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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A masterful treatment by a master of the science of yoga. Powell’s Bookstores Chicago Condition: Iyengar was born into a poor Hebbar Iyengar family. Nov 18, Misty Galbraith rated it really liked it.

Probably Iyengar’s best work.

It will make more sense. It’s where yoga comes from! However, the language is very colloquial, which a lighg of readers might not appreciate.

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

Iyengar’s translation was a standout for me among many others I read because he seemed to have lived his yoga. No trivia or quizzes yet. The Sutras are also a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practise. I’ve since been over it again to summarise it, and found I was feeling more comfortable with it and more familiar with sanskrit words.


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

He officially retired from teaching inbut continues to be active in the world of Iyengar Yoga, b.k.s.iyenbar special classes and writing books.

He is considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world and has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than 75 years. These Sutras are considered to be the most profound study on the human psyche. It is an in depth explanation on the philosophy of yoga.

Iyengar has the sanskrit word by word translation, then each verse, then his own commentary. This is a book to dedicate oneself to. You’ve successfully reported this review.

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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 pqtanjali be willingly! It is by far the most user friendly version of the sutras I have read to date. June 28, Imprint: 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.

So poetic, easy to understand, and beautiful. Iyengar clearly has a great knowledge and wisdom, but I can sense the humility he feels in bringing his interpretation of Patanjali’s sublime work to us; he truly considers himself a perpetual student in awe of a revered master.


I am blown away at the wealth of knowledge shared in this book. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

How to win friend and influence people. We appreciate your feedback. Patanjali wrote this collecti. I should add that from the spiritual yogi’s point of view the idea of God is not personal. But don’t think too hard A – Z Books Published: It’s rich in explanations and wisdom. The Pillars of the Earth.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: The title should be at least 4 characters long. It is a must read. Ratings and Reviews 0 9 star ratings 0 reviews. Properly understood, yoga is a religion if one b.k.w.iyengar desires; and properly understood yoga is not a religion if that is what is appropriate. Apr 08, John Hawkins rated it it was amazing. Chi ama i libri sceglie Sutas e inMondadori. A Dance with Dragons.

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