Yoga is one of the many different ways to connect with the cosmos and attain a state that is blissful and peaceful. Apart from taking a person into a state of eternal bliss, Yoga also cleanses, purifies and enables one to become physically and mentally healthy. Light On Yoga: The Classic Guide To Yoga By The World’s Foremost Authority comes out as a comprehensive guide of yogic asanas that are aimed at educating beginners.
Authored by B.K.S Iyengar, the book has a foreword written by the renowned violinist Yehudi Menhuin. To further ease the readers in comprehending the content, the book has been classified into three parts and two appendices. The first part of the book is all about the introduction to yoga and its origin. The second part consists of yogic exercises like kriyas, bandhas and asanas. Each exercise is covered in detail and depicts relevant illustrations or photographs on how to practice the exercise. The second part also identifies the significance of each asana and explains the benefits, best practices, precautions and its role in curing an ailment.
The book then moves on to the third part and focuses on pranayama, the yogic way of breathing. It is then followed by two appendices which explain the order in which the exercises need to be practiced. The Light on Yoga: The Classic Guide To Yoga By The World’s Foremost Authority was published in the year 2006 and is available on paperback editions.
- Conveniently segregated so as to help readers practice the asanas in the right way.
- Photographs and illustrations for readers to understand the sequence and eliminate mistakes.
- Comprehensive inclusion of exercises on pranayama.