Iyengar Yoga Websites:
Purchasing your own props:
Cork Spirit on Ebay for cork bricks
Zebedee Fabric Store for foam blocks
Getting Started with a Home Practice:
Reading List: Students frequently ask me what reading I recommend to enrich their practice. Here is a list of my favourites.
Yoga In Action: Preliminary Course by Geeta S Iyengar
This booklet describes the preliminary course taught at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India. There are illustrations of all the introductory poses and describes what each student should learn how to do in each pose and stage of the pose.
Yoga in Action: Intermediate Course I by Geeta S Iyengar
This booklet is the next volume in the Yoga in Action series and covers more intermediate poses.
Yoga: The Iyengar Way by Silva Mehta, Mira Mehta and Shyam Mehta
Very clear pictures and instructions; shows suggested uses of props; sequences for practice.
Light on Yoga: The Definitive Guide to Yoga Practice by BKS Iyengar
The seminal text of Iyengar yoga practice; great photos and descriptions of the classic yoga asanas and pranayamas.
Yoga: A Gem for Women by Geeta S Iyengar
Many photos and instructions especially helpful to women in all stages of their lives (puberty, menses, pre- and post- natal, menopause, and post menopause.
The seminal text on Iyengar pranayama practice. Very clear descriptions of all the breathing techniques.
Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood: Safe Practice for Expectant and New Mothers by Geeta S Iyengar, Rita Keller, Kerstine Keller and foreword by BKS Iyengar
This pregnancy book is wonderful for both those who are new to yoga and those who have had a regular Iyengar yoga practice prior to becoming pregnant. It is very thorough and clear.
The Tree of Yoga by BKS Iyengar
The absolute best introduction to yoga philosophy. Mr Iyengar discusses the 8-limbed path of yoga.
Mr Iyengar guides our understanding of yoga practice and philosophy through the lens of the five sheaths of our being from the outermost physical sheath to the innermost spiritual sheath.
The Bhagavad Gita (Classic of Indian Spirituality) translated by Eknath Easwaran
This classic Indian text is a conversation between Prince Arjuna and Krishna. Many philosophical concepts are discussed between them.
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by BKS Iyengar
Mr Iyengar gives his commentary and translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The sutras are the basis for our yoga practice, guiding practitioners to experience the state of yoga, union of the individual self with the infinite.
This book further delves into the Yoga Sutras.