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.
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.
About the Weeping Fig or the Java Willow
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:
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