The influence of the 7 chakras in emotions

The Yogis understood the human body in a very different way to how modern science conceives it. For example, the concept of chakras. The chakras are vital energy centres along the spine and each influences specifically on our health and well-being, as well as the expansion of our full potential. Writes Kausthub Desikachar (translated by Aranzazu Corrales Gordo)

Although there are different opinions as to the number of chakras that exist in the body in classical texts, is widely recognized that seven are the most important. Most of the Yogis were focused on the operation right of these seven energy centers. For this purpose, designed very specific practices, such as asana, pranayama, mantra and mudra for interact with these vital centers, in order to improve the quality of life in general.

They believed firmly that our illnesses and negative trends were the result of imbalances in certain chakras. Therefore, una vital part of our process of self-knowledge is the exploration of each chakra.

I then discuss some reasons why we should study the influence of chakras to keep them in mind when we design our practice.

1. the first chakra, Muladhara, It is located at the base of the spine and is related to the stability, security and sense of rootedness in our life. An excessive blocking of prana in this chakra causes the person to feel heavy, slow, monotonous, swollen, with feelings of possession or very materialistic. While feelings of fear, lack of discipline, concern or be absent may indicate a lack of energy in this chakra.

2. the second chakra, Svadhisthana, It is near the reproductive organs. Influences in the creative potential, as well as the fertility. When you feel that you can not express themselves creatively, you have infertility problems, social skills are poor, do not feel their emotions or imposes many limits, it might mean a failure of prana in this chakra. While that deadlock over the prana causes addiction to pleasure, emotional dependence or that the person doesn't know to set your own limits, in addition to other imbalances.

3. the third chakra, Manipura, a very important transformation function, is in the region of the navel, it meets either in relation to food or emotions. In general, low levels of energy, chronic fatigue, poor digestion, indecision or the victimhood are considered a result of a malfunction of this chakra. This chakra hyperactivity may cause that person is aggressive, controlling, stubborn, arrogant and revealed a range of digestive disorders, such as ulcers and other eating disorders.

4 Anahata chakra is the name of the quarter Energy Center and is in the region of the heart. It is believed that failure of this chakra is the cause of anti-social behavior, lack of self-respect and self-esteem, fear of intimacy, depression and lack of empathy. While an excess of activity in it could cause problems of dependence, lack of criteria, possessive and dependency attitudes. Also believed that a dysfunction in this chakra causes physical disorders, including diseases of the heart, lung, thymus, and deficiencies of the immune system.

5. the fifth chakra, Visuddhi, It is located in the region of the throat. Its main function is to influence communication and expression. The weakness in this chakra may be the cause that provokes fear talking, introverted behaviour, shyness, lack of self-expression and other similar problems. While excessive operation of this chakra may cause the person talk too, using the conversation as a mechanism of defence, the gossip and the inability to listen to.

6 Ajna chakra is the sixth chakra, and it is located in the region between the eyebrows. It is often believed that insensitivity, poor perception, lack of memory, recognition, as well as similar problems, are the result of a weak energy in this chakra. While the hallucinations, delusions, obsessions, headaches, insomnia and other similar disorders are considered a hyperactivity of energy in this chakra.

7. the last chakra, located at the Crown of the head is called Sahasrara. It is mainly connected to all our potential and our spiritual orientation. The spiritual skepticism, the difficulties of learning, the rigid system of beliefs, materialism, alienation and other similar problems are related to a weakness of prana in this center of power. The excessive intellectualization, spiritual addiction, dissociation and the poor demonstration a hyperactivity in this region are considered.

Not only Yogis believe in this vision, but they also developed tools and means to balance these chakras.

Kausthub Desikachar. He is son of T. K. V. Desikachar and grandson of Yogacarya T. Krishnamacharya. As a teacher of yoga and yogaterapeuta recognized, its objective is to share the authentic teachings of yoga in the modern world and build bridges between the different healing modalities to promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual health.

In collaboration with the school Therapeutic PranamanasYoga, Kausthub will give your next seminar in Spain from 27 to 29 April of 2018 in Barcelona with the theme "s:-Mudra and Bandha-s subtle tools of Yoga". You can also find more information on This link. Reservations:

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By • 11 jan, 2018 • section: Signatures