Friends of Asian Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's department of Learning and Interpretation host world-renowned yoga instructor and practitioner Sri N. V. Raghuram as he introduces the Yoga Sūtras and their application for chanting, breathing and meditation while surrounded by sculptures of Hindu gods related to yogic practice in the Nidhika and Pershant Mehta Arts of India Gallery.
Following the discussion, guests are invited to join in a yoga meditation session in the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.
The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali have long been considered the definitive work on traditional yoga practice. For thousands of years, the yoga sūtras (general truths or teachings) were passed along as an oral tradition through an unbroken lineage of gurus and disciples who worked closely together to preserve and practice the sacred teachings.
Patañjali describes a methodology for the practice of traditional yoga called the "eight-fold path" or the "eight limbs of yoga" (Ashtanga yoga). The third limb of yoga, namely the practice of Asanas (postures) has become popular in the West. As a result, most people in the United States associate yoga only with the Asanas, the exercises, when in reality, yoga is so much more than that.
Camp seating is provided. Please bring your yoga mat for the Sculpture Garden portion of the event.