga Mala - 3: This volume contains not only the matured intellectual vision of Guruji but takes the practitioner into the interior parts of the consciousness.

This volume includes subjects ranging from therapeutics to academics and sports, practice and the teaching of yoga. Astadala Yoga Mala - 4: This volume is a compilation of question and answer sessions with Guruji from to It contains Guruji's answers for questions on personal, practical and philosophical aspects.

Astadala Yoga Mala - 5: Astadala Yoga Mala 5 like volume 4, is a compilation of a remarkable variety of interviews of Guruji. The interview format means there is immediacy and shared intimacy with the reader who can feel the experience of being a witness to the dialogue between the interviewer and Guruji. Some interviews bring out the meaning of the subject of yoga on different levels. Guruji always turns the occasion to always give us a clear and lucid account of the path. His answers are never personal but universally applicable.

We hope that attempting the activities in this book helps us in growing young and going yogic. This is a supplementary book to Light on Yoga, a unique book depicting Guruji's Yogasanas, their grace, beauty, agility and strength There are large photographs of B. Yogacharya B. S Iyengar. Arogya Yoga.

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Light on Pranayama. Astadala Yoga Mala - 1. Light on Yoga. The Tree of Yoga refers to the eight different parts of Patanjali's yoga, which include ethical concerns, physical postures, breath work, and practices leading to meditative states.

Iyengar also includes his essays on various aspects of yoga and life.

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This wonderful book covers the different stages in women's lives, and discusses how the practice of yoga can help us maintain our physical and mental health as we move through these stages. Sample sequences of poses, with photos, are shown as recommendations for how to practice during different times of our lives, and for different issues in our lives. I recently recommended this book during a workshop class I taught about how to develop your own home yoga practice.

A couple women told me they bought it and have been enjoying their practice of the Essential Yoga Sequences as listed in the book. Author and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, Suza Francina, has written articles and books with baby-boomers in mind.

Read Suza's Yoga Articles for a number of her online articles. The New Yoga for Healthy Aging is illustrated by inspiring photos of older yoga students doing poses that require strength and grace, and tips are given to show how the more challenging poses can be done through the use of props and modifications.

This book also addresses common ailments of aging including osteoporosis, arthritis, hip replacements, heart health, and Parkinson's disease. The book includes sequences for "healthy aging". I love the name of this book! Sometimes my students don't take the book seriously when they see the name, but then I tell them it is such a great book for "the average Joe or Jane off the street" who wants to do yoga but are worried because they can't touch their toes or turn themselves into pretzels.

The models in this book are all "real" students, and are shown doing poses and modifications that most people will be able to approximate. Common household items chairs, belts, ties, walls are used as props to help do the poses better. Easy sequences are given for quick "fix-its" for simple aches and pains, and for stress-reduction. This book is about the yogic journey to "realize" our inner divine being.

The first sentence says, "Spiritual realization is the aim that exists in each one of us to seek our divine core. To find this core, we explore our different "sheaths" of being; our different layers, or bodies of existence, including our physical, energetic, mental, intellectual, and divine layers.

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All these layers need to be integrated in order for us to achieve wholeness. I don't recommend it for those who are just starting their study and practice of yoga I recommend starting with the physical practice and reading Tree of Yoga before reading Light on Life , but it's an excellent book for those who are already familiar with the philosophy of yoga. This is another of B. Iyengar's "Light on Light on Pranayama gives instruction on the different techniques of pranayama, or breath work, along with the theory and philosophy of yoga.

This isn't a book for beginners though. In the Iyengar Yoga system, the formal practice of pranayama isn't started until the student has a strong background in the physical poses, to build up the strength to sit well and to build greater awareness in the body and mind. Before formal instruction in pranayama we do some practice on breath awareness, and are reminded not to hold the breath, or to breathe heavily while in poses.

Then when the body and mind are prepared, we're taught more formal breathing techniques. A couple years after I originally wrote this article a new book came out that has since become one of my favorites: A Chair for Yoga: If you've taken Iyengar Yoga classes, most likely you've used a metal folding "yoga" chair for some of the poses - perhaps the "back bend" over the chair Dwi pada viparita dandasana with chair support , or for a simple supported Adho mukha svanasana downward facing dog pose with hands on the chair seat, or for other poses.

Eyal Shifroni has taken the use of the "yoga" chair to another level in his book, A Chair for Yoga. He shows different ways to use the chair for all of the categories of yoga asanas, or poses, including standing, seated, forward bends, back bends, balance poses, inversions, abdominal poses. A chair can be used for beginners or for weaker students to help support them in a pose for longer while holding a better alignment, and it can also be used by more experienced students to explore the poses more deeply.

This book has been very enjoyable to work from. I've introduced my students, from Gentle Yoga through Experienced, to many of the chair poses that Shifroni shows in this book. There are many excellent Iyengar Yoga books, and my 10 favorites that I list on this page may be very different than what your choices would be. I think most of us would agree that the following books are of the utmost importance to serious Iyengar Yoga practitioners.

Most I've included on this page:. The other books on this page, and more that I didn't include will appeal to different groups of people. Some are more suitable for beginners, and others are more suitable for people with different needs or interests aging, women's issues, health issues.

Do you practice Iyengar Yoga? Do you have any of the books I've listed here? What is your favorite? Even if you're not an Iyengar Yoga student, you will find a wealth of information that will benefit your own yoga practice, whatever the method. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

Yes, marnix, I agree whole-heartedly to those two books! Students, though, can't really get the first one, "Basic Guidelines for Teachers of Yoga".

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Also, basic guidelines for teachers of yoga, as well as yoga in action: Hi Jill - You could take a look at 'Yoga: A Path to Holistic Health' by B. Iyengar I don't have it on this list, but it is one that I refer to. It doesn't necessarily address healing physical injuries, but it has many good pictorial sequences that can help the us become stronger, more flexible, and heal as a whole.

As a beginner to Iyengar Yoga, though, it is so much more important to work with a well-trained teacher who can guide you through poses, modifications, and sequences that will be beneficial for your own healing. Best wishes! I am new to Iyengar Yoga and am using it to heal my body from accidents.

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Which book old be best to get a deeper understanding of yoga as a therapeutic experience? I'm glad you found some good information about the different Iyengar Yoga books I listed on this page.

To use yoga to help with serious health, you need to work in person with a well-trained therapeutic yoga teacher. I am not able to do that. Hello Karen!

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I am Amandeep Sukhala from India and 24 years old. I get much information from your books list I am suffering from pneumonia by birth and cervical from last 4 years I mainly take Hatha yoga and Hot yoga at gym. Iyengar gives every little detail on Pranayama that I cannot find elsewhere. I understand what you mean about "Light on Yoga" being intimidating to beginners! I would page through the book and gawk at some of the photos: The Iyengar Way" is a gem, and it's one that I commonly recommend to my students.

Thanks for your comment! S Iyengar shows in the book.

My mindset has changed in the meantime, so now I see it as inspiration instead of intimidation.