yoga and creativity, Where passions Merge! 

By: Gretchen Lee Carletta, Founder & Artist OrangeSkyCreations.com | May 2018

The practice of yoga & meditation inspires a bridge between day to day life & a deeply fulfilled creative life.  Yoga allows one to create space for themselves. Staying true to oneself, living in the body & not just the mind.  In both yoga & meditation we cultivate breath that allows us to tap into relaxation response, these are places where inspiration & energy can be found.  This practice allows us to become more grounded, more focused & incredibly inspired (if you let it in).
   

 yo·ga
   ˈyōɡə/
    noun
    a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.


These are effects that the I never expected to experience when I first started on this journey with a yoga practice. I had found enjoyment in the practice as a means to gain strength to keep up on family hikes, it has clearly become so much more. As an artist, wife & mother the clear yoga mind stays with me off the mat allowing me to remain calm, focused, spiritually connected & creative. My practice is consistently bringing me to new places in my mind & body. I'm not always certain if it's the movement, the sweat, the oxygen or a combination of all of these things, but in my early 40's I have been rejuvenated with a wealth of inspiration & passion that I'm fairly certain would not be present in my life without this practice. 
Trust the yoga, I do.   
 
    in·spi·ra·tion
    inspəˈrāSH(ə)n/
    noun
    the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

I’ve been inspired to bring my art to new places in the last year becoming WEARABLE!  At Orange Sky Creations, I create colorful improvisational pastel drawings, inspired by the natural beauty of our earth & my own yoga practice. The art is then printed onto super soft fabric with eco-friendly printing processes & sewn into ultra comfortable yoga pants all here in the USA. The original artworks are also available in the online gallery.     

    cre·a·tiv·i·ty
    krēāˈtivədē/
    noun
    the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic works

Orange Sky Creations is bringing energy, color & joy through wearable art to the NYS Yoga Festival!  On festival day look for the Orange Tent!! We will be holding give aways & drawings throughout the festival!  You may even spot Gretchen creating new designs live at the festival!

Be sure to wear your Orange Sky Yoga Leggings day of the festival & be entered into exclusive drawings!

At the festival we will have many designs from the Mantra Collection on hand for you to see, touch & try on!  

10% of our profit is donated to inspiring non-profit organizations that promote Yoga & Art within at-risk or underprivileged communities.

Be You, Be Energized, Be Inspired!

#sometimestheskyisorange


Orange Sky Creations, LLC Founded 2018
Follow along @OrangeSkyCreations

 
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