Yoga is a magical healing process for your mind and body which has its origin in India. Yoga has been in practice since 3000 years. There are many asana and yoga exercise all of which have amazing benefits. Practicing yoga in the morning is a great way to start your day. Here we are going to tell you about seven yoga asanas for chakra stimulation that can be added to your daily routine and make you energized. Practice these exercise to get in touch with your energy centers and channel more confidence, Joy and creativity into your life.
Chakras are our energy centers. The Sanskrit word Chakra literally means wheel. In yoga, meditation and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. Their function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. They are associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions. There are seven major chakras.
- Muladhara is the chakra of constancy and haven. It embraces the first three vertebrae, bladder and colon.
- Svadhisthana chakra is our ingenuity and sexual center. It is located above the pubic bone, below the navel, and is responsible for our artistic expression. It is regarded as the seat of Kundalini Shakti.
- Manipura chakra is the center of vitality and is known as the Solar Plexus (Navel centre). It regulates the functioning of digestive system.
- Anahata is located in the region of the heart and serves as a bridge between our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. It is regarded as the source of love.
- Vishudha chakra is the fifth chakra, located in the area of the throat. This is our source of verbal expression and the ability to speak.
- Ajna chakra is located in between the eyebrows. It is also regarded as the “third eye”. Being the center of intuition, wisdom and consciousness, its rightful initiation shows us the precise path.
- Sahasrara chakra or the “thousand petal lotus” chakra is located at the crown of the head. It enlightens the knowledge and truth and serves as our spiritual connection to the divine and gateway to universal consciousness.
Muladhara stimulation by SETU BANDHASANA(Bridge Pose)
- Strengthens the back muscles
- Stretches chest, neck and spine
- Reduce anxiety, stress and depression
- Improves digestion, reduce high blood pressure and asthma
Svadhisthana stimulation by BHUJANGASANA(COBRA POSE)
- Strengthens the shoulders and neck muscles
- Stretches abdomen and chest
- Reduces fatigue and stress
- Alleviates respiratory disorders such as asthma
Manipura stimulation by PASCHIMOTTANASANA(FORWARD BEND POSE)
- Strengthens the abdominal and pelvic organs
- Stretches lower back, hamstrings and hips
- Improves pancreatic and kidney functions(useful in diabetics)
Anahata stimulation by USHTRASANA(CAMEL POSE)
- Strengthens the back and shoulders
- Stretches the front of the body
- Improves circulation, flexibility of the spine and posture
Vishudha stimulation by PURVOTTANASANA(UPWARD PLANK POSE)
- Strengthens the arms, wrists, shoulders, back and legs
- Stretches the spine, chest, shoulders and calf muscles
- Alleviates fatigue, constipation and respiratory functions
Ajna stimulation by BALASANA(CHILD POSE)
- Stretches muscles, tendons and ligaments in the knee
- Connects the third eye to the floor, stimulating our center of intuition
- Releases tension in the back, shoulders and chest
- Alleviate stress and anxiety by encouraging strong and steady breathing
Sahasrara stimulation by SIRSASANA(HEAD STAND POSE)
- Strengthens and reinforces the whole body muscles
- Empowers the sensory and motor functions of brain
- Improves the lymphatic circulation
- Alleviates tonsillitis, palpitations, common cold, cough and tension