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B. K. S. Iyengar (1918–2014)

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B.K.S. Iyengar is the world's most respected yoga teacher. Widely credited as the person who brought yoga to the West, his teaching practice has been hugely influential over decades. He lives and teaches in Pune, India.
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Verk av B. K. S. Iyengar

Light on Yoga (1976) 1,505 exemplar
The Concise Light on Yoga (1980) 40 exemplar
Yoga Wisdom & Practice (2006) 28 exemplar
Iyengar Yoga for Beginners (2006) 19 exemplar
The Art of Yoga (2001) 18 exemplar
Iyengar, His Life and Work (1987) 10 exemplar
Bible du yoga (2009) 9 exemplar
Jóga új megvilágításban (1999) 4 exemplar
Astadala Yogamala 4 (2016) 3 exemplar
Esencia Del Yoga (Vol. I) (2007) 2 exemplar
B.K.S. Iyengar: Mein Yoga (2009) 2 exemplar
Der Urquell des Yoga (1995) 1 exemplar
Yoga ve Siz (2006) 1 exemplar
Sabhi Ke Liye Yog (2015) 1 exemplar
Joga 1 exemplar
Hyvän olon joogaa (2010) 1 exemplar
Arogya Yoga 1 exemplar
Yoga thérapeutique (2018) 1 exemplar
Yoga. Pensiero e pratica (2010) 1 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Iyengar, B. K. S.
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Iyengar, Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja
Andra namn
Land (för karta)
Bellur, British India
Pune, India
Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya yoga school, Mysore
Yoga Teacher
Yoga Acharya
Krishnamacharya (guru)
Iyengar, Geeta (daughter, student)
Iyengar Yoga
Priser och utmärkelser
Padmashri ( [1991, 2002, 2004])
Padma Bhushan (2002)
100 Most Influential People in the World (Time Magazine ∙ 2004)
San Francisco Board of Supervisors (B.K.S. Iyengar Day, 2005-10-03)
Beijing branch of the China Post (commemorative stamp, 2011)
Google Doodle (2015-12-14)
Kort biografi
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, (generally known as Yogacharya B. K. S. Iyengar) (Born December 14, 1918 in Bellur, Kolar District, Karnataka, India) is the founder of Iyengar Yoga. He is considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world and has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than 75 years. He has written many books on yogic practice and philosophy, and is best known for his books Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, and Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He has also written several definitive yoga texts. Iyengar yoga centers are located throughout the world, and it is believed that millions of students practice Iyengar Yoga.

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002. In 2004, Iyengar was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.



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> RÉSUMÉ. — Avec plus de six cents photographies et des descriptions minutieuses, cette bible constitue le guide le plus complet et le plus profond jamais écrit sur le yoga, les postures (asanas) et les exercices respiratoires (pranayama). Science millénaire, le yoga apporte un équilibre physique, mental et spirituel. B.K.S. Iyengar, légende vivante du yoga, nous initie étape par étape pour atteindre une santé optimale en faisant appel à l'intelligence de notre corps et de notre esprit. Destiné aussi bien aux débutants qu'aux initiés, "Bible du yoga" vous aidera à trouver force et souplesse, à augmenter votre concentration, votre vitalité et votre volonté, et à vous épanouir sur tous les plans.… (mer)
Joop-le-philosophe | Feb 12, 2024 |
In this classic, a yoga master describes the techniques of breathing together with a acomprehensive background of yoga philosophy in this authoritative, practical and indispensable guide.

