“There is no progress toward ultimate freedom without transformation, and this is the key issue in all lives.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Moral injunctions (yama), fixed observances (niyama), posture ( asana), regulation of breath (pranayama), internalization of the senses toward their source ( pratyahara), concentration (dharana), meditation (dhyana) and absorption of consciousness in the self (samadhi)


Definition of Yoga
1.2yogah cittavritti nirodhah
Yoga is the cessation of the movements of consciousness

1.3 tadadrastuh svarupe avasthanam
Then, the seer dwells in her/his own true splendour

1.4vrtti svarupyam itaratra
At other times the seer identifies with the fluctuating consciousness.

1.12abhyasa vairagyabhyam tannirodhah
Practice and detachment are the means to still the movements of consciousness

1.14sa tu dirghakala nairantarya satkara asevitah drdhab
Long, uninterrupted, alert practice is the firm foundation for restraining the fluctuations

2.46sthira sukham asanam
Asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence and benevolence of spirit.

1.30vyadhi styana samsaya pramada alasya avirati bhrantidarsana alabhdhabhumihkatva
anavasthitstvani cittaviksepah te antarayah
Thes obstacles are disease, inertia, doubt heedlessness, laziness, indiscipline of the senses, erroneous views, lack of perseverance and backsliding

3.3avidya asmita raga dvesha abhinevesha klesha
The five afflictions which disturb the equilibrium of consciousnessare: ignorance or lack of wisdom, ego, pride of the ego or the sense of “I”, attachment to pleasure, aversion to pain, fear of death and clinging to life.

 BOOKS

Light On Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

A Gem for Women by Geeta Iyengar

Yoga The Path To Holistic Health by BKS Iyengar

The Tree of Yoga by BKS Iyengar

Light on Pranayama by BKS Iyengar

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by BKS Iyengar

World Religion by Huston Smith

365 Tao Daily Meditation by Deng Mind-Dao

The Yoga of Discipline by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda


AUDIO TAPES

Light on Life by BKS Iyengar

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Kriyananda

Bhagavad Gita by Jacob Needleman

The Bhagavad Gita by Deepak Chopra

101 Yoga Asana Flashcards (415) 753-0909)


YOGA PROPS FOR HOME PRACTICE

Yoga Mat

2- 8′Strap

2-Standard Blocks

Standard Bolster

3 Mexican Cotton Blankets 


NUTRITION

Back to The House of Health by Shelley Redford Young

Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F. Balch, M.D.
The PH Miracle by Robert Young
The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar with Urmila Desai