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The Chakras
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 coded information from our surroundings. Coded information can be anything from a color vibration to ultra-violet ray to a radio or micro wave to another person’s aura. In essence our chakras receive the health of our environment, including the people we are in contact with (that’s why other people’s moods have an affect on us!). As well our chakras 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. 
(source: chakraenergy.com)
Sahasara Chakra - Thousand Petal Lotus (Crown Chakra)
Element: thoughtColours: violet/whiteSense: empathy, unityMantra: silence
Location: crown of the head
Deals with: intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness
Governs: top center of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, pineal gland
Physical Dysfunctions: chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of purpose, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, trust, selflessness, apathy, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics, sense of fear, materialism
Balanced Chakra: feeling at one with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, understand and learn information more easily
Postures that Balance Chakra: Balancing poses that bring awareness to the body and the consciousness like Tree and Eagle, also sitting in Yoga Mudra
Related Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite
Related Essential Oils: Blilbanum or Lotus
Ajna Chakra - Center of Command (Third Eye Chakra)
Element: lightColours: indigoSense: extra sensory perceptionMantra: AUM or OM
Location: situated between the eyebrows (Third Eye)
Deals with: self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization
Governs: brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, neurological system
Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunctions
Psychological and Emotional Issues: judgment, evaluation, concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, lack of concentration
Balanced Chakra: ability to think reality into existence, imagination, intuition, concentration and focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Meditation/guided visualization/sense withdrawal(Pratyahara) and Seated Yoga Mudra, Child’s Pose (Balasana) and palming the eyes and eye circles
Related Gemstones: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Mint, Jasmine
Vishuddha Chakra - Purification (Throat Chakra)
Element: sound or etherColours: blueSense: hearingMantra: HAM
Location: situated on the level of the throat, the nerve plexus of the pharynx region
Deals with: communication, creativity, learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs, confession, faith, truthfulness, self-knowledge, intuition, synthesis, expression
Governs: throat, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums
Physical Dysfunctions: thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: faith, decision making, will, personal expression, creativity, criticism, addiction
Balanced Chakra: Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self expression
Postures that Balance Chakra: Fish (Matysasana), Lion and neck stretches and shoulder openers like Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Camel (Ustrasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) and Plow Pose (Halasana)
Related Gemstones: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chryoscolla, Lapis, Turquoise
Related Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, SageLink
Anahata Chakra - Unbeaten (Heart Chakra)
Element: airColours: green or pinkSense: touchMantra: YAM
Location: situated on the cardiac plexus in the region of the heart
Deals with: social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, emotional empowerment, issues of the soul
Governs: heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands
Physical Dysfunctions: thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, lung disease like pneumonia
Psychological and Emotional Issues: difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassion, confidence, despair, moody, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, anxiety
Balanced Chakra: feeling of completeness and wholeness, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing
Postures that Balance Chakra: Chest openers like Camel (Ustrasana), Cobra(Bhujangasana), Fish (Matsyasana). Also Pranayama (breathing exercises) like Deep Breathing, Kapalabati, Alternate Nostril Breathing (Analoma Veloma)
Related Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rose Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram
Manipura - Brilliant as a Gem (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Element: fireColours: yellowSense: sight, form and colourMantra: RAM
Location: situated at the level of the umbilicus corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus
Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego
Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility
Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation (Suryanamaskar) and Warrior (Virabhadrasana), backbends like Bow (Dhanurasana), twists like Half Twist (Ardha Matsyendhrasana), and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose (Navasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary
Svadhishthana - Vital Force (Creativity Chakra)
Element: waterColours: orangeSense: tasteMantra: VAM
Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus
Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships
Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system
Physical Dysfunctions: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality
Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humour
Postures that Balance Chakra: Hip opening poses like Standing Wide Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), Sitting Wide Forward Bend (Upavista Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood
Muladhara Chakra - Root Support (Root Chakra)
Element: earthColours: redSense: smellMantra: LAM
Location: base of the spine between anus and genitals
Deals with: physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency
Governs: bones, teeth, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity
Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, waste elimination problems like constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders
Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive
Balanced Chakra: feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent, having energy and vitality, strength and stillness, able to digest foods well
Postures that Balance Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose(Tadasana), Side-Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh
(source: myyogaonline.com)
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The Chakras
