Symbols To Enhance A Yogic Lifestyle
Yoga has been around for centuries and people throughout the ages have experimented or come in contact with someone who has a practice or is curious about learning a yoga styles. The varied forms of yoga are many, and so are the benefits. Yoga benefits range from immune strengthening to muscle toning, and yes, even detoxification purposes.
Here is a list of symbols to enhance a yogic lifestyle:
1. Om, to become one with creation
The symbol is believed to be sacred, connecting the bearer to the creation and eternal existence. The ringing vibrato of the Aum remains long after the sound dies out. Meditational peace and journeying inward is favored by the deep resonance of this sound. Aum is chanted at the beginning and end of a yoga practice. Aum is chanted at the beginning and end of a yoga practice. Pair this symbol with the mala or sacred beads for the throat to instill propitious energy within your being.
2. Ganesha symbolizing balance
Four hands characterize the symbol of Ganesha. One hand is in the gesture of protection, one holding a sweet representing rewards of the spiritual path, an “anushka” or tool for taming elephants representing Ganesha’s dynamic role in disciplining a mind gone astray and a noose signifying curbing of the ego. The large head suggesting wisdom and the pot belly representing fulfillment too are in consonance with yogic aims.
3. The 7 chakra symbols
The human body is believed to house seven centers of spiritual powers. These are the chakras. Exquisite symbols signifying different values represent these chakras. To propagate particular values in your personality, fill your space with chakra symbols.
4. The divine lotus
The lotus posture or padmasana in yoga culture is a seated position to feel the divinity blooming inside you through the unfolding of thousand lotus petals. Blend this symbolism of divinity in and around you to foster your daily yoga practice with more meaning. The flower grows out of mud to the water surface, and water drops slide off petals-signifying detachment, an important yogic principle.
5. Mandala representing universe
Mandala is used in meditational practices. “Mandala meditation” requires the participant to focus on a circular mandala placed before him or her, representing the universe in a harmonized pattern. On a deeper stage of meditation, the practitioner can visualize such a form with all its concentric and geometric details. Decorate your room with multiple mandalas or place a single wall hanging depicting the pattern in the meditational room.