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Light on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali has ratings and 42 reviews. BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been desc. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a collection of aphorisms, each one concerning B.K.S. Iyengar is the world’s most revered living teacher of yoga. He was. Sanskrit Literature, Vedic literature, Hinduism Scriptures, Shankhya, yoga, Darshan, ‘Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali B.K.S. Iyengar.

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Light On the Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali by Iyengar, B K S

The Fault in Our Stars. This book is not yet featured on Hte. Furthermore, the emphasis here, as in all of Iyengar’s work, is on the practical and the non-sectarian so that Iyengar’s yoga is accessible and appropriate for persons of all faiths, and is in negation of none. Mar 07, Stereo rated it liked it.

Mark well that the bulk of what we call yoga stems from these pithy aphorisms first written down by the Indian sage Patanjali some eighteen hundred years ago. Behind each sutra, readers will also learn about the philosophy behind each technique. Read this book after some years of practice.

A New Earth Oprah Iyengar HarperCollins Publishers, A Dance with Dragons. BKS Iyengar has translated each one, and provided his own insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers. Ships with Tracking Number! Properly understood, yoga is a religion if one so desires; and properly understood yoga is not a religion if that is what is appropriate.


It is by far the most user friendly version of the sutras I have read to date. Open Preview See a Problem? A – B.k.s.iyebgar Books Published: Jul 26, LeeLee rated it it was amazing. Since then Patanjali’s sutras have been translated into many languages along with commentary to elucidate the concise text, with Vyasa’s commentary from the ninth century–upon which Iyengar m The theory behind the practice There was yoga before tue time of Patanjali but it was not written down, or at least no text survives.

Way over my head! The Art patanjalu Power. At Kobo, we try to ensure that patanjalli reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. They are amongst the world’s most revered and ancient teachings and are the earliest, most holy yoga reference.

Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle. We appreciate your feedback. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Indeed he often gives several sjtras English equivalents for each Sanskrit word. Used – Very Good. Living in a Mindful Universe. There are sutras, each concerning an aspect of the path to enlightenment through yoga. Iyengar is a stellar representative of the traditions and sacredness of yoga for those of us who embrace it in the West.

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Dec 06, Speaker Stelios rated it it was amazing. A Game of Thrones.

So poetic, easy to understand, and beautiful. Iyengar’s home village of Belur, Karnataka, India, was in the grips of the influenza pandemic at the time of his birth, leaving him sickly and weak. It is a must read. It was part of the required pre-reading of a yoga teacher training course I took. Autobiography of a Yogi. I will read this again and again. The Lighh of the Earth. The classic personal development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill.


Iyengar Harper Collins, How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

All but the latter are mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita. It will make more sense. Not sure I’ll ever “finish” reading this. The Sutras are also a wonderful introduction to b.k.s.iyengarr spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practise.

Quotes from Light on the Yoga It’s rich in explanations and wisdom.

Can t recomend it more to all Yogis out there who want to dive deeper into the Yoga Sutras. The sutras and commentary are framed with an Introduction, an Epilogue and four Appendices.

There are four other yogas that have come down to us from ancient times that should not be confused with Patanjali’s yoga.


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