After great response to our previous blog post about top BKS iyengar yoga videos on YouTube, here we come up with list of popular BKS Iyengar yoga books. If you ask your yoga teacher or mentor to recommend yoga book, the answer will be from one of these yoga book by BKS Iyengar. Let’s start with our favorite and most popular yoga book.
Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika
One of our favorite yoga book by BKS Iyengar which is also known as bible of yoga. This yoga book demonstrate almost each yoga pose that is performed by BKS Iyengar with step by step instructions. You can also learn about benefits and other important precautions while performing those yoga poses. If you are beginners in Yoga and want to buy a yoga book for you, Light on Yoga can be your best companion.
Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom
If you are practicing Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga or any other yoga form, this book is for you !
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health
This yoga book is divided into 3 different parts, an introduction, yoga for you and yoga for stress. This book includes more information about different yoga props, anatomical details about asanas any many more things that were not covered in Light on Yoga book.
Core of the Yoga Sutras: The Definitive Guide to the Philosophy of Yoga
If you are familiar with Sanskrit and want to go experience the philosophy of Yoga Sutras, this book is for you. Many readers who are not familiar with Sanskrit language found it difficult to understand the core of some portion in this book.
BKS Iyengar has shared his views and 80 years of experience in studying Yoga Sutras (the ancient yogic study) and tried to make it more easier for us to understand it.
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Patanjali was the Indian sage who wrote “The Yoga Sutras” 2000 years back. Patanjali yoga sutra is considered world’s most venerable and ancient philosophy and holiest reference for yoga. Each Yoga sutra include one or two lines of precise explanation.
In this book Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, BKS Iyengar has explained these Yoga Sutras with detailed information and he also shared his philosophy and views. This book is for the yogis who want to understand ancient yoga philosophy by Patanjali in easy to understand language and views.
The Tree of Yoga (Shambhala Classics)
This yoga book is bit different from other yoga books by BKS Iyengar. In this book he shared his thoughts on many aspect of life like love, health, sexuality, death, holistic healing art, meditation and yoga sutra by patanjali.
The book is a combination of Philosophy, Spirituality and practice of Yoga into everyday life!
How many yoga books you read from this list? kindly share your review and experience about BKS Iyengar yoga books and recommend your favorite books to our readers.
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