Swami Hamsvarupa; Trikutvilas Press, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India, 1903
Book, 26.2 × 34.5 × 0.4 cm
Wellcome Library, London, Asian Collections
Encounters with western medicine led to new ways of ‘seeing’ yogic physiognomy, as in this textbook illustration that locates the chakras and channels of the subtle body on an anatomical figure.
Image and caption courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery