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The Search for Wholeness

What blocks you from feeling a sense of wholeness each and every day of your life?

Contemplate for a moment the idea of ‘being whole’: close your eyes and envision this radiating energy inside you.

Where is it located?

What does it feel like?

Wholeness signifies completion, harmony, contentment, and integrity. It is rare to experience this energy, as we are usually consumed by wanting, needing, and achieving.

Carl Jung says that wholeness is a state in which consciousness and the unconscious work together in harmony.

The Self, archetype of wholeness and the regulating center of the psyche, is a transpersonal power that transcends the ego. As an empirical concept, the self designated the whole range of psychic phenomena in man. It expresses the unity of the personality as a whole.

We are usually divided, many personalities in one being, we want this, and then we want that, we like and dislike, we attain this, and when attained, it does not seem to serve us anymore.

In order to tap into this wholeness that is Self, there is work to be done. We are whole, in essence, but this essence has to be found and distilled, purified under layers and masks, patterns and emotions, conscious and unconscious, that have taken the hand of our life and integrity. We are to transcend our ego through wisdom and conscious transformation on all levels of our being.

Call to life begins, reaching for the light, digging deep beneath the dark soil, and stabilizing. Finding balance, evolution. “It takes courage to push yourself to places you have never been before…to test your limits…to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. –Anais Nin”

Yoga is a science and a path that gives us the methodology to move towards wholeness and completion, to become integrated. If we go deeper, beyond the physical practice- as a workout-where authentic and sincere yoga leads us, and just begin to observe our own behaviors-physical, mental, psychic-we have already begun to awaken and transform, to move towards balance and harmony. To become conscious.

It takes courage, time, persistence, and discipline to follow this path toward wholeness and peace of mind. Whichever road you choose to take: yoga, religion, or any other path you choose. It takes to live it, to aspire. And guidance and trust are crucial in this path.

I created a Mandala of Yogic practices that lead toward the radiance of the Self. Mandalas of practices that create Integral Transformation as we move towards embracing our wholeness. Mandalas are symbols of unity, totality, and wholeness.

This mandala of practices has four gates or aspects of the practice, containing a yogic methodology as the center and transforming agent. These Mandalas are sadhanas that exhibit radial balance and lead towards the center, unity, wholeness, and Self.

“it was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.” ― Rupi Kaur”

A mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल, maṇḍala; literally “circle”) is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. In common use, “mandala” has become a generic term for any diagram, chart, or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.

In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed to focus the attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction; mandalas and yantras are a fascinating way of exploring self and creativity, and going beyond it to realms of healing, sacredness and raising individual consciousness.

“Let’s keep playing. Let’s go deeper, Go deeper. For if we do, our spirits will embrace and interweave. Our union will be so glorious that even God will not be able to tell us apart. There is a wonderful game we should play with everyone, and it goes like this . . .” Hafiz.”

You can experience the potency of a Yoga Mandala as a Retreat, Further training, or online course.

The 8-week online Woman Yoga Mandala is a journey towards wholeness.  A Yoga and Ayurveda-based wellness program for modern-day active & busy women: a step-by-step guide to a strong body, perfect lasting health, and integral transformation.

A journey towards being physically and internally stronger and more confident, a process of self-empowerment through yoga and ayurvedic self-care practices with professional support, which enables you to overcome any imbalance, body issue, or sense of powerlessness and to recognize and use your own resources.

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irana Fouroulis

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