Yoga Mythology: 64 Asanas and their Stories by Devdutt Pattanaik with Matthew Rulli

Category: Mythology
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Rights: Translation rights available for Indian and international languages (excluding Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Spanish)

The popular names of many yogic asanas – from Virbhadra-asana and Hanuman-asana to Matsyendra-asana, Kurma-asana and Ananta-asana – are based on characters and personages from Indian mythology. Who were these mythological characters, what were their stories and how are they connected to yogic postures?

Devdutt Pattanaik’s latest book, Yoga Mythology (co-written with international yoga practitioner Matthew Rulli), retells the fascinating tales from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain lore that lie behind the yogic asanas the world knows so well. In the process of recounting the stories behind 64 key yoga asanas, Devdutt draws attention to an Indic worldview based on the concepts of eternity, rebirth, liberation and empathy that has nurtured yoga for thousands of years.

Translations:
Yoga Mythology – The Hindi translation of Yoga Mythology: 64 Asanas and their Stories
Yoga e Mito – The Italian translation of Yoga Mythology: 64 Asanas and their Stories
Yoga Mythology – The Malayalam translation of Yoga Mythology: 64 Asanas and their Stories

The author: Devdutt Pattanaik