• Light on Life

  • The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom
  • By: B. K. S. Iyengar
  • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Light on Life

By: B. K. S. Iyengar
Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
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Publisher's Summary

A must-have for anyone who practises yoga or is interested in the teachings of the East.

B.K.S. Iyengar, whose teachings on yoga are followed throughout the world, reflects upon his lifetime's experience on the yoga path. The structure of the book follows the different aspects of that path (from Freedom Awaits, through The Physical Body, The Energy Body, The Mental Body, The Intellectual Body, and The Divine Body, to Living in Freedom) and provides a learning framework for yoga as well as an invaluable discourse on life.  

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©2019 B.K.S. Iyengar (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Iyengar knows what the body needs, and he's introduced to the West the Easterner's best path to health and well-being." (TIME Magazine)

"Revelations from a lifetime of studying yoga." (The Washington Post)

"Light on Life is rich in yoga philosophy and methodology. But unlike his previous writings, this new book is full of autobiographical anecdotes." (The New York Times)

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  • K. Sewell
  • 03-10-20

A book for life

Some reviewers said this book was a bit on the heavy side. I found it informative and transformational. It is a book to listen to more than once however. A wonderful listen while lulling yourself to sleep (set your timer)

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  • Julia Toebben
  • 08-01-20

Unbearable

As a yoga teacher, I have read all the books at some point in my life already, but wanted to revisit. Unfortunately the mispronunciation of almost every Sanskrit word made it unbearable to listen. I myself have studied a small portion of the Sanskrit language in India, but even a yoga student in the West will know better how to pronounce these common Sanskrit terms.

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  • Mrs. T Lucas
  • 01-24-20

BEAUTIFUL!

The most beautiful and wonderful book! If you are seeking truth please read this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-20

Very good!!!!

I'm gonna listen this book several times, so much information and takes time to understand even part of this big book.

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  • Neeraw, Kevin
  • 07-22-20

Full of content

Enjoyed very much, its the kind of audiobook that you should buy a hard copy of because almost every sentence rings with truth and wisdom. For this reason, it's a bit short but for the same reason, it's never boring. The reader is more than acceptable and I will listen again and again. 4 stars overall because its an audiobook and no supporting images, also, the wisdom of the words doesn't quite feel understood by the narrator at times(in saying that, his neutrality is perfect at the same time) , although I can't imagine anyone who would do a better job either.

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  • Eridani Baker
  • 06-30-20

Terrible pronunciation

The pronunciation of Sanskrit words in this is so so so bad that it’s a little off putting. The way it’s read does not at all match Iyengar‘s timbre. Surely an Indian voice artist could have done the recording? The content is great, but the presentation is shonky.

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  • Rita Kreileman
  • 07-25-21

Delightful book for a lifetime

I like Light On Life because it gives so many insights to look at life from different perspectives wether you practice yoga or not.

I like the clarity of BKS Iyengar’s words, his choice of metafors and the way he invites to look deeper. The layeredness of this book is infinite.

Well spoken with great enthousiasme and tone of voice in pleasant manner.

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  • 01-22-21

Great book

Great book Awesome all the way though .❤️💛💜💚💙🧡💗🌹🤍💕🌼⭐️❣️💐🌸🌈🌾🌷🤎💝⚡️✨💓☀️🌝🌟💞💘💖🍏🧡💪🏼🙏🏽🙌🏼👍🏼🐋🐉🐲🌵🎄🌲🌳 fantastic for anyone wanting a deeper insight in to Iyengar yoga 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋I found it fascinating and interesting,he talk,s about consciousness,the light within us . Our true journey,as we grow and expand into more powerful, beautiful and incredible being,s 🌈✨🌍🌏⚡️☀️🌈I’m going to listen again 🍏🍉🥭🍎🍇🍍🍐🍓🥥Sending love to you all

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  • Caroline O'Toole
  • 04-12-20

Loved it

After studying the sutras this is another insightful way to explore the journey and wisdom a yogic life holds.