The chakras are points responsible for the body’s energy flow. Through them, you can balance each aspect of the human being: emotional, sexual and physical. Distributed along the spine, among the main chakras, stand out mooladhara, swadhisthana, manipura, anahata, vishuddha, ajna and sahasrara.

The whole chakras balance is essential to strengthen and assist every human being inner process of growth. One of the ways used to this balance, in addition to the activation of these points is yoga and meditation. However, it is essential to be “pure” to reach each aim.

Since activation occurs gradually and individually, it is advisable, when starting the postures and mantras, to focus on each point that aims to awaken.

Learn about the seven chakras:


The muladhara is the chakra base. Known by the red color, it is located at the spine base and it is responsible for the pelvis region, legs and reproductive organs. It is through this chakra that the earthly world is connected. Both physical and emotional aspects improve when there is a balance in this chakra.


The swadhisthana corresponds to the orange color. The sacral chakra, as it is also known, is located in the navel area and it is responsible for the actions, ideas and personal power. In addition, when balanced, it has the love power and it is directly linked to the reproductive system.


The manipura or solar plexus chakra is located in the diaphragm region. This chakra corresponds to the yellow color and it is responsible for the human being energy and will power, in other words, the personality of each one, it is where the ego is. It is also through it that people have the ability to dominate feelings like sadness.


The Anahata is also the heart chakra. It is related to the green color; it is located in the heart region, it is known as one of the most powerful energetic points of the human body, since it is through it is where the physical and spiritual sides are connected. It is responsible for the feelings and emotions, coordinates the movements of the chest and arms areas.


The vishuddha, also known as laryngeal is related to the blue color; it is the neck or throat chakra. It is responsible for human expressions. It is through it that thoughts and feelings are externalized; this corresponds to vocalization and communication.


The ajna or frontal chakra corresponds to the indigo color; it is responsible for the mind and the intuition. Located in the eyebrows region, it is associated to  the third eye, or vision, intuitive capacity and imagination.


The sahasrara, or crown, is located on the top of the head and corresponds to the violet color. It is considered the most important chakra, as it connects the rest of the energetic points, in addition to the human with the divine and the universe. It is through it that the spiritual energy shall be captured.

Do you want to know more about the chakras and to learn how to activate each one of them? Know Vinyasa Yoga course and the chakras. Taught by Professor Kathy Lobos, the classes teach step-by-step activation, and several practice postures.

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