Ahimsa Symbol


GANESHA

Good luck and blessings to the new beginning

Ganesha is a powerful Hindu God. This playful God is highly regarded for his powerful protection and knowledge. In India, it customary of give a Ganesha statue or pendant on a wedding day, because it will bring joyfulness and love to the marriage and the family, to bless the new beginning. To have a statue of Ganesha inside the house is believed to protect the house from any harm, and to always shower the family with happiness and blessings. Ganesha is also a powerful symbol that will allow us to have trust in our self and in the highest power, knowing that it will guide us through time of difficulties with his strength and wisdom.

LOVE

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing How blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all long” –Rumi-.

OM

Joy and peacefulness

The universal symbol of OM is widely used in the practice of Hinduism and Buddhism to portray One-ness. OM is the singular sound of the universe, the sound that will come when all sound are combined into one. It is the symbol of unity. OM portrays the union between our body, mind and spirit, through which we will experience the feeling of true joy and peacefulness. Because when what we do, what we say and what we think are in alignment, there is no more separation in our soul. This is union. This is peacefulness. This is OM.

OWL

Wisdom, protection, and abundance

The Owl is the bird of the Goddess Athena from the Greek Mythology. Athena is the Goddess of wisdom, knowledge and justice. She fights to bring peacefulness to her people through her wisdom and love. The Owl is also highly regarded in the Tibetan culture as the symbol of knowledge and protection. It is believed that the Owl stays up at night to guard us, while the watchful bright eyes will guide us during the time of darkness like the light at the end of a dark tunnel. The Owl symbol reminds us that through wisdom and knowledge, we will always be protected and loved.

SNAKE

Life, death, rebirth, and enlightenment

The Snake or the Serpent is one of the oldest mythological symbols, which represents the cycle of life, rebirth and the continuous renewal of life. The snake symbolizes our eternal search for knowledge and enlightenment through our many cycles of death and re-birth. In the practice of Yoga, the mythological coiled Serpent represents the Kundalini energy that lies at the bottom of the spine. When awakened, the Kundalini energy rises through the central channel of the spine and is believed to bring a feeling of ultimate bliss, peacefulness and love.

SUNSALUTE

Love and devotion

In the practice of Yoga, the Sun Salutation is a spiritual practice of perseverance and gratitude. Traditionally done at the break of dawn, a Sun Salutation is an offering to the sun, the source of life, which delivers the message of humility, surrender and love. Through the practice of Sun Salutation, we learn how to connect to the Sun, to the Universe, and ultimately, to Our self through the breath. To always be reminded to return to the breath, to find peacefulness through our Inhale and Exhale.

TREE

The fruit of love

Born from the Earth, nurtured by the Sun, connected to the Universe. A Tree of Life symbolizes our life story as a human being. Starting from our birth as a tiny seed, we slowly grow with nurture from the Mother Earth and the Father Sun. With each action that we do, with every choice and decision that we make in life, we grow a new branch on our Tree to mark the milestone of our life. It is a map of our life, a showcase of our love, life and achievement. A life that we should be proud of, a life that we should live to the fullest with all our heart, a life that should be abundantly filled with the fruit of our love.

 






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