Welcome to our online store  

containing all our published practice guides

for your self-practice

On this specially designed webpage you will find details

of all our published guides for a self-practice.

There is a brief description of each guide.

The heading of each guide is also a link

which will take you to dedicated webpage for more information, 

as well as a collection of photographs.  

A  visual guide to 

 Iyengar yoga sequences 

Sequencing

Structure is the secret to an enjoyable yoga practice. 

Asanas cannot be linked together any which way. 

The proper sequencing of poses is crucial to the effective opening and closing of the body. 

Each posture has a specific effect on the body, when combined with another posture. 

These effects can be used to heal, raise energetic states or soothe the body and mind. 

The proper combination of asanas is fundamental to an intelligent understanding

of yoga that goes beyond mere repetition of postures.

A yoga practice is also significantly affected by order, in which asanas are performed

in any particular session.  

Appropriate sequencing is chosen according to the purpose and intention of the session,

and takes into account ones current physical and mental condition,

as well as the external conditions, such as the weather.

Yoga is an art and science – the sequencing of asana is the science of yoga.

About this guide

YOGAMALA Volume I & II

 

compiled by David Jacobs and Jürgen Meusel

is a visual guide, with photographs and complete sequences 

for a balanced Iyengar yoga practice

This e-book is a pdf.file (103MB) 

Volume I has 254 pages with more than 1500 photographs

Volume I Chapter I comprises 30 essential sequences 

and Chapter II with 10 beginners sequences

Volume II comprises Chapter III of this visual guide is a pdf.file 104MB 

with 578 pages with over 3000 photographs 

over 80 individual complete sequences

YOGAMALA Volume I is divided into 2 chapters - 

CHAPTER ONE

A compilation of sequences for students new to yoga - there are 30 various sequences for learning the asanas.

Here we have presented a variety of sequences of asanas that work effectively on the body, mind and breath in order to bring about a required change. There are individual pictures of each asana in a complete sequence and  the Sanskrit & English name for each pose is given. Asanas are pictured on one side only;  two-sided asanas should be practised on both sides.

A total of 30 sequences are introduced in the order of learning the asanas.

The first step in beginning yoga postures, or asanas is to become familiar with their shapes.             This involves learning their geometrical configurations, their alignment and their direction of stretches required to form them.  

CHAPTER TWO

The next 10 sequences are intended for beginners.

In Chapter 2 a total of 10 sequences have been introduced which can be practised in rotation, after the students have learned all the asanas from Chapter 1. 

This practice can be spread over twice a day, in the morning and evening.

Sequences from 1 - 8 can be selected for the morning practice and sequence 9 and 10 in the evening to recover from the day’s exhaustion.  

Again each pose is named in Sanskrit and English with photographs in a complete sequence.

YOGAMALA Volume II is the third chapter in this series

CHAPTER THREE

This third chapter deals with a variety of sequences from the Introductory level 

for a daily Iyengar yoga practice. 

The guide is complex to include all the categories of asanas for a balanced yoga practice   

There are 12 sequences for each category. (there are only 2 primary restorative sequences in the Restorative section. An extensive guide to restorative sequences has already been compiled by us)

Different categories of asanas are: - Standing asanas, Seated asanas, Forward extensions, Twists,

Inversions, Backward extensions , Abdominal Asanas, Surya Namaskar, Restorative asanas. In this visual guide all photograped asanas are in a complete and balanced sequence with the name of asanas in Sanskrit and English.  Props are used to make all poses accessible to students of all levels and abilities

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YOGAMALA Volume I @ US $39​

YOGAMALA Volume II @ US $49​

YOGAMALA Volume I & II @ US $69

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A comprehensive guide to Iyengar Yoga

with the use of blocks

About this Guide

 

Blocks for a Yoga Practice compiled by David Jacobs and Jürgen Meusel

is a  guide, with photographs and basic instructions

of the many uses of  blocks in a yoga practice.

The e-book is a pdf.file and has 200 pages with more than 440 photographs.

(The pdf.file is 281MB)

 

The block is used on its own, in pairs or even sets and sometimes 

enhances the use of other props, such as benches, chairs and the wall.

 

We have selected some of the most practised asanas.  

There are many more sub-poses and advanced asanas, 

where the blocks can be used.

