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Illustrations of the Chakras

NOTE ✨These mini art prints are available in the shop (just a few left!)

My intention with these small illustrations was not so much to copy the images of the Chakras and create a series, but to explore what each Chakra means, and to combine introspective work with an outward expression of creativity. After creating the images with an automatic pencil I scanned them and coloured them on photoshop. The original drawings are about 11x11cm, the prints are 13x13cm.

Since the day I’ve first heard about Chakras I’ve been very fascinated by these ancient Sanskrit symbols, and by how they split the human experience in 7 different areas. I’ve been working with the Chakras since nearly 10 years, and I always have the feeling they make my life more fun. They can facilitate deep self-exploration thanks to their shapes and their beautiful colour scheme, and this in turns can facilitate our presence in the outside world.

These Chakra cards are printed on 300g high quality paper with a smooth finish and are available in a very limited amount. They can be hanged on a wall or used as prompt cards for your meditation practice. Contact me here for more info.

1st Chakra:
मूलाधार / Muladhara / Root Chakra

Illustrations of the Chakras
  • Sanskrit: “Root support” or “foundation”
  • Where: Perineum/base of the spine and feet
  • Colour: Red
  • Element: Earth
  • Areas of life: identity, roots, basic needs, instinct, safety, support.
  • Glands in the body: testicles and ovaries
  • Number of petals: 4
  • Bija Mantra (seed sound): LAM

2nd Chakra:
स्वाधिष्ठान / Svadhisthana / Sacral Chakra

Illustrations of the Chakras
  • Sanskrit: “Where the self is established”
  • Where: Below the belly button
  • Colour: Orange
  • Element: Water
  • Areas of life: Sensuality, creativity, emotions, fun things.
  • Glands in the body: Adrenal glands
  • Number of petals: 6
  • Bija Mantra (seed sound): VAM

3rd Chakra:
मणिपूर / Manipura / Solar Plexus Chakra

Illustrations of the Chakras
  • Sanskrit: “Lustrous jewel”
  • Where: Solar Plexus
  • Colour: Yellow-gold
  • Element: Fire
  • Areas of life: Confidence, self esteem, power, being in control
  • Glands in the body: Pancreas
  • Number of petals: 10
  • Bija Mantra (seed sound): RAM

4th Chakra:
अनाहत / Anahata / Heart Chakra

Illustrations of the Chakras
  • Sanskrit: “Unstruck” or “Unhurt”
  • Where: Heart
  • Colour: Green
  • Element: Air
  • Areas of life: Love, compassion, empathy, deep healing.
  • Glands in the body: Thymus
  • Number of petals: 12
  • Bija Mantra (seed sound): YAM

5th Chakra:
विशुद्ध / Vishuddha / Throat Chakra

Illustrations of the Chakras
  • Sanskrit: “Very pure”
  • Where: Base of throat and hands
  • Colour: Blue
  • Element: Ether
  • Areas of life: Communication, self-expression, to “speak the truth”
  • Glands in the body: Thyroid
  • Number of petals: 16
  • Bija Mantra (seed sound): HAM

6th Chakra:
आज्ञा / Ajna / Third Eye Chakra

Illustrations of the Chakras
  • Sanskrit: “Beyond wisdom”
  • Where: Between the eyebrows
  • Colour: Indigo
  • Element: Light/dark
  • Areas of life: Intuition, imagination, psychic abilities
  • Glands in the body: Pineal gland
  • Number of petals: 2
  • Bija Mantra (seed sound): AUM

7th Chakra:
सहस्रार / Sahasrara / Crown Chakra

Illustrations of the Chakras
  • Sanskrit: “Thousand-petaled”
  • Where: Crown (top of the head)
  • Colour: Purple, violet or white
  • Element: Time/Space
  • Areas of life: Spiritual existence, pure consciousness, connection to the universe
  • Glands in the body: Pituitary gland
  • Number of petals: 1000
  • Bija Mantra (seed sound): OM

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