Yantras and Seed Mantras for Planets

How does the Yantra design work?

Stella Kramrisch defined a yantra as “a geometrical contrivance by which any aspect of the Supreme Principle may be bound to any spot for the purpose of worship. It is an artifice in which the ground is converted into the extent of the manifest universe.”

That’s a fancy way of saying that if you can see a spiritual concept, you can meditate on it. This idea is similar to sitting in front of a cross to pray.  Yantras seek to illustrate the flow of energies upward and downward between the spiritual and physical planes.
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How to Train Your Gremlins: A Primer on the Ayurvedic Diet

Article and graphics by Logynn Hailley originally published in the Crazy Wisdom Community Journal, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

I’ve come to think of my Ayurveda “doshas” as gremlins.

The doshas are the three energies present in all things that work together to fuel your body and maintain your health as long as you “feed” them correctly, with the right lifestyle activities and foods. If you don’t feed them right, they get “aggravated” and turn into health-sabotaging gremlins. So, here are the “CliffsNotes” on how to feed these little buggers so they stay balanced, without swinging wildly into dominating each other or becoming deficient, and how to tell if “you’re doin’ it wrong.”

There are three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
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