This is a miniature from the Bahr al-Hayat (Ocean of Immortality), an early-seventeenth century Persian manuscript dealing with a form of Hatha Yoga. It describes 84 different positions. Here, the yogi is shown kneeling in a preliminary posture.


  • Title: Virasana
  • Date Created: c. 1600-05
  • Physical Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Location Created: Allahabad, India
  • Original Source: Chester Beatty Library
  • Rights: © Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Collection Number: CBL In 16.10a
  • Additional Description: Ocean of Immortality

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