Yoga Books

Simon recommends the following Iyengar Yoga books which can be purchased from Amazon by clicking on the pictures or links.


 Iyengar Yoga for Beginners

A simple text with great full colour photographs of all the basic postures with many handy tips for the beginner. The text for this book has been extracted from Yoga: Path to Holistic Health.

Recommended for beginners.


Yoga: Path to Holistic Health

Mr Iyengar outlines the philosophy and ideals behind this ancient practice and explains how yoga can help to counter the stresses of modern living. Designed for every level of ability, age and physical condition, there are detailed instructions for beginners, intermediate level students.

Recommended for beginners.


Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom

Mr Iyengar reflects upon his lifetime's experience on the yogic path. The book follows the different aspects of that path and provides a learning framework for yoga as well as an invaluable discourse on life.

Recommended for everyone.

Light on Yoga

The Iyengar yoga practitioners bible. Written in 1966 this classic text was the first of its kind. Stunning black and white photographs of the most advanced postures for us to marvel and dream of attaining.

Recommended for everyone.


 Tree of Yoga

B K S Iyengar's teaching and advice for how to life a long, healthy, happy life. Inspirational chapters cover our responsibilities to ourselves and to the other people in our lives over the years as we mature from youth to old age.

Recommended for everyone.


 Yoga: The Iyengar Way

Written in the 1980's this text is still a great reference book, containing many large photographs that show the postures in great detail.


 Yoga: A Gem for Women

Dr. Geeta Iyengar is B.K.S. Iyengar's daughter and was asked to write a book that details how yoga can specifically benefit women. It describes the changes that take place in a women's body through her life and details poses that are useful to counter any negative side affects of these changes.


Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Written about 2000 years ago this great work is yoga philosophy in a nutshell. This version is Mr Iyengar's translation and explanation of this important work.

Recommended for more advanced students and those interested in philosophy.


Light on Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing

Mr Iyengar describes the techniques of breathing together with a comprehensive background of yoga philosophy in this authoritative, practical and indispensable guide.

Recommended only for advanced practitioners.