Ismaili Centre, Toronto inspires YuMee Chung to demonstrate a dramatic version of the classic yoga ‘Pyramid Pose’

Our dramatic version of the classic Pyramid Pose was inspired by the asymmetrical crystalline structure that soars above the prayer hall at Toronto’s Ismaili Centre.

Yoga instructor YuMee Chung demonstrates a daring Pyramid Pose at the Aga Khan Museum, with the Ismaili Centre, Toronto in the background. (Image credit: Anne-Marie Jackson)
Yoga instructor YuMee Chung demonstrates a daring Pyramid Pose at the Aga Khan Museum, with the Ismaili Centre, Toronto in the background. (Image credit: Anne-Marie Jackson)

 

Celebrate your own sacred architecture with the ‘Pyramid Pose.’
By YUMEE CHUNGSpecial to the Star. Posted Mon., Nov. 28, 2016

The practice of yoga is based on the geometry of the human body and the natural world we inhabit.

Inspired by the crystalline structure above Toronto’s Ismaili Centre, this dramatic version of the classic Pyramid Pose requires a lot of practice, so please be patient with yourself and consider each step along the way a celebration of your own sacred architecture.

Click here to learn from yoga instructor YuMee Chung as she demonstrates the 6 steps adaption of the Pyramid Pose at the Aga Khan Museum.

YuMee Chung is on the faculty of a number of yoga teacher training programs and leads international yoga retreats.

 

 

Ismaili Centre, Toronto: A contemporary take on traditional architecture

When visioning the Ismaili Centre, architect Charles Correa turned the lens of contemporary design on a rich and ancient architectural tradition. According to the website of the Ismaili Centres, “Its design draws upon the traditions of Islamic architecture and incorporates these in a contemporary Canadian context, reflecting the Ismaili community’s permanent presence in Canada as well as its desire to welcome others in an exchange of cultures and ideas.”

 

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