Art > 2017-2018 Chakra Paintings

 Vyapini
oil on acrylic on pencil on canvas
48 x 48 x 2"
2018
Sahasrara
oil on acrylic on pencil on canvas
48 x 48 x 2"
2018
Ajna
oil on acrylic on pencil on canvas
48 x 48 x 2"
2018
Vishuddha
oil on acrylic on pencil on canvas
48 x 48 x 2"
2018
Anahata
oil on acrylic on pencil on canvas
48 x 48 x 2"
2018
Manipura
oil on acrylic on pencil on canvas
48 x 48 x 2"
2018
Svadhishthana
oil on acrylic on pencil on canvas
48 x 48 x 2"
2018
Muladhara
oil on acrylic on pencil on canvas
48 x 48 x 2"
2018

According to Frits Staal, "chakra" has Indo-european roots, is related to greek "kuklos" (from which comes english "cycle"), latin "circus," anglo-saxon "hveohl" and english "wheel." In yoga, the main chakra system includes Muladhara (the Root Chakra), located at the base of the spine, Svadhisthana (the Sacral Chakra), Manipura (the Navel Chakra), Anahata (the Heart Chakra), Vishuddha (the Throat Chakra), Ajna (the Third-Eye Chakra) and Sahasrara (the Crown Chakra). The circular or spinning wheel effects in each of these paintings are visually mesmerizing.