The healing power of breath and meditation visualised.
The artworks entitled The Wheel Series (The Wheel I-III), Bodymap and Initiation all are inspired by my spiritual journey and daily meditations rooted in India. The symbols refer to “the chakras” or the energy centres of the body. Through regular meditation, one aligns these centres- thereby creating feelings of peace, harmony and bliss.
A sanscrit word “wheel”, a chakra is an energy centre of the body. It is called a wheel because it turns. The seven major chakras represent the organs in the subtle body, and when operating efficiently they spin around but when blocked the chakras may become sluggish which will affect a person’s wellbeing. The speed at which they turn affect your well-being. Each chakra has a specific colour and connects to a specific organ. Soundly functioning chakras are important to physical wellbeing.
The chakras can be activated by breath-work or meditation. When you breathe properly you provide your body with enough oxygen to activate your heart to provide all organs and indirectly chakras with energy. Oxygen is the fuel for your body. When you fill your body, you allow your heart rate to slow down enabling you to go into a meditative state. You connect to your subconscious mind and thereby allow yourself to hear your inner voice and deepest needs. Once in a meditative state, one more easily access one’s creativity.
Colour Position in body
- Violet and white Top of head
- Indigo Between eyes
- Blue Neck
- Green Centre of chest
- Yellow Below the sternum
- Orange Hand-breadth below the navel
- Red Perineum