Art of Aṣṭāṅga

 

About the project

The Art of Ashtanga collection of drawings is part of a collaboration with yoga master Laura Josephy of Tahoe Yoga Shala. Laura has commissioned drawings of every Asana (pose) in the Aṣṭāṅga Primary Series for the training manual to accompany her Teacher Training and Mysore Style Apprenticeship in 2019. There are 74 drawings, one for each pose in the series.  Photographs of Laura were taken to develop an ‘Avatar’ which established the look and proportions of the figure in each drawing. Great care has been taken to ensure correct alignment and posture in each of these artworks, in addition to the drishti (gaze) and pranayama (breath, visually indicated by expansion of the chest) Each drawing is created using charcoal on heavyweight archival paper measuring 16x 22″. The paper is called ‘Stonehenge’, and is a cool grey with a deckled edge. The original drawings are for sale for $525 – $620 each. Matted fine art prints are also now available on silver paper, matte archival paper at $125.00 & shipping. 8% of the profit will be donated to the International Rescue Committee.  

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