The Lotus Flower is represented in many Eastern cultures and philosophies. It grows in deep muddy water, and when in full bloom is a beautiful flower. At night, the flower closes and sinks underwater. At dawn, it rises and opens again.
In Yoga, the lotus pose is the most renowned of all Hatha Yoga postures. It is the optimum position for meditation. It is a symbol of purity and divinity.
In Reiki, the lotus flower is symbolic of enlightenment, transformation and healing.
The Chakras (energy centres in the body) are depicted by the Lotus flower. When the chakras are balanced, we are healthy and well. Both Yoga and Reiki, support the journey to health and well being on a physical and spiritual level.
“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud – the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. … Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles… If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.” Goldie Hawn
“…..the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”. Anaïs Nin
“When the seed becomes a sprout it is going into something unknown. When the sprout starts growing flowers it is again a movement into the unknown. And when the fragrance leaves the flowers – again, a quantum leap into the unknown. Life needs courage at each step.” Osho
Lotus Petal Healing is inspired by the Lotus flower.