Chakras In The Human Body
Chakra is actually the Sanskrit word that would mean wheel. The human body includes seven important chakras and also many minor chakras. These 7 chakras start from the bottom of the backbone and finish on the top of the head. Basically, those chakras possess the wheel of continuous revolving and rotating energy. The root (1st chakra) has the slowest revolving speed while the crown (7th chakra) rotates the fastest. As soon as these chakras are unhealthy, unbalanced or clogged up, one’s lifestyle tend to be out of sync. Weariness, stress and other health issues may set in. In such cases, it’s important to unclogged the affected chakras and restore its balance.
Stimulation for each chakras come from its individual and complimentary color as well as a range of gem stones. Basically, these chakra colors consists of the 7 colors of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. However, do not go overboard in opening your chakras as too large an opening may lead to excessive universal energy coming into your entire body. that will consequently lead to an energy overload.
Chakras have a clear connection among themselves and also the condition of its corresponding organ.The following are the 7 chakras and their related organs in the body:
• 1st chakra (root) - connected to large intestines, anus, has some effects on kidney functioning
• 2nd chakra (naval) – connected to the reproduction system, sex gland, testicles, urinary system, bladder and kidneys
• 3rd chakra (solar plexus) = connected to gall bladder, spleen, liver, small intestine and stomach
• 4th chakra (heart) – associated with the heart and arms
• 5th chakra (throat) – associated with throat and lung area
• 6th chakra (3rd eye) – associated with the face, nose area, eyes and brains.
• 7th chakra (crown) – related to the whole being, not corresponding to any particular organ.
Understanding of 7 main chakras
The art of chakra meditation involves focusing your mind on specific energy centers within your body. Each energy center corresponds with a different aspect of your life, so you can target a specific chakra depending on the problem you want to solve or the goal you want to achieve. There are 7 chakras which are:
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Chakra and Meditation for Beginners
Reiki is not only a method of healing, it is also part of a holistic approach to living your best life. Most often, when we seek to improve ourselves, we find there is no single magic bullet, but rather a variety of mind, body, spirit elements to support our health and happiness. Yoga is one such element.
No doubt, you have heard of yoga, but choosing the right type for you can be a bit daunting.
Some of the most common types of yoga are listed below and briefly explained to guide you in choosing the best type of yoga that you can start with.
Iyengar Yoga: these types of yoga are solely focused on the alignment and precise movements. Yoga props such as blocks and straps are usually used as part of this type of yoga for those beginners who are not as flexible as the experts as to compensate for injuries. These Yoga props help assist all sorts of people to be able to do the poses comfortably. Because of its attention to details and the flexible modification of poses, this type of yoga is often a good form of exercise for people with back pain or neck pain, as they are likely to benefit from the random alteration to the poses. Practicing this type of yoga will give you a good knowledge on the classics in yoga poses so that whatever other style you practice, you will have the basic fundamentals on how to do each position. In Iyengar yoga the teacher focuses more on alignment and inner awareness. This awareness starts with the body and expands to other parts of the self as one continues with the regularity of practice.
Ashtanga Yoga: This type of yoga is commonly called power yoga because it is focused on a powerful flowing movement. Such movements include pushups and lunges, which deals with strength and stamina. Ashtanga yoga is best for people are looking for more challenging practice, people who are already athletic such as runners, gymnasts and cyclists who want to add more balance and concentration to their routines are also utilizing these types of yoga.
Bikram Yoga: is also known as the hot yoga for this is done in a very warm room. This type of yoga is excellent for increasing flexibility because the heat helps tissue to stretch. But keep in mind that Bikram yoga is not applicable to those that have developed cardio vascular diseases due to the strain placed on the body when vigorously exercising in the heat.
Viniyoga: This type links breath and movement in flowing exercises that are adapted to each individual. This is often a good form of yoga for those with back problems or neck injuries because it can be easily adapted by anyone.
Raja Yoga: This type of yoga aims for liberation through meditation. Raja yoga is best for those people who are capable of intense concentration.
Bhakti yoga: or commonly known as devotional yoga focuses on self surrender in the face of the divine.
Mantra yoga: much more known as the "yoga of potent sound" this type of yoga aims at liberation through the verbal or mental repetition of empowered sounds, such as "om," "hum," or "ram."
There are so many yoga institutions to choose from. It is also a good idea that before going into a class, discuss with the teacher first regarding his or her philosophy and beliefs in order to find the most appropriate and personally appealing form of yoga for you.
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