This new title from Prashant Iyengar, published in 2013, is an exploration of Yogasana. Prashantji starts by reflecting on where in the Yoga Sutras Patanjali mentions asana and in what context. He then defines and discusses each of the 18 kriyas which constitute each asana. When these 18 kriyas are integrated in the practice of an asana, the effect is Yogasana. "When the practitioner becomes familiar with these Kriyas and is able to include all the 18 Kriyas in the practice, one can hope for a renewed beginning. It is as if one has rebooted the computer. One then starts Yog practice with some idea and sense of purpose - to make the embodiment a fit instrument to serve our life's purpose." 193 pages.
Adhyatma is a concept in the timeless ancient Hindo Vedic philosophy. It is loosely understood as something spiritual, ethereal, trans-mundane and transcendent. The essential nature of Adhyatma is that there must be no component in our action that is external to us. Prashant Iyengar explores this concept in depth in this text.
Paperback. 99 pages.
by teachers of Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute and Light on Yoga Research Trust and published by YOG Mumbai (7”x9” paperback - 2005) 131 pages
First in a series of 5 textbooks for children at the Arambhic level. Meaning of prayers, yamas and niyamas given through story format. Beginning asanas and preparatory movements for coordination. Practice guide and workbook. Useful for teachers of students of all ages.
by teachers of Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute and Light on Yoga Research Trust and published by YOG Mumbai (7”x9” paperback - 2006) 140 pages
2nd book in a series corresponding to the syllabus for students of the children’s classes at the Prathamic level. Although this is a text book written for children, it also provides guidance to parents and teachers on how yoga should be taught to children.
The Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute and the Light on Yoga Research Trust have devised a special course on yoga for children and teenagers between the ages of 9 to 18 years. Each book addresses the various stresses and concerns that the children face in their growing years. This volume is the third in the series. It is a practical guide addressing elements of philosophy, science, history and practice. Although the book is written for children, it provides guidance to the parents and teachers too. 136 pages.
The fourth book in the Yogashastra series, this tome was written for teenagers between the ages of 14 to 16 years. In this age group, one's intelligence, grasping power and discriminative power can increase to a great extent. The body develops gracefully due to hormonal changes that occur. At this age, one's yoga practice and understanding of the science of yoga has to develop accordingly. The aim of this book is to increase the power of the mind (manas) and intelligence (buddhi) with the practice of yoga. While written for teenagers, adults and teachers will also benefit from the material in this practical guide. 184 pages.
The fifth textbook in the children's series published by YOG for examination of the different levels: Arambhic, Prathamic, Dvitiyik, Tritiyik and Pramana Patra.
This book focuses on philosophy and how to develop will power and spiritual power. Section 1 introduces Indian Philosophy, the life and teachings of Sages Vashistha and Vishvamitra, and guides you in the yogic view of your body as well as the human reproductive system. Section 2 is dedicated to practice as tapas- the asanas, basic pranayama, and use of props and their application for daily problems you may face.
Paperback. 151 pages.