SOUL POTRAITS WITHOUT VANITY
Yogi portraits by photographer Søren Solkær Starbird, taken on the top of Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. Starbird wanted to challenge the idea of 'taking a portrait of the soul' and asked the yogis to meditate and pose in a state of soul consciousness. Different from the celebraties Starbird normally portraits, the yogis showed no egos or vanity.
"Raja yoga meditation is done with open eyes, so that the practitioner can more easily remain in a pure and peaceful state of mind, not only when actively meditating, but in all situations (...). However, behind their striking auras lies a solid foundation of physical and mental discipline. Sex, meat, alcohol, tobacco are not a part of a yogi’s life. In spite of that, there is not the slightest indication of sacrifice in their lives - on the contrary." Read more at starbird.dk or celebrate SOULS at the book launch on Sunday in Casa Shop CPH.