Chakras II: Sun Salutations

In my research for my post few days ago exploring Chakras, I found this great little chart that shows them in action. With this chart it’s easy to make the connection between the chakras used in a sun salutation and the chakras used in other poses. For instance, the Vishuddha (throat) chakra that is stimulated in your standing back bend is also used in fish pose when the head is brought back. The same chakra is suppressed in poses where Jalandhara Bandha,  or the chin lock, is used such as plow pose.

I also see the amazing benefits of Chakrasana for opening all seven chakras to the sky. The Anahata(heart center) chakra is said to control the balance of stress and anxiety. Standing with hands at heart-center is a pose we often come to in order to focus and calm the mind between sets of balances or sun salutations. I found it interesting that although there is no particular muscle being fatigued or stretched, this pose utilizes the Anahata chakra.

The pieces of the puzzle are finally starting to fit together…

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