As used in classes at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institue in Pune. The headwrap is a basic tool used to quiet mental activity and equalize internal and external pressure on the brain. It is frequently recommended for use during asana practice in therapeutic sequences and during the practice of pranayama. A personal headwrap, or eye bandage, as it is called in India, is recommended for any hygenic concerns. Can also be used as a soft prop under the dorsal spine, in the upper thoracic, under the neck, under the ankle, between the ankle and hip with folded legs. A handy thing to have around.
Reflections is a collection of the writings and illustrations of Karin O'Bannon. A beloved senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher and devoted practitioner, Karin passed away in 2013. In poems, reflections, a short story, essays on yoga philosophy and commentaries on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, O'Bannon reveals her life as a seeker, searching for peace, understanding, compassion and joy. She presents insight into the depths and heights of the yogic adventure connecting mind, body and breath. With an open heart and quiet mind - and a touch of humor - she offers readers words of wisdom to ponder on their own journeys. Paperback. 71 pages.
Reflection was the first-ever Iyengar Yoga Convention dedicated to therapeutics. On these DVDs, Geeta S. Iyengar presents the theories and principles of therapeutics in each category of asanas - supine, prone, seated, standing, and backbending - as well as Pranayama. Geeta emphasized that these sessions were only the beginning of our exploration of yoga therapeutics. Participants were urged to study the DVDs, to work with other Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers to familiarize themselves with the teachings, and to absorb the information gradually over a period of years. 9 Discs Total run time approximately 28 hours
By B.K.S. Iyengar published by HarperCollins India (paperback - 1985) 128 pages
Supplementary to Light on Yoga with larger format pictures highlights the artistic presentation of the asanas. 28 pages of text defining art in yoga and 97 pages of photographs of the master of asana as artist.
In The Woman's Yoga Book, senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Bobby Clennell offers a comprehensive program of asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques) designed to support menstrual health from menarche to menopause, along with nutritional and lifestyle information for those times off the yoga mat. With over 30 years of teaching experience, she encourages women to draw on the strength that comes from practicing women's yoga. Yoga sequences are given for each phase of the menstrual cycle: premenstrual: poses to stabliize menstruation: poses to restore postmenstrual: poses to rebalance on through to ovulation: poses to strengthen In addition, The Woman's Yoga Book offers sequences that address: PMS, irritability, tension, and moodswings migraine headaches bloating and breast tenderness insomnia cramps and lower back pain heavy bleeding scanty periods absence of menstruation irregular periods A former professional animator, Bobby Clennell has used her skill in rendering over 700 illustrations that teach right along with her text.
This is an instructional recording for learning to chant the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali in the original Sanskrit language.
This learning program has helped many students of yoga successfully access their own chanting voices. You will too!
Published by YOG, Mumbai (11” x 8 ½” spiral bound soft cover, 2003) 255 pages.
Transcription from tapes of the advanced level yoga classes taught by Prashant Iyengar once a week at RIMYI from June 4, 2002 through April 15, 2003. Each day’s class is prefaced with a notation of temperature and humidity as a guide to climatic aspect of the lesson plan. List of asanas is given before details of class instructions. The esoteric and poetical teachings of Prashant Iyengar recorded word by word under headings by asana name and italicized inquiries.
Yogacharya BKS Iyengar always felt that a correlation must exist between the modern medical science and the art of yoga. This book written at his behest by Dr Sulochana D. Telang is the first attempt of its kind to establish a link between the yogic and modern medical sciences. It is hoped that not only the students of yoga, but also the modern medical practicioners will find the book useful in their daily practice.
Watch Me Do Yoga is narrated by a child's voice as she goes through a series of yoga poses. We see her practicing with her dad, her mom, or the family dog, and sometimes alone on her mat. We see her in the garden, on the patio, in her bedroom, even sitting on a gigantic lotus. But no matter what the setting, she relates her yoga to the natural world. She stands like a tree or a mountain and imitates the actions of animals " a fish, a dog, a lion, and a tortoise. She celebrates her connection with the life around her and wants just a bit of attention in return. The upbeat text and appealing illustrations should encourage young children to practice yoga and their parents to practice with them.
by Yogacharya B.K.S Iyengar
This Guru Purnima, we were blessed by Guruji in a unique manner a book on the yaugika manas (Yogic mind). This book isan articulation of the thoughts of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and is a study of the mind by the mind to reveal the mysteries and enigma of the mind. The root of the individual mind is the cosmic mind. This mind plays a dual role as it gets polluted when it comes in contact with the pleasure giving objects of the world. It then gets converted into the bhogika mind or the pleasure seeking mind. Such a mind slips into the ocean of infatuation and passion. It is essential to transform the pleasure seeking mind into a disciplined yaugika state of mind by diverting it with the organs of action and senses of perception. This 125 page book explains the constituents, complexities and the 15 facets of the mind; how this mind can make or mar a man. It then explains the role of the practice of ashtanga yoga in transforming the external, pleasure seeking mind into the yogic mind. He explains how the weak individual mind undergoes ‘evolution in evolution and involution in evolution’ to be transformed to the yogic mind. Such a mind is no longer torn between dualities but is released from the magnetic forces of the senses to gravitate towards the consciousness and soul. The clarity of Guruji’s mind is evident in the very lucid manner in which he has eloquently unraveled the enigma of the mind.
In these five DVDs B.K.S. Iyengar teaches and leads demonstrations at the Yoga '90 Convention. You can use DVD menus to access specific poses, therapeutic issues, and questions.
DVD 1 - Therapeutic Yoga - 90 min.
