Web links – B.K.S. Iyengar and Iyengar yoga
Here are some web sites that may help you in your practice and study.
The official web site of B.K.S. Iyengar yoga
Iyengar Yoga Resources
A comprehensive website for Iyengar yoga, with a directory of teachers and centers as well as study materials.
A non-profit group that donates yoga to special needs groups through certified Iyengar teachers.
An Odyssey with Geeta Iyengar
An article about Geeta Iyengar’s teaching at the 2001 Iyengar Yoga Odyssey
A profile of B.K.S. Iyengar at lifepositive.com
A brief exposition of B.K.S. Iyengar’s life and philosophy.
B.K.S. Iyengar and family
Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom – B.K.S. Iyengar
Weaving together personal anecdotes and philosphical teachings, Iyengar considers how we can integrate body, emotions, mind, and soul to move further down the path to personal peace, fulfillment, and freedom. (also available on CD)
Light on Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar
This guide to yoga is the magnum opus of yoga which was first published in 1965 in English. This “Bible” of yoga has now seen several reprints and has been translated in many languages. It has been called the “fullest, most practical and best illustrated book on the subject” running into 550 pages with more than 600 illustrations It starts with the explanation on “What is Yoga ?” and then goes on to explain in intricate details on how to perform more than 200 postures. It also introduces pranayamas, bandhas and kriyas.
Yoga Wisdom and Practice – B.K.S. Iyengar
An anthology of BKS Iyengar’s insights into yoga, life and the path to peace and happiness.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.
B.K.S Iyengar Yoga the Path to Holistic Health
Arichly illustrated how-to book wirth detailed instructions for postures of all levels of difficulty that also includes a concise explanation of yoga’s spiritual dimension.
Light on Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing –- B.K.S. Iyengar
In this classic BKS IYengar shares the techniques of breathing together with a comprehensive background of yoga philosophy.
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali –- B.K.S. Iyengar
Sage Patanjali was the first to systematically codify the ancient science of Yoga into 196 terse aphorisms (sutras about 2000 years ago. These sutras are the most profound study of the human psyche where Patanjali describes the enigma of human existence. He shows how through the practice of yoga we can transform ourselves; gain mastery over the mind and emotions; overcome obstacles to our spiritual evolution. Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a unique edition which contains a new translation and commentary by Yogacharya BKS Iyengar who has enriched the text with the wealth of his own wisdom and experience on the subject.
The Tree of Yoga –- B.K.S. Iyengar
B.K.S. Iyengar offers his thoughts on many practical and philosophical subjects including family life, love and sexuality, health and the healing arts, meditation, death, and Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Yoga: A Gem for Women –- Geeta Iyengar
A detailed, practical guide for the yoga student who wants to go deeper with her practice of Iyengar Yoga. The book presents an integrated path of yoga suitable for both the beginner and advanced student,
Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood; safe practice for expectant and new mothers – Geeta Iyengar, Rita Keller, Keerstin Khattab, Sterling publishers 201o
Yoga for Osteoporosis – Loren Fishman M.D. and Ellen Saltonstall. (W.W Norton and Company 2010)