Yoga at Iao Valley showcases some photography of Yoga postures, called ‘asanas,’ taken at Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens in Iao Valley State Park. Yoga postures can be very elegant forms of expression, though not easy to attain and does require practice. Yoga postures are an excellent exercise which is known to be very good for the muscles, joints, ligaments and glands. Yoga postures are part of the larger philosophy and practice of Yoga which leads to meditation and culminates in ‘samahdi’ which is the dissolution of individual consciousness into universal consciousness. The term ‘yoga,’ from the ancient language of Sanskrit, translates as ‘yoke’ as in the individual yoked to or unified with the universal. Yoga has an extensive and exalted history going back at least 5,000 years. The practice of yoga asanas, that is, the postures, and various meditations, has grown significantly in popularity over the past decades, now practiced by millions of people worldwide.
Artistic Yoga at Iao Valley