Mandala, Yoga & Meditation & Mandala

Yoga & Meditation #1 




Photo Credit: Niv Shyamsundar



Yoga & Meditation #1

  • What is Yoga?

    The  literal definition of the work Yoga is “yoke” or “unity,” which means whole. Yoga is a spiritual practice. However, you do not need to be religious in order to practice yoga. It is a journey of self-discovery to improve your overall well-being --  a way of connecting the body, mind, and breath, and finding self-awareness.


    What is meditation?

    Meditation involves sitting quietly for a set amount of time, while focusing your attention on your breath, bodily sensations, or the sounds around you. Meditation is not about emptying your mind. It is about recognizing your thought patterns and how you can control your reaction to your thoughts.


    Yoga and meditation can work closely together. A regular yoga practice can bring more strength and flexibility into the body, which can help sit comfortably in meditation for longer periods. Similarly, a regular meditation practice can help to bring more clarity and compassion into all areas of life.



    Acrylic on Cradled Board 


    Image Size

    10" H x 10" L x 1.5" D


    The artwork is original and signed by Vidya Shyamsundar. The painting is varnished for protection, wired, and ready to hang. The 1.5" deep side is painted gold on all four sides. No framing required. The information about the artwork is labeled on the reverse.