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Iyengar Yoga For Beginners Paperback – 3 Aug 2006

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (3 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405317388
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405317382
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 0.9 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 208,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

B.K.S. Iyengar was born in India in 1918 and has been teaching yoga since the age of 17. He has been one of the world's leading teachers of yoga for 70 years and is internationally recognized as a leading authority of hatha yoga. His own style of teaching, "Iyengar Yoga", is followed by certified teachers across the world. Through his work, Iyengar has established the relevance of yoga to the treatment and cure of many illnesses, and has received a Doctorate from the United Nations Charter for Peace. At the age of 87, Iyengar still practises and teaches yoga, as well as travelling the world teaching and lecturing. His 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.


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The material in this book is very good. Text is clear and pictures are excellent. However there is no new material here. It is the first three chapters of BKS Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health reprinted in in a convenient smaller format. The information on the use of props and yoga for ailments are left out
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Having only begun yoga in my 49th year I was a little nervous about all those stretches and twists. I am not a flexible person physically, but this little book has given, and is still giving me, the confidence to press on in my lessons and to believe that even I can achieve a measure of 'alignment'. There is something calming and encouraging about the way BKS Iyengar writes. Together with the lessons I can begin to understand where all the parts fit into the whole. The explanations are simple to comprehend and although those long words may not remain in my memory I will remember the most important parts of the lexicon in order to internalise the message of this book. Yoga has truely energised me both physically and mentally and I would recommend this book to all beginners.
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I have been doing yoga with a good teacher for several years, but wanted a book to help me practice on my own. I found this book very helpful and the introduction to yoga was very interesting and informative. The poses are well illustrated and explained. I think that this is a very good book for anyone who is interested in Iyengar Yoga to help to learn about yoga and the poses.
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Primarily aimed at the beginner it has just enough to get you interested in Yoga and get you up and running. Very well explained you can easily see how Iyengar is the foremost Guru on the subject. Some good info about history and the benefits of Yoga Practice but some of that is slightly repetetive and could have been a bit shorter hence the loss of one star.
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Amazing book! Well worth it if you can't wait to learn new stuff between classes. Really clear diagrams and instructions, just enough info. Bargain!
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When i got this book, i was dissappointed! ive done yoga a lot in my twenties. Then in my fifties, thought i would try again at home. i thought the best start for beginers would be "salute to the sun" to warm up.... this book takes straight into asanas, with no warm up postures. however the illustrations are good, and the benefits of yoga for the mind and body are excellent!
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