Know the 7 Chakras to Awaken Supreme Consciousness
What is Chakra, or Cakra, or Wheel of Supreme Mind Control?
Chakra (Sanskrit language), cakka (Pali language), wheel or circle (English) are various pivotal points of the human body used in ancient meditation practices of India. The idea can also be found in Tantra, or the mystic traditions of classical scriptures in India. This belongs to the Raj Yoga or Raja Yoga. This is a much higher form of Yoga. It has become very popular in the Western world in the recent period. Modern India’s greatest reformer, philosopher and author of the 19th-century, Swami Vivekananda gave his interpretations of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in his book Raja Yoga.
Vivekananda has also written a lot on the classical Sanskrit scriptures. It was buried deep down the memory by lanes of history as a result of external invaders through the northwest frontiers of India. The Colonial rulers have explored, excavated and researched immensely on these topics, and ultimately found out the detailed Sanskrit scriptures including the Vedas. This is the final esoteric way to control your mind, to help you attain supreme consciousness, take your body mind soul to a world where you do not suffer from mundane illness and disturbances. So, essentially, you achieve an extreme power of concentration, supreme control of your mind and an enlightened awakening, or consciousness. Then you can apply your mind to whatever aim you intend to, and get limitless success.
What are these Chakras?
What is the meaning of Chakra? and How to unblock the chakras?
The early Sanskrit texts have written a lot on these ideas. Primarily these are experimented by the old-world Yogis of India as meditative visualizations combining flowers, colors and mantras combined with physical, neural network, senses in the human body. Some modern interpreters speak of them as complexes of electromagnetic variety, the precise degree variety of which directly arise from a combination of all positive and negative "fields". Thus, it eventually culminates in a complex Nadi (river) reaching the ultimate goal of bliss. It is also called Kundalini yoga, or Kundalini Awakening, the techniques of breath exercises, visualizations, mudras, bandhas and kriyas as written by modern India’s greatest Yogi and reformer, Vivekananda.
In the ceremonial and spiritual traditions, chakra is used to denote any phenomenon which has a cyclical or circular motion. For example, it is used to describe the wheel of Time (Kala Chakra), the wheel of Dharma (eternal Truth Chakra), the wheel of life (Jivana Chakra) and the wheel of creation (Srishti Chakra). All these are cyclical in nature.
In the Svetasvatara Upanishad, the highest God, Brahman himself is defined as a wheel (Brahma chakram in Sanskrit). He is the source of order and regularity or the rhythm of things. Chakram (in Sanskrit) denotes the orderly progression of a thing or phenomenon. Therefore, very aptly it symbolizes the idea of the order and regularity of creation, which is enforced by a set of divine and moral duties, which are collectively called Dharma (philosophy of life as per Hinduism). In Indic tradition, Dharma is the eternal and inherent nature of reality, perceived as a cosmic law underlying the right behavior and social order.
How many Chakras (Wheels) are there?
Sadguru has rightly expressed that there are in total 114 chakras; two of these are outside the physical body. So, out of the remaining 112, only 108 can actually be worked upon by you; the remaining four are just flowers as a consequence of this cyclic order. The number 108 has immense significance in the human system. It is one of the most important number in the making and existence of the solar system. It is also linked to the life of Krishna- the divine character in the greatest epic, The Mahabharata.
In the ultimate functioning, these 112 chakras are assimilated by Almighty Nature into seven (7) dimensions, with 16 aspects in each dimension so that it becomes 112 Chakras. It is not easy for most socially active people like us to control for all the 112 wheels. So, we propose for you only seven (7) chakras or wheels. People across the world concentrate on these seven (7) chakras only. This is why you know it as “7 Chakras”.
What is the significance of these chakras for you?
Let us take an example of a monkey. As usual, the monkey is always restless, jumping from one branch to another, from one tree to another, fighting among the groups. At this point, someone made him drink a lot of wine, then its restlessness multiplied. Then all of a sudden, a scorpion stung him. As a result, the restlessness of the poor monkey became worse than ever. At this point, a demon entered into his body. So, it is difficult to describe the uncontrollable unhappiness of the unfortunate monkey.
Now think of the human mind from morning to night: being incessantly active and restless by its own nature; then it becomes fully drunk with the alcohol of desire, thus falling into the turmoil of mundane disturbances. At this stage, the scorpion of jealousy grasps the mind and outlook. Finally, the demon with usual ego and pride enters the mind making it think itself as all-powerful, omnipotent and most important. So, human sufferings are themselves responsible for the loss of happiness, peace and productivity. It is very difficult to control such a mind, though not impossible. It becomes easy through the practice of Yoga Meditation and Pranayama. Finally, you will achieve complete control on your energy centers of the body through Kundalini awakening.
What are these 7 chakras?
Chakra is used to designate the energy centers in the spinal cord of the body, from the bottom of the spine to the top of the head. There are various traditional sources where some schools describe five (5) or seven (7) or eight (8) such chakras. According to the Yoga Shastras (theories), Kundalini chakras are aligned in an ascending perpendicular column from the base of the spine to the top of the head. It is believed that each chakra is associated with a certain color and are associated with multiple physiological, neural and structural functions of the body in its subtlety. These are visualized as lotus flowers with different numbers of petals in every chakra. These chakras vitalize your supreme energy through the physical, emotional and mental movements of the body and mind in highly disciplined and Yogic ways.
The seven vital chakras are known as Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipuraka, Anahata, Vishuddhi, Ajna and Sahasrara (Brahmarandra). The Muladhara Chakra is located at the perineum, which in humans is the space between the anus and scrotum in the male, and between the anus and the vulva in the female. It is also the region of the body between the pubic symphysis (pubic arch) and the coccyx (tail bone). The Svadhisthana Chakra is active just above the genital organ. The Manipuraka Chakra is located just below the navel. The Anahata Chakra is located just beneath the rib cage in the chest. The Vishuddhi Chakra is situated at the pit of the throat. The Ajna Chakra is active in the middle of the forehead, that is, between the eyebrows, which is also called the Third Eye location in Hinduism. Finally, the Sahasrara Chakra (alternatively, Brahmarandra Chakra) is situated at the top of the head.