There are triangles on all the chakras except Sahasrara and Swadhishthana. Somewhere it is upright, but reverse somewhere. There are two triangles transecting one another somewhere. Similarly, there are four petals on anyone chakra, but anyone has six or seven etc. There are thousand petals in Sahasrara. What can be the secret behind these? Some mysteries are philosophical, whereas some secrets are experiential and psychological. While doing yoga, I also find some experiential secrets hidden behind this, which I am sharing through this post.
The lines of the triangle are in fact the highways of the Kundalini-picture, on which the running kundalini is meditated. Similarly, the points of the triangle are also the resting places of Kundalini. The petals of the chakra are psychic channels related to that chakra, which carries the conscious nutrient power or meditation power from widespread area of the body to the chakra and the Kundalini situated on it. These are just like the leaves of the tree or the flowers.
The triangle is reversed on the muladhara chakra. One of its arms starts from the genitalia and goes through the front Swadhishthan chakra (in the root of genitalia) up to the back swadhishthan chakra in the spinal cord. Its second arm is there from the back of the Swadhishthan chakra to the Mooladhar chakra (mid point between the genital and the anal opening). Its third arm is from the tip of genitalia or from the front Swadhishthan chakra to the mooladhara. I saw that leaving the genitalia, creating a small triangle is also good for meditation there. From genitalia, Kundalini gets extra strength at many occasions. One point of that small triangle is the Swadhishthan chakra of the front channel, the second point is the Swadhishthan chakra at the rear, and the third point or the tip of the triangle is the mooladhara. 4 Petals mean that one petal is up to genitalia, second one is up to front Swadhishthana chakra, the third is up to the rear Swadhishthan chakra, and the fourth is of the muladhara chakra of its own (available from the contraction of the chakra).
There is no separate triangle on Swadhishthan chakra, as it is covered in the triangle of the Mooladhara. Its 6 petals come from the following areas. 4 From the Mooladhara (root chakra), one from the genitalia and the sixth petal is of its own (available from its contraction).
In the Manipur Chakra, there is a downside triangle and 10 petals. In fact, the reverse triangle is a triangle pointing backwards. On the two dimensional paper, the forward and backward pointing triangles have been shown pointing upwards and downwards respectively. In this, the main meditative plaque stretches from right to the left in the navel area. Although expanding the strip, the entire abdominal area can also be shown in the shape of a cone or pyramid (someones say triangles as pyramids), whose crest is on the rear Manipur chakra (in the spinal cord). The navel area looks like a pyramid. The two sloping sides of the pyramid are made of the lowest ribs. The base arm of the pyramid is made from a hypothetical line dividing pelvic cavity and abdominal cavity. This pyramid points inside to the rear Manipur chakra. That is why many people rotate the Kundalini in the entire abdominal area. In fact, when the stomach is compressed with meditation, it seems that the stomach and spinal cord have been united together, and with this, both the back and front chakras united too. Six of its 10 petals come from Swadhishthan (from its upward contraction). 7th comes from the right part of the abdomen, 8th from the left side of the abdomen, 9th comes from its own contraction and 10th from Anahata chakra (in collaboration with Jalandhar bandh/lock).
There are two triangles intersecting each other in Anahat Chakra, which creates a beautiful hexagon. Because this chakra is the most important. I myself saw the beautiful and blissful hexagon stretching from front to back in meditation. A triangle points back to the rear anahata chakra. Its base is from the heart to the right area of the chest. The second triangle points to the front anahata chakra, whose base arm is spread on both sides of the rear anahata chakra in the spinal cord. 6 of its 12 petals come from Manipur Chakra (through its upwardly contraction). 2 come from the base arm of front, 2 from base arm of the rear, and one petal of both chakras each. Well I found it easier to have a lonely, small triangle, whose base arm is from the heart to the front anahata chakra.
There is inverted triangle on the vishuddhi chakra. Where there is contraction in the throat (at the voice point), there is the top of the triangle. The base arm of the triangle is around the middle of the length and breadth of the spinal cord on the neck. The rear chakra is at the centre of this base arm. When looking into the mirror, that area of the throat looks like an inverted triangle, especially when the flying lock/uddeeyan lock is fully applied. Upward contractile force on voice point in throat along with flying lock propels kundalini upward up to its rear counterpart. 12 of its 16 petals come from the Anahata Chakra, two from the Agya chakra, and the last two come from its own areas.
The triangle is reversed on the Agya chakra. It also means like afore said that its base arm extends from the left eye to the right eye, and it points to the rear Agya chakra (the point directly opposite to the front chakra, on the backside of skull). One of its two petals comes from the right eye area, and other from the left eye area.
There is no triangle on the Sahasrara chakra, because there is no special line drawing required to meditate in it. There can be meditated anywhere in it, and also directly on the chakra itself. Thousands of petals mean that for the sake of its nourishment, the whole body’s emotional energy, including the whole mind reaches there. Meditate on any part of the body or on any of the chakra, eventually it reinforces the Sahasrara Chakra.
However, Kundalini can be meditated on lines of hexagon on any chakra as per ease. On many chakras, the circle (spherical drawing) is also there to represent something. It means that the Kundalini can also be meditated in the circular area, like a farmer ploughing a spherical farm field.
I want to give an example here, to clarify, how easy and effective is it to meditate with a triangular drawing. Here I am going to talk about the sexual chakras at the bottom of our body. At Most of the time, these are meditated in the assembled form as a combined unit, not separately. Prana of upper body gets concentrated on the front swadhishthan chakra with help of Jalandhar bandh. The lower body life force/prana gets there from the contraction of the Mooladhar. This makes Kundalini glowing over there. Only then, there is an experience of its contraction towards the backside. From it, the Prana with the Kundalini gets focused on the rear Swadhishthan chakra, also collecting the prana from the genital tip. After a while, the muscles nearby swadhishthan chakra become tired, so Prana sinks down to the Mooladhar. Then the Mooladhar is constricted upward, so the prana then ascends to the front Swadhishthan Chakra. The same sequence is repeated again and again, and the Kundalini rotates on the triangle glistening more and more every time.