- 40 pages
- 20.3 x 17.7 centimeters
- 2 colors
Published by Tara Publishing
Asanas or poses in all Hatha yoga traditions emphasize transcendence, an
inexpressible merging of the body, mindand spirit. Yoga is also a practical
science, and many poses seem to have been derived from observing everyday
beings and objects – birds, animals, trees, mountains, bridges or ploughs
– and asanas are named after them. A yogi does not merely twist her body in
imitation of a bird or a bridge – to derive the remarkable benefits of the asana,
she needs to mentally and physically establish a relationship to it.
Metamorphosis playfully visualizes this extraordinary moment: when the body
of the yogi meets the object of contemplation. A brilliant artistic celebration
of yoga’s potential to transform the relationship between body, mind and
imagination, Metamorphosis is a book that will be treasured by anyone
interested in the philosophy and practice of yoga. The perception of the asanas of yoga by Italian artist residing in Auroville, India, Emanuele Scanziani.