Workshop Series | Cakras unplugged
What is it all about
If you have been practicing yoga for a while, you might have heard about the cakras and their “friends”, the nādīs (channels) and prāna (the energy moving in those channels). In ancient times, yogis believed humans were made of a complex physiological structure, but also an even more complex underlying structure, part of which is known as the cakras. To put it simply, energy travels through channels, and in certain places there are “crossroads” where these channels meet. These “crossroads” are the cakras.
Yogis also believed that emotional and physiological functions were associated with each cakra, thus explaining that “dis-ease” (literally) would sometimes occur when these cakras were not in balance.
If you think this sounds a bit esoteric… that’s probably because it is! However, when we examine these models from a rational standpoint, strip them of their myths and link them with our yoga practice, there is much we can learn to deepen it and understand it from a new perspective.
Note: we spell ‘cakra’ to follow the correct transliteration of this Sanskrit word.