Trying to explain chakras is like explaining colors to a blind person. The word ‘chakra’ चक्र is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel” as well as "circle" and "cycle”. A common metaphor used in ancient text to describe chakra is ‘padma’ or the lotus flower. The energy lines in our body are described like rivers of light. And chakras are major centers where these rivers meet. So according these descriptions we can visualize chakras as rivers of light spinning like a wheel around the center, creating a whirlpool of energy and unfolding like a flowers. This week I will be introducing the Sacral Chakra or Tan Tien. When earth meets water the creation begins.
  1. SVADHISTHANA or SACRAL CHAKRA (DAN TIEN) sva-self, adhisthana-dwelling place
Associated with the element WATER – colour ORANGE – shape CIRCLE Located at the pelvic area, bellow navel Develops in 6 to 24 months old; also referred as the oral phase, when we start to explore the world and start experiencing pleasures. At this stage of life we develop likes and dislikes, a sense of curiosity and sensuality. Symbolizes the core feelings and emotions. Physically if effects out bodily fluids, reproductive organs, lower back, flexibility, sexuality When balanced: We move gracefully, we are flexible and adaptable to changes, we enjoy the pleasures of life and express our emotions freely and comfortably, we are emotionally intelligent. Deficiency: Rigid in body motion and attitude towards life, frigidity, fear of sex, poor social skills, denial of pleasure, fear of change, lack of desire. Excess: Addicted personality, clinging, mood swings, strong emotions creating drama, over sensitive, compulsive, sexually manipulative Balancing yoga practice focuses on the fluidity of movement, self-exploration and mobility of the hips.   “Softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more malleable is always superior over that which is immovable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them, of mastery through adaptation. _Lao Tzu   Warrior’s Yoga Flow Hasu Dojo Tuesday: 6:45pm – 8:00pm Sunday: 7:30pm – 9:00pm Enzan Dojo Saturday: 10:00am – 11:15am http://www.martialartstoronto.ca    

The Earth's Sacral Chakra

Lake Titicaca, Peru-Bolivia, South AmericaLake Titicaca, Peru-Bolivia, South America The Titicaca Stone is the geometrical center for the Sacral Chakra of Mother Earth. The surrounding area of Machu Picchu, Cuzco and Iquitos are also believed to have a very high energy. Two Ley lines intersect at Lake Titicaca, these include the Male Great Dragon Ley Line which runs from Mt. Shasta to Lake Titicaca and the Female Great Dragon Ley line.