Yoga Vidya

Yoga Vidya is the regional journal of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Los Angeles (IYALA) and the Iyengar Yoga Association of California Southern Region (IYACSR).

Each issue of Yoga Vidya, the yoga of discriminative knowledge, explores a central idea or theme, which is underpinned by a sutra from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Themes of past issues include: Yoga and Women’s Health, Yoga and Men’s Health, Yoga for Children, Yoga for Seniors, Pranayama, and Iyengar Yoga Therapy.

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Yoga Vidya

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Winter 2015/2016: Integrating the Elements
  • Birjoo Mehta Shines a Light
  • Ayurveda and the Elements
  • The Muladhara Chakra
  • Song of the Soul
Summer 2015: Being Here Now
  • Guruji’s Other Forms
  • Remembering Yoganusasanam
  • Being Part of a Community
  • Knowledge Has No End
Winter 2014/2015: The Path of Yoga
  • Honoring B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Eulogy for Guruji
  • China-India Summit
  • Adaptive Yoga
Summer 2014: Iyengar Yoga Therapy
  • Medical Class at RIMYI, Pune
  • Yoga Therapy in Southern California
  • Stephanie Quirk on Yogic Therapeutics
  • Case Study, UCLA
Winter 2013/2014: From Seeker to Seer
  • On Seeing: Prakrti, Purusa, Atman
  • Remembering Karin O’Bannon
  • Tributes from Our Community
Summer 2013: Yoga is Universal
  • Conference Convention, San Diego, 2013
  • Lessons from Birjoo Mehta
  • The Best Within You
  • Core of the Yoga Sutras
Winter 2012/2013: Pranayama
  • The Yogic Art of Breathing
  • Why Pranayama?
  • Starting a Pranayama Practice
  • Asanas Essential for Pranayama
Summer 2012: Yoga Practice
  • Yog-Sadhana: Journey Inward
  • Transformation Through Practice
  • Geetaji Responds to Queries
  • Tadasana-Urdhva Hastasana
  • Yaugika Manas: The Yogic Mind
Winter 2011/2012: Foundations; Futures
  • Introducing Yoga to Children
  • Teaching Yoga to Teens
  • Asanas to Overcome Inertia
  • Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Guruji in China
Summer 2011: Action; Transformation
  • Samskara: The Deep Impressions
  • Karma, Jnana and Bhakti Yoga
  • Kripa Foundation
  • Yoga in Prison
  • Iyengar Yoga Research, UCLA
Winter 2010/2011: Growing Older
  • Doing Yoga as a Senior
  • Benefitting from Props
  • Guruji on Practicing Now
  • Asana Alternatives: Neck, Shoulders
Summer 2010: Yoga as a Householder
  • Married Life and Yoga
  • Learning from Motherhood
  • Home Practice with Children
  • Pathway to Practice
  • Learning from Mythology
Winter 2009/2010: Student of Yoga
  • Studying with Guruji
  • An Imperfect Student
  • Deeper Meaning of Practice
  • Immune Building Sequences
  • Yoga Wisdom and Practice
Summer 2009: A State of Well-Being
  • Guruji on Adjusting Within
  • Practicing with Joy
  • Evolving Emotionally
  • Growing as a Community
Winter 2008/2009: Men and Yoga
  • Prashant on Guruji and Practice
  • A Man’s Practice: Three Perspectives
  • Restorative Asanas for Men
  • Guruji’s 90th Birthday
  • Iyengar: The Yoga Master
Summer 2008: Women’s Health
  • A Prenatal Sequence
  • Postpartum Practice
  • Managing Menopause
  • RIMYI Breast Cancer Program
  • The Woman’s Yoga Book
Fall/Winter 2007: The Wheel of Time
  • The Spread of Iyengar Yoga
  • The Bounty of Our Archive
  • Building Our Future
  • From Sutra to Community
Summer 2007: The Journey
  • IYNAUS Convention, Las Vegas, 2007
  • Guruij’s Blessings
  • Geetaji’s Teachings
  • Focus on the Kosas
Fall/Winter 2006: A Single Thought of Yoga
  • Guruji Returns to IYILA, 2005
  • Guruji on Community
  • Teacher Training
Spring 2006: A Sorrowless Light
  • Guruji Sheds Light on Life: II
  • Guruji Talks to Teachers
  • Direction for Evolution
  • A Matter of Health
Fall 2005: One and All
  • Guruji Sheds Light on Life: I
  • Guruji Visits IYILA, 1984
  • Returning to Bellur
Spring/Summer 2005: Obstacles
  • Guruji Speaks about Stress
  • Patanjali Lists Obstacles
  • Yoga and Breast Cancer
  • Eric Small and MS
Winter 2004/2005: Journeys in Yoga
  • A Journey to Bellur
  • Initiating a Practice
  • Prashant on Asana
  • Journey of Assessment
Fall 2004: Celebrations
  • Our Teachers
  • Our Community
  • Our History
Spring/Summer 2004: Parampara
  • Convention and Community
  • What is Parampara?
  • Prashantji on Speech
  • Guruji on Gurupurnima
Winter 2003/2004: Guruji’s 85th Birthday
  • Kolkatta Greets Guruji
  • Pronouncing Sanskrit Terms
  • Doing Backbends safely