Here's how you purchase this e-book: - 

 

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  • Pay US $ 20.00

  • You will receive it as a DropBox  link which you can download.  I will send the link to your email address 

  • If you have not received your link after day, please send me email. Remember the response is NOT automated - you will hear from me personally - allow for different time zones!

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An informative and extensive guide to 

Iyengar Yoga Restorative practice

About this guide 
 
Yoga can help to improve and heal parts of the body that are injured, traumatized or neglected. Movement of the body in the asanas stimulates injured joints, muscles and organs 
by increasing the flow of blood to these parts. 
The asanas in this guide are based on the sequencing of selected restorative asanas.
 
Restorative asanas are restful and tone the body with minimum effort. They should not be underestimated as they have a deep and powerful physiological effect.  They nourish the nervous system and increase the efficiency of the glandular system, which is essential for physical and mental health.  The inner organs stay for some time in positions where they are extended or massaged  - hidden parts of the body and cells are therefore activated.  
Students cannot afford to neglect these tremendously beneficial postures.
 
This guide is a result of our 28 years of yoga sadhana.  It has evolved from a continuous journey of practice and study in our home practice at the RIMYI and under BKS Iyengar, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar, in countless workshops that we attended or offered in South Africa, around the world and from working with teachers and students in our own Iyengar Yoga Centre in South Africa.
 
The practice guide contains general information about the healing potential of yoga and is for informational purposes only. As each individual situation is unique, it is advised that proper discretion in consultation with a certified Iyengar yoga teacher is observed before undertaking any of these asanas in the practice guide. 
 
 
How to use this practice guide
 
Keep the following in mind when using this guide.  
  • This guide is not a substitute for learning with a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.  
  • The various subtleties of the instructions in the Iyengar method cannot adequately be captured in a book. 
  • While this guide may help you study and explore the asanas, no guide can observe you and correct the mistakes you may make while performing the asanas.

 

This guide contains 6 essential restorative sequences and 60 general sequences with 
over 1400 photographs on 250 pages.  
The pdf.file is 520MB  and will be sent to you via Dropbox

Here's how you purchase this e-book: - 

 

  • Click on the PayPal "Buy Now" link below

  • Pay US $ 30.00

  • You will receive it as a DropBox  link which you can download.  

  • I will send the link to your email address 

  • If you have not received your link after day, please send me email. Remember the response is NOT automated - you will hear from me personally - allow for different time zones!

   **South Africa students please write to me for price in SAR

 

A Guide to Iyengar Yoga Practice with Wall Ropes

 

About this guide

Yoga Kurunta is a method of performing a variety of asanas with the help of a rope to enable the student to attain accuracy, agility and balance.  This guide is presented to illustrate the use of wall ropes and how they can be used with some basic asanas as well as some more advanced asanas.

The system of wall ropes used in this practice guide, was inspired by the original design

of B.K.S. Iyengar.  Students will notice some asanas in the practice guide require

additional hooks – that is between the floor and middle level hook, and between the middle and top hook.  We, as teachers found this design of the wall rope system to be very useful

and easy to operate. 

The additional levels of support serve many purposes for which the grilles

found at the RIMYI in Pune are used. 

Yoga Kurunta

compiled by David Jacobs and Jürgen Meusel

is a guide with photographs of a range of asanas

of the various categories of poses i.e standing,

seated, forward and backward extensions, twists, inversions and restoratives 

with the use of wall ropes and handles, as well as

other complimentary props such a the chair, blocks and belt.

 

The e-book is a pdf.file of  72.7MB and 

has 138 pages with more than 640 photographs.

Here's how you purchase this e-book: - 

 

  • Click on the PayPal "Buy Now" link below

  • Pay US $ 40.00

  • You will receive it as a DropBox  link which you can download.

  • I will send the link to your email address 

  • If you have not received your link after day, please send me email. Remember the response is NOT automated - you will hear from me personally - allow for different time zones!

     **South Africa students please write to me for price in SAR

These guides are dedicated to 

Yogacharya Shri B.K.S. Iyengar

in honour and appreciation of his Life and Work

 
 

This website is written as a means to assist in the practice of asanas for all students of yoga.

It is meant to be used as a tool to inspire you to constantly improve

and experience the evolution of your yoga sadhana (practice).

The information is recorded from our own practice, but is based on the inspiration of our teachers 

and yoga Masters, BKS Iyengar, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar (Pune, India).


