B.K.S. Iyengar’s Light on Yoga Asanas Index














The book “Light on Yoga” contains 602 photos, it’s a treasure trove because Guruji’s photos are inspirational.

However, because the book covers so many asanas it’s difficult to find a photo of a specific asana. In order to help with quickly finding a photo I prepared a short index according to the asanas families.

The index refers to the photo numbers and not the page numbers and therefore suitable to any edition of the book (in any language).

I recommend printing the index and pasting it onto the inner book cover. I find it very helpful with finding the necessary photo.


Good luck!

Photo# Asanas in “Light on Yoga”
 1-59 Standing asanas, Ustrasana
 66-76 Simple back bending including downward facing dog (74) and upward facing dog (75)
 77-79 Dandasana, Navasana
 86-124 Sitting, Supta Virasana, Paryankasana, Bhekasana, Padmasana + variations, Supta Vajrasana
 125-176 Basic forward bending
 171-175 Purvottanasana, Akarna Dhanurasana
 176-218 Sirsasana + variations
 219-271 Sarvangasana + variations
 272-296 Abdominals, Supta Padangusthasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
 297-339 Twists, Malasana
 346-359 Basic balancing poses, Pincha Mayurasana
 366-394 Kurmasana, Eka Pada Sirsasana cycle, Dwi Pada Sirsasana
 395-452 Balancing, Bakasana etc.
 453-471 Advanced sitting
 472-478 Intense leg stretches
 479-591 Backward bending
 592 Savasana

Cut and paste onto the inner book cover


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