I wish to offer an enormous depth of gratitude to a very special person and dear friend, Ronan O’Suilleabhain from Blarney, Cork the Artist who created my logo. Ronan listened to the importance of symbolism to me in both yoga and life. He took time to understand where I was coming from but more importantly where I was trying to link too. It’s been a wonderful journey of creation with pure fun moments and I thank you, for making this an absolute pure soul connection for me. Namaste Ronan.
The recorded symbolic meaning of a dragonfly changes with each culture. In China e.g., people associate the dragonfly with prosperity, harmony, peace and as a good luck charm. Amongst Native Americans, it is a symbol of strength, happiness, speed and purity. For me personally, as in almost every country of the world it mainly symbolises and represents a time of change and major transformation. The dragonfly’s scurrying flight across water represents an act of going beyond what’s on the surface and looking into the deeper meaning and aspects of life. It represents the magic and mystery in our lives.
Because the adult dragonfly only lives for a few short months, it makes the very most of life, embraces it and lives it to the fullest. It leaves nothing to be desired. In short dragonflies live in the moment and live that moment to the best of their abilities, without regrets. Yoga teaches us to live and be present in the moment.
The main colour chosen for the dragonfly represents the colours of the sun, symbolising for me my love of sunrises and sunsets and the tranquillity I enjoy in those precious moments of beauty. It also represents the “sun salutation” a number of yoga postures which are completed together in a flowing sequence.
Depicted within the wings of the dragonfly is the universal symbol of yoga – Om. It is also the universal sound of the universe. Om represents all that was, all that is and all that will be, even into eternity. This means a lot to me personally because of the healing benefits I have gained from yoga and in recognition of this I had the symbol tattooed on my foot.
The body of the dragonfly represents the 7 main chakras points of the human body, connecting for me personally the link between my yoga and reiki.
The tail is pointed to symbolise “a sting in the tail”. This is something I believe is innate in all of us. A sting or survival instinct gives us the ability to find the strength and courage to close chapters or even whole books in our lives, allowing us to move on and create our new beginnings.
The creation of this logo links specifically too and symbolises for me personally a new time in my life, my “new beginning” – All Round Yoga.