Iyengar developed a form of yoga that focuses on developing strength, endurance, correct body alignment, as well as flexibility and relaxation. The Iyengar method integrates philosophy, spirituality, and the practice of yoga into everyday living. In The Tree of Yoga, Iyengar offers his thoughts on many practical and philosophical subjects including family life, love and sexuality, health and the healing arts, meditation, death, and Patañjali's Yoga Sutras. This new edition features a foreword by Patricia Walden, a leading American teacher of the Iyengar style.
"Valuable insights into the therapeutic nature of yoga. . . . Those already familiar with Iyengar's work will find subtlety and depth here that will increase with each rereading."— Yoga Journal
"The well known Iyengar, a yoga teacher for fifty years and family man with six children, offers valuable teachings that are consistently lucid, inspiring, and instructive."— East West