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 coded information from our surroundings. Coded information can be anything from a color vibration to ultra-violet ray to a radio or micro wave to another person’s aura. In essence our chakras receive the health of our environment, including the people we are in contact with (that’s why other people’s moods have an affect on us!). As well our chakras 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. 
(source: chakraenergy.com)
Sahasara Chakra - Thousand Petal Lotus (Crown Chakra)
Element: thoughtColours: violet/whiteSense: empathy, unityMantra: silence
Location: crown of the head
Deals with: intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness
Governs: top center of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, pineal gland
Physical Dysfunctions: chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of purpose, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, trust, selflessness, apathy, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics, sense of fear, materialism
Balanced Chakra: feeling at one with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, understand and learn information more easily
Postures that Balance Chakra: Balancing poses that bring awareness to the body and the consciousness like Tree and Eagle, also sitting in Yoga Mudra
Related Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite
Related Essential Oils: Blilbanum or Lotus
Ajna Chakra - Center of Command (Third Eye Chakra)
Element: lightColours: indigoSense: extra sensory perceptionMantra: AUM or OM
Location: situated between the eyebrows (Third Eye)
Deals with: self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization
Governs: brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, neurological system
Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunctions
Psychological and Emotional Issues: judgment, evaluation, concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, lack of concentration
Balanced Chakra: ability to think reality into existence, imagination, intuition, concentration and focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Meditation/guided visualization/sense withdrawal(Pratyahara) and Seated Yoga Mudra, Child’s Pose (Balasana) and palming the eyes and eye circles
Related Gemstones: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Mint, Jasmine
Vishuddha Chakra - Purification (Throat Chakra)
Element: sound or etherColours: blueSense: hearingMantra: HAM
Location: situated on the level of the throat, the nerve plexus of the pharynx region
Deals with: communication, creativity, learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs, confession, faith, truthfulness, self-knowledge, intuition, synthesis, expression
Governs: throat, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums
Physical Dysfunctions: thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: faith, decision making, will, personal expression, creativity, criticism, addiction
Balanced Chakra: Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self expression
Postures that Balance Chakra: Fish (Matysasana), Lion and neck stretches and shoulder openers like Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Camel (Ustrasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) and Plow Pose (Halasana)
Related Gemstones: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chryoscolla, Lapis, Turquoise
Related Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, SageLink
Anahata Chakra - Unbeaten (Heart Chakra)
Element: airColours: green or pinkSense: touchMantra: YAM
Location: situated on the cardiac plexus in the region of the heart
Deals with: social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, emotional empowerment, issues of the soul
Governs: heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands
Physical Dysfunctions: thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, lung disease like pneumonia
Psychological and Emotional Issues: difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassion, confidence, despair, moody, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, anxiety
Balanced Chakra: feeling of completeness and wholeness, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing
Postures that Balance Chakra: Chest openers like Camel (Ustrasana), Cobra(Bhujangasana), Fish (Matsyasana). Also Pranayama (breathing exercises) like Deep Breathing, Kapalabati, Alternate Nostril Breathing (Analoma Veloma)
Related Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rose Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram
Manipura - Brilliant as a Gem (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Element: fireColours: yellowSense: sight, form and colourMantra: RAM
Location: situated at the level of the umbilicus corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus
Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego
Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility
Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation (Suryanamaskar) and Warrior (Virabhadrasana), backbends like Bow (Dhanurasana), twists like Half Twist (Ardha Matsyendhrasana), and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose (Navasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary
Svadhishthana - Vital Force (Creativity Chakra)
Element: waterColours: orangeSense: tasteMantra: VAM
Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus
Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships
Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system
Physical Dysfunctions: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality
Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humour
Postures that Balance Chakra: Hip opening poses like Standing Wide Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), Sitting Wide Forward Bend (Upavista Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood
Muladhara Chakra - Root Support (Root Chakra)
Element: earthColours: redSense: smellMantra: LAM
Location: base of the spine between anus and genitals
Deals with: physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency
Governs: bones, teeth, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity
Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, waste elimination problems like constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders
Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive
Balanced Chakra: feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent, having energy and vitality, strength and stillness, able to digest foods well
Postures that Balance Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose(Tadasana), Side-Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh
(source: myyogaonline.com)
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evepostapple:

