The chakras are the seven main energy centers in the body where we receive, absorb and distribute life energies. They are located along the spine, starting at the base and running upwards to the crown of the head. The chakras are described as “Whirling Wheels of light” and each chakra radiates a specific color and energy. Each chakra relates to specific spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical issues.
The chakras can become blocked through external situations and internal habits such as long-held tension in the body or staying stuck in our thoughts about things past or constant worry about the future. As a result a chakra can become either deficient or excessive. Therefore this chakra is imbalanced. Balancing these energy centers leads to our well-being. Practicing asana, pranayama, and affirmations that correspond to each chakra can release stuck energy and clear the path to more joyful living. Therefore the chakra system provides a foundation for fine-tuning our yoga to suit our personality & promote happiness.
|AFFIRMATION||I am here|
|MANTRA||May I be able to nourish & nurture myself, May I be grounded, May I be stable.|
|ISSUES||Grounding, Survival, Finances, Family, Physical Health, Trust, Safety, Security, Stability, Centering, Coming home, Embodiment, Boundaries, Determination, Strength, Will, Determination|
|AFFIRMATION||I am me|
|MANTRA||May I be at home and at ease in my body, May I find balance in my relationships between myself and others.|
|ISSUES||Ability to go with the flow, Patience, Change, Adaptability, Receptivity, Creativity, Relationship, Play, Pleasure, Sexuality|
|AFFIRMATION||I am free|
|KEY EMOTION||Shame / Low Self-Worth|
|MANTRA||May I be true to myself, May I express who I am without fear, May I be able to honor myself.|
|ISSUES||Power, Will, Self-esteem, Self-image, Digestion, Adaptability, Ability to grow, Vitality, Purpose, Courage, Transformation, Confidence, Humility, Focus, Setting limits, Asking for what you need, Reclaiming your power|
|AFFIRMATION||I am love|
|MANTRA||May I be at home in my heart, May I be free to feel my true feelings, desires, passions.|
|ISSUES||Love, Devotion, Ability to connect with others, Openness, Compassion, Balance, Self-acceptance, Self-confidence, To be in good relationship, Place where dharma resides, Comfort, Peace|
|AFFIRMATION||I am truth|
|KEY EMOTION||Negative Speech|
|MANTRA||May I be able to express my feelings with ease and be balanced between heart and mind.|
|ISSUES||Communication, Ability to speak clearly and appropriately, Resonance, The Right to Speak and Hear the Truth, Freedom, Open self-expression, Balance between Heart and Mind|
|AFFIRMATION||I am understanding|
|MANTRA||May I see and perceive clearly on every level and seek only the truth.|
|ISSUES||Intuition, Imagination, Discernment, Ability to see from a deeper place within your “third eye”, Wisdom, Insight, Dreams, Vision, Color, Clairvoyance, Capacity for universal vision, Global awareness, Meditation, Empowerment, Visualization|
|AFFIRMATION||I am aware|
|KEY EMOTION||Anger / Attachment|
|MANTRA||May I have a clear and open connection with source energy (spirit) and live in the present moment.|
|ISSUES||Awareness of awareness, Witness consciousness, Releasing attachment, Knowledge, Beliefs, Consciousness, Spirituality, Bliss, Understanding, Transcendence, Truth, Reality, Inspiration, Selflessness, Devotion, Calm|
Grounding, Stability, Physical Needs, Security, Survival, Manifestation, Material World.
Emotions, Relationships, Sexuality, Self-Worth, Creativity, Empathy.
Personal Power, Will, Energy, Metabolism, Effectiveness, Self-Esteem, Social Identity, Happiness.
Love, Understanding, Trust, Hope, Openness, Compassion, Balance, Forgiveness.
Communication, Sound, Vibration, Self-Expression, Listening, Speaking, Writing.
Psychic Abilities, Channeling, Telepathy, Astral Travel, Visions, Connections to Higher Self.
Universal Consciousness, All Knowing, Cosmic Connection, The God Source, Enlightenment, Gateway to other Dimensions.