One day, during Yoga Nidra meditation, while contemplating nature’s energy patterns, we realized that today’s rectangular yoga mats were counter-productive to his yoga practice in many ways. He comprehended that, since energy in nature moves in oval and egg-like patterns, an egg-shaped mat would revolutionize his practice. Considered to be one of Nature’s most perfect and ubiquitous designs, the egg has been called “divine geometry” in nearly every ancient civilization and through to modern times. This shape brings a sense of unity, warmth and the birth of new life. It represents the energy of life which liberates and stimulates movement. After testing several prototypes with the NYC yoga community and receiving enthusiastic feedback, other people joined the mission and the Oval Mat was born. The mat is covered with a texture of blue water waves combined with a spiral graphic print on the blue side of the mat and a Flower of Life embossed pattern on the purple side of the mat. Every form is a potential source of vibration. Oval symbolizes the egg, the symbol of life and creation. Universal energy circulates in an egg-like pattern. The oval is also a symbol of the universal Mother, the yoni and the Shakti energy. It represents the energy of life, which liberates and stimulates movement.
The symbolism of water has a universal undertone of purity and fertility. Symbolically, it is often viewed as the source of life itself and we see evidence of it in countless creation myths in which life emerges from the primordial waters. Practicing on a “water drop” or a “whirlpool” elevates and liberates the asana practice.
The spiral is the oldest symbol known to be used in spiritual practices. It reflects the universal pattern of growth and evolution. The spiral represents the goddess, the womb, fertility and life force energy. Reflected in the natural world, the spiral is found in human physiology, plants, minerals, animals, energy patterns, weather, growth and death. The spiral is a sacred symbol that reminds us of our evolving journey in life. When used as a personal talisman, the spiral helps our consciousness to accept the change in life as it evolves. The acceptance of change is one of the greatest freedoms that a human can experience, putting consciousness in the present moment where the power of creation is condensed. On a larger scale, using this symbol assures us that all beings are reminded of their inward and outward evolution, a balanced and centered state of mind. On water, it carries the power to flow and change.
This symbol represents the Seed of Life. This sacred geometry is the center of the larger Flower of Life, a sacred blueprint of all creation. The pattern is also repeated in the Kabalistic Tree of Life and appears in most early religious traditions in the Middle East. Used in religious art, it often represents the all-seeing eyes of God. The overlapping circles represent the omniscience of creation, honoring the infinite connections of all life circle, which nurture diversity. As a spiritual practice, the Seed of Life should be used to hold a morphogenetic field of acceptance for all beings, cultures and beliefs in order to all practitioners to realize that all circles rotate through the center of creation and, thus, establish the holiness of all orientations. In a larger context, the Seed of Life resonates tolerance and an infinite source energy for all beings. Placed on water, the Seed of Life will be a silent reminder of your place in the web of creation.
Purple relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper layers. It is associated with the Crown Chakra which links the individual to the universal.
Blue signifies the celestial love of truth