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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue May 08, 2007 4:10 pm

i remember when i used to do yoga lessons and the instructor would talk a fair bit about chakras which i found quite interesting. does anyone else here know anything about chakras or have had an experience where you referred to your chakras?
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Postby Chelle » Tue May 08, 2007 11:36 pm

Chakras are a core belief of yoga, and have been incorporated into many different new age practices. The chakra system was first developed in India in the middle ages. The word "chakra" is a sanskrit word meaning wheel.

The major chakras are located along the spinal column of the body and each is traditionally represented by a different color of the rainbow - starting with red at the bottom up to violet on the crown.

Each chakra location represents different emotions and feelings.

1st Chakra: Root
Colour: Red

Governs survival instincts, physical functions, sense of groundedness
Signs of imbalance include constipation, obesity, leg or knee problems

2nd Chakra: Sacral
Colour: Orange

Governs sexuality, emotion, nurturing instincts, creativity
Signs of imbalance include low-back pain, reproductive issues, bladder or kidney troubles

3rd Chakra: Solar Plexus
Colour: Yellow

Governs will, drive, ego, control, freedom, metabolism
Signs of imbalance include ulcers, digestive disorders, liver and gallbladder ailments, diabetes

4th Chakra: Heart
Colour: Green

Governs love, compassion, relationships
Signs of imbalance are heart disease, high blood pressure

5th Chakra: Throat
Colour: Blue

Governs communication, creativity, self-expression
Signs of imbalance include sore throat, laryngitis, thyroid imbalance, respiratory and/or hearing problems

6th Chakra: Brow
Colour: Indigo

Governs intuition, thought, psychic awareness, dreams, visions
Signs of imbalance include headaches, problems with the nervous system

7th Chakra: Crown
Colour: Violet

Governs cosmic consciousness, spirituality, wisdom, universal truth
Signs of imbalance include confusion, depression, inability to learn
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed May 09, 2007 9:26 am

my first four chakras are under active which i really need to work on
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Postby Ally » Wed May 09, 2007 12:21 pm

I am completely Yoga illiterate so you will have to excuse me if this is a silly question.....but if you read through the list and discover that you have a chakra out or even more, how do you correct it? I am asking genuinely I am not knocking or making fun....
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed May 09, 2007 12:59 pm

hey ally check out this online chakra test and it can help :P
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Re: Chakras

Postby bodyforum » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:58 pm

yeah i've heard abt chakras...
bt dont know much abt them, what i know is that they refer to different energy sources and govern the body working...

but surely it is n interesting topic to talk abt so would love to be updated about it...
keep posting..
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