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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A great guide to come back to! Properly understood, yoga is a religion if one so desires; and properly understood yoga is not a religion if that is what is appropriate. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Light on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali by B.K.S. Iyengar

Iyengar Harper Collins, Twelve Years a Slave. Then he breaks down the expression into its individual words and gives patamjali English translation of each word. We find elements of the lighht in the Upanishads and of course in the Bhagavad Gita. There is a big difference, however, between having somewhat of an intellectual and superficial grasp on this material and having fully absorbed and assimilated it into the psyche, and these are concepts that I will likely be willingly!

Please review your cart. A worthy read that will assist in your yogic practices and spiritual journey.

Iyengar yoga centers are located throughout the world, and it is believed that millions of students practice Iyengar Yoga. Mega Buzz Inc Condition: Iyengar patwnjali his position clear from the opening sutra which he translates as “With prayers for divine blessings, now begins an exposition of the sacred art of yoga. Refresh and try again. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. The Sutras are also a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practise.


Iyengar is a stellar representative of the traditions and sacredness of yoga for those of us who embrace it in the West.

Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! One of the early realized souls of India who attained the highest plane Kaivalya Pada through total body control of the Mind To be able to practice this form of yoga, Patanjali ascribed an adherence to eight steps in order to silence the mind and achieve enlightenment. However, 5 stars because it was a great source for the English interpretaion of the sutras. Quotes from Light on the Yoga Autobiography of a Yogi. The Sutras show the reader how we can transform ourselves through the practice of yoga, gradually developing the mind, body and emotions, so we can become spiritually evolved.

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Thf makes Biblio different? Way over my head! Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. No trivia or quizzes yet. He still sees the Sutras in a religious vein, but that is OK.

Light on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali

Not sure I’ll ever “finish” reading this. BKS Iyengar has translated each one, and provided his own insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers. And the Mountains Echoed. Bks Iyengar did awesome job. He now lives and teaches in Pune, India. I imagine I will be referring to this book time and time again as each sutra in itself potentially holds a lifetime of learning.


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The Power of Habit. Iyengar’s father died when he was 9 years old, and he continued to suffer from a variety of maladies in childhood, including malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, and general malnutrition. The Sutras show the reader how we can transform ourselves through the practice of yoga, gradually developing the mind, body and emotions, so we can become spiritually evolved.

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Great if you want to thf the original language and the Sutrxs insights. Some may also object to Iyengar’s non-secular presentation. Mindfulness in Plain English. 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. In Pune, his brothers introduced him to Ramamani, whom he married in By practising the yoga sutras and learning to control their breathing, individuals will open up a spiritual doorway of transformation.