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An "astrogram" and a chakra diagram from the 1700's/1800's

Source: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/search/LotDetail.asp?intObjectID=2689144&SE=CMWCAT02+24759+1768930734+&QR=M+1+122+Aqc0000900+24473++Aqc0000900+&entry=india&RQ=True&AN=123
(downloaded Aug. 2001)

"JAIN TANTRIC PAINTING,  Property of a German Collector.

Lot Description: An Astrogram and a Chakra Diagram. India, Rajasthan, the Astrogram, 19th Century; the Chakra Diagram, 18th Century. The Astrogram featuring a figure curled within himself painted with auspicious symbols and chakras at various points of his body framed by floral borders; the other diagram of an upright figure in slight squat with chakras painted through the center of his body; both inscribed with text in Devanagari. The curled figure: 24 x 22 in. (61 x 57 cm.); the other figure: 20 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. (52.4 x 30.4 cm.)."


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A Jain tirthankara meditates, with the yogic chakras marked on his body, 1800's

Source: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lfsearch_coa/LotDescription.aspx?intObjectId=4965088 
(downloaded Aug. 2007)

"A panel painting of a Tirthankara, Tanjore, 19th Century. Seated in lotus position over an elephant throne with hands in meditational pose, the chakras marked on his body, surrounded by a pastiglia golden arch centered by a tiger mask and inset with hard stones. 23 x 17 in. (59 x 43.2 cm.)."



A kundalini yantra from Gujarat, early 1900's, used to help focus the "serpent energy" within the body

Source: ebay, Jan. 2006




One modern practitioner's depiction of the activation process

Source: http://www.swamiramdev.info/yoga_pranayama_awakens_kundalini.htm
(downloaded Jan. 2006)



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The topmost chakra, the "thousand-petaled lotus" chakra; a modern painting

Source: http://www.exoticindia.com/product/HT22/
(downloaded Sept. 2004)



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The yogic chakras, depicted in modern Madhubani style

Source: http://www.exoticindia.com/product/DE90 
(downloaded Sept. 2004)



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Some common yoga asanas, shown in modern Madhubani style, by Vidya Devi and Dhirendra Jha

Source: http://www.exoticindia.com/product/DE45
(downloaded Sept. 2004)


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