The fourth chakra, which is the is the air element, rests in the center of our body, the chakra that connects the lower 3 chakras with the world of spirit (upper 3 chakras) and it’s our first recognition that we can connect to people on a level that’s beyond physical. In Sanskrit, Anahata means “unstruck” or “unhurt” and this chakra is associated with the color green.
The most powerful way to energize is to love ourselves and others.
When in balance, we can experience compassion, trust, forgiveness in this area, connected to each other.
Yoga poses: Pranayama practice helps balance and tone this chakra; Forward bends are the best for this chakra, they cultivate introspection; Garudasana (Eagle Pose); Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose); Backbends opens the heart and helps to surrender and develops trust
Essential oils: aphrodisiacs, rose, cardamon, jasmine, heart protecting: basil, lavender; heart soothing: sweet marjon, rosemary, eucalyptus, peppermint: expanding our chest
Means “pure” or “purification”, through attention to diet, hog, meditation, exercise element: , color: light blue
This is about our advanced communication not only speaking but also listening and the ability process what is coming to us. Our artistic expression is associated with this chakra, aside from creativity in the second chakra, this is what we do with that creativity.
In balance, our advanced interaction, communication, artistic expression, truthfulness - not just our ability to be honest with others but our ability to be honest with ourselves, which is a very advanced form of communication.
Our communication with spirit our connection to the universe is here as well, this chakra helps us communicate with the world around us, convey our message to the world. We are able to express our truth, in authentic ways not from a place of ego, but out of authenticity.
When out of balance, we afraid to speak out, we are not understanding ourselves, we loose our ability to create and expressing ourselves.
Yoga poses: different neck stretches and shoulder openers, including Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose),Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand), and Halasana (Plow Pose), can aid the fifth chakra.
SIXTH CHAKRA: Ajna Chakra (Third Eye)
Element: , color: deep blue
When the third eye is excessively abuzz with energy, we experience headaches, hallucinations, nightmares, and difficulty concentrating. When this chakra is deficient, we have a poor memory, experience eye problems, have difficulty recognizing patterns, and can't visualize well.
This chakra symbolizes our intuition, our perception, the ability to see with our eyes closed, so this is seeing without being.
In balance, this area is our sense of being, it's our center, spiritual perception, not emotional or. The ability to experience, to perceive.
This is where people see spirit guides, auras, clairvoyance. We can see the direction of our life, or the ideal without any sort of ego influence.
Out of balance: People that experience eye troubles, headaches, troubling dreams, visions and hallucinates that aren't reality.
Yoga poses: Pratyahara - drawing inward of senses; supported forward bends; visualization and creating positive images; wear blindfolds during class
SEVENTH CHAKRA: Sahasrara Chakra (Crown)
Element: Thought, color: purpleThis chakra is the gateway and source point into enlightenment. It is also often times associated with liberation, cosmic consciousness, enlightenment, energy and perfection.
Being connected to all that is life, in it's realm. We don't see the separation between us and everything else, we are ONE.
In balance: we can attain balance, our destiny find peace, enlightenment, feel connected to the divine.
Out of balance: It's really hard to define out of balance or over functioning here, because many people simply don't get there over the course of a lifetime. People that have any sort of disturbances, disruption in the brain function or people who have completely disconnected from the world have no balance in this area, and no sense of connection to the collective.
Yoga poses: Meditation, Kundalini, Hatha
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