Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
ISBN: 0007145160
EAN13: 9780007145164
Language: English
Pages: 384
Edition: Revised
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Thorsons
Book Overview
A fresh translation of the writings of Patanjali, the first man to record the ancient practice of yoga, by Iyengar, the man who introduced yoga to the West. Serious students and teachers of yoga, especially those studying Iyengar yoga, will find this an indispensable guide to wholeness, poise, and peace.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Patanjali wrote this collection of yoga wisdom over 2,000 years ago. They are amongst the world's most revered and ancient teachings and are the earliest, most holy yoga reference. The Sutras are short and to the point - each being only a line or two long. BKS Iyengar has translated each one, and provided his own insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers. The Sutras show the reader how we can transform ourselves through the practice of yoga, gradually developing the mind, body and emotions, so we can become spiritually evolved. The Sutras are also a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practise. 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.