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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.
Black is one of the most important teachers, often feared by association we neglect its tremendous positive powers. Connected to the root chakra it links us to mother earth, the whole realm of the physical, the notion of survival and the achievement of positive Ego fulfillment. One of the most important qualities of black is its ability to draw from the spiritual realm into the physical. Black contains so much light, and when close to the root chakra it draws the refined energies of the higher chakras to the root, purifying, and connecting us to earthly energies.
Black color is extremely absorbent, it contains all other colours and devours light, it has always been worn in protective talismans and used as a shield, protecting the wearer from harm and negativity.
Black crystals such as Black Tourmaline, Onyx, Jet and Obsidian help us identify sources of light and energy within, allowing us to illuminate dark corners of our self and assist us in taking control of our fears.
Teal combines the calming properties of blue and green. It is a revitalizing and rejuvenating colour that represents open communication and clarity of thought. Just like a flowing river, it is calming while at the same time invigorating, helping restore levels of depleted energy. For Tibetan monks teal symbolizes the infinity of the sea and sky, for ancient Egyptians it was the color of truth and has always been associated with commitment and spiritual advancement.
Gemstones for color therapy with hues of teal include Amazonite which helps grounding and personal expression. Aquamarine, a great assistant in expressing and understanding universal truths, and of course Turquoise a highly balancing stone when it come to emotional expression.
Symbols to guide your practice
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. Later on. the alchemists attributed the following triangular symbols to the physical elements:
Fire represents strength, activity, vitality, transformation. It is considered purifying and protective, shedding light and illuminating the way. Symbolizing simultaneously masculine energy.
Air represents, change, the intellect, creativity and the power to begin. And just like the symbol of fire, air also represents masculine energy. The two elements with female energy and symbolism are considered to be water and earth, both of them have a stronger physical existence and thus can interact with all our senses.
Water is connected to the unconscious and the emotions. Drawing opposite forces with its pair Air.
Earth is female, and it communicates stability, stillness, being grounded, fertility, the world of possibilities and the power to achieve them. When the two types of triangles are juxtaposed they represent the union of pairs, like male and female energies, or the spiritual and the physical, uniting two worlds into one, neutral and balanced.