This compilation of cards is inspired by positive affirmations and yoga postures that teach us how to open ourselves to higher vibrations through our choice of thoughts. Each card inspires your inner work of listening, respecting, trusting and healing. The atmospheric beauty in these cards is an invitation to pause and experience elegance before you speak or act. The everyday sacred act of drawing a card grants you access to your own heart's voice, so your words and actions are born of your deepest intentions.
A Yoga Practice Workbook for Movement As Meditation
Yoga and presence ‘a path to our highest possibilities Yoga begins with physical well-being’ but it can also lead us into a lifelong exploration of presence, elegance, and possibility. With Art of Attention, Elena
Brower and Erica Jago show us the way. Distilled from their acclaimed workshops and training programs, this multifaceted book can be used as:
- A step-by-step illustrated workshop of five sessions to merge movement-based mindfulness with traditional yoga
- A ‘tool kit’ of asanas, meditations, self-inquiry questions, and healing practices for customizing your own daily practice
- An uplifting source of visual beauty and wisdom insights for inner reflection and inspiration For students and teachers at every level, Art of Attention takes us further into yoga and the art of living with clarity, creativity, wonder, and depth.
Stone beads are used to combine the powers of the stones with the meditation. The cord running through the beads symbolizes the thread of Life. Each mala has been made from small natural stone beads which are extremely difficult to make, each mala therefore is a work of art in itself and should be treated with care and respect. A mala is the most ancient form of a rosary, used to count the repetitions of a mantra, a prayer, as the spiritual self is trained. Each Japamala should only be used for repetitions of one particular mantra.
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Each bead, handmade in Nepal, is decorated with the mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum. In translation, japa means repetitive prayer and mala means garland. The beads are used to count repetitions of prayers, chants or mantras to aid one’s focus on the meaning or sound of the mantra. One repetition is usually said for each bead while turning the bead clockwise with the thumb. Bead malas are generally used by the Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh traditions. The 109th bead is the sumeru or guru bead, counting should start and end on either side of this bead. There are many styles of holding and using the mala and many types of mantras, therefore individual research is recommended to find the style that works for each individual. A good mantra to get started with is Om Mani Padme Hum which essentially stands for universal compassion.