What is a chakra ?
The word chakra is a commonly used in yoga circles and now even in personal development circles. Originating from the Sanskrit meaning, the word chakra refers to a rotating wheel, or vortex. There are four of them and each one functions as a pump or valve, regulating the flow of energy through our energy system. These valves reflect decisions we make concerning how we choose to respond to conditions in our life. When we decide to open to open or close these valves, we open and close these valves when we decide what to think, and what to feel, and through which perceptual filter we choose to experience the world around us.
Chakras are not physical, they are swirling wheels of energy…corresponding to massive nerve centers in the body and contain bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. They are aspects of consciousness in the same way that the auras are aspects of consciousness. The chakras are more dense than the auras, but not as dense as the physical body. They interact with the physical body through two major vehicles, the endocrine system and the nervous system. Each of the seven chakras is associated with one of the seven endocrine glands, and also with a group of nerves called a plexus. Thus, each chakra can be associated with particular parts of the body and particular functions within the body controlled by that plexus or that endocrine gland associated with that chakra.
There are seven power centers in your body, every thought and experience you’ve ever had in your life, every feeling, every experience is recorded in these seven power centres. Each event is recorded into your cells, making it true that “your biography becomes your biology.” Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. Think of something as simple as your bathtub drain. If you allow too much hair to go into the drain, the bathtub will back up with water, stagnate and eventually bacteria and mold will grow.
Many tools… and techniques exist to cleanse and revitalise these chakras, most of which can be practiced easily enough. What does help is to learn a particular method that works well for you and repeat it regularly, maybe monthly. Then when necessary you can learn the ways to read your own body or being, and when it needs extra attention concentrate on that particular area and visualise either a colour, express a sound or imagine a visual that can address the imbalance.
Stay posted on this website as an AHA online course will soon be available that helps you cleanse, heal and strengthen these in 3 unique ways :
1. we synchronise and balance the hemispheres of the brain first for deepened effect
2. we introduce the subtle chakra points in the brain increasing activation of higher brain centres
3. we use sound, harmonics and rhythm with meditative states to enrich, enliven and elevate further
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