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How to Draw a Yoga Pose

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Exercising and stretching are vital to good health. Many turn to yoga for exercise, pain relief, and peace of mind. Have you ever done yoga? You can learn how to draw a yoga pose with the help of this cartoon yoga drawing tutorial.

What is yoga? The term is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning "to yoke" or "union." Yoga is not just a type of exercise, however. It is a philosophy or way of thinking about the world closely linked with the Hindu religion.

One expert described it this way: “The chief aim of the Yoga philosophy is to teach the means by which the human soul may be completely united with the Supreme Spirit.”

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Yoga originated around two thousand years ago in India. The Hindu deity Shiva, the "lord of Yogis," is said to have created the 84 postures or poses used in yoga.

Some people believe that yoga can release hidden talents or "superpowers" within the practitioner, including extrasensory perception, invisibility, or levitation. In India, it is not uncommon for people in a yoga trance to walk on nails or hot coals.

A person who practices yoga, like the girl in our cartoon, is called a Yogi. Her pose is known as Sukhasana Artistic renderings of people in yoga positions have been found in the Indus Valley dating as far back as the second and third millennium B.C.E.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Yoga Pose

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1. Begin by drawing the features of the girl’s face. Enclose the double-pointed eyes using curved lines. Shade a circle within each to indicate the pupils. Then, use curved lines to sketch the eyelids, nose, and open, smiling mouth.

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How to Draw a Yoga Pose Step 02

2. Outline the chin, ears, hair, and eyebrow using curved lines.

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3. Extend two short lines below the head to form the neck, and use long curved lines to outline the hair. From the neck, draw another long curved line to begin the shoulder and arm. Draw another line and double it back upon itself to form the side of the hand and the thumb.

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4. Use a long curved line to complete the arm. Then, draw the hand, fingers, and details of the palm using overlapping curved lines.

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5. Begin drawing the opposite arm, a mirror image of the first. Use a long curved line for the shoulder and arm, and shorter overlapping lines for the thumb and fingers.

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6. Complete the remaining arm and hand using a long curved line and overlapping curved lines. Then, draw a “U” shaped line at the base of the neck to indicate the neck of the garment. Detail the collar bones using short curved lines.

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How to Draw a Yoga Pose Step 07

7. Use curved lines to outline the sleeves, chest, torso, and upper leg.

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8. Draw a series of curved lines to complete the lower leg and foot.

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9. Draw a curved line at the bottom of the torso to indicate the bottom of the shirt. Complete the remaining leg and foot using a series of overlapping curved lines.

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Color your cartoon of a girl doing yoga. What will she wear, and what is the color of her hair? the choice is yours.

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