Yoga - Awakening of Chakra - the powerful energy centres in the body
Chakras are powerful energy centres in the body. Although invisible, these seven wheels balance the body and the spirit.
Chakra means ‘wheel' in Sanskrit. There are seven chakras — the wheels of energy — in the astral body. Six of them are found along the spine and the seventh is located at the crown of the head.
Chakras are powerful energy centres in the body. Although they are invisible to the eye, these wheels of spiritual energy balance the body and the spirit. The chakras store dynamic energy known to the yogis in India as Kundalini, to the Chinese as Chi and to the Japanese as Ki.
Each chakra spins in a clockwise direction and is depicted by a colour. These whirling vortices of energy glow with the light of the spectrum, from red at the base, to violet at the crown. Each of the seven chakras has a unique characteristic and a vital role to play in our physical body as well as in our consciousness.
The three lower chakras correlate to basic primary needs, those of survival, procreation and will. The four higher chakras correlate to the psychological make-up and represent higher spiritual qualities such as love, compassion and understanding.
Yoga and the awakening of chakras
The practice of yoga is directed at awakening the divine energy in every human being. Asanas play an important role in awakening this Kundalini energy.
This energy, when awakened, has a powerful vitalising and regenerating effect.
It can be channelled for self-development, healing the body and mind and to get in tune with the soul.
Yoga can illuminate life
Just as a goldsmith heats gold in the fire to burn its impurities, the practise of asanas removes physical and mental impurities from the system and cleanses the body.
It can remove negative energy, stress, tension and other obstacles from the body and mind.