|Muladhara, Root Chakra|
|Svadhisthana, Sacral Chakra|
My wife, Annou Davi, over the last few years, has been painting some beautiful pieces of flowing, energetic patterns inspired by nebulas and other astronomical phenomenon, combined with sacred geometry. And over the last few years, I have worked a lot with the tantric Chakra system as at first a student and then more recently as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. And so, it occurred to me to ask Annou to collaborate on a series of paintings for each of the chakra yantras. (Each chakra has a specific geometric symbol associated with it.)
|Manipura, Solar Plexus Chakra|
To provide an example of chakra correspondences--without going exhaustively into all seven chakras--Muladhara, the root chakra, is associated with: The color red, early childhood development, the element earth, the base of the spine, saturn, pentacles in tarot, the elephant, survival and grounding, cedar, and rubies. . .and that's just for starters. It is also associated with a number of specific health ailments.
|Anahata, Heart Chakra|
|Vishuddha, Throat Chakra|
My input was teaching and guiding our yoga practices through the process, providing some conceptual framework and editing advice, but the paintings, vision, and hard work are ALL Annou. I love these pieces, and it was really fun and romantic to work on a spiritual and artistic endeavor together.
|Anja, the Third Eye|
|Sahasrara, the Crown Chakra|
|Girlfriend with Drill, very sexy!|