The Art of Yantras

NEW 2013 April 23 NEW
The twelve yantras that appeared weekly in the Daily Doodles in 2013 have been added.

A Mantra, so I'm given to understand, is a sound used for meditation, not for its meaning but for its mind-focusing property. Tantra is the same idea, but involving yogic acts, including of a sexual nature. Yantra, so I understand it, signifies a visual which serves like a Mantra for meditative mind-focusing. A term better known for symbolic visual abstracts is Mandala. I don't know if these qualify as Mandalas or Yantras in the traditional meanings, but what I had in mind in creating them was Yantras, so that's what I call them. You can call them whatever you like. You can also buy these nifty designs on stuff.

Elseweb article: Yantra: Hindu Tantric Diagrams [*](http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/george/yantra.html)

The Mindful Webworks CafePress store has Yantra imprint goodies
Buy some Yantra goodies for yourself and your friends. You'll all be cool. Or at least cooler.
See the special collection of Yantra Yoga Mats!

Coral and Marine

Center-balanced abstract, 6-point symmetry.

1997 Mar 19
Needlepoint

Center-balanced abstract, 6-point symmetry.

1997 Apr 2
Dark red hearts around an orange-yellow circle

Center-balanced abstract, 6-point symmetry.

1997 Apr 12
Spiral of Canes and Zigzags

Center-balanced abstract, 24-point symmetry.

1997 Apr 13
Horizontally-banded petals over daisies

Center-balanced abstract, 6-point symmetry.

1997 Aug 13
Mayan-ish squiggles around two inner rings of odd shapes

Center-balanced abstract, 7-point symmetry.

1997 Aug 22
Forty-nine spirals

Center-balanced abstract, 49-point symmetry.

1997 Oct 15
Yantra Fiesta

Center-balanced abstract, 8-point symmetry.

1997 Oct 17
Pastel explosion

Center-balanced abstract, 7-point symmetry.

1997 Dec 1
Cosmic balance

Center-balanced abstract, 7-point symmetry.

1997 Dec 1
Seraphic Host

Fourteen-point symmetry

2013 Apr 23
Guardian Gardens

Seventeen-point symmetry.

2013 Apr 23
Creative Impulse

Seventeen-point symmetry

2013 Apr 23
Background Radiation

Twenty-point symmetry.

2013 Apr 23
Energy Conversion

Seven-point symmetry.

2013 Apr 23
Racing Inward

Nine-point symmetry.

2013 Apr 23
Carrying Life

Ten-point symmetry

2013 Apr 23
Directed Reversion

Nine-point symmetry.

2013 Apr 23
Expanding Faith

Sixteen-point symmetry

2013 Apr 23
Astral Projection

Ten-point symmetry.

2013 Apr 23
Summer Noon

Sixteen-point symmetry.

2013 Apr 23
Isolation Ends

Fifteen-point symmetry.

2013 Apr 23