Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern sale popular Yoga online

Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern sale popular Yoga online

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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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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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skidoc
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Disappointed
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2019
I was so looking forward to reading this book. I''m going YTT and this book came with recommendations. On reading it, the poses are crazy advanced--and present higher risk of injury than I''m willing to accept. I''m baffled how this book has such good reviews--I think the... See more
I was so looking forward to reading this book. I''m going YTT and this book came with recommendations. On reading it, the poses are crazy advanced--and present higher risk of injury than I''m willing to accept. I''m baffled how this book has such good reviews--I think the layout is poor (it doesn''t progress from beginner to advanced postures or any clear sequence. If I''d known how advanced this was (lots of arm balance, inversions) I''d have skipped it. Also, the poses are all in sanskrit and the index doesn''t have the typical names so you can''t reference them that way either. I was looking for a book with clear instructions to help me explain postures to students, but this is not going to fit that need. I just ordered the "bible" and hoping to have better luck there.
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Steve Normand
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Thank You BKS Iyengar!
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2018
This book is wonderful! I''d like to start by saying Yoga is an entire system, not just Hatha Yoga poses. 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... See more
This book is wonderful! I''d like to start by saying Yoga is an entire system, not just Hatha Yoga poses.

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.
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Medha A
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Excellent text and reference guide for Yoga and Breathing techniques
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2015
This is a truly classic and the most comprehensive text of Yogasanas. What I liked about the book in addition to intricately detailed steps of achieving poses is -- (1) For difficult poses, it also gives alternative preparatory poses that a beginner can start following to... See more
This is a truly classic and the most comprehensive text of Yogasanas. What I liked about the book in addition to intricately detailed steps of achieving poses is -- (1) For difficult poses, it also gives alternative preparatory poses that a beginner can start following to graduate to the actual pose, (2) Towards the end of the book, Shri Iyengar has given week-by-week yoasana guide to start following and go from being a complete novice to the most advanced practitioner. On average it takes 3-6 months to achieve decent skill, and up to 2-3 years to become a master. (3) Also towards the end of the book are given specific Yogasanas to be done for specific health problems, like migraines, heart trouble, high/low BP, backaches etc. (4) The guidance given on how to practice Yogasanas and Pranayama together is excellent. It shows the depth at which Iyengar himself had studied the theory of yoga and pranayama!

Excellent!!!

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!
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Teresa G.
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Inspire your practice and your teachings by picking something that looks impossible
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2018
This book helps inspire my practice over and over again. Just flip it open to some amazing pretzelly pose, and then read through the instructions for how to get there. I may never get to the pretzel demonstrated, but enjoy the process of breathing my way into each of the... See more
This book helps inspire my practice over and over again. Just flip it open to some amazing pretzelly pose, and then read through the instructions for how to get there. I may never get to the pretzel demonstrated, but enjoy the process of breathing my way into each of the stages on the way there. Definitely helps when I''ve run out of ideas for a class I need to teach.
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Ayrs2014
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Changed my Yoga Practice!
Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2016
Aside from the fundamental knowledge that I''ve received from the yoga asanas out of this book, the Introduction (Part 1) was such an enjoyable read! Part One touched on everything in the stages of yoga (from the niyamas and yamas to samadhi) and how to obtain enlightenment.... See more
Aside from the fundamental knowledge that I''ve received from the yoga asanas out of this book, the Introduction (Part 1) was such an enjoyable read! Part One touched on everything in the stages of yoga (from the niyamas and yamas to samadhi) and how to obtain enlightenment. I felt B.K.S Iyengar was very compassionate and loving in his words to the reader. Light on Yoga is definitely a comprehensive read for the yogi and provided the photographs of each posture (along with the reasoning behind each asana (dedication), and how to safely get into the posture and the effects each posture has on the body. There is also an entire section dedicated to pranayama and the technique. Highly recommended read for those on the spiritual path of yoga.
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Viktoria
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I bought a new book and came used and Highlighted.
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2018
I bought a new book and it came used with the text highlithed. I am so disappointed with this purchase.
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aggiereader
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Great reference book for every yoga lover
Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2018
Great reference book. The first 40-60 pages cover everything about yoga, its origin, some sanskrit explanations, what it means to be a yogi. The rest of the book goes through each yoga pose explaining the benefits each one has, how to get into the pose step by step and... See more
Great reference book. The first 40-60 pages cover everything about yoga, its origin, some sanskrit explanations, what it means to be a yogi. The rest of the book goes through each yoga pose explaining the benefits each one has, how to get into the pose step by step and other aspects
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Honey Bomn
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Low quality and comes apart
Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2020
I had to lower my review to 3 star since my book came apart within 10 days. I really enjoyed the context and learning lots of proper asana from this book but it has to be a better quality. This book is not something you read once and throw away but read over and over... See more
I had to lower my review to 3 star since my book came apart within 10 days. I really enjoyed the context and learning lots of proper asana from this book but it has to be a better quality. This book is not something you read once and throw away but read over and over whenever you need it.
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SUNMOON
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Excellent Book, You could become a teacher after practising it.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 11, 2017
This is the bible of yoga ever written. Thorough understanding of the practical side of practising yoga. One could definitely become a teacher for yoga after practising it following this book. Excellent information about the practice of yoga. Recommended for everyone who...See more
This is the bible of yoga ever written. Thorough understanding of the practical side of practising yoga. One could definitely become a teacher for yoga after practising it following this book. Excellent information about the practice of yoga. Recommended for everyone who would like peacefulness in their mind and surroundings.
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Mrs A. Shepherd
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Good bye.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 5, 2020
This book was exactly what I expected and arrived on time. Excellent transaction.
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Mia mai
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thanks
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 14, 2020
great book, fast delivery thanks
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Talia d
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100 pages missing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 17, 2019
The first 92 pages of the book have fallen out and the remaining pages are all loose so they fall out every time you turn them. Really not worth the money unfortuantely
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Nicole
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Book arrived damaged
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 3, 2020
I was disappointed to see that the book arrived damaged.
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