Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sahasrara ~ Crown ~ Violet

Element: thought
Colours: violet/white
Sense: empathy, unity
Mantra: silence

Location: crown of the head

Deals with: intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness

Governs: top center of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, pineal gland

Physical Dysfunctions: chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound

Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of purpose, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, trust, selflessness, apathy, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics, sense of fear, materialism

Balanced Chakra: feeling at one with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, understand and learn information more easily

Postures that Balance Chakra: Balancing poses that bring awareness to the body and the consciousness like Tree and Eagle, also sitting in Yoga Mudra

Related Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite

Related Essential Oils: Blilbanum or Lotus

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Ajna ~ Third Eye ~ Indigo

Element: light
Colours: indigo
Sense: extra sensory perception
Mantra: AUM or OM

Location: situated between the eyebrows (Third Eye)

Deals with: self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization

Governs: brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, neurological system

Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunctions

Psychological and Emotional Issues: judgment, evaluation, concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, lack of concentration

Balanced Chakra: ability to think reality into existence, imagination, intuition, concentration and focus

Postures that Balance Chakra: Meditation/guided visualization/sense withdrawal(Pratyahara) and Seated Yoga Mudra, Child’s Pose (Balasana) and palming the eyes and eye circles

Related Gemstones: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Quartz

Related Essential Oils: Mint, Jasmine

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Vishuddha ~ Throat ~ Blue

Element: sound or ether
Colours: blue
Sense: hearing
Mantra: HAM

Location: situated on the level of the throat, the nerve plexus of the pharynx region

Deals with: communication, creativity, learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs, confession, faith, truthfulness, self-knowledge, intuition, synthesis, expression

Governs: throat, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums

Physical Dysfunctions: thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems

Psychological and Emotional Issues: faith, decision making, will, personal expression, creativity, criticism, addiction

Balanced Chakra: Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self expression

Postures that Balance Chakra: Fish (Matysasana), Lion and neck stretches and shoulder openers like Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Camel (Ustrasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) and Plow Pose (Halasana)

Related Gemstones: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chryoscolla, Lapis, Turquoise

Related Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Frankincense,

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Anahata ~ Heart ~ Green

Element: air
Colours: green or pink
Sense: touch
Mantra: YAM

Location: situated on the cardiac plexus in the region of the heart

Deals with: social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, emotional empowerment, issues of the soul

Governs: heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands

Physical Dysfunctions: thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, lung disease like pneumonia

Psychological and Emotional Issues: difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassion, confidence, despair, moody, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, anxiety

Balanced Chakra: feeling of completeness and wholeness, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing

Postures that Balance Chakra: Chest openers like Camel (Ustrasana), Cobra(Bhujangasana), Fish (Matsyasana). Also Pranayama (breathing exercises) like Deep Breathing, Kapalabati, Alternate Nostril Breathing (Analoma Veloma)

Related Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rose Quartz

Related Essential Oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram

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Manipura ~ Solar Plexus ~ Yellow

Element: fire
Colours: yellow
Sense: sight, form and colour
Mantra: RAM

Location: situated at the level of the umbilicus corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus

Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego

Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach

Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure

Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility

Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus

Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation (Suryanamaskar) and Warrior (Virabhadrasana), backbends like Bow (Dhanurasana), twists like Half Twist (Ardha Matsyendhrasana), and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose (Navasana)

Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline

Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary

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Svadhishthana ~ Spleen ~ Orange

Element: water
Colours: orange
Sense: taste
Mantra: VAM

Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus

Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships

Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system

Physical Dysfunctions: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems

Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality

Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humour

Postures that Balance Chakra: Hip opening poses like Standing Wide Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), Sitting Wide Forward Bend (Upavista Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Related Gemstones: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline

Related Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood

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Muladhara ~ Root Chakra ~ Red

Element: earth
Colours: red
Sense: smell
Mantra: LAM

Location: base of the spine between anus and genitals

Deals with: physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency

Governs: bones, teeth, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity

Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, waste elimination problems like constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders

Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive

Balanced Chakra: feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent, having energy and vitality, strength and stillness, able to digest foods well

Postures that Balance Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose(Tadasana), Side-Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz

Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh

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Understanding Chakras and the Energy System

Chakras are energy centers located throughout the body.  The chakras manage the flow of subtle energy in and out of the body.  They are cone-shaped and extend from the front and back of the body.  When the chakras are functioning properly, they open and close in a spiral/circular motion emitting and receiving energy.  If there are energies (life circumstance, emotions, etc.) that you do not wish to receive, your chakra(s) will close to filter that energy out.  Similarly, if you do not wish to open to or connect with another person, situation or circumstance, the same will occur.  When you desire to give or receive energy, your chakras open.  For example, when you are feeling love or compassion for another, and are willing to receive love, the heart chakra will open to allow that energy to flow between you and another person.  In a healthy energetic system, the chakras are free to open and close, and act as energy filters as they respond to the world around you.  It is important to note that the function of the chakras occurs on a level of consciousness and may be unrelated to what we are thinking or doing.

The chakras are also consciousness centers and when we have conflict with certain life issues or events, chakras will become too open, too closed, congested, blocked or damaged.  This can influence your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being as well as the way in which you think, act and respond to others and events in your life.  In the physical body, this may lead to disorder or disease in the areas of the body governed by those chakras.  The chakras are interconnected, and affect the flow of energy throughout the body.  Consequently, blockages or damage in one may also affect the flow of energy to the other chakras.

There are chakras located throughout the entire body.  For example, each acupressure point is an energy center.  Most literature refers to seven main chakras.  This overview will focus on those primary chakras as well as the eighth chakra, which is located at the thymus gland.  The eight chakras are commonly referred to as the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, crown and high heart.  Each of the eight chakras controls different parts of the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional bodies. 

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The 7 Chakras for Beginners

Chakras are energy centers located at various points in your body that allow you to live your life to its full expression and potential.  The following information on chakras for beginners will help you get familiar with how important these energy centers are. The chakras are directly related to your body’s overall health, your emotional well-being and your mental abilities, and learning to keep them balanced is essential to your overall quality of life.

You can imagine each chakra as a rapidly spinning ‘wheel’ of energy. There are 7 chakras in the body, roughly along the spine from the base of the spine to the top of the head.

Information on chakras for beginners starts with a look at what chakras are.Information on chakras for beginners starts with a look at what chakras are

Stress, depression, and bodily injury or pain can cause one or more of your chakras to become clogged and out of balance, which will adversely affect the flow of energy. If energy cannot flow openly and freely through all of your chakras you will experience problems associated with that chakra.

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To be free from false identity…

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To be free from false identity and the hypnosis of conditioning is the biggest smile and joy you are going to feel in your life.

~ Mooji

11th of April, 2013
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