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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)
  • Body the Shrine Yoga thy Light
  • YOGA - The Path to Holistic Health
  • Iyengar Yoga for Beginners
  • Concise Light on Yoga
  • Basic Guidelines for Teachers of Yoga
  • Astadala Yogamala: The Collected Works of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga Wisdom and Practice
  • Guruji Uwach
  • Pătanjala Yogasutra Paricaya
  • Core of the Yoga Sutras
  • Yoga for the Sports Person: Play Better, Live Better
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    Yoga for the Sports Person: Play Better, Live Better

    Wil be available in -English

    Under print. Published by Westland Ltd, Chennai.

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    Core of the Yoga Sutras

    Available in -English

    (The Definitive Guide to the philosophy of yoga).

    Published by Harper Collins, London, 2012.

    Translated into Italian in 2014

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    Pătanjala Yogasutra Paricaya

    Available in -English

    Introduction of Pãtanjala Yogasutras. Published by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Govt. of India on 14th Dec.2011 – New Edition 2014.

    Also available in Marathi – Rohan Prakashana

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    Guruji Uwach

    Available in -English

    Published by Rupa – 2004. Collected aphorisms of B.K.S. Iyengar – Japanese-2013

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    Yoga Wisdom and Practice

    Available in -English

    Published by Dorling Kindersley in 2009.

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    Astadala Yogamala: The Collected Works of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar

    Available in -English in Volumes 1 to 8

    Authored by B.K.S. Iyengar. All 8 volumes are now published by Allied Publishers, Delhi.

    They are the collected talks, articles, interviews and question & answer sessions.

    Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4 have been translated and published in the Spanish language.

    Volume 1 has been translated and published in the Russian language

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    Basic Guidelines for Teachers of Yoga

    Available in -English, German, Russian, Polish & Italian

    Authored by both B.K.S. Iyengar and Geeta S Iyengar. Published by YOG.

    As a companion to Yoga in Action a Preliminary Course. Offers guidance to teachers conductiong the course to beginners.

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    Concise Light on Yoga

    Available in -English, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish

    Published in 1982 by Schocken Books.

    This book introduces 57 key asanas and provides a brief summary of Pranayama. Photographs accompany the text and an asana course for continuing students is provided. It is a comprehensive introduction to yoga for the beginner.

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    Iyengar Yoga for Beginners

    Available in -English

    Published by Dorling Kindersley in 2006.

    Now translated in five languages – Spanish, Portuguese, French, Japanese and Brazilian.

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    YOGA - The Path to Holistic Health

    Available in -English

    Published by Dorling Kindersley in 2001, 2nd edition released in 2008, 3rd edition released 2013.

    Originally based on the CD Rom "Yoga for You" produced by Kirolskar ltd. It is a 416 page full size, full colour book that gives a background to the yoga for neo-phyte student. Now translated in Korean

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    Body the Shrine Yoga thy Light

    Available in -English

    Published in 1978 by the Light on Yoga Research Trust, Bombay. Translated into Italian.

    A compilation of the life and work of B.K.S. Iyengar on the occasion of his 60th Birthday Celebration

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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:

    Available in English – Rodale Publishers – 2005 – French, Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Hebrew and Japanese.

    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 – First published in 1966 by George Allen and Unwin, Great Britain. Now published by Harper Collins, India in 1992.

    B.K.S. Iyengar's classic book on yoga. It contains 602 photographs and includes an introduction to the philosophy of yoga. There is an appendix recommending asanas for a wide variety of ailments and for serious students a series of yoga courses.

    This classic has now run into 19 languages – Marathi, Gujarathi, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Bulgarian and Chinese.It is now expected in Slovakian and Malyalam. More than One Million (10 lacs) have been sold.

    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 – First published in 1981 by George Allen and Unwin, London, was simultaneously released in the UK and USA. Hailed as one of the most comprehensive and authoritative text on pranayama.

    Translated into fourteen languages : Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Romanian (in process - 7 October 2013).

    B.K.S. Iyengar introduces and discusses the various techniques of yogic breathing as well as Yoga Philosophy. There are 190 photos and 5 courses of practice for students.

    First published in India by Harper Collins; in 1993.

    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. Translated into six languages : Hindi, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian and Polish.

    Published in 1993 by the Aquarian Press, London and San Francisco and Harper Collins, India. The Indian edition is now in the fourth impression.

    A new translation of Patanjali's 2500 year old Yoga Sutra with a commentary by B.K.S. Iyengar. It contains the wealth of his own firm practice and experience. Several appendices further clarify and elucidate the text.

    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.

    Published by Y.O.G. (Mumbai Pune) The publication of a memorable Lecture given by B.K.S. Iyengar on the occasion of Guru Purnima 1996. Released on the occasion of Guru Purnima 1999. Contains a very clear explanation of the eight limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga. Translated into French language .

    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. Published by Harper Collins in India in 1993

    Published in 1985 by George Allen and Unwin, London. This is a supplementary book to Light on Yoga, a unique book depicting Guruji's Yogasanas, their grace, beauty, agility and strength

    There are 168 large photographs of B.K.S. Iyengar performing asanas of varying difficulty as well as text detailing his quest for Art in Yoga. Patanjali's yoga philosophy and the art of teaching are also explained


    Tree of Yoga :
    Available in - English. Translated into ten languages French, German, Italian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Hebrew, Catalan, Hungarian and Spanish.

    First appeared as Yoga Vriksa...Published in 1988 by Fine Line Books. Ltd. in the U.K, and then by Harper Collins, India.

    Contains a number of B.K.S. Iyengars lectures and question and answer sessions arranged in book form. It includes chapters on yoga and health, childhood, love, death, faith, teachers and teaching as well as the place of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras in our daily lives.

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    Illustrated Light on Yoga :
    Available in - English, Persian, Spanish & Sinhal also in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Published in 1993 by Aquarian press.

    This is a large format edition of Concise Light on Yoga. 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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