We are creating our first yoga photography coffee-table book called My Yoga. My City (Vol. 1) - New York City.
We will be showcasing 108 different yogis from the New York City area, the place we call home. We will be asking these yogis to choose their favorite pose in their favorite part of the city, to be photographed, and to write a short passage of what yoga means to them.
Well, that is a very good question. The number’s significance is open to interpretation.
As explained in a past issue of Yoga Journal:
"108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. Traditionally, malas, or garlands of prayer beads, come as a string of 108 beads. Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. Such phenomena have given rise to many examples of ritual significance. According to yogic tradition, there are 108 pithas, or sacred sites, throughout India. And there are also 108 Upanishads and 108 marma points, or sacred places of the body."
We hope to honor this sacred number by showcasing 108 yogis in our first book.
We will be looking for people from all stages in life regardless of what they or their practice looks like. We want the world to see what we see - that every yogi is beautiful!