The Real Truth about the Chakras. Over the past hundred plus years, the concept of the chakras, or subtle energy centers within the body, has seized the Western imagination more than virtually any other teaching from the yoga tradition.
Yet, as with most other concepts deriving from Sanskrit sources, the West (barring a handful of scholars) has almost totally failed to come to grips with what the chakras meant in their original context and how one is supposed to practice with them. This post seeks to rectify that situation to some extent. Here are the six most important things you never knew about the chakras: 1. There’s not just one chakra system in the original tradition, there are many So many! The rainbow color-scheme, however, has a late 20th-century Californian origin Now, I know what you’re thinking—’But which system is right? We’ve only just started down this rabbit hole, Alice. Example of a five-chakra system for deity-yoga 2. This might be the most important point. 3. But that’s not all. 4. 5. 6.
The 10-cakra system from "Jewel-mine of Music" - Part 2 of 2 — Tantrik Studies. Continued from the previous post, this post details cakras 6 through 10 of the 10-cakra system of the Sanskrit text called "A Jewel-mine of Music".
Translation by Somadeva Vasudeva, with minor adjustments by myself. Additional comments translated from the Sanskrit commentary by Siṃhabhūpāla. Note that this cakra system was not "invented" for this text on musicianship, but was drawn from yogic materials now unavailable. CAKRA #6. lalanā-cakra. A 10-cakra system from an 800-year-old text — Tantrik Studies.
The tradition of classical Tantra evolved not one but many cakra systems.
(In English, the word is commonly spelled chakra, but should always be pronounced as in church not shock.) Five-cakra systems were the most common in the early tradition, in order to correspond with the five basic elements. My mentor and friend Somadeva Vasudeva (currently of the University of Kyōtō) discovered a fascinating 10-cakra system in a 16th century (?) Text called A Jewel-mine of [teachings on] Music (Saṅgīta-ratnākara) by a fellow called Śārngadeva.
This is the only Sanskrit text that I am aware which associates specific emotional and mental states (bhāvas) with specific cakras; or, more precisely, with the 'petals' of the cakras. Here are brief excerpts from the text, translated by Dr. CAKRA #1. ādhāra — "Between the anus and genitals is the ādhāra-cakra. CAKRA #3. maṇipūraka — "In the navel[-region] is located a ten-petalled cakra called maṇipūraka.
The Locations of Earth’s 7 Chakra Points. When I decided to approach the topic of the earth’s chakra points and write a piece about it, I believed it was going to be a very straightforward piece with clear-cut information and I found that assumption quite wrong.
There are a few schools of thought about where the chakra points are located on the earth and how the entire ley-line system works as a whole. The basic concept is that as the macrocosmic mirror to the human microcosm of the chakra system in the body, the earth, as a living being, possesses active energy centers that are consecutively aligned based on perspectives of consciousness, earth-organ equivalents, and vibrational states and exist in different sacred locations throughout the earth. How to Nourish and Heal Your Energy Body. EmailShare HJ: Science has now thoroughly proven the existence of an energy body and is beginning to understand what spiritual teachers and metaphysicists have long known — it is extremely important for your health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally-emotionally-spiritually.
Just like you nourish your physical body with rest, proper diet, exercise and so on, your energy body, also known as your Aura, needs proper care. This is a profound, deep article going into much detail about this process. Enjoy. Scientists Quantify & Graphically Chart Alignment Of Human Chakras In Various Emotional States. Electrophotonic analysis in medicine is something that’s been gaining more attention from scientists and researchers from all over the world.
It’s another case -of many -that demonstrates how humanity is continually moving toward a scientific understanding of what is considered Ancient Eastern Mysticism. In the mid-nineties, Konstantin Korotkov, Professor of Computer Science and Biophysics at Saint-Petersburg Federal University of Informational Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, developed a scientific device based on the ancient Chinese system of energy meridians. It’s for measuring the bio-energy of living organisms, as well as the environment. The device provides a painless evaluation that can highlight potential health (physiological and psycho-emotional) abnormalities, it’s called the GDV. (1) It does this by using a completely painless electrical current applied to the fingertips, which takes less than one millisecond. Below are the results from a case study done by Dr.
Sources: (6) Facebook. Chakras: 7 Minute Tune Up. Post 11-11-11.