B. K. S. Iyengar (1918–2014) was the founder and foremost teacher of Iyengar yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes posture and alignment and using yoga postures for therapeutic purposes. His books include Light on Yoga and Light on Life.
The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin.
While Iyengar might not be as common a name as vinyasa or yin, it's actually the most widely practiced (and arguably the most accessible) style of yoga in the world. But what makes it different from other types—and why is it so loved by beginners and advanced yogis alike?
A practical guide to the most widespread of yoga forms - the Iyengar method - this book is suitable both for beginners and advanced pupils and can be used as a handbook for home practice. Each of the 90 postures included is graded, described and accompanied by detailed instructions.
B.K.S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of ‘yoga for all’, which has made it into a worldwide phenomenon.