Online exhibition on the beautiful body forms in yoga

The following exhibition presents the beauty of yoga. The series of pictures is intended to draw attention to possibilities that are given with Yoga-āsana and that are going beyond the pure utility of an exercise. In the human body and in its movements, according to my experiences and observations, there is a hidden sense of beauty. Anyone who discovers this sense fo beauty, can lead his body into an well-shaped form with the Yoga-āsana. Beauty thus emerges as an expression of artistic yoga.


Light Body Shapes

  • Parivritta Janu Shirshasana, Sivananda Yoga Zentrum


Do you practice yoga-āsana yourself and do you have a nice photo? You are welcome to participate in the project with your own yoga photos and experiences on the aspect of beauty and aesthetics in yoga. For easy uploading of an image file, you can use the Upload Image Page.

How important is the beautiful expression of an yoga āsana to you? Please leave your opinion in the Guest Book.

Would you like to know more about the persons depicted? Then take a look at the Book Recommendations or inform yourself on the page International Yoga.

Image and text sources of the pictures of yoga-asana

The images for the exhibition were reproduced by scan or screenshot and tailored for illustrative purposes. They come from the following works, or can be retrieved on the following pages:

(1) The Sivananda Yoga Center,
New Book of Yoga, Vintage/Ebury Publisher 2000, ASIN B01FKT3YRG, (Siv.), p.117

(2) Heinz Grill, Das Hohelied der Asanas, Lammers-Koll Publisher 2001, ISBN 3935925980, (HeG.), p. 23

(3) Siv. p. 61

(4) HeG. p. 34; text quote from: Heinz Grill, The Spiritualising of the Body: An Artistic and Spiritual Path with Yoga, Lammers-Koll Publisher, ASIN B01K95VJ2, (this book is the complete new edition of “Das Hohelied der Asanas”, which was not translated in English), (Spi.), p. 166

(5) HeG. p. 39; text quote from: The Soul Dimension of Yoga: A Practical Foundation for a Path of Spiritual Practice by Heinz Grill, Lammers-Koll Publisher,  ASIN: B01K93VIWQ, (Sou.), p. 70

(6) Siv. p. 43

(7) B K S Iyengar, Light on yoga, Harper Collins Publishers 2006, ISBN 978-8172235017, (Iye.), p. 209

(8) HeG. p. 44, text quote: Sou. (German Edition 2018), p. 92

(9) Siv. p. 127

(10) HeG. p. 46/47

(11) Siv. p. 115

(12) HeG. p. 58/59

(13) Achi Soch, URL – 26.01.2019

(14) HeG. p.61/62

(15) Siv. p. 139

(16) HeG. p. 53/57

(17) Yoga Day Celebration, URL, 10.03.2019

(18) HeG. p. 68/71

(19) Il giornale dello yoga, URL, 10.03.2019

(20) HeG. p. 91, text quote: Spi. p. 86

(21) Iye. p. 96

(22) HeG. p. 105, text quote: Sou. p. 90

(23) Iye. p. 367/368

(24) HeG. p. 82, text quote: Sou. p. 120

(25) Iye. p. 366

(26) Yoga Awakening Africa, URL, 12.03.2019

(27) HeG. p. 85, text quote: Spi. S. 175

(28) Iye. p. 347

(29) HeG. p. 86, text quote: Spi. p. 180

(30) Iye. p. 357

(31) HeG. p. 24/25

(32) Siv. p. 143

(33) HeG. p. 27/28

(34) Iye. p. 341

(35) HeG. p. 106/110

(36) Siv. p. 59

(37) HeG. p. 119, text quote: Spi. p. 94

(38) HeG. p. 120, text quote: Spi. p. 96

(39) Pādāngushthāsana, from the book “Yoga in Daily Life – the System”, Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, Ibera Edition – European University Press, Vienna 2000, ISBN 9783850520096, p.189

(40) HeG. p. 35, text quote: Sou. – German edition –  p. 302

(41) Iye. p. 354

(42) HeG. p. 37, text quote: Spi. p. 170

Copyright of the Yoga Online Exhibition

The copyright for the complete Yoga Online Exhibition is at Light Body Shapes. The  photos of Heinz Grill are depicted with the friendly permission of the author from the out-of-print book “Das Hohelied der Asanas”, which was not translated in English.  All other images are provided in the sense of Fair Use.
The web page Light Body Shapes is dedicated to the question of the development of beauty in the human body.