Pune style belt with metal buckle and narrow cotton webbing. 6 foot length; 1" width.
Note: Our current supply of belts was shipped to us from Pune, India during the monsoon season and may have a mildew smell. We will not be accepting belt returns. If you are sensitive to scent, we advise treating the belts before use: soak for 24 hours in equal parts white vinegar and water, then machine wash on the hottest “Sanitize” cycle using normal detergent. Set belt out to dry in the sun.
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.
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
NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on Vimeo to watch on your computer immediately after checkout: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/reflection2010
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Note: our current copies have a different cover. This book is on sale discount due to water damage to the front and/or back cover.
By B.K.S. Iyengar (published by Alchemy Publishers, New Delhi, India 2008) paperback - 198 pages
Astanga Yoga is an ancient wisdom, the greatest and noblest gift that Sage Patanjali has offered to man. It's beauty lies in the application of its principles that can be adopted and adapted in discovering the finer aspects of man according to one's physical and intellectual capacity. Light on Astanga Yoga provides a lucid explanation on the exposition and application of the principles of Sage Patanjali's Astanga Yoga.
Note: This book has been discounted 20% off to $20 due to the less-than pristine condition of the book jacket from shipment from India.
by Prashant Iyengar
First published in December 2019 by the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute
424 pages, paperback
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!
This is the 2nd edition, spiral-bound book of Popsi Narasimhan's "The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali – A Collection of Translations".
This is a collection of translations of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali from multiple authors. Translations for each sūtra from authors B.K.S Iyengar, Edwin Bryant, Jaganath Carrera, Chip Hartranft, Georg Feuerstein, Ravi Ravindra, Swami Satchidananda, Swami Vivekananda and Swāmi Hariharananda Āranya are juxtaposed so it enables the reader to compare and contrast the different ways each author translated it. This makes studying the sūtras easy and interesting for yoga practitioners!
A portion of each book's sales will be donated to the Student Safety Fund and the Bellur Trust.
The complete set of all 5 Tomes! Tomes 1-5 are textbooks in the children's series published by YOG. Each Tome is also for sale individually. Save by buying in a bundle!
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.
Please note: all copies have water damage to the spine of the book. Price has been reduced from $20 to $15.
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.
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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.
Yoga Asana Anatomy by Dr. Hermann Traitteur
A comprehensive textbook about the general and specific anatomy of the musculoskeletal system in the context of yoga asana including an introduction to the most common ailments.
Foreword by Geeta S. Iyengar
At the end of the 1990s, Hermann Traitteur began to instruct anatomy and physiology within the nascent German teacher training of Iyengar Yoga. During this time, he developed handouts for the courses as he found the majority of anatomy textbooks too complicated for the purposes of Iyengar Yoga and too difficult to understand for those without a background in medicine. From this “reader” emerged the German book "Yoga Asana Anatomie" first published in 2016. It took three more years to realize the English translation, which has gained greater depth and scope due to useful contributions made by Lois Steinberg and others. Geeta S. Iyengar kindly contributed a beautifully written foreword.
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.
Just released in December 2020!
A Practical Guide for People with MS and Yoga Teachers
by Garth McLean. Foreword by Hart C.M. Cohen, M.D., FRCPC
Enhancing the physical and mental health of people with Multiple Sclerosis through key postures and breathing techniques, this guide shows how to manage specific symptoms of MS. It also provides advice on getting started with and maintaining a yoga practice, safety, and discussion on diet and nutrition, lifestyle and meditation.