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Bibliography/Resources For Further Study of Iyengar Yoga

Light On Yoga, BKS Iyengar, 1966
Classic Text on yoga practice. Includes black & white photos of the asanas, instructions for performing the asanas, and a dense Introduction section that can be read and reread many times for understanding of yoga philosophy and applications to everyday life.

Yoga: A Gem for Women, Geeta S. Iyengar, 1983
Black and white photos. Covers basic anatomy and physiology, some yoga philosophy, yoga practice through women's life stages.

Light on Pranayama, BKS Iytengar, 1981
In-depth textbook for practice of the yogic art of breathing. Techniques presented are intended for students who have "achieved perfection in the asanas."

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, BKS Iyengar, 1993
Translation and commentary by living master BKS Iyengar on sage Patanjali's fundamental text defining the art and science of yoga.

Iyengar: His Life and Work, BKS Iyengar 1987
Collection of articles, essays and interviews by Mr. Iyengar and also by some of his students.

Light On Life: The Yoga Journey to Wellness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom,
BKS Iyengar, 2005

Light On Life conveys BKS Iyengar'sdiscoveries from a lifetime of intensive yoga practice, study and teaching and explains the role that 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 help us live in harmony with the world around us.

Preliminary Course, Geeta S. Iyengar, 2001
Syllabus and techniques detailing the course for the first year of study at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. Basic and excellent instructions, including intermediate (simplified) stages of the asanas. Includes helpful drawings, highlights of the main points being made, along with hints and cautions. Highly recommended (limited avalability in the US).

For further information on BKS Iyengar or these books, visit the
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