9781590305249

Iyengar

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    9781590305249

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    1590305248

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2007-07-24
  • Publisher: Shambhala
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Summary

Well-known contributors from the world of yoga celebrate the life and work of the great yoga pioneer B. K. S. Iyengar in this collection. Iyengar, who celebrates seventy years as a yoga teacher this year, is an Indian yoga master, revered as the single most influential person in spreading the teachings of yoga throughout the world. Iyengar was recognized inTimemagazine's 2004 list of the one hundred most powerful and influential people in the world. This collection of essays, stories, and interviews celebrates the life and great influence of renowned yoga teacher B. K. S. Iyengar and features an international and diverse group of well-known contributors. These writings offer a deep understanding of the man, as well as his unique approach to yoga and the human mind and body. Contributors include: Baron Baptiste Beryl Bender Birch T. K. V. Desikachar Alan Finger Lilias Folan Richard Freeman John Friend Sharon Gannon Dona Holleman Gary Kraftsow Judith Hanson Lasater David Life Manouso Manos Chuck Miller Aadil Palkhivala Shiva Rea Erich Schiffmann John Schumacher Patricia Walden Joan White Rodney Yee

Table of Contents

B. K. S. Iyengarp. 3
The Beginning of Freedomp. 5
Your Pupil Is Your Godp. 11
Your Guru Is Your Practicep. 15
A Learner's Journeyp. 25
A Strong Line of Certaintyp. 32
The Practice of Integrityp. 37
Radical Awareness: My First Class with Sri B. K. S. Iyengarp. 42
"Take an Action"p. 47
B. K. S. Iyengar: The Man, the Myth, the Magicp. 56
Light on Lovep. 64
The Secret Teachingp. 74
Iyengar Yoga?p. 78
A Tributep. 81
Light on Knowledgep. 86
The Evolution of Practice: Or How Our Truth Changesp. 94
The Totality of Experiencep. 100
The Secret Gift of the Bandhasp. 103
The Universal Yogip. 110
The Great Giftp. 117
Yoga and Sound: A Passion, a Prayerp. 121
Ears: The Corridors to Heavenp. 125
Yoga Is Beyond Religionp. 130
True, Auspicious, and Beautifulp. 134
Gravity and You: Perfect Togetherp. 147
A Brief Analysis of Lower Limb Arterial Blood Flow in Standing Posesp. 166
An Introduction to Ayurvedap. 172
Consecration of the Body and Rituals of Fullnessp. 191
Light on Asanap. 215
Spirit of Communityp. 217
Sri B. K. S. Iyengar: My "Grand" Unclep. 223
Yoga in Daily Lifep. 227
Kriya Yoga: Transformation through Practice - A Western Perspectivep. 230
The Union of Body, Mind, and Spiritp. 244
Namaskaramp. 249
A Tribute to the Fire of B. K. S. Iyengarp. 254
Embodying Emotion and Myth with B. K. S. Iyengarp. 262
The Perfect Fit: Adaptive Iyengar Therapeutic Yoga and Managing Multiple Sclerosisp. 265
Attention and Lovep. 270
The Manual for Lifep. 273
Om Namah Shivaya B. K. S. Iyengarp. 277
The Voice Withinp. 279
First Steps to Freedomp. 281
Light on B. K. S. Iyengarp. 285
The Dancer's Posturep. 292
Being in the Worldp. 299
The Balance of the Selfp. 305
For All We Knowp. 310
The Light of Yogap. 322
The Yogacharya Festival in Honor of B. K. S. Iyengar
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