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Nada Yoga- The Sound of Transcendence

Since I started with Yoga earlier this year, this exhibit will expand my knowledge.  I did not know that there was a  nada yoga -yoga of sound.

Nada Yoga- The Sound of Transcendence, offered on October 26th, at the FREER/SACKLER,  by the Indian classical musician K. Sridhar,  explores  how music, similar to different yoga postures,  can help to reach a meditative state through  singing, playing an instrument or listening.



October 19, 2013–January 26, 2014 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Through masterpieces of Indian sculpture and painting, Yoga: The Art of Transformation explores yoga’s goals; its Hindu as well as Buddhist, Jain, and Sufi manifestations; its means of transforming body and consciousness; and its profound philosophical foundations. The first exhibition to present this leitmotif of Indian visual culture, it also examines the roles that yogis and yoginis played in Indian society over two thousand years.

Yoga includes more than 120 works dating from the third to the early twentieth century. Temple sculptures, devotional icons, illustrated manuscripts, and court paintings—as well as colonial and early modern photographs, books, and films—illuminate yoga’s central tenets and its obscured histories.

The exhibition borrows from twenty-five museums and private collections in India, Europe, and the United States. Highlights include an installation that reunites for the first time three monumental stone yogini goddesses from a tenth-century Chola temple; ten folios from the first illustrated compilation of asanas (yogic postures), made for a Mughal emperor in 1602, which have never before been exhibited together; and Thomas Edison’s Hindoo Fakir (1906), the first movie ever produced about India.

Yoga: The Art of Transformation is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution with generous support from Whole Foods Market®, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, the Ebrahimi Family Foundation, Catherine Glynn Benkaim, the “Together We’re One” crowdfunding campaign, and media sponsor Yoga Journal.

(From the Sackler website)
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