This book is to guide the home practice of beginning Iyengar yoga students after study with a teacher. The syllabus consists of 49 basic asanas and two stages of one basic pranayama. The emphasis is on the intermediary stages instead of the final classical asana. Drawings on the left side of the page give the image of the instructions on the right. Boxed notes highlight points of learning and variations of actions.
New printing has a Chapter X with 8 pages of charts for the Sequence of Learning and Practice.