Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
Louise Erdrich (The Painted Drum LP)
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lazyyogi:

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For the first Lazy Yogi monthly giveaway, I will be offering a Bayong Wood, Bone, and Turquoise wrist mala. Click here for more pictures. 

This gorgeous mala has a Native American feel to it with a bit of Tibetan flare. The rich blue color of turquoise is reminiscent of sky and water, speaking to life-sustaining vastness. In Tibetan Buddhist art, many deities are depicted with blue skin to demonstrate the infinite nature of the Soul.

Furthermore, bone is a common material used in Tibetan spiritual items as a reminder of impermanence.

To me, the mala is vivifying to the touch while bestowing a relaxed ease. Despite the ornamental appearance, it still sits well in the hand for the practice of mantra meditation.

The description on the Japa Mala Beads site reads:

“Turquoise is said to open all of the chakras, promoting the sense of unity of the self and oneness with all that surrounds us. It is also known as a master healer stone, with the ability to strengthen the immune system and stimulate tissue regeneration.

The Bayong tree grows in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. This grounding hardwood symbolizes development, evolution, adaptation, and spiritual growth.”

Wearing wrist malas are a wonderful way of remembering to be mindful as we go about our day. The touch of the beads on our skin is a helpful wakeup call to get out of our head and into the moment.

To enter the contest:

Reblog this post as many times as you would like between now and the end of the month. A winner will be picked at random on March 1st.

Namaste and good luck!

1,505 notes

lazyyogi:

image

For the first Lazy Yogi monthly giveaway, I will be offering a Bayong Wood, Bone, and Turquoise wrist mala. Click here for more pictures. 

This gorgeous mala has a Native American feel to it with a bit of Tibetan flare. The rich blue color of turquoise is reminiscent of sky and water, speaking to life-sustaining vastness. In Tibetan Buddhist art, many deities are depicted with blue skin to demonstrate the infinite nature of the Soul.

Furthermore, bone is a common material used in Tibetan spiritual items as a reminder of impermanence.

To me, the mala is vivifying to the touch while bestowing a relaxed ease. Despite the ornamental appearance, it still sits well in the hand for the practice of mantra meditation.

The description on the Japa Mala Beads site reads:

“Turquoise is said to open all of the chakras, promoting the sense of unity of the self and oneness with all that surrounds us. It is also known as a master healer stone, with the ability to strengthen the immune system and stimulate tissue regeneration.

The Bayong tree grows in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. This grounding hardwood symbolizes development, evolution, adaptation, and spiritual growth.”

Wearing wrist malas are a wonderful way of remembering to be mindful as we go about our day. The touch of the beads on our skin is a helpful wakeup call to get out of our head and into the moment.

To enter the contest:

Reblog this post as many times as you would like between now and the end of the month. A winner will be picked at random on March 1st.

Namaste and good luck!

1,505 notes