Thursday, April 22, 2010
7 chakras in our body
7 chakras in our body
A very excellent article found in the newsdaily.
1. MULADHARA: BASE CHAKRA
Location: coccyx (base of the spine)
Body system: elimination, lymph system
Yoga asana: Upavista Konasana (seated wide-angle pose): Sit against a wall and keep your shoulders and spine upright. Place your palms on the floor behind your hips and open your legs wide into a split.
Affirmation: "I am connected to Mother Earth and feel secure and protected."
2. SVADHISHTANA: SACRAL CHAKRA
Body system: Digestive, reproductive system
Yoga asana: Pada Hasthasana (standing forward bend): Stand upright with feet together. Inhale deeply as you stretch both arms straight up. Then exhale, stretching down towards the ground.
Affirmation: "I am worthy of love. Life offers me everything I need for that journey".
3. MANIPURA CHAKRA (SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA)
Location: lumbar region of spine (behind navel)
Body system: intestines, liver
Yoga asana: Ardha Matsyendrasana (Spinal twist): Sit on your heels with your back tall. Lift the right knee off the floor and place it on the floor outside the left thigh. Raise the left arm and bring it over the right side of the right knee; reach your arm around to hold your ankle. Turn your head to look over your right shoulder and wrap your right hand around your waist.
Affirmation: "I know I am becoming the best person I can be."
4. ANAHATA CHAKRA (HEART CHAKRA)
Location: centre of chest
Body system: heart and lungs
Yoga asana: Bhujangasana (The cobra): Lie on your stomach with legs extended out. Place your palms downwards, directly below your shoulders. Keeping your shoulders relaxed and elbows slightly bent, lift your spine off the floor.
Affirmation: "I love myself for who I am and the potential within me."
5. VISHUDDHA CHAKRA: THROAT CHAKRA
Location: base of throat
Body system: throat
Yoga asana: Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) :Lie on your back and raise both legs bringing them up at a 90- degree angle. Place your hands below your hips and lift the body off the floor. Continue this movement until your body is resting on your shoulders. Point your toes and straighten your back as much as possible.
Affirmation: "My voice, thoughts and speech are filled with conviction."
6. AJNA CHAKRA: THIRD EYE
Location: eyebrow centre
Body system: forehead
Yoga asana: Padmasana (lotus pose): Sit cross-legged on the floor. Place your right foot on your left thigh and your left foot on your right thigh. Place your hands on your thighs in Chin Mudra (first finger and thumb should touch each other). Close your eyes and focus on the point in between your eyebrows (the spiritual eye).
Affirmation: "The answers to all my questions lie within me."
7. SAHASRARA CHAKRA: CROWN CHAKRA
Location: crown of head
Body system: brain
Yoga asana: Sirsasana (headstand): Sit back and keep your elbows on the floor and clasp your hands. Place the back of your head on your firmly clasped hands. Now straighten your legs so that your body takes the form of an inverted "V". Slowly walk your feet towards your elbows and take your feet up towards the ceiling.
Affirmation: "I release all limited thoughts and lift myself up to levels of awareness".
Found here in the news site