A treasured guide to yoga practice for women with more than 200 photographs for visual instruction. Geeta Iyengar integrates yogic theory, practice and personal experience into an accomplished and inclusive guide to the discipline of Hatha Yoga. Yoga: A Gem for Women provides meticulous details and corresponding photographs for more than 80 asanas, appealing to both the beginner and the advanced Hatha practitioner.
“Yoga: A Gem for Women is a classic Hatha Yoga textbook written by Geeta Iyengar, daughter of the well-known yoga master B. K. S. Iyengar. Besides the hundreds of standard Iyengar-style asanas, it includes special recommendations for menstrual disorders, menopause, pregnancy and lactation. It is wonderful to see Indian women, including a very pregnant one, demonstrating the postures.” – Yoga Journal
“Geeta Iyengar faced a great challenge at a young age and found the power within to survive and thrive through her practice of Hatha Yoga. She has since devoted her entire life to yoga, becoming one of the foremost teachers of the Iyengar method of yoga which was founded by her father, B.K.S. Iyengar.” – Ascent Magazine
“This is a wonderful book with specific reference to the main biological stages of a woman’s life and identifies which asanas (poses) should be practiced or avoided at those stages. I found this book during my pregnancy at a time when I was confused whether to continue with certain yoga poses. The book helped to clarify all my questions and has helped me continue with yoga confidently during pregnancy.” – Shelina Gorai
Paperback: 341 pages
Photos: 85 Black and White
Published: March 2002
Printed in Canada on 100% post consumer waste recycled paper