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The Aura of a Yogini (Inspired by the Java Fig/Willow)

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I’ve been doing some yoga for years now but am no where close to being a ‘Yogini’ and reveling in that state of enlightened bliss and aura. I sure want to get deeper and deeper into the yoga practice but more so after my baby’s birth for I cannot do many of the yoga postures or pranayams right now. What I’ve portrayed in this art is my vision for myself. I hope this art will help in motivating and reminding me of my goal.

Check out some more pics and some musings on yoga, pranayam, aura (of trees) and more.

Couple of pranayams that I do these days – for peace, concentration and deep breathing – are the Anulom vilom and the Bhramari. The ‘Bhramari‘ (this link is to a yoga site I quite like) particularly has become an essential part of my morning rituals. Based on the philosophy of Naad-yoga (yoga of sound), it helps in activating the brain cells and nerves leading to greater focus, alertness and peace of mind and soul.

aura field yogini nature trees


The other day, a friend of mine mentioned about the ‘aura of trees‘ and that trees have historical memory that can help cure a person. She was commenting on the Whirling Dervish Leaf Art that I’d posted on Facebook. That got me thinking and I’ve been reading up a little bit. I didn’t find anything concrete on this except this article that talks about aura, energy field etc.

And, couple of more articles that share how to feel and see the aura of trees. This one too. If you know more about this, do share any info/link with me below.

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About the Weeping Fig or the Java Willow

trees of delhi India

According to Trees of Delhi, it’s a large, handsome evergreen fig tree (in its moist, natural habitat) with a dense, spreading crown of glossy, pointy leaves and drooping branchlets. Three separate varieties of the species and numerous ornamental hybrids are distinguished, causing much confusion.

What’s your mantra to keep fit and healthy?

And, here’s my day 27 leaf art – Wake Up to the Music in Nature; Don’t Open the Door to the Study


Leaf Art from Day 1 to Day 23:

Day 1: Inspired by Saptaparni Leaves

Day 2: Inspired by Gulmohar Leaves

Day 3: Inspired by Banyan Leaves

Day 4: Inspired by Peepal Leaves

Day 5: Inspired by Yellow Bells

Day 6: Inspired by Jadi Leaves – Ficus amplissima

Day 7: Inspired by Kassod Leaves – Senna Siamea

Day 8: Inspired by Kashmir’s Chinar Leaves

Day 9: Inspired by Frangipani Leaves

Day 10: Inspired by Kaniar (Bauhinia purpurea)

Day 11: Inspired by Ashok Leaves (Indian Fir)

Day 12: Self-portrait – Inspired by Sheesham (Indian Rosewood) Leaves

Day 13: The Story of Mulberry Leaves, Silkworm and the Indian Flag

Day 14: If Leaves Evolved Into Birds (Karanj or Indian Beech)

Day 15: Gaia – the Goddess Earth (Rai Jamun leaves)

Day 16: Positive Affirmations Leaf Art (‘Putranjiva’ or child-life tree)

Day 17: Elements of the Earth (Inspired by the Shaving Brush Tree)

Day 18: The Dreamcatcher – Inspired by Neem Leaves

Day 19: The Scent of Gratitude – Inspired by Maulsari (Indian Medlar)

Day 20: The Story of Shabari and Ram – Inspired by the Ber Tree (Indian Jujube/Cherry)

Day 21: An Eternal Journey – Colours of the Universe (Inspired by the Pilkhan/White Fig)

Day 22: Dance of the Soul – Inspired by Rumi’s Poetry (and the Pomegranate Tree) 

Day 23: The Deep Pull of What You Truly Love: Rumi Inspired Leaf Art (Frangipani) 

Day 24: Kundalini Awakening: Inspired by Rumi’s Poetry and ‘The Tree of Heaven’ (Ailanthus excelsa) 

Day 25: Sufi Whirling Dervish – The Beauty of Rumi’s Poetry and the ‘Buddha’s Coconut’ Leaves 

Day 26: “Whatever You Are Looking for Can Only Be Found Inside of You” 

Day 27: Wake Up to the Music in Nature; Don’t Open the Door to the Study

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  • Precious September 3, 2013, 6:18 pm

    Hi, I am not an artist .. just a wannabe artist who loves art, crafts, photography and now learning to draw, BUT I think your art is most beautiful and inspirational with a divine touch in it. Keep up your great work….. I am truly inspired.

  • Sukhvinder November 21, 2014, 8:24 am

    Dear Rashmie, your art is so beautiful. I love your imagery of a yogini’s aura. I would like to use this pic with credit to you for my writing. I hope you will be ok with that.
    Much love

  • Amrita June 2, 2015, 5:15 pm

    Hi Rashmie!
    got your reference from my colleague, Dr Sadhana Bhagwat. Immensely impressed by your knowledge and creativity..loved your paintings especially the AURA and Whirling Dervish….but curious about your journey … How could you follow your dreams fearlessly….and remain so determined and content despite social/peer pressure???
    —love and best:)