Aracaria Yoga Guide by Stefan Mager

While millions of people around the world practice yoga every day, few are aware that the term Yoga actually relates to a much broader concept than physical exercises. At its greatest expansion the purpose of yoga is the development of the mind to a point where the individual’s mind merges with the Hindi concept of the Universal Mind. The practice of Yoga is ancient and it is believed that Shiva handed down the knowledge to his divine consort Parvati. Yoga originated as part of the Vedic sciences where its origins are clouded in mystery. Yogic postures were depicted on stone seals found in India dating to 3000 BCE and Yoga is referred to in Hindu scriptures well before 2500 BCE.

I think these would be really great if you had some kind of practice/treatment room as a lovely quick reference. It would also be nice to show a client this resource instead of pointing to a screen… I feel like you are getting on my vibe with this!

They would also make a really cool cost effective addition to a gift.

Before I ordered them I looked for more information about who created them, and turns out Stefan Mager is a really interesting character. He does some really unique and great sculptures and has developed a pretty rad sounding space in Australia. It is called the Aracaria Project (the name is of course shared by the guides). All in all, he seems very interesting and as I say… I am beyond impressed with these guides, such a lot of useful information set out in a great format for referencing after you have studied it.

The Aracaria Project started in 2000 when Stefan Mager purchased a 24 acre somewhat run-down property that had been operated for some years as an uncertified biodynamic farm. Over time the property was cleaned up, organised and biodynamic certification was achieved. During these years food-production gardens and orchards were established and maintained. When the fundamental nature of the project changed from farm production to a park-like, creative environment, byodynamic certification was no longer required. However, the organic, holistic approach to the land continues. Today (2021) Aracaria features many spectacular gardens and an environment which includes a vast array of plants, trees, native animals, dams and waterfeatures. A number of architecturally interesting buildings have been constructed. They include the studio spaces where Stefan Mager produces the works that can be found on this site.

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