Curious Poses: 30 Yoga Postures and the Stories They Tell by Lucy Greeves introduces readers to the monks and maharajas, gods and gymnasts who shaped Hatha 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.
In this beautifully illustrated book, the author draws in on Hindu scripture, mythology and the animals, birds and flowers the Indian yogis saw around them, delving into the symbolism of Yoga postures and giving a fascinating insight into an activity that so many of us practice every week. A treasure trove of Yoga history, mythology, philosophy and pop culture that enlightens and entertains, Curious Poses is the ideal companion for the curious Yoga enthusiast.
About the Author and Artist:
Lucy Greeves is a writer and Yoga teacher. Alongside her regular studio classes and workshops, she devised and led the popular 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.