Chakras: An Introduction Feb 6, 2007 17:03:16 GMT -5
Post by KittyLane on Feb 6, 2007 17:03:16 GMT -5
Throughout our body we have main energy centers, which are connected to major organs or glands that govern other body parts. Each of these main energy centers are referred to as chakra. Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means wheel. A chakra is a wheel-like spinning vortex that whirls in a circular motion forming a vacuum in the center that draws in anything it encounters on its particular vibratory level.
It is said that our body contains hundred of chakras that are the key to the operation of our being. These “spinning wheels” draw in energy from our surroundings as well as also radiate an energy of vibration.
It is also believed that we have seven main chakra centers and that each main center is connected to our being on several different levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. On the physical level each chakra governs a main organ or gland, which is then connected to other body parts that resonate the same frequency.
The seven main chakra centers are aligned along the spinal column. If there are disturbances on any level, this shows in the chakra’s vitality level. Also each of the seven main chakras is their own intelligence center. This means that each chakra is not only associated with our physical health but also controls aspects connected to our emotional, mental and belief system.
In addition to the Chakras, the Hindu also believe in the energy of the "Kundalini Sakti," coiled and dormant "'feminine" energy, is the vast potential of psychic energy contained within us all. It is normally symbolized as a serpent coiled into three and a half circles, with its tail in its mouth, and spiralling around the central axis (sacrum or sacred bone) at the base of the spine.
The effect of waking the Kundalini is very powerful. Through a series of exercises involving posture, meditation and breathing, you can force this energy up through the body to the top of the head. This brings about a sensation of bliss, as the ordinary self is dissolved into its eternal essence, atman. Belly dancing and Tantric or Mantra yoga are excellent ways to awaking the Kundalini.
When we tap into our Kundalini We become aware of our creative capacities and our radiant caliber. We become aware of our finite relationship with infinity. Kundalini makes it possible for us as humans with finite identities to relate to our infinite dieties. We cannot live without a constant flow of Kundalini energy. The difference is the amount of the flow.
When there is an abundant flow of Kundalini our mind awakens from its long nap we stop living in imaginary realities we become committed to our purpose and our service we enjoy the abundant pleasures of life.(Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga)
The Kundalini is there to nourish, to heal and look after and to give an individual a higher and deeper personality. The power of Kundalini is absolute purity, auspiciousness, chastity, self respect, pure love, detachment, concern for others and enlightened attention, to give infinite joy and peace to an individual. (Knowledge of Reality Magazine)