Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom

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Rodale, Oct 7, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 282 pages
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The world's leading teacher of yoga shows how we can transform ourselves by bringing yogic principles into all aspects of daily living.

"Anyone and everyone can make the yogic journey and reach the goal of
illumination and freedom..." from the introduction to Light on Life

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.

 

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I appreciated Iyengar's perspective on the Yogic life. He draws a lot on his own life to exemplify the teachings of Yoga as outlined by Patanjali. At times it seems like he touts himself a lot, but ... Read full review

Light on Life : The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom

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Still teaching in India at 85, Iyengar came to the United States 50 years ago to share yoga. His first book, Light in Yoga , was published in 1966 and has since become the most popular yoga book ever ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
3
Chapter 2
21
Chapter 3
65
ClarityThe Mental Body Manas
107
Chapter 5
147
Chapter 6
187
Chapter 7
227
Asanas for Emotional Stability
268
Index
275
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B.K.S IYENGAR, world-renowned yoga master, has been called by The New York Times "one of the most penetrating writers on yoga alive today." Iyengar's bestselling classics Light on Yoga and Yoga: the Path to Holistic Health, head the Amazon.com list as the two best yoga books ever written. Iyengar has trained thousands of teachers and there are Iyengar Yoga Centers in most cities around the world.

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