Nine Designs for Inner Peace: The Ultimate Guide to Meditating with Color, Shape, and Sound
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A complete guide to creating planetary yantras to access their healing and centering benefits
• Provides easy-to-follow instructions to create the yantras
• Serves as an introduction to active meditation, which focuses the mind while the body is engaged in a meditative activity
The tantric art of drawing or painting the nine designs known as yantras is an ancient practice of active meditation that releases positive healing and centering effects. Each of the nine designs corresponds to one of the nine qualities of body and mind essential to well-being: radiance, nourishment, passion, intellect, expansion, bliss, organization, uniqueness, and spirituality. From the basic elements of the square, the circle, and the triangle, dynamic visual meditations unfold as the practitioner works clockwise from the outer elements inward toward the central point of stillness, or bindu, the source of happiness within. An accompanying mantra is recited while preparing each yantra to fully engage the senses in the meditative process.
Creating the design that “speaks” most to the practitioner enables its unique healing quality to be transmitted. For example, working on the yantra named “Radiance” cultivates optimism and the self-confidence to succeed in one’s endeavors, while “radiating,” or imparting, one’s inner light to others.
This workbook provides an important resource for active meditation, a practice revered for its effectiveness in revealing the spiritual underpinnings of everyday life. The active participation of the body in meditation while creating the nine planetary yantras raises to the level of spiritual ritual the practitioner’s intention toward wakefulness and gives access to profound states of healing integration. See more articles on the Nine Designs...
"I am enjoying the insight gained from yesterday's yantra painting class. I spent some time reading Sarah's book last night before bed, and find many connections for branching out of mind and into "the stream". Her writing style is eloquent - she writes like she speaks...free flowing, gentle, and meaningful. Please pass along an extended "thank-you" to Sarah, for everything. Let her know I am enjoying her book..." Ted, Philadelphia
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Happy new year to you too. I just want you to know that I don't know what I would have done without your book here. I have already painted four yantras. Mars x2, Surya, and Chandra. I am addicted. I am having a great time in India. Love Nikki"
|"I purchased Nine Designs For Inner Peace, I love everything about that book!! I just had one of the most amazing weeks of my life! I replaced watching TV with working on my first yantra Expansion...I am soo excited. The quality of my life has taken a huge leap!!......." Craftsman in PA...|