The title of this book is Light on Yoga (Yoga Di’pika in Sanskrit), as my purpose is to describe as simply as possible the asanas (postures) and pranayamas (breathing disciplines) in the new light of our own era, its knowledge and its requirements. Instructions on asana and pranayama are therefore given in great detail and are based on my experience for over twenty-seven years in many parts of the world. It contains the complete technique of zoo asanas with 592 photographs from which the asanas can be mastered: and it also covers bandha, kriya and pranayama with a further 5 photographs.
Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga
All the ancient commentaries on yoga have stressed that it is essential to work under the direction of a GURU (Master), and although my experience proves the wisdom of this rule, I have endeavoured with all humility in this book to guide the reader-both teacher and student- to a correct and safe method of mastering these asanas and prai].ayamas. In Appendix I, I have introduced a 300 weeks’ course for the intense practitioner, grouping the asanas stage by stage according to their structure.