Arts and crafts are good fun and all…but what in the hell does messing with willow sticks and tying knots have to do with YOGA?
Everything, my friend.
Everything about the dream catcher is symbolic. The hoop itself (a “mandala”, in Indian culture) is a sacred circle that stands for unity and oneness. Sound familiar? Yoga literally means “to yoke”. We use our yoga practice to unite our minds with our bodies. We use the repetitive act of weaving our dream catchers to join the mind and body. You can experience flow through yoga asana or through crafting netted sculpture. Both are “art making”. Both are ways to explore moving meditation. Join our community circle o’ creativity this Saturday at Hagoyah (1-3pm) to experience moving meditation/flow!
Ps- I love this blog post detailing the history behind dream catcher making in Native American culture. Happy reading!