eBook B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health , 1st Edition

  • BKS Iyengar
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  • ISBN-10: 0756643791
  • ISBN-13: 9780756643799
  • DDC: 613.7
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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Overview

Updated to celebrate the Yogi’s 90th birthday, this perennial bestseller is the only illustrated practical Iyengar yoga guide written by the master himself. B.K.S. IYENGAR YOGA: THE PATH TO HOLISTIC HEALTH is the complete, authoritative teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar for mind, body, and health, and is suitable for every level of ability, age, and physical conditions. The book includes all the classic asanas, which are illustrated with 360º views of step-by-step sequences. There are also yoga sequences devoted to help ease the symptoms of more than 80 ailments, from asthma and arthritis to IBS and varicose veins. This edition’s new material includes a chapter of reportage-style photography focusing on the life and works of B.K.S Iyengar, chronicling his path from a sickly childhood to a worldwide yoga authority. B.K.S. Iyengar was born in India in 1918 and has been teaching yoga since the age of 17. He has been one of the world’s leading teachers of yoga for over 70 years and is internationally recognized as a leading authority of hatha yoga. His own style of teaching, “Iyengar Yoga”, is followed by certified teachers across the world. Today, at the age of almost 90, Iyengar still practices and teaches yoga, and also travels the world teaching and lecturing. His bestselling title Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health has been translated into 18 languages and he is the author of 14 other books.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Title Page.
Contents.
Foreword.
1: Life and Work.
2: The Story of Iyengar.
3: A Day in the Life of the Guru.
4: Good Works.
5: A Family of Teachers.
6: Yoga for Women.
7: Yoga for All.
8: Yoga for You.
9: Aims of Yoga.
10: The Way to Health.
11: Benefits of Poses.
12: Yoga & Stress.
13: Yoga & Fitness.
14: Philosophy of Yoga.
15: Meaning of Yoga.
16: Philosophy of Asanas.
17: States of Mind.
18: Eight Limbs.
19: Pranayama.
20: Chakras.
21: The Guru & the Yogi.
22: Asanas for You.
23: Classic Poses.
24: Standing Asanas.
25: Tadasana.
26: Utthita Trikonasana.
27: Virabhadrasana 2.
28: Utthita Parsvakonasana.
29: Parsvottanasana.
30: Adhomukha Svanasana.
31: Uttanasana.
32: Virabhadrasana 1.
33: Sitting Asanas.
34: Dandasana.
35: Virasana.
36: Baddhakonasana.
37: Forward Bends.
38: Janu Sirsasana.
39: Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana.
40: Paschimottanasana.
41: Twists.
42: Bharadvajasana.
43: Marichyasana.
44: Inversions.
45: Salamba Sirsasana.
46: Salamba Sarvangasana.
47: Halasana.
48: Back Bends.
49: Ustrasana.
50: Urdhva Dhanurasana.
51: Reclining Asanas.
52: Supta Virasana.
53: Savasana.
54: Yoga for Stress.
55: Understanding Stress.
56: The Modern World.
57: Food & Nourishment.
58: Positive & Negative Stress.
59: Asanas & Stress.
60: Asanas with Props.
61: Props.
62: Tadasana Samasthithi.
63: Tadasana Urdhva Hastasana.
64: Tadasana Urdhva Baddanguliasana.
65: Paschima Baddha Hastasana.
66: Tadasana Paschima Namaskarasana.
67: Tadasana Gomukhasana.
68: Utthita Trikonasana.
69: Utthita Parsvakonasana.
70: Ardha Chandrasana.
71: Uttanasana.
72: Prasarita Padottanasana.
73: Adhomukha Svanasana.
74: Dandasana.
75: Virasana.
76: Urdhvamukha Janu Sirsasana.
77: Baddhakonasana.
78: Swastikasana.
79: Paripurna Navasana.
80: Upavista Konasana.
81: Paschimottanasana.
82: Adhomukha Paschimottanasana.
83: Janu Sirsasana.
84: Adhomukha Virasana.
85: Adhomukha Swastikasana.
86: Bharadvajasana on a Chair.
87: Bharadvajasana.
88: Marichyasana.
89: Utthita Marichyasana.
90: Parsva Virasana.
91: Salamba Sarvangasana.
92: Halasana.
93: Viparita Karani.
94: Setubandha Sarvangasana.
95: Viparita Dandasana.
96: Ustrasana.
97: Supta Padangusthasana.
98: Supta Baddhakonasana.
99: Supta Virasana.
100: Savasana.
101: Pranayama with Props.
102: The Importance of Pranayama.
103: Ujjayi Pranayama.
104: Viloma 2 Pranayama.
105: Yoga for Ailments.
106: Yoga Therapy.
107: Heart & Circulation.
108: Respiratory System.
109: Digestive System.
110: Urinary System.
111: Hormonal System.
112: Immune System.
113: Muscles, Bones, & Joints.
114: Skin.
115: Brain & Nervous System.
116: Mind & Emotions.
117: Women’s Health.
118: Men’s Health.
119: Iyengar Yoga Course.
120: Guide to Your Yoga Practice.
121: 20-Week Yoga Course.
122: Anatomy Guide.
Glossary.
Names of Asanas.
Index.
Acknowledgments.
Useful Addresses.