Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health

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9780751321678: Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health

An anniversary edition of "BKS Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health", to celebrate BKS Iyengar's 90th birthday in January 2008. This book contains 30 pages of all-new material and features an introductory celebration of BKS Iyengar's life and teachings. The design of the book has also been refreshed and updated.

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B.K.S. Iyengar was born in India in 1918 and has been teaching yoga for 60 years. Today there are 180 Iyengar Yoga Institutes in 40 countries. Internationally recognized as a leading authority on hatha yoga, B.K.S. has established its relevance to the treatment and cure of many illnesses and stress-related conditions. Iyengar has received many prestigous awards, including Doctor of Science from the United Nations Charter of Peace, Man of the Year in Yoga Education from the American Biographical Institute and the Purna Swasthya Award from the World Federation of Societies of Holistic Medicine. At the age of 90, Iyengar still practices yoga, as well as travelling the world teaching and lecturing. This bestselling title B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: Path to Holistic Health has been translated into 18 languages and he is the author of 15 other books.

From Library Journal:

One of Iyengar's (The Illustrated Light on Yoga) goals is to connect the practice of yoga's asanas ("postures") with its spiritual side. The opening section of the book deals with the spiritual side of yoga and its importance in bringing the body into balance with itself and the environment. However, the simplistic discussion lacks the depth of Donna Farhi's Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit (LJ 4/15/00). The strength of Iyengar's book is its photographs and texts, which illustrate and explain how to perform yoga postures correctly and safely. The author shows the postures being performed with props that help beginners slowly develop the necessary flexibility and strength. The book also contains a section on yoga therapy, illustrating different series of postures aimed at alleviating and preventing certain physical ailments and stress. The last section is a 20-week course that slowly fosters and develops muscle tone, flexibility, and inner peace. Since the postures are listed using transliterations of their Hindi names, the most difficult aspect of this course is stopping to look up each posture. This text, which is aimed mainly at beginners, can be adapted to fit the needs of most intermediate and advanced yoga practitioners. Recommended for public libraries and health sciences libraries that support alternative medicine courses. Debra Mitts Smith, Jamaica Plain, MA
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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