Iyengar outlines Pantanjali's eight limbed path in a way that is clear and understandable by illustrating the steps in an applicable manner to the modern reader, yet intertwining concepts that are so true to his own style. I especially liked his quote, "Is it through the alignment of my body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence. Alignment from the outermost body or sheath to the innermost is the way to bring our own personal Reality into contact with Universal Reality." This book sparked in me an interest and appreciation for Iyengar yoga, all the while bringing to light the eight limbs and the many layers that make up the yogic journey. Iyengar describes the yogic journey as a hard journey stating there are no short cuts, but encouraging the reader by letting them know it is worthwhile and attainable by anyone. This is one of those books I will be re-reading multiple times. There are too many concepts to grasp all at once, and I feel I will always gain something new from his teachings as my practice progresses.