It’s our holiday giveaway series! For the past week we’ve been posting new giveaways for awesome and yogadorky goodies. Be sure to check back each day!
If you know us, you know we love dorking out over yoga history. But we admit it can get a little overwhelming and sometimes confusing. We mean, it’s been around for quite a few years now and the history is as thick as a newbie’s “yoga” mat (that one’s for Pilates, cat! But it is nice on the knees). This is why we thought The Yoga Poster was so stinkin’ cool. It’s as pretty looking as it is informative and we appreciate that it’s a visually lovely take on yoga’s deep roots and branches. We like it so much we wanted to share it with you.
WIN: We’re giving away 2 prints of The Yoga Poster – the 4th and most recent edition updated December 2014, courtesy of the folks at TYP. Each poster is 24 x 36 inch, printed with vegetable inks on 100% post-consumer waste, archival-quality paper at a wind-powered location in Portland, Oregon USA.
The Yoga Poster features many aspects of yoga, including (but not limited to):
- Asana & the Gross Body
- Surya Namaskar (“Sun Salutation”)
- Meditation & the Subtle Body
- The Meaning of Om
- The philosophies of Dualism and Non-Dualism
- A timeline which depicts the major yogic texts and periods
- The eight limbs of yoga
- A sampling of modern yoga “styles”
TO ENTER: As yoga continues to grow in the modern world, further interest in its rich history has grown as well. There are some pretty interesting books out there, and since we’re all about the yoga 411, we’d love to get a good list of suggested reading going. Tell us in the comments your favorite yoga book either about its history or an actual historical text that has resonated with you – a particular translation, author, etc. OR maybe it’s one on your list you haven’t gotten to read yet. Add yours in the comments and you’re entered to win a print of The Yoga Poster!
Giveaway closes 11:59pm Friday, December 26th. Two winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
Added bonus: Want your poster now? Use code ‘YOGADORKHOLIDAY’ and receive 20% off your order. (Offer expires midnight Monday, Dec 29.)
Update: Congrats to Olga Rubio and Nicole! Thanks to everyone who entered and shared their great book suggestions. Be sure to peruse the comments for new additions to your library!