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B. K. S. Iyengar
(Aka BKS Iyengar, Belur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, and Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar)
[December 14, 1918 - ]
Yoga Journal Presents: Iyengar Intensive at Estes Park DVD Set (2006)
Live and uncut, over 25 hours of B.K.S Iyengar's
latest teaching from the Yoga Journal 2005 Estes Park Conference. An
essential DVD for all Iyengar students and teachers!
In September 2005, Sri B.K.S. Iyengar participated in a much-heralded
intensive dedicated to his teaching, held as part of Yoga Journal’s Estes
Park Conference. Along with some of Mr. Iyengar’s senior teachers, he
provided those assembled with his latest teachings in asana and pranayama.
He also made himself accessible to his students through a variety of talks
and question and answer sessions.
The five DVD set, incorporating 25 hours of content, captures each session
of this important event. It displays Mr. Iyengar’s passion, vitality, and
mastery of yoga. Blending humor and wisdom, Mr. Iyengar’s presence was
even more astounding given his 86 years of age. It was possibly his last
visit to the United States, and one that can be thoroughly savored and
continually revisited in this DVD format.
Mr. Iyengar’s teaching and presence is incorporated in every session of
this DVD, including:
Three asana classes (580 minutes)
The pranayama classes (282 minutes)
Q&A session with Mr. Iyengar (150
Mr. Iyengar’s Conference Keynote (62
Conversation with Mr. Iyengar (92
Master classes with master teachers
Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden, which include Mr. Iyengar (257 minutes)
Performance by The Yoga Troup (40
Partial proceeds from the sale of this DVD set go towards
Mr. Iyengar's Bellur Project, and toward the Iyengar Yoga National
Association of the United States (IYNAUS).
Charlie Rose with George Clooney; B.K.S. Iyengar (October
14, 2005) (2005)
Iyengar Yoga for Beginners (2006)
Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate
B.K.S. Iyengar - hailed as "the Michelangelo of
yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be the most important living yoga
master - has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the
ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread
acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its
health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the
emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic
tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings
readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey.
Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of
the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures
and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external
and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and
how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the
world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own
life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound
gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great
wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual
genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path To Holistic Health
Around the world, increasing numbers of people are
turning to yoga as a means of keeping fit and reducing stress. In this
comprehensive and highly illustrated guide B.K.S. Iyengar, the world's
leading teacher of yoga, shares his unique, holistic approach. For Iyengar,
yoga is more than just a form of exercise; it is a holistic experience
that benefits the body, mind, and spirit. He outlines the philosophy and
ideals behind this ancient practice and explains how yoga can help to
counter the stresses of modern living. Designed for every level of
ability, age, and physical condition, there are detailed instructions for
beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Clearly illustrated,
step-by-step instructions explain how to perform each yoga asana, or
posture, correctly, while a unique 360-degree view of the final pose shows
exactly how to position each part of the body. A special section
introduces B.K.S. Iyengar's innovative use of props, enabling beginners or
the less flexible to practice the classic yoga asanas more easily and
effectively. A further section illustrates sequences of asanas to treat or
prevent a wide range of ailments. In addition, there is a 20-week yoga
course, personally formulated by B.K.S. Iyengar, which progresses from
simple to more challenging postures. Without a doubt, Yoga: The Iyengar
Way is the definitive guide to the practice of yoga by the master.
Illustrated Light on Yoga (2000,
This is a straightforward and comprehensive
introduction for the beginner by the acknowledged expert on the subject.
Illustrated throughout with 150 photographs carefully positioned in the
relevant part of the text for easy reference, it includes: An introduction
to the philosophy and practice of yoga; Detailed descriptions of 57 key
postures; Techniques for stilling the mind through breathing exercises; A
35-week course progressing from beginner to intermediate level; and a full
glossary of yoga terms.
Light on Astanga Yoga (1999)
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
A fresh translation of the writings of Patanjali,
the first man to record the ancient practice of yoga, by B. K. S. Iyengar,
the man who introduced yoga to the West.
The Tree of Yoga (1988, 2002)
Iyengar developed a form of yoga that focuses on
developing strength, endurance, correct body alignment, as well as
flexibility and relaxation. The Iyengar method integrates philosophy,
spirituality, and the practice of yoga into everyday living. In The
Tree of Yoga, 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.
