Emanuele Scanziani, Jennifer Abel The Downward Facing Dog, the King Cobra. the Crane, the Plough… Yogic asanas, or poses, invoke animate and inanimate objects, the form and spirit of which give rise to the pose. Artist Emanuele Scanziani plays brilliantly with this connection, turning the human form into a lion, snake, scorpion and stone bridge, and bringing to life the transformative spirit at the heart of yoga. Each page acts as instructive art: accompanying the images are brief descriptions of both the physical pose and the imaginative, meditative essence of the asana, and thumbnail index image associates the physical poses with the artwork they inspire. A perfect gift for yoga novices and experts, students and teachers, or just armchair lovers of fine art. Metamorphosis provides an absolutely fresh perspective on the bond between body and mind, form and imagination. (A poster featuring these asanas is available)

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Weight 250.0 g
Dimensions 177 × 177 mm









Emanuele Scanziani

Emanuele Scanziani, originally from Italy, is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Auroville, an international commune near Puducherry, South India.


Jennifer Abel

Author Jennifer Abel first encountered yoga at the age of 18, when her mother “dragged” her to a class. Abel was immediately drawn to vinyasa yoga as a means of physical and emotional healing, and draws on her practice as part of a holistic approach to wellness. She currently resides in Seattle, WA, where she is a member of the Yoga Tree community.

Rathna Ramanathan

Rathna Ramanathan

Designer Rathna Ramanathan has steered the design philosophy of Tara since the very beginning. In the process, she can be said to have pioneered innovative children’s book design in India. Her main interest is in typography as well as in changing the form of the book. She runs minus9, her own graphic design studio, and is currently the Head of Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

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