Yantra meditation plaque, India, 1801-1900
The patterns and shapes engraved and inscribed into bronze are intended to help concentrate and focus the mind during meditation. Meditation is a recommended part of an Ayurvedic lifestyle to extremely relax the body.
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A geometrical diagram used as an aid to meditation
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