[This article was last updated on: May 30th, 2023 at 19:03BST]
Clothing for yogis beyond the mat.
Originating in India, Yoga is one of the most ancient physical, mental and spiritual practices. It is a system for increasing awareness and decreasing disease or suffering. With the ultimate goal of traditional Yoga being Moksha (=liberation). Yoga philosophy and its shared values with Buddhism and martial arts are integral parts of our team's daily life. As individuals and as a whole, we share enthusiasm for Yoga philosophy, values and symbols. These are ongoing themes and a true source of inspiration here at Psylo.
With 21st June marking this year’s International Yoga Day, we want to take this moment in time to focus on the more traditional aspects of Yoga, by sharing Psylo's inspirations for Yogi wear. Connecting to the roots of Yoga is not about being able to touch your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way there. It's about following Yoga principles throughout one’s daily life. It's about learning to connect your mind, body and soul, and nourishing your connection to life itself. There are 3 principles which Psylo clothing follows to help you deepen this connection, and take your Yoga practice beyond the mat:
Sustainable, Handmade & Fair
The first principle is about knowing that no extra suffering is caused by producing your yoga clothing. It is key for those who care for Yoga as a way of living; Knowing that minimised or no harm is caused to our planet; That the artisans who made your yoga wear are happy and equally respected humans; Knowing the story of how your clothing came about and the meaning behind them can truly ground you - off and on the Yoga mat. Reminding you that we are all one. Guided by this philosophy, we here at Psylo take the utmost care in everything we do. Learn more about this topic by visiting our Sustainability.
This next principle is based on the previous about knowing your yoga clothes are pure from any suffering. You see, here in Bali - The Island of the Gods, people believe that in the creation of something new, the energy of the creator - in this case, our tailors, is mixed into the product. Therefore each Psylo garment, whether Yoga clothes or clubbing dress, is blessed before leaving our factory. To cleanse it from any negative energy or vibration, or lower frequency, that might have gotten into it in the process of its creation.
Sacred Geometry & Spiritual Symbology
Reminding us of the deep interconnection between everything in the Universe (and beyond!), Sacred geometry proves that we share a collective consciousness. It’s the mathematical equations that make up our Universe as well as the dimensions and universes beyond our own. Through sacred geometry, we are reminded that everything comes from and returns to the same Source. Engaging with sacred geometry - we explore the mind of Source, or Spirit. Inviting you to open these doors of perception, our team loves weaving sacred geometry into Psylo's print or pattern designs. Guided by the basics of sacred geometry, you deepen your connection with life itself.
Now that we’ve covered the three Yoga principles our clothing follows and shared inspiration from our community, you’re invited to dive in and explore our yoga clothing. These collections are designed to bring Yoga into your daily life, “Off & On” your mat. Ready to elevate your spiritual practice with our consciously crafted garments?