Let us begin from the ground up. From the base to the top of the head. These seven energy centers are very interesting and much has been and will be written and discussed about them in yoga and other areas. I find them very interesting and am always learning more and more about them. What clears them, how to eat to create balance, and of course what blocks them.
The Root Chakra (red) is concerned with keeping us grounded and our lives constant, stable & secure. It controls the fight-or-flight reaction, putting us into survival mode. It is the chakra that anchors us to the earth when we are positive, patient & open to possibilities allowing for stability & inner strength.
The Sacral Chakra (orange) controls our physical health, well-being and is the center of sexuality, pleasure and procreation. It is important to honor the body, giving it what it deserves and what it needs to thrive. Discipline and maturity are important to keep this chakra balanced and healthy.
The Solar Plexus Chakra (yellow) is the center of our personal identity that defines who we are. Self-worth, self-esteem, confidence and personal power are all qualities of this particularly fabulous energy center. When in balance, we feel good in our own skin and know who we are and that we are worthy of love, kindness and respect, allowing us to make good choices in life.
The Heart Chakra (green, pink) guides us to accept the oneness of all life. It is concerned with unity, love, peace, and purity. Through love we radiate joy, peace, and unity.
The Throat Chakra (light blue) is the gateway for communication, creativity, truthfulness and integrity.
The Third Eye Chakra (blue) is known as the control center. It focuses on cultivating a strong, uncluttered and independent mind. It is the chakra that helps us to see the "bigger picture" so that we can make educated decisions. It is the seat of intuition, wisdom, imagination and knowledge.
The Crown Chakra (crystal clear or violet) reaches the heights of spirituality. The chakras act like a ladder to peace, spirituality and healing, from the base of the Root Chakra that anchors us to the more spiritual energy of the Crown Chakra. The Crown Chakra opens when we have attained psychological maturity and spiritual development. Through the choices we make, our life lessons, we find a greater sense of what we are capable of and what our purpose in life may actually be about.
Debbie Krejci E-RYT 500
Best Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Abroad Intensive Immersion YTT200/500 Mexico, Costa Rica, Bali, Panama 2018
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