Chakras

THE  SEVEN  CHAKRAS  OF  YOGA

In  yoga , there  are  seven  types  of  chakra  also  known  as  “ energy centres ”  or  “ wheels ”  found  from  . The  chakras  are  one  of  the  keypoint  to  high  balanced  energy  levels and  consciousness; ie : when it flows smoothly. It  is  the  solution  to  those who  struggle  in  various  asanas .

Chakra  Points :

a)    Crown  Chakra ( Sahasrara )

–       Highest  chakra

–       Located at the top of head

–       Spiritual Connection

–       Yoga  poses  to  activate  chakra : 1. Meditation  &  Breathing

 

b)    Third – Eye ( Brow ) Chakra ( Ajna )

–       Located  on  forehead

–       Concentration / Focusing

–       Yoga  poses ( Any  with  eyes  closed ) : 1. Vrksasana ( Tree  pose )

2. Mountain pose

 

c)    Throat  Chakra ( Vishuddha )

–       Located  in  the  throat

–       Communication

–       Yoga  poses : 1. Plow

2. Shoulder  stand

3. Bridge ( Setu  Bandhasana )

d)  Heart  Chakra ( Anahata )

–       Located  in  the  mid  of  chest

–       Love

–       Yoga  poses : 1. Camel

2. Upward  Facing  Bow

3. Eagel  Pose

4. Bow  Pose

e)  Solar  Plexus ( Navel ) Chakra ( Manipura )

            – Located in  upper  abdomen

–  Confidence  &  control  of  our  lives

– Yoga  Poses : 1. Crow ( Bakasana )   2. Handstand

f)  Sacral  Chakra ( Swadhisthana )

–  Located  in  lower  abdomen

–  Link  and  ability  to  accept  new  experiences  and  people

– Yoga  poses :  1. Cow  Face

2. Bound  Angle

3. Wide  Angle

g)  Root  Chakra ( Muladhara )

–  Location:  Base  of spine

– Foundation  and  grounding

– Yoga  poses : 1. Mountain

2. Warrior  1  &  2

3. Reverse  Warrior

4. Side  Angle

5. Restorative  Pose

Note: Chakras’  level  should  be  maintained  in  a  fair  level . Excessive  level  can  lead  to  unhealthy  force  dominating  one’s  life .

 

References :

  1. The  Women’s  Health  Big  Book  Of  Yoga  By  Kathryn  Budig ( P 90 & 299 )
  2. 200hr  Yoga  Teacher  Training  Asana  Manual  By  Master  Paalu / Satya
  3. 200hr  Yoga  Teacher  Training  Yoga  Theory  Manual  By  Master  Paalu / Satya
  4. http://www.yogajournal.com/basics/898

 

 

 

 

 

 

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