Get Creative with the Seven Chakras
If your yoga practice has lost its sparkle, then working with the seven chakras will bring back the magic! In this article, I’ll show you how the chakras can illuminate your yoga practice with a rainbow of colours.
There are seven chakras along the midline of the body, which are spinning vortices of psycho-spiritual energy that form part of a network of subtle energy within the human body. The chakras are wheels that connect the world of spirit and matter and provide an interface between the heavenly and earthly realms.
The chakras were imagined into being by the ancient yogis as an aid to meditation. I find that the chakras come to life when I visualise them as seven different coloured flowers along the length of the spine, from the tailbone to the crown of the head. As we picture each chakra’s flower, that chakra-flower opens and blossoms.
Here are 7 ways that you can introduce some chakra magic into your yoga practice.
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Sometimes life can get lackluster and feel like it's missing that magic ingredient. We feel like a dark cloud is hanging over us, and long to see the Sun appear from behind the clouds. If you feel like your life is being lived out in monochrome, then working with the seven chakras can restore your life to its full spectrum of rainbow colors.
The yoga sages of ancient times were said to have acquired magical powers (siddhis) that included invisibility, superhuman strength, knowledge of past and future lives, and exceptional states of consciousness. Nowadays, trainee yoga teachers are warned against the dangers of being seduced by these extraordinary powers, and are encouraged to view them as a worldly distraction on the path rather than a final destination.
The chakras were imagined into being by the ancient yogis as an aid to meditation. There are seven chakras along the midline of the body, which are spinning vortices of psycho-spiritual energy that form part of a network of subtle energy within the human body. The chakras are wheels that connect the world of spirit and matter and provide an interface between the heavenly and earthly realms. The chakras provide us with a treasure trove that we can explore to create a magical and awe-inspiring life.
How can we tap in to this powerhouse of energy and magic today? Below is a simple guide to the seven chakras and their potential to magically transform your life.
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A life without creativity is a life lived in monochrome. Engaging in playful, creative activities is an act of subversion in a society where the norm is to live our life on autopilot. Many of us feel too constrained by the demands of everyday life to follow our passion and reach our full creative potential. In this article I’d like to show you how you can work with the seven chakras and restore your life to its full spectrum of rainbow colours.
Creativity boosts our health and wellbeing. It helps us to problem solve and find creative solutions to life’s inevitable roadblocks. Creativity connects us to our self and to others. A life lived creatively is one filled with moments of wonder and awe. So, what do we do when inspiration runs dry? The painter’s canvas remains blank. Words refuse to flow from the writer’s pen. A chef’s culinary creations lack the magic ingredient. Or a parent can’t find the words for making up a bedtime story to soothe a fractious child. When life has lost its lustre, we can turn to the chakra system to get our creative juices flowing and bring life back to life again.
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Disclaimer: if you have any concerns about your health or suitability to do yoga, please consult a medical professional before attempting any of the yoga routines in this blog.