B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: Wisdom And Practice, 1st Edition

  • BKS Iyengar
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  • ISBN-10: 0756659531
  • ISBN-13: 9780756659530
  • DDC: 294.5
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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IYENGAR YOGA: WISDOM & PRACTICE is a practical and an inspiring anthology of Iyengar's insights into yoga, life and the path to peace and happiness. Yoga practice lies at the heart of the book, and it is illustrated with over 60 new step-by-step sequences of yoga postures specially shot in India and accompanied by Iyengar's illuminating observations on technique, their significance, and their benefits. This book not only presents Iyengar's practical advice on how to perform key yoga postures, but also draws on a wide range of other material taken from interviews and world lecture tours, to the many texts Iyengar has written about yoga and about his own life's journey.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Foreword.
1: Reflections on My Life.
2: How Yoga Transformed Me.
3: Dandasana.
4: Janu Sirsasana.
5: My Guruji.
6: Marichyasana I.
7: The Light on My Yoga.
8: Tadasana.
9: How the Iyengar Method Evolved.
10: Utthita Trikonasana.
11: Virabhadrasana II.
12: On Using Props.
13: Baddha Konasana.
14: Upavistha Konasana.
15: Viparita Dandasana.
16: A Creative Approach.
17: Urdhva Dhanurasana.
18: Halasana.
19: Purvottanasana.
20: The Iyengar Legacy.
21: A Continuing Practice.
22: Parsvottanasana.
23: A Day in the Life.
24: Yoga and Aging.
25: Ustrasana.
26: Bhujangasana I.
27: On Death and Dying.
28: Savasana.
29: Light on Daily Practice.
30: Yoga Defined.
31: Methods of Yoga.
32: Patanjali and his Yoga Sūtra.
33: Salamba Sirsasana.
34: Yoga is for All.
35: The Supple and the Stiff Body.
36: Ardha Chandrasana.
37: Yoga for Women.
38: Paripurna Navasana.
39: Jathara Parivartanasana.
40: Invocatory Prayers.
41: On Asana.
42: Parivrtta Trikonasana.
43: Vasisthasana.
44: Alignment in Asana.
45: Virabhadrasana I.
46: Garudasana.
47: The Thread of Intelligence.
48: Adho Mukha Svanasana.
49: Urdhva Mukha Svanasana.
50: Utthita Hasta Padasana.
51: Urdhva Hastasana.
52: An Intense Practice.
53: Uttanasana.
54: Ardha Matsyendrasana I.
55: Finding the Center of Gravity.
56: Sirsasana Variations.
57: The Sensitivity of Skin.
58: Halasana.
59: Karnapidasana.
60: I Am Asana.
61: Salamba Sarvangasana.
62: Utthita Parsvakonasana.
63: The Art of Sitting.
64: Svastikasana.
65: Siddhasana.
66: Virasana.
67: Bhadrasana.
68: How I Began Pranayama.
69: Patanjali on Pranayama.
70: Savasana.
71: The Importance of Chinlock.
72: Preparation for Bandhas.
73: Jalandhara Bandha.
74: Pranayama and Deep Breathing.
75: Ujjayi Pranayama.
76: Viloma Pranayama.
77: Nadi Sodhana.
78: Patanjali on Meditation.
79: Padmasana.
80: The Mantra Aum.
81: Malasana I.
82: Evolving as a Yogi.
83: Pincha Mayurasana.
84: Virabhadrasana III.
85: The Art of Teaching.
86: Preparing for Salamba Sirsasana.
87: Bharadvajasana.
88: A Yogic Approach to Life.
89: Yoga and the Body.
90: Vrksasana.
91: Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana.
92: Utkatasana.
93: Yoga and Blood Circulation.
94: Viparita Karani.
95: Marichyasana III.
96: Pasasana.
97: The Spinal Column.
98: Urdhva Dhanurasana.
99: Yoga for Overall Health.
100: Encouraging Relaxation.
101: Yoga for a Stress-free Life.
102: Adho Mukha Vrksasana.
103: Salamba Sirsasana.
104: Yoga and Ethical Living.
105: Paschimottanasana.
106: Yoga and Diet.
107: Yoga as a Nature Cure.
108: Can Yoga be a Therapy?.
109: Sarapanjarasana.
110: Yoga for Mental Eguilibrium.
111: Setubandha Sarvangasana.
112: Yoga for a Better Life.
113: Halasana to Paschimottanasana.
114: Yoga for Athletes.
115: Supta Virasana.
116: Baddha Konasana.
117: Yoga and Dance.
118: Natarajasana.
119: Yoga for Children.
120: Viparita Chakrasana.
Glossary.
Asana Index.
Index.
Citations.
Acknowledgments.