Sadhguru explores the nature of geometry and architecture, and explains the unique nature of the buildings at the Isha Yoga Centre, especially the Dhyanalinga dome.
Architecture is just a play of geometry. If you look at all the buildings at Isha Yoga Centre right now, they do not stand because of the strength of the material. They stand only because of perfectness of the geometry. That is the beauty of what we are doing here. If you use concrete, cement or steel, generally, you can make the building any way you want because it’s the material that holds it together, not the geometry. At the Yoga Centre, all we have used is brick, lime, and mud. It is only the geometry that is makes the structures stand, similar to the way the globe is made.
Everything that you see around you, right from a tree to your own body is perfectly geometrical, isn’t it? If you look at it in a relaxed manner, is there any tension in this body? That means it is in perfect geometry. If the geometry is not proper, it would create tension. So if you know how to keep the body, it can exist here for a long time and very well too, because it is properly aligned and in proper geometry. If something was not fixed properly then there would naturally be some tension.
The simple technology of this is that all the bricks are trying to fall down at the same time, and hence they never can.
Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to addressing all aspects of human wellbeing through yoga programmes, and social and environmental initiatives.