For years we’ve had an idea of creating a logo for YOMI which combines the lotus flower and the psi symbol. Two symbols that are common representatives for the fields of yoga/meditation and psychology respectively.
So we teamed up with graphic designer David Gaetano to put our idea to paper. Or rather to computer friendly formats.
The psi symbol is the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet. It’s also the first letter of the word psuche, which means mind or soul and from with the word psyche and later psychology stems. Nowadays it’s commonly seen as a symbol for psychology associations and psychology practices.
The lotus flower is commonly seen in yoga practises. It bears somewhat different meanings for yogis, meditators, buddhists, hinduists and even ancient Egyptians. Often standing for purity, rebirth and spiritual awakening.
The lotus flower – the plant that is – grows in muddy waters, roots down solidly into the mud but finds its way up above the surface where it spreads its majestic petals up towards the sun. It’s a comforting thought, how something can not only survive, but spire into its own full grace.
In YOMI we aim to combine the ancient wisdom and practices of yoga and mindfulness, with the more recent and scientifically grounded knowledge of psychology. Bridging and intertwining these fields to help people up over the surface of their own murky waters, allowing them to breathe and find serenity. Or in other words, combining the lotus flower with the psi symbol.