I'm so happy to introduce you to the Rasa Lila malas, the next addition to the eco collection!
Rasa Lila is the Sanskrit phrase for the divine dance of love. I wanted these pieces to embody the playful spirit that resides in all of us, the part that connects us with all and everything. Love as all and everything and our connection to the divine.
'The Rasa-Lila Dance is probably the most renown and simultaneously esoteric “divine play” from the life and story of Krishna, a form of God popular throughout India. Within the play Krishna lures the cowherd damsels, the gopis, to Him by His all-attractive nature and enchanting flute. Each gopi is secretly madly in love with Krishna although they have other things to attend to and are married to other men, including Radha, Krishna’s beloved counterpart. The gopis and Radha are madly in love with Krishna because Krishna is not an ordinary person, He is God, Beauty and Love incarnate. The gopis love of Krishna are pure-hearted and innocent and they love to serve and attend to Him and Radha in a spirit of devotion. Thus the gopis in the life of Krishna represent the highest potential for any individual soul, and the Rasa-Lila Dance is the most sacred and beautiful “act” any individual soul can experience. The Rasa-Lila Dance inevitably becomes a representation of the soul’s eternal longing: the intimate personal relationship with God.'
Made with rPET tassels (recycled bottles), recycled skateboard beads, banana leaf and recycled paper beads, sacred rudraksha and yin yang bean seeds, and knotted using hand-dyed flax cord, these malas have brought me so much joy!
£5 from the sale of each of these malas will be donated to the Teen Yoga Foundation. Pop here for more information about their work!
The Lila Mala:
The Rasa Mala: