The Art of Transformation

May 22 2015

Yoga: The Art of Transformation was the first major exhibition that explores the visual history of yoga. Temple sculptures, devotional icons, vibrant manuscripts, and court paintings created in India over 2000 years, as well as early modern photographs, reveal yoga’s mysteries and illuminate its profound meanings.

I also want to mention two films that fit the topic perfectly. Have a look at this earlier post featuring a documentary about the history of modern yoga: Breath of the Gods. The video below tells the story of how the first yogis who used the entheogenic plant brew Soma to access states of ecstasy developed the postures, breathwork, mantra and meditation practices of hatha yoga to achieve the same results.

The Shamanic Roots of Yoga, Brian James (2018)

The images are scanned from the monumental catalogue.