The Chakras
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 coded information from our surroundings. Coded information can be anything from a color vibration to ultra-violet ray to a radio or micro wave to another person’s aura. In essence our chakras receive the health of our environment, including the people we are in contact with (that’s why other people’s moods have an affect on us!). As well our chakras 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. 
(source: chakraenergy.com)
Sahasara Chakra - Thousand Petal Lotus (Crown Chakra)
Element: thoughtColours: violet/whiteSense: empathy, unityMantra: silence
Location: crown of the head
Deals with: intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness
Governs: top center of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, pineal gland
Physical Dysfunctions: chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of purpose, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, trust, selflessness, apathy, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics, sense of fear, materialism
Balanced Chakra: feeling at one with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, understand and learn information more easily
Postures that Balance Chakra: Balancing poses that bring awareness to the body and the consciousness like Tree and Eagle, also sitting in Yoga Mudra
Related Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite
Related Essential Oils: Blilbanum or Lotus
Ajna Chakra - Center of Command (Third Eye Chakra)
Element: lightColours: indigoSense: extra sensory perceptionMantra: AUM or OM
Location: situated between the eyebrows (Third Eye)
Deals with: self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization
Governs: brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, neurological system
Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunctions
Psychological and Emotional Issues: judgment, evaluation, concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, lack of concentration
Balanced Chakra: ability to think reality into existence, imagination, intuition, concentration and focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Meditation/guided visualization/sense withdrawal(Pratyahara) and Seated Yoga Mudra, Child’s Pose (Balasana) and palming the eyes and eye circles
Related Gemstones: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Mint, Jasmine
Vishuddha Chakra - Purification (Throat Chakra)
Element: sound or etherColours: blueSense: hearingMantra: HAM
Location: situated on the level of the throat, the nerve plexus of the pharynx region
Deals with: communication, creativity, learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs, confession, faith, truthfulness, self-knowledge, intuition, synthesis, expression
Governs: throat, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums
Physical Dysfunctions: thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: faith, decision making, will, personal expression, creativity, criticism, addiction
Balanced Chakra: Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self expression
Postures that Balance Chakra: Fish (Matysasana), Lion and neck stretches and shoulder openers like Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Camel (Ustrasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) and Plow Pose (Halasana)
Related Gemstones: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chryoscolla, Lapis, Turquoise
Related Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, SageLink
Anahata Chakra - Unbeaten (Heart Chakra)
Element: airColours: green or pinkSense: touchMantra: YAM
Location: situated on the cardiac plexus in the region of the heart
Deals with: social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, emotional empowerment, issues of the soul
Governs: heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands
Physical Dysfunctions: thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, lung disease like pneumonia
Psychological and Emotional Issues: difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassion, confidence, despair, moody, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, anxiety
Balanced Chakra: feeling of completeness and wholeness, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing
Postures that Balance Chakra: Chest openers like Camel (Ustrasana), Cobra(Bhujangasana), Fish (Matsyasana). Also Pranayama (breathing exercises) like Deep Breathing, Kapalabati, Alternate Nostril Breathing (Analoma Veloma)
Related Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rose Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram
Manipura - Brilliant as a Gem (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Element: fireColours: yellowSense: sight, form and colourMantra: RAM
Location: situated at the level of the umbilicus corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus
Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego
Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility
Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation (Suryanamaskar) and Warrior (Virabhadrasana), backbends like Bow (Dhanurasana), twists like Half Twist (Ardha Matsyendhrasana), and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose (Navasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary
Svadhishthana - Vital Force (Creativity Chakra)
Element: waterColours: orangeSense: tasteMantra: VAM
Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus
Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships
Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system
Physical Dysfunctions: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality
Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humour
Postures that Balance Chakra: Hip opening poses like Standing Wide Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), Sitting Wide Forward Bend (Upavista Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood
Muladhara Chakra - Root Support (Root Chakra)
Element: earthColours: redSense: smellMantra: LAM
Location: base of the spine between anus and genitals
Deals with: physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency
Governs: bones, teeth, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity
Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, waste elimination problems like constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders
Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive
Balanced Chakra: feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent, having energy and vitality, strength and stillness, able to digest foods well
Postures that Balance Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose(Tadasana), Side-Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh
(source: myyogaonline.com)
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The Chakras
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 coded information from our surroundings. Coded information can be anything from a color vibration to ultra-violet ray to a radio or micro wave to another person’s aura. In essence our chakras receive the health of our environment, including the people we are in contact with (that’s why other people’s moods have an affect on us!). As well our chakras 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. 
(source: chakraenergy.com)
Sahasara Chakra - Thousand Petal Lotus (Crown Chakra)
Element: thoughtColours: violet/whiteSense: empathy, unityMantra: silence
Location: crown of the head
Deals with: intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness
Governs: top center of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, pineal gland
Physical Dysfunctions: chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of purpose, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, trust, selflessness, apathy, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics, sense of fear, materialism
Balanced Chakra: feeling at one with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, understand and learn information more easily
Postures that Balance Chakra: Balancing poses that bring awareness to the body and the consciousness like Tree and Eagle, also sitting in Yoga Mudra
Related Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite
Related Essential Oils: Blilbanum or Lotus
Ajna Chakra - Center of Command (Third Eye Chakra)
Element: lightColours: indigoSense: extra sensory perceptionMantra: AUM or OM
Location: situated between the eyebrows (Third Eye)
Deals with: self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization
Governs: brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, neurological system
Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunctions
Psychological and Emotional Issues: judgment, evaluation, concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, lack of concentration
Balanced Chakra: ability to think reality into existence, imagination, intuition, concentration and focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Meditation/guided visualization/sense withdrawal(Pratyahara) and Seated Yoga Mudra, Child’s Pose (Balasana) and palming the eyes and eye circles
Related Gemstones: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Mint, Jasmine
Vishuddha Chakra - Purification (Throat Chakra)
Element: sound or etherColours: blueSense: hearingMantra: HAM
Location: situated on the level of the throat, the nerve plexus of the pharynx region
Deals with: communication, creativity, learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs, confession, faith, truthfulness, self-knowledge, intuition, synthesis, expression
Governs: throat, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums
Physical Dysfunctions: thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: faith, decision making, will, personal expression, creativity, criticism, addiction
Balanced Chakra: Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self expression
Postures that Balance Chakra: Fish (Matysasana), Lion and neck stretches and shoulder openers like Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Camel (Ustrasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) and Plow Pose (Halasana)
Related Gemstones: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chryoscolla, Lapis, Turquoise
