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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June 28, Imprint: There are four other yogas that have come down to us from ancient times that should not be confused with Patanjali’s yoga. The sutras and commentary are framed with an Introduction, an Epilogue and four Appendices.

The Sutras are also a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that b.k.s.iyengaf the foundation of yoga practise. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. To anyone keen on entering the vast, wise world of Yoga and embarking on a spiritual journey, this book is a must surtas.

I recommend it to anyone who is interested in Hindu philosophy and yoga. BKS Iyengar has translated each one, and provided his own insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers.

Read this book after some years of practice. Even the most sincere practitioners will find the information and interpretation given by Iyengar daunting. Since then Patanjali’s sutras have been translated into many languages along with commentary to elucidate the concise text, with Vyasa’s commentary from the ninth century–upon which Iyengar m The theory behind the practice There was yoga before the time of Patanjali but it was not written down, or at least no text survives.


I should add that from the spiritual yogi’s point of view the idea of God is not personal.

Light On The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali B. K. S. Iyengar 2002

Summary Discuss Reviews 0 BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the bible of yoga.

We may ship from Asian regions for inventory purpose. A Dance with Dragons. The book is thoroughly cross-referenced, and indexed, resulting in an accessible and helpful book that is of immense value both to students of Indian philosophy and practitioners of yoga.

Think and Grow Rich! Iyengar has authored 14 books. It wasn’t until the middle ages and such works as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Svatmarama that hatha yoga gained prominence as something separate. This is not the translation of the yoga sutras for me.

If you’re working on your sanskrit, it’s a good book for that. Covers could be repaired or might have self wear sign. Mega Buzz Inc Condition: Sign up uoga receive offers and updates: 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!


BKS Iyengar gives the most clear and concise definitions of the sutras. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. BKS Iyengar has translated each one, and provided his own insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers.

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I will actually be reading this book over and over for a long time. A Guide for Beginners.

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

There, Iyengar began to learn asana practice, which steadily improved his health. By the way, Patanjali’s yoga is often referred to as astanga yoga astanga meaning “eight-limbed” because there are eight limbs or steps leading to liberation.

It was part of the required pre-reading of a yoga teacher training course I took. Paperback Book, Fast Shipping. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Nov 18, Yashaswi B.k.s.iyenvar rated it it was amazing.

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