Books

 

light_on_life title: Light on Life
author: BKS Iyengar
 
description:Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar: this book conveys the discoveries from a lifetime of intensive yoga practice, study and teaching. Mr Iyengar invites both those new to yoga and those who are experienced practitioners on an Inward Journey designed to increase their physical stability, emotional vitality, mental clarity, intellectual wisdom and spiritual bliss.

 

light_on_yoga2 title: Light on Yoga (new edition)
author: B.K.S. Iyengar
 
description: For practitioners of Iyengar yoga this is the seminal text and the photographs of the author demonstrating the asanas are truly inspiring. There is a brief introduction to yoga philosophy followed by a detailed description of 200 postures and then, after a description of some pranayama exercises, there are practice sequences in the back.

 

light-pranayama-9780007921287 title: Light on Pranayama
author: BKS Iyengar
 
description: BKS Iyengar treats this art with the subtlety that it deserves. A variety of pranayamas are described and each is broken down into easy components so that the practitioner can build him/herself up without strain. There is also a long section on relaxation. The practice sequences in the back are really excellent.

 

title: Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
author: B.K.S. Iyengar
 
description: BKS Iyengar offers his own interpretation and translation of this notoriously difficult work. He demonstrates how Patanjali’s philosophy runs through his own practice and teaching of Yoga. Students who want to understand the philosophical underpinning of Iyengar Yoga need look no further.

 

astadala-yogamala-vol6
title: Astadala Yogamala
author: BKS Iyengar
 
description: A collection of BKS Iyengar’s writings, projected to run to 13 volumes.

 

title: Yoga a Gem for Women
author: Geeta S. Iyengar
 
description: Geeta integrates yogic theory, practice and personal experience into an accomplished and inclusive guide to the discipline of yoga.Yoga: A Gem for Women provides meticulous details and corresponding photographs for more than 80 asanas, appealing to both the beginner and the advanced practitioner.

 

title: Yoga in Action, Preliminary Course
author: Geeta S Iyengar
 
description: A preliminary course of asanas and pranayama based on the syllabus taught at the Ramanani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. An excellent reference for beginners for home practice but also for teachers. Postures are described and clearly illustrated in stages of progress into the final pose. Often these stages have their own descriptive name, so there are lots more Sanskrit terms for us all to learn.

 

title: Yoga in Action, Intermediate Course 1
author: Geeta S Iyengar
 
description: The newest book from Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar. Based on the Intermediate Course taught at RIMYI, the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India. Includes detailed graphics for each asana.

 

title: Tuesdays with Prashant
author: Prashant S. Iyengar
 
description:Transcripts of the Tuesday evening classes taught by Prashant Iyengar in 2002-2003. It includes sequences of the asanas and his instructions while teaching the different asanas and pranayama. It also includes his analogies from day to day life and his quotations. Ring-bound for convenience during practice.

 

title: Alpha and Omega of Trikonasana
author: Prashant S. Iyengar
 
description: Trikonàsana is used as an example to explain how àsana practice is a journey from external beginnings to the knowledge of the ‘soulosphere’. ‘Doing’ a pose, Prashant explains, must include alerting, activating, sensitizing, perceiving and becoming pensive and reflective in a pose.

 

title: A Matter of Health
author: Dr Krisna Raman
 
description: An in-depth look at the relationships between health, modern medicine and yoga from a medical point of view by one of Mr Iyengar’s students who is also an MD. Extensive information on anatomy and physiology and how it is affected by yoga practice with extensive help and advice on remedial work. Illustrated hardback book.

 

title: Yoga for Children
author: Rajiv & Swati Chanchani
 
description: Yoga presented for the benefit of children by senior students of BKS Iyengar.

 

title: Basic Guidelines for Teachers of Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar and Geeta S. Iyengar:
author: BKS Iyengar and Geeta S Iyengar
 
description: This title is only available to certificated Iyengar teachers. Trainee teachers can obtain a copy from their trainer.

This title is not available from Yogamatters.Iyengar teachers can order copies by contacting Jess Wallwork on

jess@iyengaryoga.org.uk The cost of the book is £12 including P&P.