This new edition features a foreword by Patricia Walden, a leading
American teacher of the Iyengar style.
The Concise Light on Yoga (1983)
A Concise version of the Classic
Introduction to Yoga.
Light on Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing (1981, 1985,
A yoga master describes the techniques of breathing
together with a comprehensive background of yoga philosophy in this
authoritative, practical and indispensable guide.
Body the Shrine Yoga Thy Light
Light on Yoga (1971, 1995)
The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice
of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest
living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and
illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a
foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations throughout.
Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood: Safe Practice for Expectant & New Mothers (2008) by Geeta S. Iyengar, Kerstin
Khattab, and Rita Kellerwith Domink Ketz, Photographer
With its superb provenance, encyclopedic coverage,
meticulous allopathic medical vetting, and more than 400
illustration-packed pages, Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood will become
the must-have guide for every yoga instructor, mother-to-be, and new mom
who wants to continue her practice. Lavishly produced, and with a fresh
contemporary look that’s easy to follow, it’s broken up into trimesters
with thorough explanations of what you can do and when, shown in 350
detailed photographs. Most important, however, it focuses on safety,
carefully guiding students of every level through each asana, explaining
which poses never to do and how to make others less stressful. Each
spread features extensive instructions and hints, notes on the position’s
positive effects and contraindications, and advice on “checking yourself”
for proper form and technique—a hallmark of the Iyengar style of yoga. Add
to this a huge section on nutrition (with recipes), along with invaluable
information on female physiology, and the result is a manual that no “yoga
mother” should pass up!
Iyengar (2007), Kofi Busia, ed.
Well-known contributors from the world of yoga celebrate the life and work
of the great yoga pioneer B. K. S. Iyengar in this collection. Iyengar,
who celebrates seventy years as a yoga teacher this year, is an Indian
yoga master, revered as the single most influential person in spreading
the teachings of yoga throughout the world. Iyengar was recognized in Time
magazine’s 2004 list of the one hundred most powerful and influential
people in the world.
This collection of essays, stories, and interviews celebrates the life and
great influence of renowned yoga teacher B. K. S. Iyengar and features an
international and diverse group of well-known contributors. These writings
offer a deep understanding of the man, as well as his unique approach to
yoga and the human mind and body.
Includes contributions by Aadil Palkhivala, Alan Finger, Baron Baptiste,
Beryl Bender Birch, Chuck Miller, David Life, Dona Holleman, Erich
Schiffmann, Gary Kraftsow, Joan White, John Friend, John Schumacher,
Judith Hanson Lasater, Lilias Folan, Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden,
Richard Freeman, Rodney Yee, Sharon Gannon, Shiva Rea, and T. K. V.
First There Is a Mountain: A Yoga Romance
(2004) by Elizabeth Kadetsky
In her early 20s, Elizabeth Kadetsky found herself running
for hours every day, eating like a bird, and suffering from an
excruciating but mysterious pain in her chest. Only in her yoga classes
did she find some relief. Through a teacher, she heard about a yoga
institute in India where an aging patriarch took in Western students for
instruction. She wrote to him and waited years for an invitation to study
with the master. FIRST THERE IS A MOUNTAIN is a tale of spiritual longing
that brought a young American woman to the yoga institute of the renowned
B.K.S. Iyengar, the man who introduced yoga to a Western audience. Once
there, she became a wayward protégé of this mercurial and demanding
teacher, piecing together his life's vision of the ancient Hindu practice
and finding her place within yoga as a Western aspirant. In the damp,
musty practice rooms at the institute, her exhausted body hanging from
ropes or propped up by wooden blocks, she found a spiritual discipline
unlike any other. Under Iyengar's tutelage Kadetsky learns the 'subtle
wisdom' of the body, leaving behind a discordant childhood and starvation
diets to discover a kind of peace. Part personal memoir and part
exploration of the vast gulf between body, will, and spirit, First
There Is a Mountain is written with grace, reverence, and wisdom.
Thus Spake B.K.S. Iyengar (1979)
by Noelle Perez-Christiaens
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