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By B. K. S. Iyengar

ISBN-10: 1465415831

ISBN-13: 9781465415837

B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: the trail to Holistic Health[i] covers the whole teachings of BKS Iyengar for brain, physique, and well-being, and is appropriate for each point of yoga skill, age, and actual condition.

Fully illustrated all through with particular 360-degree perspectives of vintage Iyengar asanas, [i]B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: the trail to Holistic Health incorporates a 20-week path introducing newcomers to the main commonly practiced kind of yoga on the earth, specifically constructed sequences to assist alleviate greater than eighty universal illnesses, and all vintage asanas illustrated and supervised by way of B.K.S. Iyengar himself.

B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: the trail to Holistic Health has been refreshed and up-to-date to incorporate a brand new bankruptcy celebrating Iyengar's existence and paintings.

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The freedom of yoga The impact of yoga is never purely physical. Asanas, if correctly practiced, bridge the divide between the physical and the mental spheres. Yoga stems the feelings of pain, fatigue, doubt, confusion, indifference, laziness, self-delusion, and despair that assail us from time to time. The yogic mind simply refuses to accept such negative emotions and seeks to overcome these turbulent currents on the voyage to the total liberation of the self. Once we become sincere practitioners of yoga, we cease to be tormented by these unhappy and discouraging states of mind.

Furthermore, ordinary physical exercise, such as jogging, tennis, or soccer, lends itself to repetitive injuries of the bones, joints, and ligaments. Such forms of exercise work with—and for—the skeletal and muscular systems. They cannot penetrate beyond these limits. But asanas penetrate each layer of the body and, ultimately, the consciousness itself. Only in yoga can you keep both the body and the mind relaxed, even as you stretch, extend, rotate, and flex your body. Yoga, unlike other forms of exercise, keeps the nervous system elastic and capable of bearing stress.

Asanas improve blood flow to all the cells of the body, revitalizing the nerve cells. This flow strengthens the nervous system and its capacity for enduring stress. Origins of stress Relieving stress Through advances in science and technology, modern civilization has been able to conquer ignorance in many fields, but its pride in technological achievement is excessive and misplaced. It has triggered widespread feelings of competitiveness and envy. Financial tensions, emotional upheavals, environmental pollution, and, above all, a sense of being overtaken by the speed of events, have all increased the stress of daily life.

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