Curious Poses: 30 Yoga Postures and the Stories They Tell (Hardcover)
Deepen your practice and discover the myths, gods, sacred animals and imagery that lie hidden in your favourite yoga postures
Meet the monks and maharajas, gods and gymnasts who shaped yoga as we know it.
Have you ever wondered why yoga postures look the way they do, or how they got their names? From Lotus to Warrior, Cobra to Happy Baby, this book takes a fresh look at the
stories behind 30 familiar poses.
By drawing in on Hindu scripture, mythology and the animals, birds and flowers the original Indian yogis saw around them, Curious Poses explores the symbolism of yoga postures many of us practise every week and offers inspiration to regular practitioners and yoga teachers alike.
Let this book take you on a journey into a treasure trove of yoga history, mythology, philosophy and pop culture that enlightens and entertains by turns. Featuring full-colour illustrations, Curious Poses is an ideal mat companion for the curious yoga enthusiast.
Lucy Greeves is a writer and yoga teacher. In addition to her regular studio classes and workshops, she leads Yoga for Writers residential retreats for the Arvon Foundation. She has written on yoga and meditation for Planet Mindful magazine. Her previous books include The Naked Jape (Michael Joseph, 2006).
Amanda Leon is an artist and illustrator based in Barcelona, Spain.
“This magical little compilation of the back-stories of some of Hatha Yoga's best known postures is a treasure... A rich seam of material for yoga teachers and a wonderful resource for practitioners.” —Tara Fraser, bestselling yoga author
“Lucy Greeves aims to demystify the practice, get people interested in its history, and empower them to dig deeper into how, why and what yoga is today.” —The Observer Magazine
“A treasure trove of yoga history, mythology, philosophy and pop culture that enlightens and entertains. The ideal companion for the curious yoga enthusiast” —Top Sante Health & Beauty
“Fascinating…Greeves combines history, popular culture and practice notes to inspire your understanding of yoga, both on and off the mat.” —Women's Fitness