Illuminating Lives with Yoga

Health, Mind & Body, Reference

By Geeta Iyer

Publisher : Geeta Iyer

ABOUT Geeta Iyer

Geeta Iyer
Geeta Iyer is one of the most widely known and respected Yoga teachers in Chennai, India. She has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 18 years. Her expertise and continued interest in Psychology and Physiology, has made her an effective teacher and distinguishes her from most Yoga  More...



This book is the only one of its kind that focuses on Yoga as a basis for self development. It has over 324 color photographs with step by step instructions and tips to ensure gradual improvement with practice, benefits and cautions. It is a comprehensive reference book and a practical guide for beginners as well as experienced Yoga practitioners and instructors.

The chapters on Asanas are categorized into standing, reclining, sitting and inverted, followed by three important relaxation Asanas. The chapter on Pranayama deals with the five most beneficial Pranayamas.

The chapter on Yogic healing describes a variety of Yogic methods of self-healing, without the use of medication. This chapter addresses eleven common health issues such as acidity and ulcers, asthma and bronchitis, back pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, knee pain, migraine and tension headaches, neck pain, cervical spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder and tennis elbow.

The chapter on food provides the dietary guidelines for healthy eating, describes the tenets of a Yogic diet and the importance of eating the right food, to maintain the proper mind-body balance.