Yoga: The Art of Transformation

photo 1-6Today I had the opportunity to go downtown and visit the San Francisco Asian Art Museum to see the temporary exhibit called Yoga: The Art of Transformation. On the three mile trek down busy Market Street, I was contemplating the transformations that have occurred in my life, both past and current, and how with each experience of learning and growth I become ever more integrated within, between the yin and the yang aspects of (my) being. This inner integration reflects itself with-out, and thus I feel more and more in harmony and in union with the Divine, the being of All.

This union or yoking with the Divine, the Divine that is already within us, is yoga. Karma YogaBhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Raja Yoga, the path of Ashtanga, or the Eight Limbs of Yoga are all practices that can aide us during our transformations – the continuous personal and spiritual growth and changes that are integral to being. Through yoga we come to the awareness or realization that we are already whole: One and All.

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Though photographs were not allowed in the Yoga Exhibit area of the museum, the security guard allowed me to take a picture of this lovely Shastra excerpt.


Photos were not allowed in the Yoga: The Art of Transformation exhibit, but they were allowed in the other parts of the enormous San Francisco Asian Art Museum. I was there for about an hour and a half, but could easily have spent the entire day there. Here are a few of my favorite pieces, the first one being the Sun god Surya with his seven horsed chariot (see last post on horse symbolism):

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Surya and his chariot

Dancing Ganesh

Dancing Ganesh

The nine planetary gods

The nine planetary gods (Vedic Astrology) – Surya, Chandra, Buddha, Shukra, Mangala, Guru, Shani, Rahu, and Ketu



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The ceiling of the museum. The building itself was a work of art.

Namaste, नमस्ते…the Divine in me adores and reveres the Divine in you, for it is one and the same. _/l\_

About Julianne Victoria

I am a Spiritual Counselor, Shamanic Healer, Writer, & Creator. I hope to help heal, teach, and inspire others on their souls' journeys and in this life. © Julianne Victoria and Through the Peacock's Eyes Press under the Common Law Copyright
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29 Responses to Yoga: The Art of Transformation

  1. Paula says:

    beautiful pieces! i really like Dancing Ganesh. i love the art of old (and new) buildings. some have such intricate designs, art, patterns, etc.

  2. Thanks for sharing this inspiring exhibit! Namaste _/1\_ and yoga
    When I was living up in Santa Cruz I hadn’t really gotten the chance to visit SF too often. Thanks for bringing the museum experience a little closer. I’ve been really craving some exhibit time – when my back heals. In the meantime, this was a treat. I really liked the ceiling image, too. 🙂 Made me feel like I was there, looking up!

  3. speedyrabbit says:

    looks like a beautiful exhibition,and inspiring too,xx Rachel

  4. mahasadhu says:

    look very nice, thanks for sharing the experience with us. Wish I could be there 🙂 Om Shanti

  5. ~~~S Wave~~~ says:

    I’m so glad to know about this! I would love to see this exhibit. It clearly resonated with you deeply. Namaste.

  6. Great exhibit, I went a few weeks ago. Keep meaning to do a write up on it!

  7. Thank you for writing this and highlighting the only Yoga there is – waking dancing and living in the Divine within.

  8. renatembell says:

    Wow, what an amazing exhibt. The artwork you shared is fantastic. A great treat! Thank you!!
    Namaste’ 🙂

  9. Dilip says:

    Beautiful! Feel delighted to know of your deep interest in Yogic practices! Regards.

  10. the Divine in me adores and reveres the Divine in you, for it is one and the same. _/l\_ – wonderfull sentence 🙂

  11. Thrilled to see the pics!!

  12. BloomLisa says:

    Wow, what an inspiring day for you. I am so happy you were able to enjoy such a soul-filling adventure.

  13. A great museum, really enjoyed the art! thank you Julie.


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