Shrinky Dinks with Sharpie and Colored Pencil, 2015
The chakras of Vedic tradition correspond to specific parts of the internal body, but it’s more common to see them visualized on the spiritual planes, detached from our physical lived experience in favor of something astral, focus points of only the soul. It’s easy to lose sight of our physical nature when we’re told to project ourselves to higher levels of experience, to seek enlightenment outside of the mundane realm. We, however, are still beasts. Our bodies are just as much a part of us as our souls and minds. Sometimes, it’s just as important to meditate on nothing else but our flesh and blood, and remain connected to our baser instincts and functions.