About this product Synopsis In fifty essays, stories, and interviews, well-known contributors from the international yoga world celebrate the work of yoga pioneer B K S Iyengar. A revered Indian yoga master, Iyengar has been the single most influential person in spreading the practice of yoga throughout the world. B K S Iyengar was recognized in TIME magazine's 2004 list of the 100 most powerful and influential people on the planet. Compiled and introduced by Kofi Busia, one of the most dedicated and internationally renowned of Iyengar's students, the contributions represent an internationally diverse group of Iyengar yoga teachers as well as several celebrities who have been deeply touched by Iyengar's teachings. This is the only book on the life and work of Iyengar, as seen through the eyes of friends and senior students. It brings a deep understanding of the man as well as his unique approach to yoga. The contributors address the physical practice of yoga, yoga philosophy, and how yoga affects one's life, and it includes anecdotes about time spent with Iyengar. The publication of the book is timed with a conference celebrating Mr Iyengar's life and work: in July 2007, the Yogacharya Festival, a conference in honour of the life and work of B K S Iyengar, will be held in Santa Clara, California. The weeklong festival is expected to draw over 2,000 participants. Well-known contributors from the world of yoga celebrate the life and work of the great yoga pioneer B. K. S. Iyengar in this collection. Iyengar, who celebrates seventy years as a yoga teacher this year, is an Indian yoga master, revered as the single most influential person in spreading the teachings of yoga throughout the world. Iyengar was recognized in "Time" magazine's 2004 list of the one hundred most powerful and influential people in the world. This collection of essays, stories, and interviews celebrates the life and great influence of renowned yoga teacher B. K. S. Iyengar and features an international and diverse group of well-known contributors. These writings offer a deep understanding of the man, as well as his unique approach to yoga and the human mind and body. Contributors include: Baron Baptiste Beryl Bender Birch T. K. V. Desikachar Alan Finger Lilias Folan Richard Freeman John Friend Sharon Gannon Dona Holleman Gary Kraftsow Judith Hanson Lasater David Life Manouso Manos Chuck Miller Aadil Palkhivala Shiva Rea Erich Schiffmann John Schumacher Patricia Walden Joan White Rodney Yee Product Identifiers ISBN-10 1590305248 ISBN-13 9781590305249 Key Details Number Of Pages 360 pages Format Paperback Publication Date 2007-07-24 Language English Publisher Shambhala Publications, Incorporated Publication Year 2007 Additional Details Copyright Date 2007 Illustrated Yes Dimensions Weight 17.8 Oz Height 0.8 In. Width 5.9 In. Length 9 In. Target Audience Group Trade Classification Method LCCN 2007-001680 LC Classification Number RA781.7.L887 2007 Dewey Decimal 613.7/046 Dewey Edition 22 Contributors Edited by Kofi Busia Reviews "The essays in this tribute volume are thought-provoking and varied. Most important, the book provides moving personal reminiscences of the impact Iyengar has had, as a man and a teacher, on each writer." Yoga Journal "This must-read book explores a wide range of themes, inducing probing inquiries into both philosophical and physical nuances of yoga. Read it to deepen your relationship with yoga, to further your understanding, and to inspire your practice."Patricia Walden
Iyengar: The Yoga Master | Edited by Kofi Busia
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