Chakra the energy of the body.

In ancient east indian yoga ,the body was divided into three arteries and seven energy centers.Because these seven  energy centres appeared in a spiral wheel .It was called the seventh wheel,and the wheel in sanskrit called chakra.

The energy between the chakra and chakras in the body is connected ,and the more truly intelligent and balanced people are the more they can open up all the chakras.

The seven chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flow through.

Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness,so it is important to understand each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely.

  1. Root Chakra(Muladhara)-Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
  •     Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
  •     Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence,money and food

The color associated with this chakra is red and the Bija, or seed sound is “Lam.” Hip opening postures will energize and mobilize this area.

    2. Sacral Chakra(Swadhishthana)-Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.

  •      Location: Lower abdomen ,about two inches below the navel and two inches in.
  •      Emotional issues: Sense of abundance,well-being ,pleasure and sexuality.

The color associated with this chakra is orange and the Bija, or seed sound is “Vam.” Hip opening and twisting postures will energize and mobilize this area.

     3. Solar plexus Chakra(Manipura)-Our ability to be confident and in control of our lives.

  •    Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
  •    Emotional issues: Self-worth,self-confidence and self-esteem.

The color associated with this chakra is yellow and the Bija, or seed sound is “Ram” . Core and heart opening postures will energize and mobilize this area.

    4. Heart Chakra(Anahata)-Our ability to love.

  •    Location: Center of the chest just above the heart.
  •    Emotional issues: Love,joy and inner peace.

The color associated with this chakra is green and the Bija, or seed sound is “Yam” . Backbends and heart opening postures will energize and mobilize this area.

    5. Throat Chakra(Vishuddha)-Our ability to communicate.

  •    Location: Throat
  •    Emotional issues: Communication ,self-expression of feelings and the truth.

The color associated with this chakra is ice blue and the Bija, or seed sound is “Ham” . Shoulder and trhoat opening postures will energize and mobilize this area.

   6. Third eye Chakra(Ajna)-Our ability to focus on and see the big picture

  •    Location: Forehead between the eyes (brow chakra)
  •    Emotional issues :Intuition,imagination,wisdom and the ability to think and make descisons.

The color associated with this chakra is indigo and the Bija, or seed sound is “Om” .  Restorative postures with gentle pressure on the brow area will energize and mobilize this area.

  7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)-The highest chakra represents our ability to be fully connectedspiritually.

  •      Location: The very top of the head.
  •      Emotional issues: Inner and outner beauty ,our connection to spirituality and pure bliss.

The color associated with this chakra is purple and the Bija, or seed sound is silence. Seated meditation will energize and mobilize this area.

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