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

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Rodale, Sep 19, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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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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User Review  - KarmA1966 - Goodreads

Light on Life is a philosophical approach to yoga from Iyengar and the last book he wrote before his death at the age of 95 in 2014. Yoga these days is incredibly mainstream. We see yoga classes in TV ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ozlem Tokman - Goodreads

It is a book that would shed some light of wisdom on your life. A very well written, concise and mind opening book from a guru and a devoted yogi... Read full review


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B.K.S. Iyengar is one of the world's leading teachers of yoga and the author of the bestselling yoga book of all time, Light on Yoga. He has taught cultural icons and world leaders as well as thousands of teachers who have taken his modernization and refinement of yoga to every major city in America and to every corner of the world. His classic and bestselling books also include Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health. He was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2004.

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