|Walking Maze by Heidi Santschi of Heidi Santschi Garden Design|
Most of us have encountered the chakras at some point in our yoga journey. Some of us have solid knowledge of the origins and meanings. And many of us may be wondering if the chakras have relevance to our yoga practice and the issues we deal with every day.
- Muladhara (root chakra – between the perineum and the pelvic bone)
- Svadhisthana (sacral chakra – 4 fingers width below navel)
- Manipura (solar plexus chakra – in the abdomen above the navel)
- Anahata (heart chakra – center of the chest)
- Vishuddha (throat chakra – neck/throat)
- Ajna (third eye chakra – centered between the eyebrows)
- Sahasrara (crown chakra – top of the head)
- Yamas and niyamas (ethics and actions)
- Guided imagery
- Chanting and affirmations
Over the next several posts, I will be exploring each of the chakras and their application to yoga practice and healthy aging.