Holistic Living - The style of spirit
by Sharukh Vazifdar
Clothing is what announces our inner nature to the world around. A special photo-feature on clothing for the spiritually awakened
There is an innate style that the seeker emanates: natural fabric, earthy colours, unstructured fabric, and a non conformist and creative spirit. All of which find happy expression in the cornucopia of ethnic wear, eco-friendly clothing, and energising jewellery available today. The seeker is out of the closet, flashing his malas, kurtas and tees with catchy one-liners. A promising and upcoming line is organic clothing, which does not use any artificially created chemicals. Right from the fertiliser and pesticide used for the crops, to the dyeing and treating, everything is from mother nature, and goes back to her. Kurtas and kurtis help us relate to our roots, our Indian culture, while maintaining ease and comfort. Crystal jewellery, although less known, offers versatile functions from increasing confidence to balancing chakras, and from absorbing negative energy to opening the doors for prosperity. So next time you’re out shopping, we encourage you to buy for the spirit and not the body.
The Om shown
with fluorescent Sanskrit
lettering. Tantra T-shirts, Rs 265.
Mixed avenchurian and onyx yin-yang bracelets balance the male and female energies.
Crystal Rock Shop,
Rs 400 each
The Om tee – omnipresent and all-encompassing.
Tantra T-shirts, Rs 220
The crystal pendant known as miracle stone guarantees a rebound in your prosperity. Crystal Rock Shop, Rs 600.
Sandalwood malas, found in virtually every household
Organic handbags: 1 – Rs 375, 2 – Rs 599, Industree Crafts. Wooden bangles, Rs 30 each, Industree Crafts
‘YOGA Made in India’. Tantra T-shirts, Rs 265
Black tourmaline pendant absorbs all negative energies, Crystal Rock Shop, Rs 125 The quintessential rudraksh mala around the wrist is for divine protection
Kumar is wearing a kurti,
Rs 340, and pyjama, Rs 345, from FAB India. Minoshka sports a wrap around kurti,
Rs 695, from Industree Crafts; and a cotton salwar, Rs 445, from FAB India. Red jasper bracelet, Rs 400, worn by Kumar activates the root chakra, instilling confidence, Crystal Rock Shop. Tribal earrings, Rs 90, and necklace,
Rs 395, worn by Minoshka are made
by villagers from rural India,
A ‘Shiva in a trance’ tee. Tantra T-shirts, Rs 220
Two Sulemani agate bracelets worn are for all-round development and improvement. Crystal Rock Shop, Rs 600 each
striped shirt, Daram, Rs 675
Green avenchurian bracelets to activate the heart
chakra, Crystal Rock Shop, Rs 400 each
Kumar displays an organic shirt, Industree Crafts, Rs 550, and a black cotton pyjama, FAB India, Rs 345. Minoshka looks elegant in an earthy organic kurti, Industree Crafts, Rs 495, silk salwar,
Rs 785 , and silk dupatta, Rs 1385 , FAB India. Red carlenian mala, Rs 300, worn by Kumar around the wrist activates the solar plexus chakra, Crystal Rock Shop
Life Positive thanks the following for their cooperation for this article.
Tantra Tees: www.tantrauniverse.com, FAB India: www.fabindia.com
Mother Earth, Industree Crafts: www.industree.org
Crystal Rock Shop: Phone: 22078447