ISBN 9788172236069,Illustrated Light On Yoga

Illustrated Light On Yoga


Harper Collins



Harper Collins

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9788172236069

ISBN-10 8172236069


Number of Pages 162 Pages
Language (English)


The Illustrated Light on Yoga is a comprehensive and invaluable guide to practicing yoga for the beginners. The book is written in an easy-to-understand and step-by-step format for the readers to be able to practice what is explained in the book. The book is packed with several colorful photographs carefully placed in the relevant part of the text for easy reference. In addition, the book also consists of detailed descriptions of over 57 yoga postures. This book will make for an ideal read for anyone interested in yoga and pranayama.

About B. K. S. Iyengar

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar is an author and the founder of the Iyengar style of yoga. He has authored numerous texts on this subject. Some of these titles are Yog Dwara Swastha Jeevan, Light On Pranayama, Yoga Dipika, and Yoga For A World Out Of Balance. He was born to a poor Iyengar family. In his youth, Iyengar was heavily influenced by his brother-in-law, who was a yogi. He credits this as the turning point in his life. Iyengar is credited with introducing yoga to the West and he started teaching it at the age of 18. He has been a teacher and practitioner of yoga for over 75 years. The Queen of Belgium and Yehudi Menuhin are some of his famous disciples. In 1991, he was presented with the Padma Shri and in 2002, the Padma Bhushan. In 2004, Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people. He married in 1934, and he has six children with his wife Ramamani.