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Yoga: The Art of Transformation

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New York Times 2013 holiday gift list pick

An exploration of yoga's meanings and transformations over time; the discipline's goals of spiritual enlightenment, worldly power, and health and well-being; and the beauty and profundity of Indian art.
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Smithsonian Books (first published October 1st 2013)
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Aug 20, 2015 James rated it it was amazing
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One of the more memorable fashion shoots in recent years was a spread that juxtaposed haute couture models with their Eastern intentionally skinny counterparts: Indian sadhus. That was back when sadhus appeared in Vogue. These days, with the Western craze for hatha yoga, sadhus appear to be merely in vogue.

MOMA's stunning collection of yogis lacks the tantra-yantra-mantra mystical-technique allure of Ajit Mukerjee's publications of yoga and tantra art, while offering a history of yoga portraitu
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Brilliant book lavishly illustrated with art one seldom sees from India and elsewhere. Wonderful, scholarly essays about yoga, its history and meanings. Beautifully produced. One of those books that for me is a real pleasure to sink into! Will be returning to it often.
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