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handpainted bronze - 2021

cm H 35 x 28 x 27

YO-GA

Yoga has an enormous philosophical and spiritual value in Indian culture. The title comes from Sanskrit, and the root is “Youg”, which means to unite. Yoga unites the self and its cosmic source, the universe, spirituality. In addition to this, Yoga indicates binding together, a true union that arises from the will and produces balance of mind, body and spirit. The two figures are in fact linked to each other and with their hands they form the greeting called Namasté: a gesture that combines gratitude, humility and deep respect like few others. Literally the word namasté (or namaskar) means "I bow to you" and derives from Sanskrit, where "namas" means bow, greeting, and "te" means you. In addition to being a word, in Indian culture this gesture is a mudra, that is to say a gesture that is done during the practice of yoga; specifically it is the Anjali Mudra, a symbol of spiritual union between the mind and the heart. In fact, when you bring your hands to your chest in this position, you are reuniting the spirit with matter, the rational with the intuitive. The spiritual meaning of namasté is "my soul bows to your soul and my spiritual soul recognizes your spiritual soul", but others are also recognized as: "Through the union of body and mind, I recognize my divine potential and I bow to your divine soul ”or even“ Thanks to the light present within me, I can recognize the light present within you ”. 

In addition to this beautiful meaning, we find many food for thought in the union of the two figures. They represent duality, masculine and feminine, light and shadow, which must coexist in balance within us, to allow us to reach enlightenment and a higher level of awareness, to be able to transmit our energy to the world. . The two figures also represent the body and the spirit, thanks to whose balanced union we will reach inner peace. The engravings are linked to the concept of duality: the Y, in addition to indicating the syllable "Yo" of the title, represents the masculine and symbolically summarizes the gesture of the Namasté, while the "A" (final of the syllable "Ga" feminine, in addition to associating itself with the shape of the triangle, which from an esoteric point of view has more explanations.

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