Welcome to “Ganesha’s Gateway with Sianna Sherman”: part one of our four-part series exploring Gods and Goddesses with Mythic Yoga Flow’s Sianna Sherman. We are thrilled to have our dear friend and frequent Wanderlust collaborator, Sianna Sherman, contribute these four insightful vignettes into the qualities of the Gods and Goddesses that you’ve come to be familiar with in your yogic practice.
Not only will you become more intimately acquainted with these characters and archetypes, but when you share your own experience and responses in the comments section, below, you will have the chance to win a gorgeous Equilibrium Mala and a package of Boho Blend Coffee from Tiny Devotions (prizes valued at $130). Tiny Devotions creates pieces that inspire their wearers to live their dreams and believe that they could rule the world (even in Moccasins). All of their mala beads are currently made in Canada by conscious mala makers, who fuse their mala beads with love, devotion and intention. Each mala beads is blessed and cleansed before sending it out to the customer.
Watch the video to hear Sianna’s first exploration into the myth and wonder of Ganesha, who teaches us, “That which we are struggling with becomes the gateway through the depths and the profundity of our own practice, where the message of the heart comes shining through.”
To enter to win the Equilibrium Mala and a package of Boho Blend Coffee from Tiny Devotions (prizes valued at $130), choose one of the questions below and answer it in the comments section at the bottom of the page(with the “post to Facebook” option enabled). We will select a winner based on the response and announce the lucky yogi next week!
1. What physical trait did Ganesha have that was evidence of his personal obstacle? Describe a situation where you’ve turned an obstacle into an opportunity for growth and expansion.
2. What was Vyasha’s requirement for ganesha when he chose him to be his scribe? Can you describe an opportunity that you were given, wherein the same reqiurement was asked of you?
3. While Ganesha is known as the remover of obstacles, he is also known as Vighnesvara, the placer of obstacles. How have you noticed in your life when you are both the placer and the remover of your own obstacles?