YOGA POSTURES FOR BALANCING CHAKRAS
Balancing energy centers of the body softens difficulties in life
Yoga Postures for Balancing Chakras
Traditionally Yoga works the alignment and balance of the seven main chakras, which are located in the spine. Each of these energy centers is responsible for specific body functions and areas of action in life. Are they:
With the practice of Yoga, it is possible to bring balance and energy to the seven energy centers of the body, working them progressively. After all, when these Chakras are in imbalance - from excess or lack of energy - difficulties appear, whether in day to day or in the practice of Yoga. Usually the positions we least like to do are the ones we most need to work on.
POSES FOR THE MULADHARA CHAKRA
In general, a posture does not work only one Chakra, but several. However, there are the main asanas recommended for each energy center. Some standing asanas balance the Muladhara Chakra, located between the center of the perineum and the base of the spine. Its element is Earth. Examples of asanas that balance this Chakra: tadasana, malasana, vrikasana.
HOW TO PERFORM ASANA TADASANA:
- Stand, let your legs together, with toes, heels and ankles touching.
- Distribute the weight at the outer edges of the feet, at the metatarsals (from the toes) and all over the heel. Then raise the plantar arch - which is longitudinal arch, which runs through the length of the foot.
- Contract your thighs by raising your patella (front knee bone) and extend your knees. Rotate your upper thighs out, bring your tailbone inwards, but without pushing your thighs forward.
- Lift your center from your chest (outer bone), keep your shoulders away from your ears and raise the anterior arch of your shoulders, noticing that the folds of your previous armpits have disappeared. Feel that the lower part of your shoulder blades (these are our "wings", the lower part is in the direction of the lumbar spine) are penetrating your ribs
- Keep the curves of your spine and leave your chin parallel to the floor.
- Observe if your heels, ankles, legs, hips, spine and head are on the same line.
- Extend your arms down with palms facing thighs and fingers together. It is the initial posture of all standing asanas.
POSES FOR THE SWADISTANA CHAKRA
Swadistana, the second Chakra, located in the region of the sexual organs, is represented by the pumpkin color and responsible for its sexuality, sensuality, emotions and intimacy; and areas of the body such as pelvis, lumbar, kidney bladder. Examples of asanas that balance this Chakra: Badha Konasana, Gomukasana, Upavistha Konasana. Its element is Water.
HOW TO PERFORM ASANA BADHA KONASANA:
- Sit on the floor and take the inner back of your right heel and bring as close as possible to the center of your body (pubic bone where our sex organs are). Do the same with your left heel. That way, you will unite the soles of your feet.
- Support your hands at the side of your hips, leaving your elbows flexed, without straining your arms and shoulders. In this position, you will sit in Badha Konasana.
POSES FOR THE MANIPURA CHAKRA
The Fire element is controlled by the third Chakra, the Manipura, which is located in the solar plexus . Its color is yellow and this energy center is responsible for the self-esteem and power of transformation. Examples of asanas that balance this Chakra: Virabhadrasana I, II and III. Sruya Namaskar I, Utkatasana.
HOW TO PERFORM ASANA UTKATASANA:
- To perform this posture, you must first begin with the "Tadasana" taught above.
- Inhale and exhale raise your arms in front of your body, above your head. Keep your arms parallel to each other. Your arms should be kept on the same level or the front of your ears.
- Exhale and bend your knees. Try to bring your thighs as parallel to the floor as possible. The trunk should tilt slightly forward, over the thighs, until you make a 90 degree angle with the upper thighs. Your thighs should be parallel to each other.
- Stay in this position for 30 seconds to one minute. To get out of the posture, you should extend your knees as you exhale. Then inhale and exhale, bring your arms to the sides of your body, back to the asana Tadasana.
POSES FOR THE ANAHATA CHAKRA
Anahata chakra is the fourth energy center of the body, located in the center of the breast, between the nipples, and is associated with the heart. Its element is Air and is considered the point of balance between the material and spiritual world. Its color is green. Examples of asanas that balance this Chakra: Trikonasana, Bujangasana.
HOW TO PERFORM THE BUJANGASANA ASANA:
- Lie down facedown on the floor. Extend your legs back, placing your toes flat on the floor. Put your hands on the floor under your shoulders. Force your elbows back, count your body. Press your toes, thighs, and pubis firmly on the floor.
- In an inspiration, begin to extend your arms to lift your chest from the floor, going up to the point where you can keep your pubes and legs on the floor. Push your instep against the floor, but do not contract your buttocks.
- Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, breathing easily. Return to the floor with an exhalation.
POSES FOR THE VISUDDHA CHAKRA
The Visuddha Chakra, located in the throat, is the fifth energy center of the body and represents the ether. He reveals his expression, whether artistic or personal, is where the inner truth of each one resonates. Its color is the sky blue. Examples of asanas that balance this Chakra: Salamba Sarvangasana, Halasana, Jathara Parivartanasana.
HOW TO PERFORM ASANA JATHARA PARIVARTANASANA:
- Lying on your back, extend your arms to the sides (at the height of your shoulders), with the palms facing upwards in a T.
- Inhale and exhale flex your knees toward your chest.
- Inhale and exhale, bring both knees to the left side of your body, performing twisting of the lumbar spine. Bring your knees as close to your left arm as possible. Keep looking at the ceiling. Shoulders should be flat against the floor. Remain in posture for 30 to 60 seconds. To return, inhale and exhale return the hips to the initial position. Repeat the same motion to the other side.
POSES FOR THE AJANA CHAKRA
The sixth Chakra, Ajana, located above and between the eyes, symbolizes our intuition and its element is light. He is involved in the creation and the perception of the art and in the recognition of the impact of the images. Examples of asanas that balance this Chakra: Garudasana, Natarajasana, Padmasana, Yoga Mudra. Color: Blue. © 2019 reliberceed.com
HOW TO PERFORM THE ASANA VAJRASANA YOGA MUDRA:
- Get on your knees and attach your knees and feet (your instep should be resting on the floor) and sit on your heels. Bend your torso forward and rest your forehead on the floor. Now extend your arms forward, support hands, arms and elbows on the floor. Breathe normally.
- Stay in the 1 to 3 minute posture. To return, bring your hands under your shoulders, push the floor with both hands and slowly unwind the spine, the head is the last one that rises.
POSES FOR THE SAHASRARA CHAKRA
The last chakra, the Sahasrara, is on top of the head and is our connection to the spiritual. Its element is the thought and its color the crystal. Examples of asanas that balance this Chakra: Salamba Sirsasana, Yoga Mudra.
HOW TO PERFORM THE ASANA YOGA MUDRA:
- Lie down with your tummy on the floor. One your feet and legs, lean your forehead on the floor, extend your arms forward, palm flat on the floor. Breathe through your nose slowly.
- To return, bring your hands under your shoulders, push the floor with both hands, sit on your heels and unwind the spine slowly. The head is the last one that goes up.
- The practice of asanas should be done at least twice a week. Always vary postures and breathe through your nose during practice, do not hold retentions. Remember that what is important is to observe and thereby improve in personal and spiritual life. After all, the excess of rigidity and complacency harms. Find your way through the middle, find your balance.
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