B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health
Updated to celebrate the Yogi’s 90th birthday, this perennial bestseller is the only illustrated practical Iyengar yoga guide written by the master himself. B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health is the complete, authoritative teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar for mind, body, and health, and is suitable for every level of ability, age, and physical conditions. The book includes all the classic asanas, which are illustrated with 360º views of step-by-step sequences. There are also yoga sequences devoted to help ease the symptoms of more than 80 ailments, from asthma and arthritis to IBS and varicose veins. This edition’s new material includes a chapter of reportage-style photography focusing on the life and works of B.K.S Iyengar, chronicling his path from a sickly childhood to a worldwide yoga authority. B.K.S. Iyengar was born in India in 1918 and has been teaching yoga since the age of 17. He has been one of the world’s leading teachers of yoga for over70 years and is internationally recognized as a leading authority of hatha yoga. His own style of teaching, “Iyengar Yoga”, is followed by certified teachers across the world. Today, at the age of almost 90, Iyengar still practices and teaches yoga, and also travels the world teaching and lecturing. His bestselling title Yoga: ThePath to Holistic Health has been translated into 18 languages and he is theauthor of 14 other books.
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Chapter 1 BKS Iyengars Life and Work 8
Chapter 2 Yoga for You 34
Chapter 3 Philosophy of Yoga 44
Chapter 4 Asanas for You 60
Chapter 5 Yoga for Stress 174
Chapter 6 Pranayama with Props 250
Chapter 7 Yoga for Ailments 258
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abdominal Adhomukha Svanasana Adhomukha Virasana Ardha Chandrasana B.K.S. Iyengar Baddhakonasana page 244 bend Bharadvajasana page 223 body buttocks cervical spondylosis chair chakra chest Dandasana page 239 diarrhea elbows Exhale feet floor Halasana page 232 heels helps hips Hold the pose insomnia Iyengar Iyengar yoga Karani page 234 Keep legs leukorrhea menstrual migraines mind muscles neck osteoarthritis Padangusthasana page 243 Paripurna Navasana Parsva Virasana Paschimottanasana page 216 Patanjali practice this asana prana Pranayama page 252 Prasarita Padottanasana props Relax Relieves Salamba Sarvangasana Salamba Sirsasana Sanskrit Sarvangasana page 237 Savasana page 256 Setubandha Sarvangasana Setubandha Sarvangasana page Sirsasana page 138 spine sternum Supta Baddhakonasana Supta Padangusthasana Supta Virasana Svanasana page 204 Tadasana Samasthithi Tadasana Urdhva Hastasana thighs torso Ujjayi Pranayama Upavista Konasana Urdhvamukha Janu Sirsasana Uttanasana page 197 Utthita Marichyasana Utthita Parsvakonasana Utthita Trikonasana varicose veins Viparita Dandasana Viparita Karani Virasana 2 blankets Virasana page 246 wall wooden blocks Yoga Sutras