Agya Chakra Agya = Knowledge, Command At the point between the spine and the brain lies the bridge to divine consciousness, the Agya chakra. In order to distinguish clearly between truth and untruth we must have a pure consciousness which is not clouded by perception. This allows us to see clearly and allows ignorance … Continue reading I See You With My Third Eye
Vishuddi Chakra Visha = Impurity , Shuddi = Purification At the center of physical and spiritual purification is the Vishuddi chakra, located in the throat. Mental impurities and toxic substances which enter the body through the food we eat and the air we breathe are detoxified by this chakra. Pranayama has a strong influence … Continue reading A New Meaning to Swallowing Your Pride
Anahata Chakra Anahata = Unlimited, Infinite The heart chakra, Anahata, is the seat of balance and love within the body. It's green color is representative of the radiation of fire from the Manipura chakra. A multitude of pleasant experiences and emotions gather here. The overlapping triangles pictured in the center yantra represent Shiva (masculine) … Continue reading Infinite Love
Manipura Chakra Mani = pearl, jewel , Pura = city, place In the middle of the abdomen resting behind the naval (in the solar plexus region) is the Manipura chakra, home of wisdom and clarity. It extends to purify negative qualities in surrounding chakras, for example turning passion into selfless love in the Svadhishthana … Continue reading That Gut Feeling
Svadhishthana Chakra Sva = Self, Adhishthana = Residence Day 2 of my study is focused on the sacral chakra, Svadhishthana. It is located just above the root chakra between the tailbone and sacrum. This is where our subconscious, the level between sleeping and waking, exists and manifests. Orange is the color associated with the Svadhishthana chakra and … Continue reading Subconscious Examination
As part of my yoga teacher training we are required to conduct a personal experiment on a topic of our choice. I chose to focus my experiment on the chakras because, well, they're really freakin' cool and there's a ton I want to learn about them. I have decided to conduct a week-long focus on … Continue reading Personal Experiment on the Chakras
I am about a month into my yoga teacher training through Axis Yoga in Denver and I couldn't be more in love with the whole experience. Prior to enrolling in yoga school I practiced regularly, mostly on my own, and worked on developing my understanding of yogic theory through research. I have always been fascinated … Continue reading Back That Asana Up!