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 Author : Yogacharya B. K. S Iyengar
  • Arogya Yoga
  • Light on Asthanga Yoga
  • Art of Yoga
  • Light on Pranayama
  • Astadala Yoga Mala - 1
  • Light on Yoga
  • Astadala Yoga Mala - 2
  • Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Astadala Yoga Mala - 3
  • Tree of Yoga
  • Astadala Yoga Mala - 4
  • Yoga - A path to Holistic Health
  • Astadala Yoga Mala - 5
  • Yoga – Ek Kalpataru
  • Illustrated Light on Yoga
  • Light on Life
  • GrOwING YOunG (new)
  • YAUGIKA MANAS (new)
  • Yog Dipika (new)
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    Yog Dipika

    Available in -Gujarati

    Yog Dipika, the Gujarati translation of Guruji Iyengar’s classic Light on Yoga has now been published by the Light on Yoga Research Trust.

    Printed in large size with excellent layout and presentation making it possible to study from the photographs! Priced at Rs. 350.

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    GrOwING YOunG: Available in -Gujarati

    Growing Young is a fun-filled activity book pertaining to Iyengar Yoga. It contains word mazes, crosswords, image games, puzzles, riddles, quizzes and a variety of entertaining educative activities.  All these activities are based on the classical texts for an Iyengar Yoga practitioner mainly “Light on Yoga” and “Light on Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali” as well as the various books authored by Guruji, Geetaji and Prashantji.

    The aim of these activities is not merely to assess our knowledge of yoga but also to determine how flexible we are in our thinking process. It is the ability to think multi-dimensionally that allows the inherent creativity in us surface. As we grow older, we not only lose the flexibility of our body but also that of our thoughts and we tend to think more and more in a linear manner.

    The practice of yoga makes us think multi-dimensionally, develop an ability to multi-task and broaden our perceptions. The activities in this book are not only a test of our knowledge of yoga but also how much of the yoga practices have transformed us.

    We hope that attempting the activities in this book helps us in growing young and going yogic.

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    YAUGIKA MANAS:

    by Yogacharya B.K.S Iyengar
    This Guru Purnima, we were blessed by Guruji in a unique manner – a book on the yaugika manas (Yogic mind).

    This book isan articulation of the thoughts of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and is a study of the mind by the mind to reveal the mysteries and enigma of the mind.

    The root of the individual mind is the cosmic mind. This mind plays a dual role as it gets polluted when it comes in contact with the pleasure giving objects of the world. It then gets converted into the bhogika mind or the pleasure seeking mind. Such a mind slips into the ocean of infatuation and passion. It is essential to transform the pleasure seeking mind into a disciplined yaugika state of mind by diverting it with the organs of action and senses of perception.

    This 125 page book explains the constituents, complexities and the 15 facets of the mind; how this mind can make or mar a man. It then explains the role of the practice of ashtanga yoga in transforming the external, pleasure seeking mind into the yogic mind. He explains how the weak individual mind undergoes ‘evolution in evolution and involution in evolution’ to be transformed to the yogic mind. Such a mind is no longer torn between dualities but is released from the magnetic forces of the senses to gravitate towards the consciousness and soul.

    The clarity of Guruji’s mind is evident in the very lucid manner in which he has eloquently unraveled the enigma of the mind.

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    Light on Life:

    Guruji’s latest book, Light on Life will be released September 26, 2005 in Estes Park, Colorado, USA. It is only natural that thousands are eagerly awaiting this book by one whom New York Times calls as “one of the most penetrating writers on yoga alive today”.

    As one of the editorial reviews on the book states, “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, humour, 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.”


    Light on Yoga :
    Available in - English, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Ukranian and also in Gujrati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi.

    This book is the magnum opus of yoga which was first published in 1965 in English. This "Bible" of yoga has been translated in many languages. It has been called the "fullest, most practical and best illustrated book on the subject" with more than 600 illustrations. It starts with the explanation on "What is Yoga ?" and then the intricate details on how to perform more than 200 postures. It also introduces pranayamas, bandhas and kriyas.

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    Light on Pranayama :
    Available in - English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and also in Hindi, Marathi.

    This book is a worthy companion and sequel to the Light on Yoga. The book is practical and a thorough guide for those who wish to learn the art of pranayama. The book discusses the respiratory system from the point of view of modern anatomy and ancient yoga texts. It also describes the difficulties and dangers that one may encounter during pranayama practice.

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    Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali :
    Available in - English, German and Italian.

