Karen Patterson

Subtitle
A Yoga-Art Exhibition - Beauty of Movement
About the Event
This photographic exhibition, which has been brought over from Italy, demonstrates a new concept of "yoga-art". It presents images of yoga-artist Heinz Grill giving aesthetic expression to the subtle feeling-qualities of different movements through his body.
Event Type
Exhibition
Disciplines
Photography/Film/New Media
Telephone
01823 400122
Web
www.yogainsomerset.co.uk
Opening Times
DateOpening Times
Sat 7Closed
Sun 811:00 - 17:00
Mon 911:00 - 17:00
Tue 10Closed
Wed 1111:00 - 17:00
Thu 1211:00 - 17:00
Fri 1311:00 - 17:00
Sat 1411:00 - 17:00
Sun 1514:00 - 17:00
Long Description

The Beauty of Movement

A yoga-art exhibition

This photographic exhibition, which has been brought over from Italy, demonstrates a new concept of “yoga-art”. It presents images of yoga-artist Heinz Grill giving aesthetic expression to the subtle feeling-qualities of different movements through his body. A combination of photos, graphic lines and text extracts from various of Heinz Grill's yoga books have been used to bring these subtle feelings to life.

The concept of Yoga-art

Yoga is well known for its health benefits. The concept of yoga as a form of art however is new. It has been developed by Heinz Grill over three decades of research into different forms of movement and the subtle feeling-qualities they convey.

Heinz Grill refers to these subtle feeling-qualities as “soul-feelings”. He differentiates between an "emotional feeling" and a "soul-feeling". An emotional feeling can vary from day to day, depending on personal moods and thoughts. A soul-feeling on the other hand is a more subtle and consistent perception of qualities actually inherent in a chosen object.

What is a true soul-feeling?

"A motorist drives through a long, extended valley. In becoming aware of the valley and in noticing that it represents a cleft between two bordering mountain ridges, he quickly experiences the feeling that he is integrated into the spatial whole. He does not feel constricted, but actually part of the whole space. This feeling, which opens up in experiencing the space, having been stimulated by an awareness of the valley and its form, does not bring an emotional mood. Rather it opens up a real, authentic activity of perceiving and experiencing a greater surrounding sphere. This kind of feeling orders and enlivens the awareness and gives the person a sense of openness, belonging and connection, without chaining him to himself or to the outer, material world." (Heinz Grill – The Hidden Nature of the Soul)

To cultivate a soul-feeling requires a quietening of the usually busy mind and personal emotions, coupled with a calm, prolonged observation of the chosen object. With time, this attentive process leads to the development of a subtle inner sense. The object begins to reveal its inner essence to the observer, and the result is the same each time that particular object is observed.

In Yoga-Art, the observed object is the form created by the body. The practice is done with calm attentiveness. Each position is given the stillness in which it can convey its essence to the practitioner. This exhibition aims to convey to you the soul-feelings which can be experienced in some of the yoga poses when practised in this way.

Venue Information

Map
Address
Extons Barn
Milverton
Taunton
Somerset
TA4 1RG
Region
Milverton
Disabled
No Disabled Access
Toilets
Toilets Available
Dogs
No Dogs
Refreshments
Afternoon tea on Sunday 15th only 2.00-5.00 pm
Directions (By Car)
B3227 to Milverton roundabout. Up steep hill signed Fitzhead. Left at top. After 200 metres track on right "Extons Barn".
Parking
On site parking.