Yoga

SEVENTH OR CROWN CHAKRA

SEVENTH OR CROWN CHAKRA

Sanscrit name: Sahasrara (thousand-fold)Location: The crown of the skullSymbol: A lotus with thousand petalsCentral issue: Awareness, spiritual search for meaning, issues of karma and grace, grace bank account, spiritual awakening, divine discontentColor: Purple, white, gold, silver Organs: The muscular and skeletal system, skin, central nervous system Excessive: Over-intellectualization, spiritual addiction, confusion, dissociation from body Deficient: Spiritual cynicism, learning difficulties, rigid belief systems, apathy, materialism, greed, domination of others Balanced: Sense of spiritual connection, open-minded, wisdom and mastery, broad understanding, intelligent, thoughtful, aware, ability to perceive, analyse and assimilate information Physical Dysfunctions: Energetic disorders, mystical depression, coma, migraines, brain tumours, amnesia,...


SIXTH OR THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA

SIXTH OR THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA

Sanscrit name: Ajna (to perceive)Location: The centre of the forehead, browSymbol: A circle surrounded on each side by two large lotus petals ( or a lotus with 96 petals ), and inside it a triangleCentral issue: Intuition, imagination, ability to see one's life clearly, use of the mind/intellectColor: Indigo Hormonal glands: The pituitary and the pineal gland Organs: The brain, nervous system, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, face, the pineal and pituitary gland Excessive: Hallucination, nightmares, obsessions, delusions, difficulty concentrating, headaches Deficient: Poor vision and memory, insensitivity, lack of imagination, difficulty visualizing, difficulty seeing the future, can't remember dreams, denial Balanced:...


FIFTH OR THROAT CHAKRA

FIFTH OR THROAT CHAKRA

Sanscrit name: Vissudha (purification) Location: ThroatSymbol: A circle surrounded by 16 lotus petals, and inside it a circle, or a circle containing a triangleCentral issue: Communication, self-expression, self-discipline, speaking one's truthColor: Blue, light blue, turquoise Hormonal glands: The thyroid and parathyroid gland Organs: Throat, thyroid and parathyroid glands, the neck, vocal cords and organs, mouth, teeth and gums, jaw, ears, muscles Excessive: Too much talking, talking as a defence, inability to listen, gossiping, interruptions, over-extended, stuttering Deficient: Fear of speaking, small, weak voice, difficulty putting feelings into words, shyness, tone deaf, poor rhythm Balanced: Good listener, resonant voice, good sense...


FOURTH OR THE HEART CHAKRA

FOURTH OR THE HEART CHAKRA

Sanscrit name: Anahatra (unstruck)Location: Chest, hart, cardiac plexusSymbol: A circle surrounded by 12 lotus petals, and inside it a six-pointed starCentral issues: Love, unconditional love, self-love, forgiveness, relationships, intimacy, devotion, depression and lonelinessColor: Green and pink Hormonal glands: The thymus glandOrgans: Hearth and circulatory system, lungs, bronchial tubes, shoulders and arms, diaphragm, thymus gland, the immune system, the skin, the upper back Excessive: Demanding, jealousy, co-dependency, poor boundaries, overly sacrificing, possessive Deficient: Antisocial, withdrawn, cold, shy, critical, judgmental, intolerant, loneliness, depression, fear of intimacy and relationships, lack of empathy, narcissism, bitter Balanced: Compassionate, loving, self-loving, empathetic, peaceful, balanced, good immune...


THIRD OR SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

THIRD OR SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

Sanscrit name: Manipura ( lustrous gem )Location: Solar plexus, below the diaphragmSymbol: A circle surrounded by ten lotus petals, and inside it a triangleCentral issue: Power, self-esteem, self-image, energy, will, responsibilityColor: Yellow Hormonal glands: The pancreas and the adrenal Organs: The respiratory system and diaphragm, the digestive system, stomach, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, the small intestine, the lower back, the sympathetic nervous system Excessive: Overly aggressive, dominating, controlling, blaming, arrogance, manipulative, power hungry, stubbornness, hyperactivity, excessively ambitious and competitive Deficient: Low energy, weak will, poor self-esteem, passive, sluggish, fearful, poor self-discipline, emotionally and physically cold, victim mentality,...

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