'It seems obvious that this book is destined, like its predecessor Light on Yoga, to become a classic.'-Yoga Journal

'A boon for those interested in the integral development of the body, mind and spirit.'-Dharma Quarterly


Tribute by my reverend Guruji Sri T. Krsnamacharya
Introduction by Yehudi Menuhin
Foreword by R.R. Diwakar
Part One
Section I The theory of pranayama
Chapter 1 What is yoga?
Chapter 2 Stages of yoga
Chapter 3 Prana and pranayama
Chapter 4 Pranayama and the respiratory system
Chapter 5 Nadis and chakras
Chapter 6 Guru and sisya
Chapter 7 Food
Chapter 8 Obstacles and aids
Chapter 9 The effects of pranayama
Section II The art of pranayama
Chapter 10 Hints and cautions
Chapter 11 The art of sitting in pranayama
Chapter 12 The art of preparing the mind for pranayama
Chapter 13 Mudras and bandhas
Chapter 14 The art of inhalation (puraka) and exhalation (rechaka)
Chapter 15 The art of retention (kumbhaka)
Chapter 16 Grades of sadhana in pranayama
Chapter 17 Bija pranayama
Chapter 18 Vrtti pranayama
Section III The techniques of pranayama
Chapter 19 Ujjayi pranayama
Chapter 20 Viloma pranayama
Chapter 21 Bhramari, murchha and plavini pranayama
Chapter 22 Digital pranayama and the art of placing the fingers on the nose
chapter 23 Bhastrika and kapalabhyati pranayama
Chapter 24 Sitali and sitakari pranayama
Chapter 25 Anuloma pranayama
Chapter 26 Pratiloma pranayama
Chapter 27 Surya bhedana and chandra bhedana pranayama
Chapter 28 Nadi sodhana pranayama
Part Two Freedom and beatitude
Chapter 29 Dhyana (meditation)
Chapter 30 Savasana (the art of relaxation)
Appendix: Pranayama courses
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AikiBib | 3 andra recensioner | May 29, 2022 |
Light on Yoga has become the bible for hundreds of thousands of people who practice Yoga daily with the Iyengar method, for exercise, meditation, or simpley relaxation. With more than 600 photographs depicting all the postures and breathing exercises, it remains the fullest, most practical, and most profusely illustrated guide by the world's foremost Yoga teacher. Light on Yoga is a comprehensive and definitive sourcebook for the initiated, as well as the best introduction for the novice who seeks the healthful benefits of Yoga for mind, body, and soul.

'(Yoga) is a techniqe ideally suited to prevent physical and mental illness and to protect the body generally...By its very nature it is inextricably associated with universal laws: for respect for life, truth, and patience are all indispensable factors in the drawing of a quiet breath, in calmness of mind and firmness of will. This book will serve to spread this basic art and will ensure that it is practiced at its highest level'-Yehudi Menuhin

B.K.S. Iyengar, for whom hundreds of Iyengar Institutes all over the world are named, heads his own institute in India.


Foreword by Yehudi Menuhin
Part I Introduction
What is yoga?
Par tII Yogasanas, bandha and kriya
Bandha and kriya
Part III Pranayama
Hints and cautions
Techniqe and effectsof pranayama
Appendix I Asana courses
Appendix II Curative asanas for various diseases
Table to correlate the asanas etc. with the plates which illustrate them
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AikiBib | 18 andra recensioner | May 29, 2022 |
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> LUMIÈRE SUR LES YOGA SÛTRA DE PATANJALI, de B.K.S. Iyengar. — Après les livres "Lumière sur le Yoga" et "Lumière sur le Pranayama" Iyengar se penche sur le Yoga-sutra de Patanjali avec la même minutie, nous offrant à la fois une nouvelle traduction et ses propres commentaires, continuant cette vielle tradition qui veut que chaque maître de yoga apporte sa vision de ce texte, qui sans cela, resterait obscur (d'où la lumière).
Extrait : "La definition d'âsana est la suivante : quel que soit l'âsana pratiqué, il devrait l'être avec une sensation de fermeté, de stabilité et d'endurance dans le corps ; de bonne volonté dans l'intelligence du coeur. C'est ainsi que chaque âsana devrait être compris, pratiqué et ressenti. Faire un âsana devrait être une expérience qui nous nourrit et nous illumine." Éditions Buchet Chastel, 542 pages, 35 €. (MATHIEU)
Infos Yoga, (52), Avril/Mai 2005, (p. 42)
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Joop-le-philosophe | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 7, 2022 |



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