It’s two and a half months into the year and t-minus 9 days til Spring, time for a #365yoga giveaway! Need motivation to keep up your daily practice? How about 108 reasons with this beautiful African Jade Mala from Tiny Devotions!
Malas, or prayer beads, are traditionally used for meditation and act as an anchor and/or conduit of energy, sometimes featuring special stones or crystals for particular guidance. Since St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us, why not kick off the season with a little bit o’ luck? As the dream stone, it’s said that jade is known to provide insightful dreams, as well as attract good luck, friendship and to protect its wearer from harm. Besides all that, it’s quite beautiful!
WIN: African Jade Mala courtesy of Tiny Devotions (pictured. value $108). This Jade and black onyx mala is associated with the strength and good luck. The beads are rudraksha seeds, known as the eyes or tears of Shiva, worn for their protective and sacred qualities.
HOW TO ENTER: 108 is a very auspicious and sacred number in a multitude of traditions, and even science! 108 earthly desires in mortals, 108 breaths a day for enlightenment, 108 Upanishads, the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth, the distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun. It’s all fascinating stuff. Don’t worry, we won’t ask you for 108 reasons why you love yoga, we’re way more fun! (and uh, there are so many more than 108 reasons, we know)
Here’s what you do:
- pick up a favorite nearby book, yoga preferred, but non is ok.
- flip to page 108.
- Post in the comments here the most inspiring bit, or whatever stands out to you from that page. There’s always wisdom to be found, even in randomness. Maybe even use that in your next yoga session. It will bring you good luck!
Submissions open til end of day March 17th. A winner will be chosen at random and announced next Friday, March 18th!
Here’s ours, from TKV Desikachar’s The Heart of Yoga:
“When we act we must use our senses. When we speak we must use the mouth and the ears. Vairagya, the concept of equanimity or detachment, means that we act without thinking about the possible gains to be had as consequence of that action. Vairagya is being detached from the results or the fruits of my action.”