Tibetan Buddhist Chant.
“Ohm Mani Padme Hum” healing mantra.
Yoga for Leaner Legs. Enjoy!
Everyday we stimulate our chakra centers in one way or another, for example, through the different thoughts we have or physically through our senses. Daily we energize our centers, consciously or unconsciously, through various methods. Following is a list of common ways we charge our chakra centers:
Thought is an energy form. Science has proven a positive thought allows our energy to flow freely and unrestricted. Whereas, negative thoughts decrease energy within our body. Every thought (whether mental or emotional) is connected to a chakra. For example, a passionate thought is a red energy stimulant, but an angry thought decreases one’s positive red energy flow. This means that continual angry thoughts will lower your root chakra’s energy.
This is our most important energy source. Through light all the seven color energies flow from the sun’s rays to the earth. People, animals, plants, minerals, water and our chakras receive energy from the sun’s light. (If you are not able to enjoy the sun for a few hours daily, add a quality full spectrum light bulb to a light source in your work area or in a lamp at home.)
When the sun’s rays bless all plant life, it gives the plant life/energy. Once the plant absorbs energy, the color energy that remains is the energy of that fruit, vegetable or flower. Without this energy our body could not assimilate the nutritional value of the food. Balance your chakras daily by eating foods that contain each of the seven color energies (that’s why the doctor always said to eat a plate of different colored foods… for the color value!).
Meditation & Breathing (Yoga). Since thought is an energy form you can stimulate your chakra centers through meditation, visualization or breathing energy into your various chakra centers. By adding the color intention adds additional power from a chakra’s vibration.
Gemstones and minerals are also energy forms. For example, crystals contain a similar crystalline structure as the human body. Crystals amplify energy and can be programmed (e.g. computer chips and watches). Wearing gemstone jewelry or placing gemstones and minerals in your environment is a simple way to absorb the stone or mineral’s healing vibrations.
(One of my favorites!) Water is a conductor of energy and color is an energy. While lying in the colored water your body absorbs the vibrational frequency from the color. Take the time to give back to your body and soul! While bathing, balance that chakra by thinking about what you would like to achieve from that specific energy and maybe add the correlating aromatherapy oil. Do not use chemical food coloring to dye your water. I recommend Colour Bath™ by Colour Energy Corporation, as it is totally organic and therefore safe to use.
Yoga Poses: Handstands for Beginners (Part 1)
Ancient Indian texts say there are 72,000 nadis in the human body, whereas other archaic texts speak of 350,000 nadis. The most important nadis are called the sushumna, ida, and pigala. The nadis of one energy body are connected to the nadis of the neighboring energy body via the chakras.
WHAT IS PRANA?
Prana is the primal source of all forms of energy and manifests itself in various frequencies. Your level of consciousness (awareness) determines the frequencies of prana you are capable of receiving and storing. One form of prana exists in the air, and one way we can retrieve it is through proper breathing (exercises).
Prana is equivalent to the force of “vitality.” Vitality is radiated on all levels and manifests itself in the physical, emotional and mental realms. This force is NOT electricity, albeit in some ways it represents it.
One common description of the “vital force” (field) or “etheric body” is a silvery haze that extends a few inches beyond the skin. You can see this field under special conditions using ultra-violet light or your own eyes.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEE THIS “ETHERIC” ENERGY FIELD?
Yes. Here’s a technique that works for me: Under low light conditions, preferably at night, extend your hand in front of you then unfocus your eyesight so that the outer parts of the retina come into play. You will see a vague undifferentiated field that outlines your hand. This field is your etheric body. All you need to do is learn is HOW-to-SEE in the dark - to SEE the AIR. With practice, you will catch on and learn how to focus your eyesight so that you can SEE this vital or etheric field, which is associated with the dense physical body.
There is an aura associated with the “mental body,” which is where “thought” takes place, and there is an aura associated with the “astral body,” where the “feeling” processes are, but our attention within this site will focus primarily on the “etheric” field.
HOW IS PRANA DISTRIBUTED IN THE BODY?
In the dense, physical body, the blood carries chemical material in a liquid solution; the red corpuscles taking oxygen to the tissue and bring back carbon dioxide from these and disposing of it. Well, the radiations in the “vital field” or “etheric body” absorb and carry “vitality” or “prana” from the other atmosphere and dispose of subtle waste matter in a similar manner.
Vitality action differs from electricity, light and heat. Vitality causes oscillation of the atoms as a whole, which is enormous compared to that of the atom. The “vitality force” comes to the atom from WITHIN, NOT from without. It enters the atom along with the force that holds the atom together. When this “vitality force” wells up within an atom, it gives it a power of attraction which immediately draws six (6) other atoms around it, thus creating a sub-atomic element called, “globules.”
So “globules” are charged with the force of “prana.” Globules are very good for you, btw. Under certain conditions, they can be seen dancing in the air as tiny points of brilliant light. They are also sunshine dependent for their power of manifestation. You won’t see many under cloudy days. Perhaps this is why people are not as jovial or in a depressed or sluggish mood after being exposed to many cloudy and/or rainy days in a row.
WHAT ARE CHAKRAS ?
Chakras are energy centers. They function like receivers and transformers of the various forms of prana. Through the nadis, the chakras take in the vital energy and transform it into the frequencies needed by the various areas of the physical bodies for sustenance and development.
