About the book
B. K. S Iyengar's Light On Yoga is established now as the classic text for all serious students of yoga. It's a jewel in the list and we are delighted to have the enthusiastic support of B. K. S. Iyengar for this new edition.There has not been a substantial redesign of Light On Yoga since the 1960's and although this orginal, cramped design does sell, we know our new look book will broaden it's appeal, ensuring Light On Yoga remains fresh and accesible.Contains: Step by step photo-guide to routines for beginners to highly advanced. Guide to yoga breathing Introduction to the philosophy behind the Yoga. Guide to healing specific health problems with yoga poses. New design will appeal to new yoga readers and existing Iyengar students:Larger, more spacious, squarer format pages Improved structure so its easy to see where one exercise ends and next begins Updated page design and typeface Larger, easier to read type Larger photo's of each completed Asana (pose) to show more detail. Iyengar's original text is retained throughout and we also have a brand new foreword written by Mr Iyengar especially for this edition.
About the author
B. K. S. Iyengar is a celebrated Indian yoga teacher.
He has written books like Light On Pranayama: The Yogic Art Of Breathing, Light On Yoga, The Tree Of Yoga, Yoga Wisdom And Practice, and The Art Of Yoga.
His writing focuses on the philosophy and practice of Yoga. His writing and Yoga classes have contributed greatly to the advent and popularity of Yoga in the West.
B. K. S. Iyengar was born Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar on December 14, 1918, in the Kolar district of Karnataka, India. His childhood was marked by frequent bouts of illness. His health steadily improved after he began practicing yoga under the guidance of his brother-in-law, who was a noted yogi. He began conducting Yoga classes in 1937. In 1943, Iyengar married Ramamani. The couple was blessed with six children. Iyengar is the founder of Iyengar Yoga, a form of yoga practiced by millions of people across the globe. In 1991, he became the recipient of the Padma Shri, and in 2002, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan. Time magazine named him among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004. Though he has retired from teaching, he continues to be an active proponent of Iyengar Yoga.