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- -Size: 185 cm X 60cm
-Weight: 1.2 kg
-Thickness: 5,2 mm
-Certified: STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
-Material: Medical grade PVC,free of phthalates, heavy metals, AZO, DOP and latex
- Made in Germany, designed and printed in Athens
Your mat is OEKO-TEX ® certified! This confirms Aladastra's commitment to a sustainable nontoxic production. The inks used in our printing are plant based and water-miscible, as a result discoloration will occur with use.With the passing of time your unique mark will bcome visible on the mat, reminding you of the sweaty hours dedicated to your practice. Please remember the grade of PVC used by Aladastra can be recycled up to 8 times so when the time comes to dispose think green.
Purple is a very special color, a balance between Red (a stimulating colour) and Blue (a calming colour). Seen in all its glory during sunsets as daylight transforms into darkness, it symbolizes change of consciousness and transcendence from our normal waking state into the palace of awareness.
The Purple base on your mat is meant to calm your mind. It is the colour of the Crown chakra, Sahasrara , the seventh chakra located on the top of the head. It is linked to our nervous system and our brain and represents pure thought. It connects us with infinite consciousness and deep spiritual understanding.
Gemstones that help the awakening of the Sahasrara, like Amethyst, can be used during meditation by being placed between the eyebrows while lying down. Amethyst’s gentle purple energy, helps quiet down our thoughts allowing the mind to experience tranquility. Purple teaches humility and shows the way into the realm of true knowing and wisdom.
Symbols to guide your practice
The Sun, the life giver, the god of all gods, pure energy. A heavenly body too grand to convey by words. Its symbolism transcends all religions and all cultures. It is the symbol of light, intelligence, existence, immortality, wisdom, truth, divinity, purity and the highest heavens.
Traditional Mandalas represent the universe, either the physical universe including space, time and planets, or the inner universe depicting our mind and body. They are created with tinted sand and their creation is part of offering rituals. When visualised they are three dimensional with multiple structures and levels. At the center of a mandala dwells the praised deity. When one meditates on a mandala they try to bring to mind all the intricate designs moving level by level until reaching the higher center where the praised deity resides. Through this process it becomes easier to direct the energy of the mid through a specific mental itinerary with a goal of reaching a higher state while meditating.
The triangle is one of the most ancient and versatile symbols. Depending on where its point is looking its symbolism changes completely. Ranging from the pyramids which represent the higher spiritual desires of all things to the representation of the basic elements. Three is the number of the triangle representing emotion, intuition and psychic faculty.
In Aristotle’ s philosophical work it is suggested that our world is composed out of five basic elements, four of which are the physical elements, Fire, Air, Water and Earth. The fifth one being Aether or Spirit.