Notes on the Chakras: Anahata

The fourth chakra, called Anahata, is deemed most important in many yoga traditions. It’s the center of feeling, the source of caring, the fountain of compassion and the engine of love that drives our spiritual connection to this physical illusion. When it’s open and nurtured, we feel connections and empathy towards the world. When it’s closed, we feel isolated and alone. Now, interestingly enough, I don’t think too much about this particular chakra but I pay attention to it all the time. For me, it’s the center of the system and the gate to processing what the other chakras are

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Notes on the Chakras: Manipura

So we’ve worked our way up from Muladhara to Swadhistana and now we come to Manipura. The basics are out of the way. We survive and thrive and seek creation through means both subtle and overt and so we can begin to actually develop a sense of self. We can worry with an ego and the baggage that it brings.  We survive, we thrive and we discover our boundaries. Manipura is located behind the solar plexus and is associated the element of fire. So we’ve moved up from the earth (Muladhara) to water (Swadhistana) and now we have the fire.

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