Heal, Restore, Empower – Wellapalooza 2017

One of my goals while growing EDS Wellness and working to expand the Just 5 Minutes initiative, has been to have our own yoga mats – mats that mean something to those we work with — and to us. The featured picture is one of the first yoga mat designs created for Wellapalooza 2017. Next, we are partnering with Sankalpa for another amazing design — and very different. 
The EDS community identifies with the Zebra, but I prefer to do things a bit different and go against the norm. Hence, why I love the amazing yoga mat designs by one of the graphic designers I’ve been working with. Specifically, the Wellapalooza 2017 yoga mat is incredible — and my mom’s favorite birds was the hummingbird. Bonus for becuase of that too!
Here’s what a Hummingbird symbolizes — I think it fits perfectly with EDS Wellness‘ mission and initiatives – “The Native American symbol of the hummingbird represents wonder and beauty. The hummingbird is also a healing symbol that helps people focus on the positive aspect of life. In dreams, the hummingbird represents progress or endurance
The appreciation of the hummingbird as a symbolic animal stems from its ability to hover in one place for long periods of time. Hummingbirds flap their wings about 100 times per second. When they are courting a potential mate, they flap them twice as many times per second. Early native Americans observed that it must take a great deal of energy for the hummingbird to flap its wings so many times while remaining stationary. Hummingbirds can also fly sideways and backward. Because the hummingbird appears to have overcome flying challenges that other birds have not, they have come to symbolize a guide who helps people through challenges. The association of the hummingbird as a light, good-natured symbol is related to its affinity to eat sweet nectar. The symbolism of their beauty is represented in early Native American legend in which it is said that the guardian of the mountains and woods thought the hummingbird was so beautiful, that it was allowed to build a nest in her hair.”
Read more by going to https://www.reference.com/world-view/hummingbird-symbolize-eb31cbe6a0fe444f#

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