Lesson 12 – The stomach

Yantra of the Red Tara, painting by Marina Sukhanova

Yantra of the Red Tara, painting by Marina Sukhanova

The stomach in our body occupies a central position and is not accidental, because a nutritious essence is formed in it.  He takes food, splits it with juices of the pancreas and, further, in the duodenum, with the help of bile.

 (Therefore, in the broad sense, the duodenum is called the lower stomach).

The stomach is the brain of our torso, giving commands to all other organs for the timely supply of a substance. So  many different foods gets to the stomach & each must exactly pick the right substance for processing.

And a healthy stomach copes ease with this task.  And this task is the reduction of all types of matter and energy to the form of nutrient essence, simplifying the diversity to the state of essence.

The  stomach is associated with the elements of the earth in the most medical systems, but we distinguish other qualities in the context of yantra: the stomach contains the elements of fire  since all the reactions of splitting are accompanied by burning.

Therefore,  it needs liquids no less than in combustion products, so its walls must be constantly washed and maintained in a cooled state to maintain a balance.

To keep this body in order means to support the general life support for all organs and  feel healthy.  Yantra, reflecting the energy of the stomach, is simple enough and majestic at the same time. 

It locates our sight at interoperability of fire and water.

 The fire is symbolized by a triangle with a peak upwards and colors of red-orange shades. 

Water, as the supporting energy of the kidneys, is symbolized by black color. 

Greatness is reflected by  an ornament emphasizing regal position of a stomach.

Red Tara in the center is a deity, patronizing energy of a stomach.

Marina Sukhanova and Vladimir Pyatsky
Translation: Helga Von Krauzinsh