This summer I re-charged my own yoga practice by going to two Yoga Festivals. (Hanuman and Wanderlust.) It was awesome to be in a roomful of 150 people of all ages and bodies types moving to the same asana. I was challenged, inspired, exhilarated and moved to tears participating, observing and witnessing Yoga. Meeting one of my favorite all time Yoga teachers was just one of the highlights of the festivals. Sean Corn was so welcoming and gracious to spend a little time with me. I gifted her with one of my Chakra Gemstone Bracelets.
Returning home after Wanderlust-Snowmass, I reflected on why I began creating gemstone Yoga Jewelry many years ago (15) I began designing yoga and chakra jewelry as a way to support my own yoga practice.
Wearing jewelry, a necklace, bracelet or earrings that symbolized yoga encouraged me to get on the mat each day and also reflected out to the world my devotion to my practice. Since I’ve been back from these festivals I have re-dedicated my jewelry designs to reflect my own commitment to my Yoga practice.
“Developed in India, yoga is a spiritual practice that has been evolving for the last 5,000 years or so. The original yogis were reacting, in part, to India’s ancient Vedic religion, which emphasized rituals. The yogis wanted a direct spiritual experience — one on one — not symbolic ritual. So they developed yoga.
Whether you pursue yoga as a spiritual path or for its physiological benefits, yoga is a methodology for developing a deeper experience of your self and the world. And it makes you feel really good.