Related Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, SageLink
Anahata Chakra - Unbeaten (Heart Chakra)
Element: airColours: green or pinkSense: touchMantra: YAM
Location: situated on the cardiac plexus in the region of the heart
Deals with: social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, emotional empowerment, issues of the soul
Governs: heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands
Physical Dysfunctions: thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, lung disease like pneumonia
Psychological and Emotional Issues: difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassion, confidence, despair, moody, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, anxiety
Balanced Chakra: feeling of completeness and wholeness, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing
Postures that Balance Chakra: Chest openers like Camel (Ustrasana), Cobra(Bhujangasana), Fish (Matsyasana). Also Pranayama (breathing exercises) like Deep Breathing, Kapalabati, Alternate Nostril Breathing (Analoma Veloma)
Related Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rose Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram
Manipura - Brilliant as a Gem (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Element: fireColours: yellowSense: sight, form and colourMantra: RAM
Location: situated at the level of the umbilicus corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus
Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego
Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility
Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation (Suryanamaskar) and Warrior (Virabhadrasana), backbends like Bow (Dhanurasana), twists like Half Twist (Ardha Matsyendhrasana), and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose (Navasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary
Svadhishthana - Vital Force (Creativity Chakra)
Element: waterColours: orangeSense: tasteMantra: VAM
Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus
Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships
Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system
Physical Dysfunctions: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality
Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humour
Postures that Balance Chakra: Hip opening poses like Standing Wide Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), Sitting Wide Forward Bend (Upavista Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood
Muladhara Chakra - Root Support (Root Chakra)
Element: earthColours: redSense: smellMantra: LAM
Location: base of the spine between anus and genitals
Deals with: physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency
Governs: bones, teeth, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity
Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, waste elimination problems like constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders
Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive
Balanced Chakra: feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent, having energy and vitality, strength and stillness, able to digest foods well
Postures that Balance Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose(Tadasana), Side-Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh
(source: myyogaonline.com)
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The Chakras
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 coded information from our surroundings. Coded information can be anything from a color vibration to ultra-violet ray to a radio or micro wave to another person’s aura. In essence our chakras receive the health of our environment, including the people we are in contact with (that’s why other people’s moods have an affect on us!). As well our chakras 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. 
(source: chakraenergy.com)
Sahasara Chakra - Thousand Petal Lotus (Crown Chakra)
Element: thoughtColours: violet/whiteSense: empathy, unityMantra: silence
Location: crown of the head
Deals with: intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness
Governs: top center of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, pineal gland
Physical Dysfunctions: chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of purpose, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, trust, selflessness, apathy, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics, sense of fear, materialism
Balanced Chakra: feeling at one with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, understand and learn information more easily
Postures that Balance Chakra: Balancing poses that bring awareness to the body and the consciousness like Tree and Eagle, also sitting in Yoga Mudra
Related Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite
Related Essential Oils: Blilbanum or Lotus
Ajna Chakra - Center of Command (Third Eye Chakra)
Element: lightColours: indigoSense: extra sensory perceptionMantra: AUM or OM
Location: situated between the eyebrows (Third Eye)
Deals with: self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization
Governs: brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, neurological system
Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunctions
Psychological and Emotional Issues: judgment, evaluation, concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, lack of concentration
Balanced Chakra: ability to think reality into existence, imagination, intuition, concentration and focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Meditation/guided visualization/sense withdrawal(Pratyahara) and Seated Yoga Mudra, Child’s Pose (Balasana) and palming the eyes and eye circles
Related Gemstones: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Mint, Jasmine
Vishuddha Chakra - Purification (Throat Chakra)
Element: sound or etherColours: blueSense: hearingMantra: HAM
Location: situated on the level of the throat, the nerve plexus of the pharynx region
Deals with: communication, creativity, learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs, confession, faith, truthfulness, self-knowledge, intuition, synthesis, expression
Governs: throat, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums
Physical Dysfunctions: thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: faith, decision making, will, personal expression, creativity, criticism, addiction
Balanced Chakra: Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self expression
Postures that Balance Chakra: Fish (Matysasana), Lion and neck stretches and shoulder openers like Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Camel (Ustrasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) and Plow Pose (Halasana)
Related Gemstones: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chryoscolla, Lapis, Turquoise
Related Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, SageLink
Anahata Chakra - Unbeaten (Heart Chakra)
Element: airColours: green or pinkSense: touchMantra: YAM
Location: situated on the cardiac plexus in the region of the heart
Deals with: social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, emotional empowerment, issues of the soul
Governs: heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands
Physical Dysfunctions: thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, lung disease like pneumonia
Psychological and Emotional Issues: difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassion, confidence, despair, moody, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, anxiety
Balanced Chakra: feeling of completeness and wholeness, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing
Postures that Balance Chakra: Chest openers like Camel (Ustrasana), Cobra(Bhujangasana), Fish (Matsyasana). Also Pranayama (breathing exercises) like Deep Breathing, Kapalabati, Alternate Nostril Breathing (Analoma Veloma)
Related Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rose Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram
Manipura - Brilliant as a Gem (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Element: fireColours: yellowSense: sight, form and colourMantra: RAM
Location: situated at the level of the umbilicus corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus
Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego
Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility
Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation (Suryanamaskar) and Warrior (Virabhadrasana), backbends like Bow (Dhanurasana), twists like Half Twist (Ardha Matsyendhrasana), and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose (Navasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary
Svadhishthana - Vital Force (Creativity Chakra)
Element: waterColours: orangeSense: tasteMantra: VAM
Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus
Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships
Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system
Physical Dysfunctions: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality
Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humour
Postures that Balance Chakra: Hip opening poses like Standing Wide Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), Sitting Wide Forward Bend (Upavista Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood
Muladhara Chakra - Root Support (Root Chakra)
Element: earthColours: redSense: smellMantra: LAM
Location: base of the spine between anus and genitals
Deals with: physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency
Governs: bones, teeth, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity
Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, waste elimination problems like constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders
Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive
Balanced Chakra: feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent, having energy and vitality, strength and stillness, able to digest foods well
Postures that Balance Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose(Tadasana), Side-Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh
(source: myyogaonline.com)
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evepostapple:

