mixed media (acrylic, paper, and ink)
20” x 16” on cradled birch panel
Through yoga practice I found my flexibility growing, but more surprisingly, I found my sense of vitality, serenity, and mindfulness growing as well. I created my yoga painting series to share this experience, capturing different aspects of practice through Sanskrit titles. Chitta Vritta is one of many Sanskrit terms used in yoga, meaning “restless mind” or “crazy monkey mind” as my instructor called it.
The top of the painting shows the many thoughts bouncing around in my head. But as my mind focuses on my breathing, the restlessness disappears and tranquility settles in as depicted in the lower section of the painting.