DVD 2- Therapeutic Yoga - 84 min.
Iyengar demonstrates his approach to therapeutic yoga. He works with 14 people using asanas and props to alleviate knee, neck and back pain.
DVD 3- Teaching Beginners- 71 min.
Iyengar coaches two senior teachers, Aadil Palkhivala and Ramanand Patel, as they lead a demonstration class in 11 basic poses.
DVD 4- A Master Class with Senior Teachers - 74 min.
In this demonstration class B.K.S. Iyengar leads some of his senior teachers in 28 more advanced poses. BONUS - Includes excerpted remarks by B.K.S. Iyengar.
DVD 5- A General Question & Answer Session with B.K.S. Iyengar - 44 min.
Iyengar lectures and responds to nine written questions.
Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is a deeply soothing form of moving meditation and a physical activity and is a safe way to rebuild strength, stamina, and flexibility and to address the spinal curvature of scoliosis without surgery. The book presents an evidence-based look at how this approach works. Dr. Fishman has been treating individuals with scoliosis with yoga for many years and has collected x-rays of his work, before and after, demonstrating actual lessening of the degree of curvature from the practice of Iyengar Yoga.
Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is a source of encouragement, knowledge, and healing for those who have scoliosis and need to treat it, but want to avoid braces and/or surgery. It briefly covers the history and treatment modalities of scoliosis and discusses the development of the spine in the embryo. Yoga and Scoliosis explores the complexities of the concept of alignment in the body, with the main part of the book showing how to address scoliosis utilizing Iyengar Yoga. Four chapters give instruction in yoga asana for scoliosis, and another chapter discusses yoga practice in daily living. The book includes a foreward by B.K. S. Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar Yoga.
Millennium by Prashant Iyengar published by YOG, Mumbai (7” x 9” paperback : 2001) 76 pages.
Compilation of six talks given by Prashant Iyengar at RIMYI in December 1998 on the occasion of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar's 80th birthday celebrations. Themes include: our system, therapeutics and karmascopy, dietetics and dreams, and time. Newly edited and revised illustrated version.
by Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar, compiled and edited by Chris Saudek
A Guide for Iyengar students and teachers, Yogasanas during pregnancy, Pranayama during pregnancy, Hints during and after delivery. 86 pages between laminated covers with spiral binding illustrated with photgraphs.
Between 1987 and 1992, Geeta wrote several articles for newspapers among which were a series for yogasana during pregnancy, after delivery and pranayama for the pregnant woman. This publication is from excerpts of those articles minus duplication of instructions already published in Yoga A Gem for Women. Special instructions, effects and use of props are included for specific asanas and pranayamas.
Written and illustrated by Bobby Clennell (Rodmell Press)
Breast health is a sensitive subject, and breast problems leave women feeling vulnerable on many levels. In Yoga for Breast Care, senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Bobby Clennell, author of The Woman's Yoga Book and Watch Me Do Yoga, offers a comprehensive program of asana (poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques) to support breast health. Beginning with a description of breast development and structure and the lymphatic and hormonal systems, as well as breast conditions including pain, fibrocystic breasts, dense breasts, and more, Yoga for Breast Care the presents a variety of asana and pranayama divided into categories according to the position the body assumes: standing, sitting, twisting, inverting, bending forward or backward, and lying down. Also included are active and restorative sequences for immunity, energy, cyclic and noncyclic breast pain, cysts, and for pregnancy and nursing mothers. Practices for breast cancer survivors include sequences for those who have recently undergone breast surgery and are receiving intensive chemotherapy or radiation treatment and for those with decreased mobility and numbness in the arm, shoulder, and chest. Whether readers have experienced problems with their breasts or not, this book provides positive and practical methods for raising awareness and regaining confidence in the body.
by Swati and Rajiv Chanchani published by UBS Publishers Distributors Ltd India (11’x8 ½” paperback , 1995) 175 pages.
Pictures and stories to explain yoga practices and 75 asanas to convey the message of each asana on an educative level for children. 3 practice courses given and yoga asana chart.
ELISE’S NEWEST BOOK
Elise Browning Miller has just completed a comprehensive 150+ page book on Yoga for Scoliosis co-authored with Nancy DL Heraty.
Complete with anatomy of scoliosis, detailed information and photos of poses specifically taught for those with scoliosis. Yoga poses for fused spines included.
More detailed with additional poses than the previous Yoga for Scoliosis booklet.
Athletes often end up with tight, overused muscles that become vulnerable to pulls and sprains, and underused muscles that progressively get weaker. Yoga For Sports shows how yoga can train the mind and body and help sportspeople become more agile, stronger and focused. With precise discussion on the human anatomy and detailed techniques for performing over 100 asanas and pranayama; with asana modifications, props and specific sequences for varying body and mind conditions, this book views a sportsperson's well-being from a holistic point of view.
The newest book from Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar is now available. Based on the Intermediate Course taught at RIMYI, the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India. Includes detailed graphics for each asana.
by Geeta S. Iyengar published by YOG Mumbai (11”x81/4” spiral bound paperback 2000) 129 pages
Based on the syllabus of asanas and pranayamas taught at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune. This book is to guide the home practice of beginning yoga students after study with a teacher. The syllabus consists of 49 basic asanas and two stages of one basic pranayama. The emphasis is on the intermediary stages instead of the final classical asana. Drawings on the left side of the page give the image of the instructions on the right. Boxed notes highlight points of learning and variations of actions.
New printing has a Chapter X with 8 pages of charts for the Sequence of Learning and Practice.