The Chakras
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 coded information from our surroundings. Coded information can be anything from a color vibration to ultra-violet ray to a radio or micro wave to another person’s aura. In essence our chakras receive the health of our environment, including the people we are in contact with (that’s why other people’s moods have an affect on us!). As well our chakras 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. 
(source: chakraenergy.com)
Sahasara Chakra - Thousand Petal Lotus (Crown Chakra)
Element: thoughtColours: violet/whiteSense: empathy, unityMantra: silence
Location: crown of the head
Deals with: intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness
Governs: top center of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, pineal gland
Physical Dysfunctions: chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of purpose, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, trust, selflessness, apathy, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics, sense of fear, materialism
Balanced Chakra: feeling at one with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, understand and learn information more easily
Postures that Balance Chakra: Balancing poses that bring awareness to the body and the consciousness like Tree and Eagle, also sitting in Yoga Mudra
Related Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite
Related Essential Oils: Blilbanum or Lotus
Ajna Chakra - Center of Command (Third Eye Chakra)
Element: lightColours: indigoSense: extra sensory perceptionMantra: AUM or OM
Location: situated between the eyebrows (Third Eye)
Deals with: self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization
Governs: brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, neurological system
Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunctions
Psychological and Emotional Issues: judgment, evaluation, concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, lack of concentration
Balanced Chakra: ability to think reality into existence, imagination, intuition, concentration and focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Meditation/guided visualization/sense withdrawal(Pratyahara) and Seated Yoga Mudra, Child’s Pose (Balasana) and palming the eyes and eye circles
Related Gemstones: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Mint, Jasmine
Vishuddha Chakra - Purification (Throat Chakra)
Element: sound or etherColours: blueSense: hearingMantra: HAM
Location: situated on the level of the throat, the nerve plexus of the pharynx region
Deals with: communication, creativity, learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs, confession, faith, truthfulness, self-knowledge, intuition, synthesis, expression
Governs: throat, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums
Physical Dysfunctions: thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: faith, decision making, will, personal expression, creativity, criticism, addiction
Balanced Chakra: Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self expression
Postures that Balance Chakra: Fish (Matysasana), Lion and neck stretches and shoulder openers like Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Camel (Ustrasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) and Plow Pose (Halasana)
Related Gemstones: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chryoscolla, Lapis, Turquoise
Related Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, SageLink
Anahata Chakra - Unbeaten (Heart Chakra)
Element: airColours: green or pinkSense: touchMantra: YAM
Location: situated on the cardiac plexus in the region of the heart
Deals with: social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, emotional empowerment, issues of the soul
Governs: heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands
Physical Dysfunctions: thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, lung disease like pneumonia
Psychological and Emotional Issues: difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassion, confidence, despair, moody, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, anxiety
Balanced Chakra: feeling of completeness and wholeness, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing
Postures that Balance Chakra: Chest openers like Camel (Ustrasana), Cobra(Bhujangasana), Fish (Matsyasana). Also Pranayama (breathing exercises) like Deep Breathing, Kapalabati, Alternate Nostril Breathing (Analoma Veloma)
Related Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rose Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram
Manipura - Brilliant as a Gem (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Element: fireColours: yellowSense: sight, form and colourMantra: RAM
Location: situated at the level of the umbilicus corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus
Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego
Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility
Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation (Suryanamaskar) and Warrior (Virabhadrasana), backbends like Bow (Dhanurasana), twists like Half Twist (Ardha Matsyendhrasana), and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose (Navasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary
Svadhishthana - Vital Force (Creativity Chakra)
Element: waterColours: orangeSense: tasteMantra: VAM
Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus
Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships
Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system
Physical Dysfunctions: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality
Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humour
Postures that Balance Chakra: Hip opening poses like Standing Wide Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), Sitting Wide Forward Bend (Upavista Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood
Muladhara Chakra - Root Support (Root Chakra)
Element: earthColours: redSense: smellMantra: LAM
Location: base of the spine between anus and genitals
Deals with: physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency
Governs: bones, teeth, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity
Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, waste elimination problems like constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders
Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive
Balanced Chakra: feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent, having energy and vitality, strength and stillness, able to digest foods well
Postures that Balance Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose(Tadasana), Side-Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh
(source: myyogaonline.com)
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The Chakras
