Yoga & Art: A Visual Metaphor.

Via on Feb 29, 2012

 

Art empowers my creativity. It helps me distill the meaning of Yoga in my life.

For me, great art is the reflection of our spiritual growth, a window to the world, a magnificent view observed through the eyes of each of us, unique beings. It touches something essential in human nature, a common reference ground for our imagination and aesthetic sense.

Using the visual metaphor of my body as a canvas splashed with energetical brushstrokes, I tried to portray the strong rhythmic vitality that I attain on and off my mat.

I sense Yoga as an incredible art of the spirit, which seeks to create an altogether new destiny, our own ‘Self’ essence. As I flow, I feel deeply connected to the intelligence of my body and heart; my mind feels powerful as my breath cultivates delightful tranquility.

As I continue to assimilate the philosophy of Yoga, I feel the harmony in motion, where the paradoxes of our world cohere and where my sixth (or kinesthetic sense—that of physical and spiritual energies) is fully stimulated.

I sense the way in which difficulties turn into multiple inspirations, and through which I have the freedom to continue creating aesthetic value; I practice yoga art as an eternal spiritual journey towards cultivating inner peace, wisdom, and my own true essence.

 

Art Pieces : Barbara Morgan

Free Flowing Apparel by: Laura Daza – passionate designer/artist of environmental and emotional textile surfaces/dedicated yogini/dancer. www.lauradaza.com.

Photography by: Alexandra Meurant -Paris-based photographer/creator of AZ Studio. www.azstudio.fr.

Music by: Thomas Newman, American Beauty ; The Tree of Life Official Soundtrack

 

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Editor: Andrea B.

 

 

About The Global Yogini

As a multi-faceted artist, Carolina Daza (The Global Yogini) travels the world sharing her Yoga Art in a creative way. Her inspiring yoga teachers are Linda Munro and Gérald Disse at Ashtanga Yoga Paris , where she completed her 500HR Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Ashtanga Yoga. A native Colombian, she studied abroad as a Rotary Scholar and later completed her M.A. at New York University while working as Artistic Director at the TISCH School of the Arts. She has embarked on various yoga/cooking teaching and training tours throughout Europe, including the Helsinki Yoga community with Kylli Kukk’s Joogakoulu Shanti; as well as living in Copenhagen, while staging in the kitchen of NOMA, one of the world’s top restaurants. Carolina's yoga trips has taken her from medieval mystical Ethiopia where she taught Yoga & Ayurveda to the fiery sunsets of India where she taught at the Ashiyana Retreat Center in Goa, as well as deepen her yogic studies at The Yoga Institute in Santa Cruz—the oldest yoga center of the world. Carolina is the founder of Ecocozina.com, her own social development project to promote healthy and creative lifestyles. You can connect to her on twitter @TheGlobalYogini.

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12 Responses to “Yoga & Art: A Visual Metaphor.”

  1. Andréa Balt says:

    I love your view of art as a "window to the world" and how you contemplate yourself through it with the help of yoga. Thank you for this! Timely. :)

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    • Thank you Andréa! I think the most exciting part is to sense the connection with all living inspired by yoga; especially attempting to distill and apply its grand and fascinating philosophy in our day to day lives; art always gives us a hand to express creatively!

  2. Alejandra says:

    te felicito amiga! eres una inspiracion para todos de como apreciar nuestros cuerpos y vivir la vida! la creatividad y la imaginacion es algo poderoso que nos puede llevar a lo q queramos! q sigas triunfando!!! tqm!

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