The sequences compiled do not follow any pattern, but are worked out according to a systematic study and experience of sequencing. 

Please note that the timings are based on our practice - you can adapt these sequences

to suit your own needs. There are more than 2000 sequences to choose from!
The philosophy of this approach is published

in the "Basic guidelines for Teachers of Yoga" by BKS and Geeta Iyengar.



    When considering the right sequencing of asanas, one has to first understand the capacity of students of yoga who lack awareness in the body and mind. Thus one starts by becoming aware of one's own body's movements, stability, capacity, co-ordination, flexibility and firmness.

Also you will get to know your own muscular/skeletal, organic and neuromuscular body.



    The practice of asana is introduces in such a way, that the student works

with each part, region and various systems of the body.

One must also be aware of general concepts regarding a sequence of yoga poses;

they include a sequence should not irritate the nervous system, appropriate preparation for inversions and backward extension, and their order of learning. You should also know which asanas produce heat or coolness; stimulate or abate; energize; activate or relax; are simple or complex and are commonly practiced 

at the beginning or the end of the session.

   These basic principles of learning have been taken into account, and it is taken as a given

that the student using our sequences has some understanding of his/her own abilities and limitations.

It is also understood that this is not meant to replace your attendance with your teacher, 

but merely to enhance and stimulate your self practice.


If you have any questions about a pose, you can write to us 

info@iyengaryogawithdavid.com

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  • Your password is valid in the year of payment, and valid until the end of that year.
  • The subscription period is from January to December of each year
  • This password gives you access all Sequence pages. 

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Iyengar Yoga for Men

A practical guide to Iyengar Yoga 

sequences and asanas for Men

About this guide

Iyengar Yoga For Men

 

compiled by David Jacobs and Jürgen Meusel

this is a visual guide, with photographs

and comprehensive sequences for a balanced

Iyengar yoga practice for Men

This e-book is a pdf.file (246MB) 

has 1417 pages with more than 3700 photographs

 Comprising of 3 chapters with specific sequences 

geared for Men.  

All chapters of this guide include sequences

and stages of preparation, as well as asanas and sequences

targeting problematic areas.  

The last chapter covers a variety of therapeutic

and minor medical problems. 

 

Iyengar Yoga Evolution

A visual guide depicting the evolution of the legendary principles and yoga asanas of BKS Iyengar Iyengar

with the use of the CHAIR

About this guide

This book is to show how a chair can be used to deepen and enhance the practice of yoga asanas.  

It has become part of our journey of sharing experiences, explorations and adaptations

of the legendary asanas and principles of BKS Iyengar.

With our Iyengar Yoga Evolution we hope to inspire practitioners, students and teachers

to make systematic use of chairs in their teaching and practice,

thus helping to spread the evolution process, so that all may benefit from the legacy. 

We hope students and teachers will be inspired by the process to experiment and experience and not just copy others.  Our own evolution process will go on and we will continue to share it with you.

We are in no way concerned or worried about any intellectual property.     

We believe that knowledge should be fluid; we believe that we stand on the shoulders of those who have freely passed on their knowledge to others and us.   We have conducted many workshops based on yoga practice with the chair, where new ideas immerged.  We tested the new material based on the Iyengar yoga evolution concept, where more new ideas came about.  

We hope this 2018 edition will ignite and inspire more new ways of exploring the asanas in your practice.

 

Iyengar Yoga Evolution

 

compiled by David Jacobs and Jürgen Meusel

this is a visual guide, with photographs

and comprising of modifications and alternative adaptation

of these classical asanas with the use of the chair.

Iyengar Yoga Evolution

This e-book is a pdf.file (162MB) 

has 527 pages with more than 1600 photographs

 

This guide includes 9 categories of asanas where the chair, together with other props, helps the practitioner to prepare and perform the asanas.  It is not as much about the attaining the final, classical pose, but more about learning the required actions of the pose.  The chair will guide and hold the body, stabilise and support the body in this endeavour.

**Please ask for your gift - Iyengar Yoga Evolution Part 2

a compact guide documenting the use of modern props in your practice.

 

 

Body in Motion ©

A beginners handbook of Iyengar Yoga asanas and sequences for a home practice

COURSE 1

A workbook of Iyengar Yoga Asanas and Sequences

for  beginners to create, 

understand and practice Iyengar Yoga at home.

