7 Major Chakras
The root chakra, the first chakra is located at the base of the spine and is the foundation for the whole chakra system. It has the lowest vibrational rate. This is our center for manifestation and governs our physical body. The function of this center is to respond to issues concerning survival, being grounded, our right to be and have family, finances, community, our environment and making a living or simply feeling safe and secure verses fearful and afraid to take risks. If this chakra is damaged we find ourselves repeatedly coping with threats to our survival. This keeps us from accomplishing what we truly desire.
Poses: Mountain Pose, Root Lock, Hero
The sacral chakra, the second chakra is located in the lower abdomen just below the belly button. This chakra is where we experience all that is sweet in life. After the basic necessities for survival are taken care of in the first chakra, one can then move to experience pleasure. The function of this center is to respond to issues concerning creativity and sexuality, our right to experience pleasure, and how we develop an understanding of how we express our own feelings and react to those of other.
Poses: Sufi Grinds, Frog Pose, Sat Kryia
The solar plexus is the third chakra and is located in the abdomen directly above the belly button. This is the seat of personal power, identity and self-will. This chakra is where we learn to develop a sense of true personal power, rather than one based on aggression and control. After the group identity of the first chakra, and the sexual love of the second, we can then move on to third chakra to experience a relationship with self and develop the personal power to be an individual , while embracing connection to all of humanity.
Poses:Spial flex, Stretch pose, Alternate leg lifts
To be continued...