Yoga for Sports: An Iyengar Training Manual

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Yoga for Sports: An Iyengar Training Manual

By Rajvi Mehta

Yoga for Sports is a comprehensive guide to the practice of Iyengar yoga for athletes. Written by senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Rajvi Mehta, the book draws on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, one of the most influential yoga masters of the 20th century.

Iyengar yoga is a style of yoga that emphasizes precision and alignment in the performance of asanas (yoga poses). This focus on detail makes Iyengar yoga an ideal practice for athletes, who need to develop strength, flexibility, and balance in order to perform at their best.

Yoga for Sports includes detailed instructions for over 100 asanas and pranayamas (breathing exercises), as well as modifications and props for students with different physical conditions. The book also offers tips for rapid recovery during a match and addresses common health issues that arise from hectic travel schedules.

Benefits of Iyengar Yoga for Athletes

  • Improved strength and flexibility
  • Enhanced balance and coordination
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Improved mental focus and concentration
  • Increased self-awareness and body control

Iyengar Yoga for Specific Sports

Yoga for Sports offers specific sequences of asanas and pranayamas for a variety of sports, including:

  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Running
  • Swimming


Yoga for Sports is an essential resource for athletes of all levels. The book’s clear instructions, detailed illustrations, and practical advice will help athletes improve their performance, reduce their risk of injury, and achieve their full potential.

About the Author

Rajvi Mehta is a senior Iyengar Yoga teacher and the editor of Yoga Rahasya, the quarterly publication of the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute. She has been studying yoga under B.K.S. Iyengar since 1979 and has written extensively on the subject.


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