Mandala with colour!

 Fancied trying out some new watercolours I bought and it was great fun! I had trouble with my usual pens drawings on top so had to use a regular felt pen and have no idea how long the design will last.

I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to do next and I’d like to go bigger! I’d love to do a super size mandala at some point as well. 

 

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Mandala – drawing meditation

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Wanted to share a mandala I drew a while back. I felt inspired to draw and it became a meditation in designing as I wanted there to be eight petals to signify the 8 limbs of yoga, Yama (Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, Aparigraha), Niyama (Saucha, Samtosa, Tapas, Svadhyaya, Isvara pranidhana), Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

I’ll try to explain these 8 limbs further as I work through them…

The Places That Scare You

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I made this to take to my yoga training class yesterday and thought i’d share with you as a book recommendation. It is a guide to opening your heart to fear, allowing space for things that may have been buried deep inside, things you may not even know are there. I started reading it thinking it wouldn’t have a huge affect on me as I don’t have anything deep dark secrets that need light shining on them, however you come to realise that there may not be any big fears or secrets but there can be lots of little hidden thoughts and worries that you didn’t know were there.

Pema Chödrön has written many books and I would recommend having a look at all her book titles and see which one speaks to you now.

Starting where I am…

So here I am writing my first post. I felt I could document my journey and by doing so help digest my learnings and possibly help others with my experiences.

I’m due to start a yoga teacher training course in September and i’m equal parts excited and scared. I’m excited as I love yoga in all its forms, it speaks to me and i’ve made more sense of this life since practicing its teachings. I’m scared because I know that this training has the potential to change everything. The teacher said the course is transformational and I believe her. In many ways I hope it is, as i’m ready to integrate yoga into my life like never before. I also hope that by going down this path I might have a positive affect on the people around me.

I am also hoping to share my creativity and inspirations with you, I have a love of Mandalas, nature and the beauty that surrounds us.

Off I go!