love yoga anatomy

We are excited to partner up with Stuart from Love Yoga Anatomy to be able to offer you a chance to win this exquisite 108 bead mala made from Tourmaline and Labradorite! It is long and chunky- fits men and women!

 

Tourmaline is a fantastic stone for protection against negative energies and Labradorite helps with intuition and perseverance.

 

Gorakshanatha mala picture

How to win

We are looking for you to write and submit an inspiring piece of prose or a poem (max 500 words) that conveys how you have taken your physical asana practice and turned it into something spiritual. The esteemed yoga philosophy and pranayama teacher Emil Wendel will be helping us narrow down the entries to a final five and we will let you vote on the lucky person that gets the beautiful mala.

 

This give away is open till the 20th of May 2014.

 

Submit your entries via the Love Yoga Anatomy site here.

 

Here is some beautiful poetry inspiration for you:

 

This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, meanness
Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
Who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture.
Still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
Meet them at the door, laughing; and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
Because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. 
– Rumi

Then it was as if I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts,
the depths where neither sin nor desire can reach,
the person that each one is in God’s eyes.
If only they could see themselves as they really are.
If only we could see each other that way,
there would be no reason for war, for hatred, for cruelty …
I suppose the big problem would be that
we would fall down and worship each other. 

– Thomas Merton

If you want to become whole,
let yourself be partial.
If you want to become straight,
let yourself be crooked.
If you want to become full,
let yourself be empty.
If you want to be reborn,
let yourself die.
If you want to be given everything,
give everything up.

– Tao Te Ching

When you’ve perfected
this posture
throw it away –
a peacock cannot see
the beautiful feathers
behind it.

-Leza

20/04/2014

nora