What are Chakras ?
27 Dec 2019 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
Overview: What are Chakras
According to ancient Eastern traditions, chakras( Sanskrit for wheels or discs”) are energy points within your spritual body through which prana – your life force or life energy – travels.
How chakras work :
Yin Yoga encompasses more than just postures and breathing exercises for your physical body.It may also have a positive impact on yout energetic body by clearing your chakras.It’s thought that these energy centres allow for the flow of prana through that these energy centres allow for the flow of prana through your body, helping to promote physical , mental and emotional wellbeing.
The tenets if this ancient philosophy say that when your chakras are blocked , you can experience physical maladies, such as muscle tightness or joint stiffness, or emotional manifestations such as recurring fears or negative emotion.It is believed that practising yin yoga can help clear chakras o energetic blocakges and restore their balance.
Repeating aloud a mantra – callled a bija, which means seed in Sanskrit – can unlock each chakra’s energy.A bija is sound that should be verbalized and sustained for the length of an exhale.
Most of us have energetic blocks and imbalances as well as energy-sabotaging habits that prevent us from accessing our full vitality, which leads us to feel exhausted, scattered, dull… even ill. You will heal yourself yourself if you know how to balance your chakra energy.
The seven chakras and their bijas
1.Crown Chakra( Sahasrara in Sanskrit) – AUM
2.Third eye (ajna in Sanskrit) – OM
3. Throat ( visuddha in Sanskrit ) – HAM
4. Heart (anahata in Sanskrit) – YAM
5. Solar Plexus ( manipura in Sanskrit ) – RAM
6. Sacral (Svadisthana ) – VAM
7.Root ( Muladhara ) -LAM