English | मराठी 

Multimedia exhibition connects yoga with spirituality

Yoga in Kolkata

New Delhi: A circle painted half in black and and other half in white, with numerous blue birds emanating from the centre, is surrounded by birds in black and white.

In the painting, “Kendra Within,” the birds, represent thoughts, where white symbolises good thoughts, black, evil and blue, which dominates the centre, stands for enlightenment.

It seeks to emphasise that great destinations are found within, at the centre of the self and that this eternal inner destination can be accessed through yoga.

An ongoing exhibition, “Yoga Chakra-Tradition and Modernity” at Sangeet Natak akademi here, seeks to go beyond the conventional belief of yoga being a solely physical exercise and focus on it as something that is “good for mind body and soul.”

“People, today, are talking about yoga as a kind of physical exercise, which it is, but in addition to that the synergy between mind and body is very important,” Sushma Bahl, the curator of the exhibition said.

“To establish this synergy, we have juxtaposed classical and historic art pieces against very contemporary ones,” she said.

It was inaugurated last evening by the Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.

Leave a Reply