The word Namaste is a greeting that means, “I bow to you” or “The light within me honors the light within you.” The greeting may be used with religious context (Buddhist, Hindus, and others) or without, such as a respectful salutation at a yoga practice.
Chakras are energy centers located within the body, aligned in the sequence shown in this banner. They are attributed with governing the various properties of the body—both physical and mental. Your wellbeing is dependent on your seven chakras working in balance. Yoga is one method of attaining and keeping this balance.
Traditionally, each chakra is characterized by a particular color, shape, and number of petals. My chakra mandalas reflect those graphic origins. Of course, it is your choice to believe or dismiss the symbolic meaning of these seven small mandalas offered in this chart. The appeal of the colors and symmetry may be enough to interest you. Enjoy.
Charted for DMC, because you would hate me if you had to buy 22 specialty threads for such a small project (but this might be a great stash project: 3 shades each of the 7 colors + black.)
The largest motif is 41 x 41 stitches. If stitched together as a banner, it is 41 x 315.
This chart is also available in PDF format.