I've always admired dance, sports, acrobats, and the human body in various postures and states - not only because of the endless possibilities that it allows to play with form, but also because the figure is so able to translate energy and inner states of being. So naturally, while watching my wife practice her daily Yoga routine I took some pictures with my digital camera and thought how best i could capture this beautiful and dynamic form of exercise.
I hope each Yoga Asana piece can serve as a good luck charm for a more wholesome and integrated life.
The circular designs are based on the idea of the Mandala. Mandala in 'Sanskrit' can be translated as "completion" and represents wholeness and how we are connected to the environment that surrounds us. In addition, the circles inside some of the figures suggest energy centers or "chakras" that run along the spine. I also used symbolic color harmonies to match the title of each piece.
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