What exactly is a chakra? 

The human body has seven main subtle energy centers along the spine called chakras. The yoga suggests that these centers are where energy, prana, enters our bodies. The chakras play a role in regulating our physical, emotional, and mental health. They spin like wheels on both the front and back of the spine.

The Science

The chakras interact with the body’s endocrine glands and lymphatic system and feed energy to our vital organs. The endocrine system provides pathways from the physical body, through the hormones, to the psychological and emotional body. The major glands of the endocrine system are the adrenals, reproductive organs, thyroid, parathyroid, hypothalamus, pituitary, and pineal. Overlapping the endocrine system is the chakra system.

Finding Balance 

When the chakras are in balance, they allow for the free flow of energy throughout the body. The chakras respond to not only our own emotions, but also the emotions of others around us. Emotional wounds and trauma can block these energy centers from delivering prana to the body. The result is feelings of stress, anxiety, and tension. Yoga refers to energy blocks as granthis. If the granthi stays long enough it can cause physical disease, as well as, mental and emotional imbalance.

What do the chakras get blocked?

There are many things that can cause the chakras to become blocked or imbalanced. Holding on to anger and resentment, worry and stress, or suppressing emotions are a few things that can contribute to blockages. Granthis can be from physical injuries or emotional traumas. The chakras can also become blocked due to outside sources like pollution or other toxins.

When a chakra is block you may feel disconnected from yourself or others. You may also experience anxiety, depression, or other health problems. 

Curt playing singing crystal bowls

How do we release blocks and balance energy?

In our Journey through the Chakras sound bath and yoga experience we use sound healing, breath work and Amrit Yoga postures to open and release energy blocks.

Integral Breath Therapy is an experiential process that uses breathing techniques to clear physical, mental and emotional blocks or stress, bringing the chakras into balance.. 

How does sound impact our ability to heal?

We’ve all experienced the ways in which sound can impact how we feel, like feeling happy while listening to your favorite song, or a sudden bang from the other room can make our heart race. Sound therapy for healing has been used for thousands of years. 

Each one of the seven crystal bowls is tuned to one of the main chakras. When these bowls resonate with your chakras, they cleanse, clear, and move energy through your body and bring you into a state of vibrational harmony.

The yoga poses mixed with soothing sounds activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for regulating the body’s rest and digest functions. This can help slow down the heart rate, lower blood pressure, and reduce levels of stress hormones in the body, providing an overall feeling of wellbeing and peace.

Take time to relax, rejuvenate and release your inner healer join us for one of our upcoming sound bath experiences.