Each chakra is connected with one of the elements of earth, water, air ether and mind - mind being an instrument of consciousness. These elements are states of matter and NOT elements as we understand them in modern chemistry. They are equivalent to the terms: solid, liquid, fiery or gaseous, airy, and etheric - which are somewhat analogous to the physical, astral and mental planes and sub-planes.
Traditional writings say there are 88,000 chakras in the human body. Most are extremely small and play a minor role in your energy system. However, there are approximately 40 secondary chakras that are of significance; these are located in your spleen, the back of your neck, the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. But for brevity purposes, we will only explore the seven primary chakras here.
If we look down into the bell of a convoluted-type flower, we would get the general appearance of a chakra.
The seven primary chakras are located along a central vertical axis of our spine and open toward the front of the body like a blossom (see Figure 2 below). These circular energy centers are in constant motion, rotating, attracting energy - receiving or radiating.
At the center of each chakra, in its deepest point, is a stem-like channel that extends to the spine and merges with it, thus connecting the individual chakra with the sushumna (the most important energy channel) which ascends within the spine to the top of the head. More on that later.
Like a flower, a “stem” branches out from our spine into the shape similar to that of a lotus flower. Think of our spine like a central stem.
For most people, the chakras extend about four inches in all directions from their point of origin. When undeveloped, they appear as small circles about two inches in diameter, but when awakened, they are blazing, shimmering whirlpools akin to miniature suns several inches in diameter. As one’s development advances, their chakras will extend further from the body, their frequency vibrations will increase and their corresponding colors will become clearer and brighter.
Depending on the sex of the individual, the chakras rotate either clockwise or counter-clockwise. For instance, when a chakra in a man is rotating clockwise, the same chakra in a woman will rotate counter-clockwise and visa versa. This enables the energies of man and woman to compliment each other. Every clockwise rotation is primary male, which is in accordance with the Chinese teaching, Yang; and every counter-clockwise rotation is female, or Ying.
THE SEVEN PRIMARY HUMAN CHAKRAS
7. Crown (Third Eye?) Chakra
6. Third Eye?
5. Throat Chakra
4. Heart Chakra
3. Solar Plexus
2. Sacral or Spleen Chakra
1. Root Chakra
THE ROOT CHAKRA
The 1st chakra is called the Root chakra. It is located between the anus and the genitals and is connected with the coccyx. The Root Chakra opens downward. When active with vigor, it is fiery red-orange in color.
THE SPLEEN CHAKRA
The 2nd chakra is called the Sacral or Spleen chakra. Located over the spleen, it is sun-like in color and opens towards the front. Sanskrit books always substitute the 2nd sacral chakra with that of the spleen, locating it below the navel instead of at the spleen. My research suggests that there is a danger associated with tampering with the spleen, so perhaps this is why they locate it below the navel. I don’t know.
THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
The 3rd chakra is called the Solar Plexus chakra. It is located about two finger-breaths above the navel and is directly connected to our astral or emotional body. Through the solar plexus chakra we absorb the solar energy which nurtures our etheric body, which energizes and maintains our physical body. This is where our emotional (feeling) energy radiates, particularly our “gut feelings.” It glows a golden color.
THE HEART CHAKRA
The 4th chakra is called the Heart chakra. It is the center of our entire chakra system. It is located in the center of the breast at the level and vicinity of the heart cavity and connects the three LOWER physical and emotional centers to the three HIGHER mental and spiritual centers. Its color is chiefly green.
THE THROAT CHAKRA
The 5th chakra is called the Throat chakra. It is located between the depression in the neck and the larynx, beginning at the cervical vertebra behind the Adam’s apple. It starts at the cervical vertebra and opens towards the front. It is also connected to a small secondary chakra, which has its seat in the neck and opens to the back, but since the two chakras are so closely related, they have been integrated into one. Although it has a lot of blue about it, it is also silvery, like moonlight upon rippling water. Blue and green predominate.
THE THIRD EYE
The 6th chakra is called the Third Eye chakra. It is associated with the pituitary gland, which is a very small, shapeless organ about 1/8 inch in diameter located in the forehead about one finger-breath above the bridge of the nose between the eyebrows. Here conscious perception of being takes place. It is the seat of our higher mental powers. On the physical plane, it is the highest center of command for the central nervous system. One half is chiefly rose-colored with a lot of yellow, and the other half is predominantly purplish-blue.
THE CROWN CHAKRA
The 7th chakra is called the Crown chakra. It is seated in the pineal gland, which is a small organ of fleshy consistency not much larger than the pituitary. The pineal gland is located near and behind the pituitary body almost in the exact center of your head at the level of your ears. The Crown Chakra opens upward, at the top of your head. Interestingly enough, medical science has yet to conclusively determine the physical influence this gland has on the human body (probably because metaphysics is beyond their rational thinking mind.) Although it contains all sorts of prismatic hues, it is predominantly violet.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE CROWN CHAKRA
The Crown Chakra is usually the last to be awakened. It is the same size as the other chakras but as the person progresses on the Path of spiritual advancement, it increases steadily until it covers the entire top (crown) of the head.
Like the other chakras, at first the Crown Chakra is a depression in the etheric body and the divine force flows in from without. But when the person realizes his position as the king of the divine light through development of this chakra, the Crown Chakra reverses itself and turns itself inside out! In other words, it no longer is a channel of reception but a channel of radiation; it no longer is a depression but a prominence above the head - it radiates outward like a dome, like a crown of glory!
This illuminated Crown chakra is symbolically represented as the halo above and around the heads of so-called Saints that are glorified on the walls and stained glass windows of churches, and this includes the halo that crowns Jesus Christ.