Awakening Your Body's Energy Centers - A "Chakra
science recognizes what the ancient sages, masters, and shamans have
known for eons that our physical universe is in a persistent
state of change from one form of energy to another. In fact, many
of the personal growth, health, and spiritual practices we are familiar
with today (Tantra, yoga, acupuncture, Qi Qong, bioenergetics, and
others) utilize this universal principle of energetic transformation.
From a Tantric perspective, when we learn to awaken and move our sexual
life-force energy out of our genitals and throughout all our bodies'
energy centers, also known as "chakras,"
we begin to transform our ordinary, limited sense of self and sexuality
into a fully awakened, conscious being of unlimited compassion, wisdom,
and ecstatic aliveness.
is a Sanskrit word meaning "wheel" or "vortex,"
and refers to specific energy centers of the body that receive and
process life-force energy, also known as Prana, Chi, or Qi. Like a
radio picks up external radio waves and transforms them into sound,
chakras receive life-force energy from the universe, metabolize it,
and then distribute it throughout the body all the way down to the
cellular level where it energizes, replenishes, and harmonizes
our cellular function and nourishes our consciousness.
are part of an interconnected system of energy centers in which each
one affects the energy of the rest. In other words, if one chakra
is tense, blocked, or out of balance, other chakras will be negatively
affected, and their vitality diminished. Alternatively, when one chakra
becomes healed, opened, and re-balanced, the resulting free flow of
energy promotes revitalization and healthy expansion of the other
in the central core of our body are the seven major chakras aligned
in a vertical axis at the (1) root/base of the pelvis (2) belly, (3)
solar plexus, (4) heart, (5) throat, (6) "third eye"/center
of forehead, and (7) crown/top of head. Connecting the chakras is
an energetic channel running up and down the same vertical axis. This
channel is known by Taoists as the "Hollow Bamboo," or by
Margot Anand's SkyDancing Tantra path as the "Inner Flute."
In fact, the Inner Flute follows the physical and neurological pathways
that connect our endocrine glands.
offers a powerful and profound path for using our chakras to awaken
our ecstatic potential, including simple, step-by-step practices that
teach us how to "transform lust into bliss." The practices
of Tantra teach us to move our life-force energy, including sexual
energy, through all of our energy centers in order to reach higher
states of exquisite ecstasy. In fact, the key to High Sex in Tantra
is to open the Inner Flute, connecting the energy from our root and
sexual centers up through the heart and to the brain and beyond
while maintaining a relaxed body, peaceful mind, and open heart.
as we learn to transform sexual energy into ecstasy, we are able to
experience and approach life with more presence, awareness, and joyful
aliveness. In fact, the fruits of these practices can permeate every
aspect of our lives, and enhance our sense of self, creativity, life
work, parenting, as well as how we care for others and our earth.
Namaste. And be well!
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