For years I've been searching
for Yoga Art that is both decorative and depicts the postures
in ways that honor and respect the forms of classic asana.
I originally stumbled onto this collection while doing research
on the physical postures. Surfing the web with the key words "inverted
staff pose", I came to the website of The
Chicago Yoga Center. They had asked one of their
yoga instructors, accomplished artist Nancy Van Kanegan,
to provide illustrations for the postures on their site.
Immediately, I knew this was the work I had been hoping to
Nancy tells me that she originally came to yoga
by way of studying art. She says that, "As art functions to integrate the
various aspects of culture, so yoga integrates the diversity of the human being, "yoking" the
physical, mental and spiritual self." Both art and yoga, according to Nancy, " are
concerned with accessing inner intelligences that are not often recognized by
our modern world. In each teaching situation, a sense of delight fills the space,
as this discovery happens. The impressions, sensations and images I absorb, while
teaching, continue to feed my artistic projects."
And now they can
feed us too.
Each print is on
acid free, 100 pound cover stock and should retain it's beauty
for many years.
The buttons marked 8"x10" are without lamination. The ones marked "Laminated" are
laminated version. The thin, high gloss laminate we use protects the print and
tends to bring out the colors.