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 coded information from our surroundings. Coded information can be anything from a color vibration to ultra-violet ray to a radio or micro wave to another person’s aura. In essence our chakras receive the health of our environment, including the people we are in contact with (that’s why other people’s moods have an affect on us!). As well our chakras 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. 
(source: chakraenergy.com)
Sahasara Chakra - Thousand Petal Lotus (Crown Chakra)
Element: thoughtColours: violet/whiteSense: empathy, unityMantra: silence
Location: crown of the head
Deals with: intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness
Governs: top center of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, pineal gland
Physical Dysfunctions: chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of purpose, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, trust, selflessness, apathy, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics, sense of fear, materialism
Balanced Chakra: feeling at one with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, understand and learn information more easily
Postures that Balance Chakra: Balancing poses that bring awareness to the body and the consciousness like Tree and Eagle, also sitting in Yoga Mudra
Related Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite
Related Essential Oils: Blilbanum or Lotus
Ajna Chakra - Center of Command (Third Eye Chakra)
Element: lightColours: indigoSense: extra sensory perceptionMantra: AUM or OM
Location: situated between the eyebrows (Third Eye)
Deals with: self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization
Governs: brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, neurological system
Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunctions
Psychological and Emotional Issues: judgment, evaluation, concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, lack of concentration
Balanced Chakra: ability to think reality into existence, imagination, intuition, concentration and focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Meditation/guided visualization/sense withdrawal(Pratyahara) and Seated Yoga Mudra, Child’s Pose (Balasana) and palming the eyes and eye circles
Related Gemstones: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Mint, Jasmine
Vishuddha Chakra - Purification (Throat Chakra)
Element: sound or etherColours: blueSense: hearingMantra: HAM
Location: situated on the level of the throat, the nerve plexus of the pharynx region
Deals with: communication, creativity, learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs, confession, faith, truthfulness, self-knowledge, intuition, synthesis, expression
Governs: throat, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums
Physical Dysfunctions: thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: faith, decision making, will, personal expression, creativity, criticism, addiction
Balanced Chakra: Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self expression
Postures that Balance Chakra: Fish (Matysasana), Lion and neck stretches and shoulder openers like Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Camel (Ustrasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) and Plow Pose (Halasana)
Related Gemstones: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chryoscolla, Lapis, Turquoise
Related Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, SageLink
Anahata Chakra - Unbeaten (Heart Chakra)
Element: airColours: green or pinkSense: touchMantra: YAM
Location: situated on the cardiac plexus in the region of the heart
Deals with: social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, emotional empowerment, issues of the soul
Governs: heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands
Physical Dysfunctions: thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, lung disease like pneumonia
Psychological and Emotional Issues: difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassion, confidence, despair, moody, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, anxiety
Balanced Chakra: feeling of completeness and wholeness, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing
Postures that Balance Chakra: Chest openers like Camel (Ustrasana), Cobra(Bhujangasana), Fish (Matsyasana). Also Pranayama (breathing exercises) like Deep Breathing, Kapalabati, Alternate Nostril Breathing (Analoma Veloma)
Related Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rose Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram
Manipura - Brilliant as a Gem (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Element: fireColours: yellowSense: sight, form and colourMantra: RAM
Location: situated at the level of the umbilicus corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus
Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego
Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility
Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation (Suryanamaskar) and Warrior (Virabhadrasana), backbends like Bow (Dhanurasana), twists like Half Twist (Ardha Matsyendhrasana), and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose (Navasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary
Svadhishthana - Vital Force (Creativity Chakra)
Element: waterColours: orangeSense: tasteMantra: VAM
Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus
Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships
Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system
Physical Dysfunctions: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality
Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humour
Postures that Balance Chakra: Hip opening poses like Standing Wide Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), Sitting Wide Forward Bend (Upavista Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood
Muladhara Chakra - Root Support (Root Chakra)
Element: earthColours: redSense: smellMantra: LAM
Location: base of the spine between anus and genitals
Deals with: physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency
Governs: bones, teeth, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity
Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, waste elimination problems like constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders
Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive
Balanced Chakra: feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent, having energy and vitality, strength and stillness, able to digest foods well
Postures that Balance Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose(Tadasana), Side-Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh
(source: myyogaonline.com)
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evepostapple:

