Drawings demonstrating yoga poses and the parts of the body associated with yoga


This collection of coloured drawings of different postures practised by Hata yogis contains 84 recognised 'asanas' and 24 'mudras' with explanatory notes in Braja-bhasha verse. The manuscipt has 118 pages and was written at the beginning of the 19th century.

The last image digitised here relates to Kundalini yoga. The symbols explain how the diffferent parts of the body work when you do yoga, each symbol has an individual meaning.

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Oriental MSS. Sapta Chakra, Asanas and Mudras (Hata yoga)
Beginning of the 19th century
Drawing / Illustration / Image / Manuscript
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Public Domain. Please consider cultural, religious & ethical sensitivities when re-using this material.

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