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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June 28, Imprint: Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali B. A worthy read that will assist in your yogic practices and spiritual journey.

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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. BKS Iyengar has translated each one, and provided his own insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers.

Paperbackpages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You can read this item using any b.k.s.ijengar the following Kobo apps and devices: Aug 13, Alex Boon rated it really liked oj. To be able to practice this form of yoga, Patanjali ascribed an adherence to eight steps in order to silence the mind and achieve enlightenment.

Living in a Mindful Universe. The Miracle of Mindfulness. Autobiography of a Yogi. Iyengar elaborates on a yoga philosophy, which was described by Patanjali in his yoga sutras over 2, years pataanjali.

Then he breaks down the expression into its individual words and gives an English translation of each word. I love this book and I highly recommend this translation. It is also called raja yoga, the so-called king’s yoga that comes after one has mastered the preliminaries of hatha yoga. I am blown away at the wealth of knowledge shared in this book.


He had a difficult childhood. Mar 07, Stereo rated it liked it. Finally there are Iyengar’s commentaries on each of the aphorisms, some of b.k.s.iyengarr cover several pages. This is not the translation of the yoga sutras for me. To be candid, there is more in this book than can be assimilated by most persons interested in yoga.

Nov 18, Misty Galbraith rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page. Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar Kannada: Excellent description and explanation of the sutras. It is tthe far the most user friendly version of the sutras I have read to date. But before Patanjali’s codification there was no systematic text to guide the aspirant. Since then Patanjali’s sutras have been translated into many languages along with commentary to elucidate the concise text, with Vyasa’s commentary from the ninth century–upon which Iyengar makes some reliance–being the most important.


Yogq where yoga comes from! However, the language is very b.k.s.iyrngar, which a lot of readers might not appreciate. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! The Sutras are also a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practise. BKS Iyengar has translated each one, and provided his own insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers.

A Game of Thrones. So much easier to understand than other translations and commentary. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali B.


Behind each sutra, readers will also learn about the philosophy behind each technique. But, difficult to read when a beginner in the yoga theory.

Bks Iyengar did awesome job. The Brain That Changes Itself. They are amongst the world’s most revered and ancient teachings and are the earliest, most holy yoga reference.

Light On the Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali by Iyengar, B K S

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Books WorldWide Express Condition: He has written many books on yogic practice and philosophy, and is best known for his books Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, and Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

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Light On the Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali

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Most authorities believe that yoga works best as an adjunct to religion so that one can practice yoga and remain devout in one’s own faith; in fact this is the usual practice. Russell Books Ltd Published: The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

There are sutras, each concerning an aspect of the path to enlightenment through yoga.