Chakra Coasters

I came across some images representing Chakra the other day and was rather taken by their beauty. Wikipedia states that

“In Hindu and tantric/yogic traditions and other belief systems chakras are energy points or knots in the subtle body.”

I decided that the Sahasrara or White Lotus chakra image would make an ideal coaster and it’s elegance and detail would put the laser to the test.

“The Sahasrara is described as having 1,000 multi-colored petals, which are arranged in 20 layers, each layer with approximately 50 petals. The pericarp is golden and within it a circular moon region is inscribed with a luminous triangle, which can be either upward- or downward-pointing.”

Mine might not have 1000 petals but the detail and symmetry make it very pleasing on the eye.

Having uploaded an image of the finished cut to my Instagram account I was pleased to quickly get an order for six from Switzerland.

Ali who purchased them is a Yogi and has travelled and learnt yoga in India and is au fait with the Hindu Chakra symbols and meanings. I hope she enjoys her new coasters!