Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Yoga Series 2

The second in the Yoga Series is done! The perimeter reads "Om Gum Ganapatayei Namo Namaha" which is the mantra for new beginnings. This one is display in Alluem Yoga.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Yoga Series

I believe I've mentioned before that I teach children's yoga on the weekends at Alluem can check out my kid's blog at Yoga is a huge part of my life. It was introduced to me during one of the hardest points of my life in my early adulthood and I've stayed with the practice ever since. It's taught me to breathe, to let go, to listen to my body, and to live in the moment. I recommend to everyone to give it a try at least once!
So, some of my art has incorporated the yogic feel...most recently, I did a piece I call "Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu" (which is painted around the perimeter of the painting). This quote is a common closing mantra that translates to, "May all beings everywhere be filled with peace, joy, love, and light." The painting was used for the "Grab Bag" at the Holiday Party for the yoga studio. One of my fellow teachers "won" it and I hear it's already up and hanging in her home! It was a popular gift and I've been working on more paintings to go with that series. I'm almost done with the second, but here is the first one...