The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’. As per Yogic scriptures the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, indicating a perfect harmony between the mind and body, Man & Nature. According to modern scientists, everything in the universe is just a manifestation of the same quantum firmament. One who experiences this oneness of existence is said to be in yoga, and is termed as a yogi, having attained to a state of freedom referred to as mukti, nirvana or moksha.
The earrings here denotes two different lands merging in. My father grew up in the capital, Kathmandu whereas my mother was from Terai. Every winter break we would drive down from the city, crossing hills, rivers to meet my maternal grandparents at Inarwa, Sunsari. We’d leave behind the winding roads of the city and reach a vastness of the flat lands. Scattered around were deep dug wells, as water was scarce. The holes in the design are a reminder of the wells and the winding lines, the roads we crossed. I also realized and saw the hardship in Sunsari, compared to the city. With every visit, I understood a little better where my mother’s values in life came from. I also understood the relationship my parents shared, and the differences they have, because of where they were brought up. Yet I have also seen how they come together as partners to instill in us the values and morals both of them share.