The Chakras
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 coded information from our surroundings. Coded information can be anything from a color vibration to ultra-violet ray to a radio or micro wave to another person’s aura. In essence our chakras receive the health of our environment, including the people we are in contact with (that’s why other people’s moods have an affect on us!). As well our chakras 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. 
(source: chakraenergy.com)
Sahasara Chakra - Thousand Petal Lotus (Crown Chakra)
Element: thoughtColours: violet/whiteSense: empathy, unityMantra: silence
Location: crown of the head
Deals with: intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness
Governs: top center of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, pineal gland
Physical Dysfunctions: chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of purpose, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, trust, selflessness, apathy, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics, sense of fear, materialism
Balanced Chakra: feeling at one with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, understand and learn information more easily
Postures that Balance Chakra: Balancing poses that bring awareness to the body and the consciousness like Tree and Eagle, also sitting in Yoga Mudra
Related Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite
Related Essential Oils: Blilbanum or Lotus
Ajna Chakra - Center of Command (Third Eye Chakra)
Element: lightColours: indigoSense: extra sensory perceptionMantra: AUM or OM
Location: situated between the eyebrows (Third Eye)
Deals with: self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization
Governs: brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, neurological system
Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunctions
Psychological and Emotional Issues: judgment, evaluation, concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, lack of concentration
Balanced Chakra: ability to think reality into existence, imagination, intuition, concentration and focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Meditation/guided visualization/sense withdrawal(Pratyahara) and Seated Yoga Mudra, Child’s Pose (Balasana) and palming the eyes and eye circles
Related Gemstones: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Mint, Jasmine
Vishuddha Chakra - Purification (Throat Chakra)
Element: sound or etherColours: blueSense: hearingMantra: HAM
Location: situated on the level of the throat, the nerve plexus of the pharynx region
Deals with: communication, creativity, learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs, confession, faith, truthfulness, self-knowledge, intuition, synthesis, expression
Governs: throat, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums
Physical Dysfunctions: thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: faith, decision making, will, personal expression, creativity, criticism, addiction
Balanced Chakra: Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self expression
Postures that Balance Chakra: Fish (Matysasana), Lion and neck stretches and shoulder openers like Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Camel (Ustrasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) and Plow Pose (Halasana)
Related Gemstones: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chryoscolla, Lapis, Turquoise
Related Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, SageLink
Anahata Chakra - Unbeaten (Heart Chakra)
Element: airColours: green or pinkSense: touchMantra: YAM
Location: situated on the cardiac plexus in the region of the heart
Deals with: social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, emotional empowerment, issues of the soul
Governs: heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands
Physical Dysfunctions: thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, lung disease like pneumonia
Psychological and Emotional Issues: difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassion, confidence, despair, moody, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, anxiety
Balanced Chakra: feeling of completeness and wholeness, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing
Postures that Balance Chakra: Chest openers like Camel (Ustrasana), Cobra(Bhujangasana), Fish (Matsyasana). Also Pranayama (breathing exercises) like Deep Breathing, Kapalabati, Alternate Nostril Breathing (Analoma Veloma)
Related Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rose Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram
Manipura - Brilliant as a Gem (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Element: fireColours: yellowSense: sight, form and colourMantra: RAM
Location: situated at the level of the umbilicus corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus
Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego
Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure
Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility
Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus
Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation (Suryanamaskar) and Warrior (Virabhadrasana), backbends like Bow (Dhanurasana), twists like Half Twist (Ardha Matsyendhrasana), and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose (Navasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary
Svadhishthana - Vital Force (Creativity Chakra)
Element: waterColours: orangeSense: tasteMantra: VAM
Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus
Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships
Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system
Physical Dysfunctions: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems
Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality
Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humour
Postures that Balance Chakra: Hip opening poses like Standing Wide Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), Sitting Wide Forward Bend (Upavista Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Related Gemstones: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline
Related Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood
Muladhara Chakra - Root Support (Root Chakra)
Element: earthColours: redSense: smellMantra: LAM
Location: base of the spine between anus and genitals
Deals with: physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency
Governs: bones, teeth, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity
Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, waste elimination problems like constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders
Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive
Balanced Chakra: feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent, having energy and vitality, strength and stillness, able to digest foods well
Postures that Balance Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose(Tadasana), Side-Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh
(source: myyogaonline.com)
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evepostapple:

