Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Downward Dog


This striking sign graces the entrance to the Downward Dog Yoga Centre on Queen St West. Probably one of the highest profile yoga studios in Toronto it has had guest participants such as Sting, Justin Timberlake, and other celebrities. Not a yoga person, I do really like their sign/mural although I have no idea what the symbolism of the image can be! Any ideas out there? Also, don't know who the artist is of this one.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. For more signs click here.

27 comments:

LĂșcia said...

Downward facing dog is one of the most widely recognized yoga poses; in the image we can see the Ohm symbol (the sound of Universe) inside of a lotus flower (it grows in the mud, it is a symbol of transformation).
Namaste. ;-)

RedPat said...

Thank you Lucia!

Eyeliquor said...

Great stuff!

Lesley said...

That is neat how they even painted the staircase of the fire escape.

EG CameraGirl said...

Great sign for a yoga studio! Very effective if it made you wonder what it meant. :)

NixBlog said...

Wonderful sign and the explanation by Lucia is illuminating.

ewok1993 said...

excellent mural and sign.

Andy said...

Nice sign mural. I'm sure I could not afford the yoga.

Deb said...

Lots of light and energy in the sign and it is certainly eye catching.

La Principessa Errante said...

Fun Sign, obviously an upscale studio. I too, love that they painted the stairwell. Nice job.

Lowell said...

I wouldn't have had a clue. Thank you, Lucia! It's a fine mural and I'm with La Principessa re the painting of the stairwell.

Is Yoga related to Yogi the Bear? ;-)

Gemma Wiseman said...

An artistic appealing streetscape presence! Like a little calm in a cluttered world! Beautiful!

Regina K said...

I knew downward dog pose but did not know all that Lucia provided. This is a wonderful entrance for a yoga studio.

Paul in Powell River said...

Just goes to show - if you ask, someone will know!

Kim, USA said...

No one could miss this place the mural is pretty!

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Randy said...

I love the name and that pose.

Luna Miranda said...

i love the name, Downward Dog. and the mural is attractive.

Chrissy Brand said...

Colourful and a rather zen sign- I like it Pat!

Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

Joe said...

Fun sign. The logo reminds me of patterns I used to draw as a kid with a Spirograph set. Do you remember Spirograph?

Carola said...

Great painting, an eye-catcher. Makes it easy to climb up for a lesson.

Dianne said...

it's beautiful!

llandudnopictures said...

Very effective use of signage!

Birdman said...

It grabs my eye!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ohmmmmmmm! Love it Pat, love yoga too, wouldn't mind doing a class with Justin Timberlake, that would be nice haha!

Halcyon said...

I have heard about this studio. Beautiful colors on that mural.

LĂșcia said...

Any time Redpat! ;-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Knew about the pose -- heck I can even do the downward dog, more or less. (I love to try to do yoga)...but without Lucia's comment I wouldn't have known the symbol. The sign is beautiful.