- 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
- Photography/Film/New Media
- 01823 400122
- Opening Times
Date Opening Times Sat 7 Closed Sun 8 11:00 - 17:00 Mon 9 11:00 - 17:00 Tue 10 Closed Wed 11 11:00 - 17:00 Thu 12 11:00 - 17:00 Fri 13 11:00 - 17:00 Sat 14 11:00 - 17:00 Sun 15 14:00 - 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.
- Extons Barn
- No Disabled Access
- Toilets Available
- No Dogs
- 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".
- On site parking.