The Chakras

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‚Äďchakra 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 ‚Äúspinning wheels‚ÄĚ draw-in coded information from our surroundings. Coded information can be anything from a color vibration to ultra-violet ray to a radio or micro wave to another person‚Äôs aura. In essence our chakras receive the health of our environment, including the people we are in contact with (that‚Äôs why other people‚Äôs moods have an affect on us!). As well our chakras 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. 

(source: chakraenergy.com)

Sahasara Chakra - Thousand Petal Lotus (Crown Chakra)

Element: thought
Colours: violet/white
Sense: empathy, unity
Mantra: silence

Location: crown of the head

Deals with: intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness

Governs: top center of the head and midline above the ears, brain, nervous system, pineal gland

Physical Dysfunctions: chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound

Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of purpose, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, trust, selflessness, apathy, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics, sense of fear, materialism

Balanced Chakra: feeling at one with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, understand and learn information more easily

Postures that Balance Chakra: Balancing poses that bring awareness to the body and the consciousness like Tree and Eagle, also sitting in Yoga Mudra

Related Gemstones: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite

Related Essential Oils: Blilbanum or Lotus

Ajna Chakra - Center of Command (Third Eye Chakra)

Element: light
Colours: indigo
Sense: extra sensory perception
Mantra: AUM or OM

Location: situated between the eyebrows (Third Eye)

Deals with: self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization

Governs: brain, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland, pineal glands, neurological system

Physical Dysfunctions: headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, learning disabilities, panic, depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunctions

Psychological and Emotional Issues: judgment, evaluation, concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, lack of concentration

Balanced Chakra: ability to think reality into existence, imagination, intuition, concentration and focus

Postures that Balance Chakra: Meditation/guided visualization/sense withdrawal(Pratyahara) and Seated Yoga Mudra, Child’s Pose (Balasana) and palming the eyes and eye circles

Related Gemstones: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Quartz

Related Essential Oils: Mint, Jasmine

Vishuddha Chakra - Purification (Throat Chakra)

Element: sound or ether
Colours: blue
Sense: hearing
Mantra: HAM

Location: situated on the level of the throat, the nerve plexus of the pharynx region

Deals with: communication, creativity, learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs, confession, faith, truthfulness, self-knowledge, intuition, synthesis, expression

Governs: throat, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, trachea, cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums

Physical Dysfunctions: thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems

Psychological and Emotional Issues: faith, decision making, will, personal expression, creativity, criticism, addiction

Balanced Chakra: Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self expression

Postures that Balance Chakra: Fish (Matysasana), Lion and neck stretches and shoulder openers like Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Camel (Ustrasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) and Plow Pose (Halasana)

Related Gemstones: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chryoscolla, Lapis, Turquoise

Related Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, SageLink

Anahata Chakra - Unbeaten (Heart Chakra)

Element: air
Colours: green or pink
Sense: touch
Mantra: YAM

Location: situated on the cardiac plexus in the region of the heart

Deals with: social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, emotional empowerment, issues of the soul

Governs: heart, rib cage, blood, circulatory system, lungs and diaphragm, thymus gland, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands

Physical Dysfunctions: thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, lung disease like pneumonia

Psychological and Emotional Issues: difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassion, confidence, despair, moody, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, anxiety

Balanced Chakra: feeling of completeness and wholeness, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing

Postures that Balance Chakra: Chest openers like Camel (Ustrasana), Cobra(Bhujangasana), Fish (Matsyasana). Also Pranayama (breathing exercises) like Deep Breathing, Kapalabati, Alternate Nostril Breathing (Analoma Veloma)

Related Gemstones: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rose Quartz

Related Essential Oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram

Manipura - Brilliant as a Gem (Solar Plexus Chakra)

Element: fire
Colours: yellow
Sense: sight, form and colour
Mantra: RAM

Location: situated at the level of the umbilicus corresponding to the gastric or solar plexus

Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego

Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach

Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure

Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility

Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus

Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation (Suryanamaskar) and Warrior (Virabhadrasana), backbends like Bow (Dhanurasana), twists like Half Twist (Ardha Matsyendhrasana), and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose (Navasana)

Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline

Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary

Svadhishthana - Vital Force (Creativity Chakra)

Element: water
Colours: orange
Sense: taste
Mantra: VAM

Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus

Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships

Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system

Physical Dysfunctions: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems

Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality

Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humour

Postures that Balance Chakra: Hip opening poses like Standing Wide Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), Sitting Wide Forward Bend (Upavista Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Related Gemstones: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline

Related Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood

Muladhara Chakra - Root Support (Root Chakra)

Element: earth
Colours: red
Sense: smell
Mantra: LAM

Location: base of the spine between anus and genitals

Deals with: physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency

Governs: bones, teeth, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity

Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, waste elimination problems like constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders

Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive

Balanced Chakra: feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent, having energy and vitality, strength and stillness, able to digest foods well

Postures that Balance Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose(Tadasana), Side-Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz

Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh

(source: myyogaonline.com)