06 June 2011

Art and Yoga in Florence, Italy

What attracts me most to the sculpture Costellazione (constellation) in front of Palazzo Pitti is the apparent yoga asana (pose, posture) she is in, Tarasana (star pose).  Tarasana is a grounding pose, allowing us to internalize our awareness.  

Whether accidental or intentional by the artist, the similarity to the asana, the name of the sculpture, the diamond/star shapes in her body paint, I do not know. Actually, I do not believe in accidents nor coincidences. Everything happens for a reason, and, no matter our perception, it happens for our own good.  

The Roman-born artist Rabarama, also known as Paola Epifani, currently has several sculptures on display throughout Florence, Italy. 

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