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THE CHAKRAS,
A TANTRIC PERSPECTIVE
EBOOK

Includes six color plates of each Chakra, and color plate of bindu and sahasrara with a simple explanation of location and influence. • $19.95 • ORDER AND DOWNLOAD NOW:

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THE CHAKRAS
Traditional Tantric Symbols


What are the chakras? Where are the chakras located?
Awakening the chakras
EBook

3 - Manipura
 

4 - Anahata 6 - Ajna

WHAT ARE THE CHAKRAS?

The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word, "chakra," is wheel or circle. “Vortex” or “whirlpool” is a more accurate description within the context of the science of yoga.

There are many chakras in the body, vortices of pranic and psychic energy. The chakras are also physiological centers. The chakras are associated with major nerve junctions or plexuses and also all the endocrine glands of the immune system.
 


The principal chakras are located within the interior walls of the spinal column. Acting like junctions, tracts of nerve fibers emanate from the chakra locations. These nerve fibers are responsible for communication for different physiological functions and locations.

These nerves correspond to the nadis. Nadi means “flow”. Nadis are the channels for the flow of consciousness within the human body.

Each chakra is just like an electricity pole, running electricity through wires to different locations within. The nadis emerging from each chakra carry prana in both directions — just like an alternating current.

The Chakras also step down the level of intensity of prana, life-force energy, that comes into the body via the breath, and distributes the prana to all the internal organs so they can function.

Each chakra is connected to a different area of the brain, acting as a switch to each part of the brain.

WHERE ARE THE CHAKRAS LOCATED?

There are six main chakras in humans connected directly to higher unillumined or generally dormant areas of the brain — mooladhara, swadhisthana, manipura, anahata, vishuddhi and ajna chakras.

The other two higher centers in the brain are bindu and sahasrara. Commonly utilized in kundalini yoga practices, bindu is actually a point at the top back of the head.

Sahasrara, commonly called the crown chakra, is at the top of the head. It is not technically a chakra. It is the abode of the highest consciousness in humans.

SAHASRARA
abode of highest consciousness
crown center
BINDU
source of creation
seat of amrit
AJNA CHAKRA
seat of intuition
sixth chakra
VISHUDDHI CHAKRA
purification
fifth chakra
ANAHATA CHAKRA
eternal sound
fourth Chakra
MANIPURA CHAKRA
city of jewels
third chakra
SWADHISTHANA
CHAKRA
one’s own abode
second chakra
MOOLADHARA CHAKRA
root center
first chakra

AWAKENING THE CHAKRAS

In most people these psychic centers are dormant, inactive and so human potential is totally underutilized. The majority of the brain is dormant — untapped faculties being disconnected to conscious processes.

Through systematic guided practices one can energize and awaken each chakra, connect to these silent areas and awaken them. This eventually leads to the continuous experience of higher consciousness and full expression of our human capacity.

The chakras are depicted symbolically as lotus flowers. Each chakra has a specific number of petals that correspond to the nadis and major nerve fibers at that location within the spine.

The lotus is an archetypal symbol of the unfolding of self and expansion of consciousness. It symbolizes the journey from the lowest states of awareness to the highest. This is the human journey that passes through the phases of ignorance, aspiration and endeavour, illumination and ultimately enlightenment, in spiritual life.

The lotus also exists on three different levels. Sprouting in the mud (ignorance); growing up through the water in an effort to reach the surface (endeavour and aspiration); and eventually reaching the air and sunlight (illumination and enlightenment.)

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