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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 in Time magazine’s 2004 list of the one hundred most powerful and influential people in ...

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Iyengar: The Yoga Master

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Overview


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 in Time magazine’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

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The essays in this tribute volume are thought-provoking and varied. Most important, the book provides moving personal reminiscences of the impact Iyengar has had, as a man and a teacher, on each writer."—Yoga Journal

“This must-read book explores a wide range of themes, inducing probing inquiries into both philosophical and physical nuances of yoga. Read it to deepen your relationship with yoga, to further your understanding, and to inspire your practice.”—Patricia Walden

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834824546
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,078,452
  • File size: 828 KB

Meet the Author

Kofi Busia is one of the world’s foremost teachers in the Iyengar tradition. He has been a certified Iyengar yoga teacher for over thirty years, and has taught all over the world. He has spent many years studying closely with B. K. S. Iyengar at the Ramamani Iyengar Institute in India. Many of Kofi’s students have in turn become teachers of worldwide renown.

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Table of Contents

Editor's Note xi
Introduction xv

Part I: The Embodiment of Practice

B. K. S. Iyengar
T. K. V. Desikachar 3

The Beginning of Freedom
Rama Jyoti Vernon 5

Your Pupil Is Your God
Agnes Mineur 11

Your Guru Is Your Practice
Inez Baranay 15

A Learner's Journey
Joan White 25

A Strong Line of Certainty
Roger Lloyd-Pack 32

The Practice of Integrity
Aadil Palkhivala 37

Radical Awareness: My First Class with Sri B. K. S. Iyengar
Judith Hanson Lasater 42

"Take an Action"
Patricia Walden 47

B. K. S. Iyengar: The Man, the Myth, the Magic
Marian Garfinkel 56

Light on Love
John Schumacher 64

The Secret Teaching
Sharon Gannon and David Life 74

Iyengar Yoga?
Manouso Manos 78

A Tribute
Erich Schiffmann 81

Light on Knowledge
Alan Goode 86

The Evolution of Practice: Or How Our Truth Changes
Pixie Lillas 94

The Totality of Experience
Alan Finger 100

The Secret Gift of the Bandhas
Godfrey Devereux 103

The Universal Yogi
Audrey Lappa 110

The Great Gift
Julian Sands 117

Yoga and Sound: A Passion, a Prayer
Ramanand Patel 121

Ears: The Corridors to Heaven
Shandor Remete (Natanaga Zhander) 125

Yoga Is Beyond Religion
H. S. Arun 130

True, Auspicious, and Beautiful
Edward Clark 134

Gravity and You: Perfect Together
Mel Robin 147

A Brief Analysis of Lower Limb Arterial Blood Flow in Standing Poses
Dr. Krishna Raman 166

An Introduction to Ayurveda
Dr. Vasant Lad 172

Consecration of the Body and Rituals of Fullness
Christian Pisano 191

Part 2: "Light on Life"

Light on Asana
Bobby Clennell 215

Spirit of Community
Anne O'Brien 217

Sri B. K. S. Iyengar: My "Grand" Uncle
Kausthub Desikachar 223

Yoga in Daily Life
Dona Holleman 227

Kriya Yoga: Transformation through Practice—A Western Perspective
Gary Kraftsow 230

The Union of Body, Mind, and Spirit
John Leebold 244

Namaskaram
Shiva Rea 249

A Tribute to the Fire of B. K. S. Iyengar
John Friend 254

Embodying Emotion and Myth with B. K. S. Iyengar
Richard Freeman 262

The Perfect Fit: Adaptive Iyengar Therapeutic Yoga and Managing Multiple Sclerosis
Eric Small 265

Attention and Love
Rodney Yee 270

The Manual for Life
Chuck Miller 273

Om Namah Shivaya B. K. S. Iyengar
Sri Dharma Mittra 277

The Voice Within
John Rodgers 279

First Steps to Freedom
Lilias Folan 281

Light on B. K. S. Iyengar
Maxine Tobias 285

The Dancer's Posture
Yana Lewis 292

Being in the World
Annette Bening 299

The Balance of the Self
Elise Browning Miller 305

For All We Know
Beryl Bender Birch 310

The Light of Yoga
Ali MacGraw 322

Appendix: The Yogacharya Festival in Honor of B. K. S. Iyengar
Joyce Stuart 327
Baron Baptiste 328
Acknowledgments 331
Index of Contributors 333

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