अथ योगानुशासनम् ॥१॥ 1.1 Atha Yoga-anuśāsanam.

“With great respect and love, now the blessings of Yoga instruction are offered.” Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Mukunda Stiles

“Now the exposition of Yoga is being made.” The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda

“Now, the exposition of Yoga.” Inside the Yoga Sutras by Reverend Jaganath Carrera

“Here begins the authoritative instruction on Yoga.” The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar

Artwork thoughts:  This piece was actually crafted in early 2014 as I entered into my first 200-hour yoga teacher training program.  Our first homework assignment was to write an essay on “What is Yoga?” So in lieu of writing something dull, I created this first piece (obviously not knowing that 18 months later I would be creating 11 others.)  This piece is meant to illustrate how yoga takes the busyness of our hectic lives and slows it to a standstill….which I would later correlate to the first yoga sutra.