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Spiritual elements

Posted by Petra Axlund on

I am often inspired by the different elements when I create my 108 malas and gemstone bracelets. Here is a short description of the elements and their spiritual meaning. EARTH. The spiritual meaning of the earth is stability, existence, endurance, grounding and the mother of everything solid. Earth is a symbol of life. It stands for consistency, conscientiousness, perseverance, responsibility, reliability, sobriety, ambition and respectfulness. FOREST. The spiritual meaning of the forest represents being open to change, tranquility, renewal, strength, courage and ancient wisdom. Trees are the symbol of physical and spiritual nourishment, transformation and liberation, sustenance, spiritual growth, union...

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Meditation Mudras

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You probably seen someone sitting in lotus pose and meditating, with the top of the index finger touching the top of the thumb. This hand position is called a mudra, and it can help you fins peace and stillness. The main reason we use mudras is that the mind follows the breath and the body. So if we are focused on our breath and place our hands in a position of calm and stillness – the mind will mirror the same qualities. If you practice yoga you probably use mudras even without knowing it. When you place your hands in...

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Create an Altar

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I believe it is so important to create a place for your meditation practice! A physical place that is your meditation place. It can be a meditation room, but it can also be a corner in your bedroom or inside your walk-in-closet. And I also believe it is important that you create some sort of an altar. This is just a way for you to make space for your meditation, and create a place of gratitude, contemplation, mindfulness and inspiration. You can choose whatever you want to put on your altar. For me personally, I choose statues from the Indian...

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Learn how to Meditate

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                    A lot of people are intimidated by meditation. They think it’s weird, to hard or time consuming and that you have to be a “certain way” to be able to pull it off. But I say: if you can sit down and if you can breath then you can meditate!   Meditation is simple – but not easy. Just like with everything else you need to practice and you need to priorities to get it into your daily routine. I’ve had a regular meditating practice for more than 15 years...

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What is a Mala?

Posted by Petra Axlund on

You’ve probably seen them worn by yogis. You know that necklace with gemstones or sandalwood beads, with a tassel or a big stone dangling at the end. But what is a mala? Is it just a pretty necklace or some sort of spiritual tool for hippie dippies? The answer is it can be whatever you want it to be. An earthy BoHo accessory to wear with jeans or yoga tights. Or it can be a tool in your meditation practice to give you healing energy. It can also just be something you wear as a constant reminder to yourself to...

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