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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He was the first person to bring Yoga to the West and his teaching has been hugely influential over the past three decades. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali B. Thinking, Fast and Slow. The Sutras are short and to the point — each being only a line or two long. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. A very superb translation and introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

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

Iyengar has authored 14 books. The original Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali consists of sutras and forms the foundation of Raja yoga, which is considered as the highest form of yoga practice.

Iyengar’s home village of Belur, Karnataka, India, was in the grips of the influenza pandemic at the time of his birth, leaving him sickly and weak. InIyengar met and befriended the famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin.

Great resource for those interested in yoga philosophy. Even the most sincere practitioners will find the information and interpretation given by Iyengar daunting.

Iyengar was born into a poor Hebbar Iyengar family. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Used – Very Good. While b.k.s.iyenar stops short of calling yoga a religion, it is only the word “religion” that is left out! 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. Published October 21st by Thorsons first published No trivia or quizzes yet.


In Pune, his brothers introduced him to Ramamani, whom he married in Great if you want to see ptanjali original language and the Iyengar’s insights. Iyengar has been named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. That said, some readers may not read the book in its entirety yhe many sutras are complex and would require a steady yoga practice to really understand.

As well, answers may be filled in. This is an awesome interpretation of the Yoga Sutras. Iyengar is a stellar representative of the traditions and sacredness of yoga for those of us who embrace it in the West.

Indeed most yogis who embrace God embrace a God similar to the God of the Vedas; that is a God that is Ineffable about which nothing can be said, a God beyond any human comprehension, a God without any attributes that we could name. June 28, Imprint: However, 5 stars because it was a great source for the English interpretaion of the sutras.

Light on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali

Find Rare Books Book Value. As the book progresses, you can’t help but feel a change in your attitude towards life. Nov 18, Yashaswi Kumar rated it it was amazing.

How to win friend and influence people. Concentration on the sutras is vital and reading them is one of contemplation and letting everything sink in. 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 likely be willingly!


This is not the translation of the yoga sutras for me. Great start for students of classical yoga. Furthermore, the emphasis here, as in all of Iyengar’s work, is on the practical and the non-sectarian so that Iyengar’s yoga is accessible and appropriate for persons of all faiths, and is in negation of none.

Jan 05, Alex L rated it it was amazing. BKS Iyengar gives the most clear and concise definitions of the sutras.

Apr 20, Maureen rated it really liked it. Read this book after some years of practice. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Iyengar makes his position clear from the opening sutra which he translates as “With prayers for divine blessings, now begins an exposition of the sacred art of yoga.

The eternal wisdom of Patanjali, offered as intense nuggets, have been profoundly and brilliantly explained by the renowned yoga guru B. BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the bible of yoga. Nov 18, Misty Galbraith rated it really liked it. Probably Iyengar’s best work. Iyengar’s father died when he was 9 years old, and he continued to suffer from a variety of maladies in childhood, including malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, and general malnutrition.

Thank you to my dear teacher, Oma, who recommend this book. Ships with Tracking Number!