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Product Details

  • Paperback: 473 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada; New edition edition (May 17 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007107005
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007107001
  • Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 3.1 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. 'The Michelangelo of yoga' - BBC

About the Author

Yogacharya BKS Iyengar is one of the foremost authorities on Yoga in the current era. His devotion to yoga, his uninterrupted practice for the past 65 years and his extraordinary ability to transmit his experiential knowledge of the yoga sutras of Patanjali has led to millions taking to this path along with their respective professions and activities in life. Today people the world over, irrespective of their age, caste, gender, religion, nationality, health status and economic background are practicing yoga as taught by BKS Iyengar (popularly referred to as "Iyengar Yoga"). He has successfully used yoga to help patients suffering from chronic ailments to overcome their problems. He has designed several props making it possible even for the diseased and disabled to practice yoga and attain its benefits. Many famous personalities have been his students including the violin maestro Lord Yehudi Menuhin; The Queen mother of Belgium, philosopher J. Krishnamurti amongst many others. He has been conferred many awards and recognition by several organizations and Governments.

He has authored 13 books, all of which have undergone several reprints and have been translated into many languages. His ‘Light on Yoga’ has been translated into sixteen languages and has been referred to as "Bible on Yoga". His other works include ‘Light on Pranayama, Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Light on Astanga Yoga, Yoga: A Path to Holistic Health’ and his most recent 2 volumes on Asta Dala Yoga Mala. His teachings are also available in the multimedia format as interactive CD ROMS.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Krisna Zawaduk on Feb. 20 2010
Format: Paperback
Although I do agree with the fellow who noted that this particular edition of Light on Yoga is poorly bound and an awkward size, the book remains a classic. Try to get it used. Luckily, I have an older paperback copy that has remained mostly bound. The book serves the beginner as well as the adept, with good practices listed in the back. I learned my sanskrit words out of neccessity, to minimize the flipping back and forth from the practices to the plates and instructions. Each time I pick up this grand volume, a new little gem is revealed--so much is contained in this book. The introduction is well-written, explaining the 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga and some of the main philosophical elements from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. There are also hints and cautions, special practices for ailments and pranayama techniques. An oldie but a goodie. As Iyengar himself one exclaimed, "a good book is better than a bad teacher".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Noseworthy on March 22 2013
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Great book, It was an assigned reading for my yoga teacher training and it is very helpful complete with pictures.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Steven on Aug. 25 2009
Format: Paperback
It's obviously the classic of yoga books in English, and every student of the practice should have a copy. This is not a particularly useful book for the novice. Personally I find the postures mostly too extreme, but that's Iyengar Yoga. I would exercise caution and work with a qualified teacher, if you're attempting some of these postures or any of the other practices in the book. The book is also pretty poorly organized. If you want to use the suggested sequencing then you will find yourself flipping all over the book to find them. Sticky notes are your friend.

The thing that annoys me about this particular printing of the book is 1) it's a very awkward size (there are other editions that are much easier to transport and hold), 2) the binding is very poor quality and is sure to crack.

I would buy this used (hardcover or stitched binding) or buy the American edition available for much cheaper on the US sight. The book is worth 4 stars, but in light of my other points, I'm giving it 2 stars in total.
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Well Obviously this is the most detailed book you can find that goes over each pose, how to get into it, the story behind it, and how to advance into the different forms of each pose. It's amazing. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I don't personally find the writing to be all that captivating. I tried to read it from beginning to end and i had a very hard time keeping my eyes open, it was a slow read and I eventually gave up. However, It is not a book that needs to be read from beginning to end. It is a perfect reference guide. find your pose and learn everything about it. certainly a must have for anyone who wants to understand the Physical yoga practice.
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