As yoga, meditation, ancient Ayurveda and all types of spiritual practices and bohemian lifestyles are becoming more widespread, it is highly likely that you are more likely to encounter some of the ancient spiritual yoga symbols. We refer to them as yoga symbols because if you are practicing the yogi lifestyle you are likely to come into contact with them. But it should be noted that these symbols are spiritual and are not restricted to yoga alone.
Some of the symbols include a mala, Om or Aum, Lotus, Hamsa Hand, The Tree of Life, The Mandala, the Chakras, Ganesh or Ganesha and Buddha. What do they mean? Where do they originate, and why are they important in modern yoga practice?
Mala Beads (mala necklaces and mala bracelets) are traditionally worn by yogi’s and people who are associated with spiritual practice. Malas are a tool to assist the counting process of each mantra during the meditation. They also can be used for chakra healing and crystal healing, and as a reminder of what you are working on in your life.