Himalayan Art Resources

Sculpture: Meditation Belt (Monastic & Lay)

Meditation Belt | Monastic Appearance | Lay Appearance

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Meditation Belt Description (below)
- Yoga
- Yantra Yoga
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

A meditation belt, commonly depicted in art, is a wide strap that is used to hold the body and legs in certain postures over prolonged periods of meditation, yoga and Tantric practice. There are many different postures and techniques for using the belt. The belt, or strap, can be used by men or women, lay or monastic practitioners.

The two most common figures to wear a meditation belt are mahasiddha Virupa and the Tibetan yogi Milarepa.

Jeff Watt 2-2017

(The images below are only a selection of examples).