Be the change

Tara Books in Chennai have a new book out, on Yoga. Their take on it- and a delightful one at that- is that many yoga asanas are evocative of animate and inanimate objects- the plough, the cobra, the crane.... and so on.

Metamorphosis: An Artist Envisions the Asanas of Yoga is a collaboration by artist Emanuele Scanziani and Jennifer Abel who wrote the brief text that accompanies the clever drawings. "Scanziani plays brilliantly with this connection, turning the human form into a lion, snake, scorpion and stone bridge, and bringing to life the transformative spirit at the heart of yoga.

Each page acts as instructive art: accompanying the images are brief descriptions of both the physical pose and the imaginative, meditative essence of the asana and thumbnail index image associates the physical poses with the artwork they inspire. .... Metamorphosis provides an absolutely fresh perspective on the bond between body and mind, form and imagination.

The book is a fitting subject for our last post this year- welcoming 2009, the year of change that the entire world wants.... In our General books section, Rs 395. Hardcover, 48 pages, ISBN: 9788186211489

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