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Yoga: The Iyengar Way

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A comprehensive, practical, and authoritative guide to the method developed by Iyengar. 100 key postures with detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs. This is our most recently published yoga book and has quickly become a backlist bestseller.

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  1. Steven Rosenberg says:
    94 of 94 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best pictures of any yoga book, August 14, 2000
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    Steven Rosenberg (Los Angeles) –

    This review is from: Yoga: The Iyengar Way (Paperback)

    “Yoga: the Iyengar Way” suceeds where other yoga books fail because of its superior pictures, which give extreme detail to all of the asanas (poses). It’s always better to get guidance from a good teacher, but for home practice, this is one of the best books out there and is a great supplement to group practice. As its title implies, Iyengar yoga is taught in the book, and thus the use of props and alternative poses allows for those of different levels of experience to do as much of the asana as they can.

    In short, if you’re going to own one yoga book, make this the one — its pictures are MUCH better than either “Yoga for Dummies” or the “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Yoga.” In fact, if there’s a yoga book with better photography and presentation, I haven’t seen it.

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  2. Raina Johnson says:
    63 of 64 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of my favorite yoga books, January 2, 2000
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    This review is from: Yoga: The Iyengar Way (Paperback)

    This book is great for anyone who is interested in learning yoga. I have been doing yoga for a couple of years now, and this was the first yoga book that I bought. The book is well illustrated and contains more poses than any other yoga book that I have seen. Each illustration shows the correct form for each pose and also gives modifications for those who are not quite as flexible as the people in the illustrations. The book also contains a section with over 60 different yoga routines from begining levels to advanced, so you don’t have to try to plan out which poses to do in what order. For those of you who are more interested in a “Power Yoga” routine, I have also found that adding a sun salutation as a transition between the standing poses in the routines adds a little more spice to the practice.

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  3. Dennis Littrell says:
    72 of 78 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Attractive, sound, and a good beginning, May 3, 2002
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    This review is from: Yoga: The Iyengar Way (Paperback)

    Such is the celebrity and influence of B.K.S. Iyengar as a teacher of yoga that a book with his name in the title virtually guarantees publishing success.

    This book is a fine example of the phenomenon. It is an attractive, coffee table type yoga book for the nineties written by students of Iyengar. Perhaps the most important feature is the beautiful (and non glamorous) photos that illustrate the asanas with an almost mystic power. There’s some irony here because it was the photos of Iyengar himself demonstrating asana (over six hundred of them) that more than anything catapulted him to fame some years ago with his now classic Light on Yoga, which I highly recommend as an extension of this book.

    Obviously this is a different sort of book, aimed at beginners, but with some depth. It is more generic in a sense as it delves only lightly into the ideas underlying yoga while concentrating on the practical. Indeed its philosophic stance is succinct, and perhaps that is best for an approach focused on the physical health aspects of yoga. One weakness is that it is a little short on pranayama, and consequently on meditation.

    Iyengar does contribute a foreword, however, and his spirit is apparent throughout. Overall this is excellent of its type, reminding me of something by Richard Hittleman from some years ago.

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