International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21 st June each year. It is a global day of celebration for the ancient practice of Yoga. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. It has been shown to have many benefits for physical and mental health.
The spiritual aspect of yoga emphasises the attainment of peace and clarity of mind. The physical postures are seen as a way to prepare the body for meditation. In yoga, perfecting the posture is of secondary importance to the attainment of peace and clarity of mind.
Art can be a powerful tool for enhancing the spiritual aspects of yoga. Yoga-inspired art can help to create a calm and meditative atmosphere. It can also help to focus the mind and promote introspection.
Art-ma is delighted to present a selection of yoga-inspired art, that can be used to enhance your yoga practice and help you connect with your inner peace.
Here are some ways in which art can enhance your yoga practice:
- Create a calm and meditative atmosphere helping you to relax and focus on your practice.
- Help you to focus the mind and promote introspection.
- Motivate you to practice yoga regularly and remind you of the benefits of yoga.
A couple of yoga-inspired artworks that are currently on display in the art-ma online art gallery:
- “Yoga System” by Patrizio Llandolfi: This painting depicts a silhouette of a person in “asana” (yoga posture) in the centre of the artwork, above there is the Maha mantra in Sanskrit and to the sides of the artwork there are beautiful symbols in various Indian dialects depicting AUM – the Universal sound.
- “Yoga Multicoloured” by Patrizio Llandolfi: This painting symbolises inner peace. The use of colour reminds you of a rainbow and in turn reminds you of contemplation in the meditative
To learn more about yoga and art and to see our yoga-inspired art collection please visit the art-ma spiritual art online gallery: www.art-ma.com