The project will be divided into individual courses - progressive in nature, and will be published individually.   At the end of the project, we will compile these individual workbooks into one complete volume.  

The next course will be released shortly.

 

COURSE 1

The first course of this set of practice guides introduces the beginner to the basic asanas to be practiced 

over a course of 12 weeks.  The guide clearly demonstrates the use of props in the basic asanas and

shows a variety of adaptations of the poses with the use of the wall 

and other props. 

Once your home practice has become regular and you are able to perform the asanas should you proceed to the next courses.  The hope is that these practice guides will keep your practice interesting and fun,

so that you will continue to evolve your practice.

What is this yoga practice guide all about?

No matter how many classes you go to, no matter how many sun salutations you roll through and Chaturangas you inflict on yourself, a yoga practice does not truly flourish unless you practice on your own.  

It is after all you and the poses, you and the breath and you and your fundamental essential Self.  

In this workbook “Body in Motion for Beginners” we have brought together several resources to guide you, inspire you and motivate you to start and maintain home practice.

The courses presented in the book are progressive and can be practiced individually or tailored

to the needs of the student.  Our primary purpose in creating the Beginners Handbook is not to dictate

how you do the poses, but to share with you a way of practising that deepens your awareness and understanding.  Even if a teacher’s word helps you, you cannot depend on them alone. 

Each of us needs to re-interpret what we experience in our own language.  This is especially true for teachers, so that we can pass on the gift to those that follow.

 

Guide to your yoga practice

These courses will take you from simple to complex asanas. Follow the sequences listed for each week as this not only makes the practice more effective, but also minimizes the possibility of any injury or strain.  

Practising asanas in the prescribed order enhances the effectiveness, as well as your experience of each asana. Understanding the significance of sequencing takes time.  Follow the course week-by-week until you feel confident enough to develop your own sequence. 

 

 

Formulating your own practice 

All the asanas listed in this beginners book “Body in Motion” are simple poses made even easier with props.  Practice the asanas against a wall; once you feel comfortable in a pose, only then practice without the support.  Place the hand on a block for the standing asanas, instead of the floor. 

Attempt Salamba Sirsasana I, Salamba Sarvangasana I and Halasana with support, then without any support.  

As your muscles and joints become more supple, props will not be needed and you will be able to progress slowly to the classic poses without the use of props.

This guide contains   
over 200 photographs on 59 pages.  
The pdf.file is 32MB  and will be sent to you via Dropbox

How to buy this guide:

  • Click on the PayPal "Buy Now" link below

  • Pay US$9.95 via PayPal - see link below

  • You will receive it as a DropBox link which you can download  

  • I will send the link to your email address 

  • If you have not received your link after day, please send me email. Remember the response is NOT automated - you will hear from me personally - allow for different time zones!​​

 

COURSE 2

A workbook of Iyengar Yoga Asanas and Sequences

for  beginners to create, 

understand and practice Iyengar Yoga at home.

The project will be divided into 6 individual courses - progressive in nature, and will be published individually.   At the end of the project, we will compile these individual workbooks into one complete volume.  

 

COURSE 2

The second course of this set of practice guides continues to introduce the beginner

to the basic asanas to be practiced over a course of 12 weeks.  

The guide clearly demonstrates the use of props in the basic asanas and

shows a variety of adaptations of the poses with the use of the wall and other props.

 

Once your home practice has become regular and you are able to perform the asanas, you proceed

to the next courses.  The hope is that these practice guides will keep your practice interesting and fun,

so that you will continue to evolve your practice.

This guide contains   
over 300 photographs on 74pages.  
The pdf.file is 31MB  and will be sent to you via Dropbox

How to buy this guide:

  • Click on the PayPal "Buy Now" link below

  • Pay US$9.95 via PayPal - see link below

  • You will receive it as a DropBox link which you can download  

  • I will send the link to your email address 

  • If you have not received your link after day, please send me email. Remember the response is NOT automated - you will hear from me personally - allow for different time zones!​​

 

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  • We are very proud of our work which represents many years of practice, but are still only students first, then teachers.

  • The published work represents our understanding of Guruji's work and trust that we have honoured his life and work.

  • David and I would like to thank you for your payment and interest in our work - we are sure that you will find these guides useful in your practice.  We look forward to hearing from you - your comments are most welcome.

        Namaste

        David and Jürgen

Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar