Yoga & Art: A Visual Metaphor.

Via The Global Yogini
on Feb 29, 2012
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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.

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

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



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. Carolina has a Master's in Contemporary Arts from Université Paris 8, as well as a Master’s of Arts and Food Culture at New York University. Carolina lived in a Bhakti Yoga Ashram under the guidance of Divya Alter, her Ayurvedic Teacher, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. 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.


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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  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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