The Visual History Of Yoga

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Mark McDonald
The Visual History Of Yoga

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian offers a visual history of 2,000 years of yoga and its religious and secular importance around the world.

Many Americans who attend yoga classes are vaguely aware that the practice originated in India long ago. A new exhibit at the Smithsonian draws on paintings and sculptures from the 2,000-year history of yoga to reveal the evolution of the practice and the religious and spiritual role it played in societies through the centuries. Kojo explores what visual art tells us about yoga's origins and how it became the practice we know today.

Guests

Debra Diamond

Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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