The Torus Yantra is a fascinating pattern in sacred geometry that is drawn by repeating circles. In the examples above we see a couple of variations where the first one was created by drawing 12 circles and the second one 24 circles.
Now, if we shift our perspective and tilt these mandalas with a 3d rendering, we’d get a design that…
the HeartMath Institute says is the energetic pattern of our heart. As we reduce stress and open our hearts, our heart rate variability increases and this energetic field widens which supports our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
How cool is that? I love that we can draw and play with this pattern and connect with the energy of our heart in a visual way. One of my favorite ways to reduce stress and increase my heart rate variability is to create art.
In this post, I’ll share with you how I’m playing with this Torus Yantra to create what I’m calling the Rainbow Sphere.
There are so many different patterns that can be seen within the Torus. Here I followed a wave like pattern and filled it in with a rainbow of colors.
Completing the wave of each color, a pinwheel forms.
Underneath this first layer, I continued coloring the bands and noticed how they form the infinity symbol.
It was a fun process to watch this mandala fill in.
Here is the pattern filled in with the first layer of color. Next, I like to add details and finishing touches.
I outline the colorful bands with a black pen. Here you can see I started filling in the white spaces with a neutral gray color.
I used colored pencils to add a gradient of color to each band.
To add further depth, I traced the inside edge of the top “pinwheel” with charcoal.
This “rainbow sphere” is one of many examples of how to play with the Torus Yantra and part of a new lesson that I’m developing for my upcoming weekend program at the Dharmakaya Center where we’ll create mandala art to raise our heart rate variability and cultivate compassion. I’ll show you how to use a compass to draw repeating circles to create this pattern. I’m working up a variety of examples to choose from to inspire participants to create their own unique variation.
I hope to see you the weekend of August 6-8, 2021.
Instigator of Soulful & Creative Living