by Eyal Shifroni
Eyal Shifroni’s published so far 6 books that describe the use of yoga props (such as belts, wooden blocks, and yoga chairs) for the practice of Iyengar Yoga and discuss the aspect of the mind in asana practice.
The Extended Chair for Yoga
A Comprehensive Guide to Iyengar Yoga Practice with a Chair
Props for Yoga II
A Guide to Iyengar Yoga Practice with Props (Sitting Asanas and Forward Extensions))
Props for Yoga III
A Guide to Iyengar Yoga Practice with Props (Inverted Asanas)).
Props for Yoga I
A Guide to Iyengar Yoga Practice with Props (Standing Poses)))
The Psychophysical Lab
Yoga Practice and the Mind-Body Problem
A Chair for Yoga
A Complete Guide to Iyengar Yoga Practice With a Chair
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Recommended Yoga Books by Other Authors
Eyal was asked by Shepherd to recommend 5 books that inspired him the most in his yogic path: here are his recommendations.
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Books by B.K.S. Iyengar
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Light on Yoga: The Classic Guide, by B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Yoga is a definitive guide about Yoga, a rigorous discipline for attaining physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is aimed at beginners as well as advanced practitioners of Yoga.
Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health, by B.K.S. Iyengar
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health covers the complete teachings of BKS Iyengar for mind, body, and health, and is suitable for every level of yoga ability, age, and physical condition.
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by B.K.S. Iyengar
B.K.S. Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras have been described as the “bible” of yoga.
Light on Pranayama, by B.K.S. Iyengar
This authoritative and practical guide is an indispensable tool to the art and techniques of yogic breathing, for beginners and experienced yoga teachers alike.
Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom, by B.K.S. Iyengar
In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey.
The Tree of Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyengar
In The Tree of Yoga, Iyengar offers his thoughts on many practical and philosophical subjects including family life, love and sexuality, health and the healing arts, meditation, death, and Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Books by more authors
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The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, by T.K.V. Desikachar
The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to Viniyoga–Yoga adapted to the needs of the individual.
Health, Healing, and Beyond: Yoga and the Living Tradition of T. Krishnamacharya, by T.K.V. Desikachar & Cravens
The much-sought-after, greatly beloved exploration of the work of Krishnamacharya, teacher of many of twentieth-century yoga’s greatest and most influential exponents, Health, Healing, and Beyond is filled with deep wisdom―an indispensable guide to the philosophy, principles, and limitless possibilities of yoga.
Yoga Anatomy, by Leslie Kaminoff
From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked.
Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing, by Marcia Monroe
Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is a deeply soothing form of moving meditation and physical activity. It is a safe way to rebuild strength, stamina, and flexibility, and to address the spinal curvature of scoliosis without surgery.
The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II, by Ray Long
This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga.
The Woman’s Yoga Book: Asana and Pranayama for all Phases of the Menstrual Cycle, by Bobby Clennell
Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Bobby Clennell brings decades of yoga study and teaching experience to The Woman’s Yoga Book. She offers a comprehensive program of asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises) designed to support menstrual health from menarche to menopause, along with nutritional and lifestyle information for those times off the yoga mat.
Yoga for Breast Care: What Every Woman Needs to Know (Yoga Shorts), Bobby Clennell
In Yoga for Breast Care, senior yoga teacher Bobby Clennell offers a comprehensive program of asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques) designed to support breast health.
Hero’s Contemplation: Yoga in the Light of the Teachings of Yogacarya SRI B.K.S. Iyengar and Non-Dual Kashmir Saivism, by Christian Pisano
A comprehensive and remarkable account of teachings inspired by BKS Iyengar (who wrote the preface) and Kashmir Saivism.
Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, by Edwin F. Bryant
Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali’s work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the Purusa: the innermost individual self, or soul.
Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings, by A.G. Mohan
Here is a personal tribute to “the father of modern yoga” Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989), written by one of his longtime disciples.
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