Yoga, anyone?

AIyanger sublteToday is the birthday anniversary of B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014), one of the foremost teachers of Hatha Yoga, both through classes and books like Light on Yoga.  Iyengar is credited with popularizing yoga, first in India and then around the world.   Readers interested in exploring Yoga can find many useful resources at the Nichols Library.  These include Natasha Rizopoulos’ Step by Step Yoga, a 3 DVD series produced by Yoga Journal, and several manuals. Several of the latter are classics.  Richard Hittleman’s Yoga and Birkram’s Beginning Yoga were among the first to present Yoga as a program for better health,while The Sivananda Companion to Yoga presents postural practice as part of a broader lifestyle that includes diet and meditation. The Subtle Body by Stefanie Syman introduces readers to yoga’s istory and philosophy, and tell how it was transmitted to the West.  The Goddess Pose by Michelle Goldberg explores the life Indra Devi, the famed yogini of Hollywood.

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