Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Capturing True Essence

"A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves." ~T. Guillemets
In my experience with both photography and yoga, I find something different. When taking photographs of people, I get the best shots when they are not posing for me but instead, being themselves - laughing and talking and being. Just like in yoga class. I help my students to find "their pose" - a comfortable and steady space of being. To breathe, to smile.

How wonderful it is to capture a person's true essence through a photograph or through a yoga pose. I am so grateful I am able to do both.


4 comments:

Yog Sutras said...

Nice Article and you providing niche information on Yoga

SAS said...

I like the very aware juxtaposition of self, yoga, & photography that you examine.

Kelly said...

You can capture true essence by doing the yoga, really it is very powerful tool and every one can get benefited with it by performed the thing in right manner..

Barabara said...

that's a really interesting observation you have on Yoga.