Chakras: An Introduction


The origins of Chakra system comes from yoga traditions of India around 500 - 1000 AD. It is for this reason that yoga is a practice that was designed to not only train your mind and body but to also access your chakras. The word yoga means yoke or union and we can see how the chakra systems represents the structural aspect of that yoke, meaning that through which mind and body, mortal an divine, connect. Yoga thus becomes the main tool for accessing this sacred architecture of the soul.

It is believed that there is over hundred of chakras in our body and that they are the key of our existence. They draw-in coded information from our surroundings, such as another person's aura, health of our environment, which has an effect on our moods. In addition, our chakras also radiate an energy of vibration.

Although we have numbers of chakras it is the seven following main chakras which this article focuses on. It is important to keep these chakras balanced for our overall good health. These seven main chakra centres are connected to our being on several different levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

The seven main energy centres (chakras) of the body are:

ChakrasCrown (Violet) - Personal identification with infinite. Oneness with God. Peace, Wisdom.

Third eye (Indigo) - Indigo-clearing subconscious to channel intuition. Purple-balanced state of mind. See Divine perfection in all things. Devotion

Throat (Blue) - Ability to verbalise. Expressing truth through power of the spoken word.

Heart (Green) - Release emotionally suppressed trauma. Soul / heart consciousness. Expressing love in action.

Solar Plexus (Yellow) - Assimilation experience. Digestion. Positive use of personal power. Manifest goals.

Sacral (Orange) - Utilisation of creative forces into all aspects of begin. High soul procreation. Direct self toward devotion.

Base (Red) - Ground spirit forces in body. Gain ability to work lovingly on the physical plane. (source)

If you'd like to incorporate the knowledge of chakras into your yoga practice come to Andrea Kwiatkowski extended Jivamukti Masterclass which has its focus in Chakras. Saturday 25th May, 11.00-13.30, Great Shelford  Learn more