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Sparks of Divinity : The Teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar from 1959 to 1975: Iyengar, B. K. S./ Perez-christiaens, Noelle (COM)/ Leconte, Georgia (: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Sparks of Divinity : The Teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar from 1959 to 1975
Sparks of Divinity : The Teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar from 1959 to 1975
Publisher : Rodmell Pr
Published Date : 2012/04
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781930485327

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Table of Contents
 
Acknowledgments                                    vii
Foreword                                           1  (4)
    Noelle's India Journal, 1959                   5  (28)
    Sparks of Divinity 1959-1975                   33 (162)
    The Early Life of B.K.S. Iyengar               195(20)
Afterword                                          215(4)
Glossary                                           219(3)
Permissions                                        222(1)
About the Authors                                  223(1)
From the Publisher                                 224(1)
Index                                              225
 

Sparks of Divinity is a collection of the teachings of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar first published in a French-English bilingual edition in 1976. The material for this book was gathered and compiled by Noelle Perez-Christiaens from class notes and correspondence during the formative years of Iyengar's international career. The entries cover the period from the late 1950s, when Iyengar was invited by Yehudi Menuin to teach in Gstaad, Switzerland, to the year following the death of Iyengar's wife and the opening of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. When Noelle first studied with Iyengar in Pune in 1959, he was still teaching his pupils one-on-one at his home. During her stay in India, Noelle was regarded virtually as one of the household, and this intimacy continued in their subsequent letters, where Iyengar wrote to her more as a colleague and friend than as a teacher. We are fortunate to include Noelle's Indian Journal for 1959 and her Early Life of B.K.S. Iyengar, translated into English especially for this edition, for the intimate glimpses they give of Iyengar's personal life and family.Sparks of Divinity is also a testament to the deep bond between teacher and student. In an Afterword about Noelle, we learn how an early suggestion from Iyengar moved her in a completely new direction, and how she attributes her discoveries about Aplomb (natural balance) to Iyengar's ongoing inspiration.