The other day a student asked me, “What did you mean when you said that yoga is an art?” Good question... let’s see what the wordsmiths have to say: “Something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. : works created by artists : paintings, sculptures, etc., that are created to be beautiful or to express important ideas or feelings.” Merriam-Webster .
Art is often considered the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations and ways of expression, including music, literature, film, sculpture and paintings.” Smashing Magazine 2010.
I’m pretty sure the practice of yoga asanas fits in to those descriptions. 🙏