three different illustrated figures doing yoga poses

Curious Poses: 30 Yoga Poses and the Stories They Tell

by Lucy Greeves Author

For yoga practitioners looking to become more familiar with the history and culture of this ancient meditative art, look no further. Curious Poses explores the symbolism and stories behind thirty different yoga poses, connecting yoga to the animals many poses are derived from, as well as figures in the history of Buddhism, Hinduism, and more. Yoga has long held meaning beyond its usefulness as a form of exercise, but many Western audiences in particular are closed off to these meanings, and lack a knowledge of the history of yoga. Author Lucy Greeves sets out to correct that in this accessible and digestible volume.