    Sage Patanjali was the first to systematically codify the ancient science of Yoga into 196 terse aphorisms (sutras) about 2000 years ago. These sutras are the profound study of the human psyche.

    Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a unique edition which contains a new translation and commentary by Guruji. He has enriched the text with the wealth of his own wisdom and experience on the subject. The book is of immense value to students of Indian philosophy as well as practitioners of Yoga.

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    Light on Asthanga Yoga :
    Available in - English.

    This latest publication by Guruji was released in July 1999. This book resonates his clarity and precision in his constant endeavour to make us understand the science of yoga. He explains the root cause of sorrow - desires and afflictions - and how man tries to be free of it. He makes us realise our own weaknesses. He then explains consciousness, types of consciousness and how they are tainted by afflictions. This marks the introduction of Asthanga Yoga.

    Although Asthanga Yoga seems a small part of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, it covers the microcosm of man and the macrocosm of the Universe. Thus, begins the heart of "Light on Asthanga Yoga" where the reader is made to understand each of the eight aspects with great lucidity.


    Art of Yoga :
    Available in - English, Japanese and Persian.

    This book is an expression of Guruji's artistic interpretation of the body, mind and soul. The large photographs in this volume with very apt quotes focuses the attention of the practitioner and transmit expressions of delicate balance and comfort, grace and poise, charm and beauty. The book is a visual delight and an aesthetic experience.


    Tree of Yoga :
    Available in - English, French, German, Italian, Persian, Polish, Portugese and Spanish.

    This book is a selection of essays by Guruji on variety of subjects. There is unique analogy between the 8 limbs of yoga and the development of a tree from a seed. It is a great joy to read this comparison.

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    Illustrated Light on Yoga :
    Available in - English, Persian, Spanish and also in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

    This book is a straight forward and comprehensive introduction for the beginner by an acknowledged expert on the subject. It includes an introduction to the philosophy and practice of Yoga, detailed description of 57 key postures and a 35 week course progressing from beginner to intermediate level.


    Arogya Yoga :
    Available in - Kannada and Marathi.

    This is a compilation of articles published in the Sunday edition of the Marathi daily Sakal since 1998. In this series of articles, Guruji has written about various asanas with illustrations. The articles are very detailed and the language is very direct. Reading the book is like taking a class at Iyengar Institute.


    Yoga - Ek Kalpataru :
    Available in - Marathi.

    This is the first book written in Marathi by Guruji. It gives the reader a new insight towards Yoga as it covers the subject from various angles. It sheds light on the importance and relevance of yoga in today’s life. It explains how the modern man can improve his health as well as attain spiritual heights with the practice of yoga.


    Yoga - A path to Holistic Health :

    This book explains the philosophy of the yoga sutras in a practical manner which makes it possible for the modern man to relate to ancient wisdom. It explains how the props can be used for performing the different asanas. It also provides the sequence of asanas for 38 common ailments ranging from common colds to cardiac problems.

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    Astadala Yoga Mala - 1 :

    Asta Dala Yoga Mala is a series of books which is a compilation of Guruji's teachings over the years. The first volume consists of autobiographical articles on the influence of yoga in his life and on his experiences with his Guru.

    The remaining sections are devoted to his explanations on yoga and the yoga sutras.


    Astadala Yoga Mala - 2 :

    The second volume in this series is the vision of Guruji.

    It contains the distillation of his thought following his long-standing sadhana.

     


    Astadala Yoga Mala - 3 :

    This volume contains not only the matured intellectual vision of Guruji but takes the practitioner into the interior parts of the consciousness.

    This volume includes subjects ranging from therapeutics to academics and sports, practice and the teaching of yoga.


    Astadala Yoga Mala - 4 :

    This volume was released on the Annual day of RIMYI on January 25, 2004. This volume is a compilation of question and answer sessions with Guruji from 1958 to 1984. It contains Guruji's answers for questions on personal, practical and philosophical aspects.


    Astadala Yoga Mala - 5 :

    Astadala Yoga Mala 5 like volume 4, is a compilation of a remarkable variety of interviews of Guruji. The interview format means there is immediacy and shared intimacy with the reader who can feel the experience of being a witness to the dialogue between the interviewer and Guruji. Some interviews bring out the meaning of the subject of yoga on different levels. Guruji always turns the occasion to always give us a clear and lucid account of the path. His answers are never personal but universally applicable.

    Authors
     
    B.K.S Iyengar
     
    Geeta S. Iyengar
     
    Prashant S. Iyengar
     
    RIMYI/LOYRT
     
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