Melissa Townsend

The power of Sanskrit is to open ever deepening awareness in the Heart of our Being. That inner beauty is revealed to us by Melissa Townsend in her extraordinary paintings. —Krishna Das

A Yogi without the Sutras is like spaghetti without the sauce. For me, there are three books that every Yogi must own: The Bhagavad-Gita, The Yoga-Sutras and The Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Melissa has done something great sharing her artistic gifts and pairing them with a Sutra. You can study the two matched pages, then close your eyes and allow them to work on the subtle consciousness. — Sri Dharma Mittra

This is an absolutely stunning work of art that not only feeds the visual senses but also imparts deep and profound truths that Melissa has extracted from this ancient sacred text in a way that is accessible and easy to understand. A must read for any yoga practitioner or teacher and a must have for any art lover. This book will uplift any home it resides in. – Stephanie Snyder

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