Caught in a stressful, anxious, or heart pounding situation? Stop and take a few deep breaths and just see what happens. Yogi philosophy has brought with it theories on the human body that you may not encounter every day. For those who are curious, here are interesting facts and features about chakras, including the physical and emotional roles that they play and influence in your life.
In the west, most people associate yoga with primarily physical poses, but yoga’s foundations lie in a meditative practice based on chakras. The chakras are concentrated points of energy that are placed along your body from the top of your head down to your sacrum, each with their own corresponding color, purpose and function.
The seven main chakras that run along your body are said to control both your physical and emotional well-being. When one of these is out of sync, it affects your well being.
Knowing, understanding, and working with your chakra energy will create a better physical and emotional alignment within you. Today’s infographic is a great guide to learning the basics and which yoga poses open those energy centers.