You Should Know Kundalini and 7 Chakras to Arouse Them
Learn how to arouse your Kundalini and 7 Chakras. The 7 Chakras are analyzed here in detail for your understanding.
What are these Chakras & Kundalini?
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. The trend of chakras has become very popular in the Western world in the recent period. These are essentially inclusive broader concepts in ancient 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 level where you do not suffer from mundane pain 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 boundless success.
The seven vital chakras are known as Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipuraka, Anahata, Vishuddhi, Ajna and Sahasrara (Brahmarandra). The Muladhara chakra (root) 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 (sacral) is active just above the genital organ. The Sanipuraka chakra (Solar plexus) is located just below the navel, behind it. The Anahata chakra (heart) is located just beneath the rib cage in the chest. The Sishuddhi chakra (throat) is situated at the pit of the throat. The Ajna chakra (third eye) 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 or Brahmarandra chakra (crown of head) is situated at the top of the head.
What are the functions of these Chakras?
Control of these Chakras (wheels) helps you balance your emotions, actions, thought process, sense of proportions (according to Bertrand Russell), self-confidence, social relationship, vitality (energy) as well as overall physical and mental health. Specifically, for women and girls, these Yoga practices lead to empowerment.
Muladhara Chakra- (Root Chakra)
The Muladhara chakra (root) 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 believed to be the foundation of the “energy body”. Yogic schemes emphasize the importance of stabilizing this chakra. The Kundalini awakening actually originates here. Many Yogis describe it as the subtle redpoint (Bindu in Sanskrit) or drop. Because, when it gets activated, it radiates a red sensation. It is connected with Mother Earth, i.e., material elements- the action of emission and the sense of aroma.
Svadhishthana Chakra- (Sacral Chakra)
In the Sanskrit language, Svadhisthana means the living place of the self. Other experts suggest that it also means pleasure. The sacral chakra is related to emotional and sexual energy in the body and our ability to swim with a wave of time. As per its location two finger-widths above the Muladhara chakra in front of the body just below the belly button, it is associated with the reproductive organs (the genitals) and the sense of taste (the tongue). Sexual pleasure is at the core of this Chakra.
Manipura Chakra- (Solar Plexus Chakra)
The Manipura chakra (Solar plexus) is located just below the navel. Its position suggests that it is the epicenter of will-power or power of mind or “Ichha Shakti” in Sanskrit. So, it is also energy and accomplishment. Yogis tell that it radiates Prana (energy) throughout the entire body. It is related to the power of fire, digestive capability, the sense of sight and the act of movement (flexibility, speed and ability). By meditating on Manipura Chakra, one can achieve the capacity to save or destroy the world, which means extreme power is concentrated in a person who has mastered on it.
Anahata Chakra (Heart Chakra)
The Anahata chakra (heart) is located just beneath the rib cage in the chest. Anahata (heart) is the position of the subtle Prana (life, live, living). In the ancient Sanskrit literature, Upanishads and Vedas, it is defined as a small glow inside your heart. The heart is another center of gravity for your existence. It has the power to make choices outside the realm of Karma (work). It is connected with love, compassion, feeling, generosity, touch, air and the actions of your hands. In our everyday life, we call such people big-hearted (as opposed to chicken-hearted), fatherly, helpful, cooperative, tolerant.
Vishuddha Chakra (Throat Chakra)
The Vishuddhi or Vishuddha chakra (throat) is situated at the pit of the throat. It is actually the purification center. It is connected with higher judgment, creativity and self-expression. When it is aroused, the negative experiences are transformed into positive energy, and hence wisdom and learning get heightened. It is linked to actions of speaking, articulation, discourse, sense of hearing and the Akash (sky) elements or what is called the Ether world. Winning over this Chakra is believed to bring about various siddhis (success). It helps you get a vision of past, present and future thereby crowning you with the power to transcend the three worlds.
Ajna Chakra (Third Eye Chakra)
The Ajna chakra (third eye) is active in the middle of the forehead, that is, between the eyebrows, which is also called the Third Eye location in Hinduism.
The idea of the Third Eye is related to Mahadeva (Shiv), or Devo Ka Dev, one of the three most powerful combinations in Hinduism, Trinity; the other two basic gods are Brahma and Vishnu. The Third Eye is used to get open when the supreme God becomes annoyed due to unethical acts of humans and demons as a result of which earthquake, flood, inferno happens.
Ajna is the third eye of knowledge, intellect, wisdom. This is connected with the pineal and pituitary glands. Another implication is that when we dream or imagine or feel things, it is in the mind’s own eye or Ajna. In the ancient Indian Vedic system of education, in many instances, the Guru transferred his knowledge to his Shishya or Disciple. This transformation or sharing or communication used to happen through the bridge called Ajna- the Third Eye. You can devotedly meditate on your Anja so that you can empower yourself to be omniscient thereby achieving unity with Brahma, the ultimate without ego; These are elaborately mentioned in ancient scriptures.
Sahasrara – (Crown of Head Chakra)
Finally, the Sahasrara chakra or Brahmarandra chakra (crown of head) is situated at the top of the head. It is compared to a blooming thousand-petalled lotus, Brahmrandhra, which is also defined as a source of divine light. This is a perception per excellence. It connects you with yourselves and with your natural existence in its entirety. It emancipates or liberates you from all disturbances and identifies the hidden energy center within yourself.
When you complete this process of 7 Chakras arousing through the meditation and uttering the word OM (pronunciation, AUM) in Yogic way, you are sure to have achieved Kundalini awakening.
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