I suppose this post is literally a #TBT.
Click on this here link to get a couple of dozen of “vintage” — anywhere from the ’30s to the ’70s or so, with one notable 1993 shot — photos of people, mostly Westerners, doing various forms of yoga.
Maybe I mean various forms of “yoga.”
A few really notable things:
- Why is this on weather.com?
- There are many great yoga names. Laszlo Szabo may be the best.
- Actor Anthony Quinn was pretty cool.
- I enjoy the one caption’s important detail: “knitted pant suit.”
Here’s a little from the write-up that goes along with the photos:
Yoga, an Indian art, has been around since at least 15th century, possibly as early as the 10th. It’s an ancient practice meant to inspire a connection between mind, body and nature.
Modern yoga, as we know it today, gained popularity about 150 years, slowly trickling down from Indian spiritual leaders to a small population of curious yogis to finally, the masses, David Gordon White, a scholar of yoga and religious studies, writes in Yoga, Brief History of an Idea.
Anyway, a decent little walk down history-lane.
Posted by Steve