|"‘Yuj’ - to unite
is the root word for yoga. Performing arts is understood in
the context of Yoga as Naad yoga, Asanas, Mudras, Pranayam,
Bandhas, Kriyas and Dhyana (Meditation). In both disciplines
the practice combines physical exercise, has meditative and
spiritual pursuits that connect humanity.
The Sangeet Natak Akademi is the national academy of music,dance and drama under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India which is organising ‘Yog Parv’, a festival to celebrate the International Day of Yoga from 21st to 27th June 2015 at Rabindra Bhavan premises, New Delhi by presenting performing and visual arts, wellness and organic haat and many other activities to spread the value of Yoga."
Secertary- Smt. Helen Acharya
The act of creating art itself is a yogic practice for the artists and the rasik as reflected in the vast corpus of visual arts. Encompassing traditions and modernity, some featuring idealized yogic bodies prepared, purified and adorned; and others in abstract meditative forms elucidate unity of the self with the absolute for harmony and peace. The 300 multi-media expressions in Yoga Chakra exhibition and project rotate around concepts of gyana, karma and bhakti Yoga. They include antiquities selected and sourced from museums around the country as well as fresh commissions created by some of the contemporary artists. The project focuses on the philosophy and dynamics of Yoga, as a way of life, for an interface between mind, body and soul that continue to engage artists across cultures and eras.
Exhibition Curator-Smt. Sushma K. Bahl