*Chakra Yoga*

"Chakras are metaphysical vortices of energy originating in the ancient Indian system of healing which positions them in seven major centres down the body, controlling the flow of subtle energies. They symbolize the connection between the spiritual and the physical, and coincide with the body's endocrine system. When they are in balance each of the seven major chakras helps a particular part of the body to function perfectly. When unbalanced, dysfunctional, or 'blocked', a whole range of mental, emotional,and physiological conditions can manifest..." Liz Simpson

"Yoga is experienced in that mind which has ceased to identify itself with its vacillating waves of perception. When this happens, then the Seer is revealed, resting in its own essential nature, and one realizes the True Self." Yoga Sutras of Patanjali


Yoga Positions with Colleen

Please click on each picture for details about the position. To return to this page use your back button or click on the colourful lotuses above.

Tip: it is a good practice to follow each backbend exercise with a forward bend exercise and vise versa, a stretch with a contraction and vise versa.

***CAUTION: please consult with your doctor before you begin a new Yoga exercise program**

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Bhujangasana - the Cobra

Apanasana - Knees to chest

Apanasana

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Setu Bandhasara - the Bridge

Standing Pelvic Rock

Standing Pelvic Rock 2

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Shalabhasana - Locust

Shalabhasana - Locust

Shalabhasana - Locust

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Ardo Mukha Svanasana - Downward Dog

Sarve Ange Asana -   Shoulder Stand

Arms behind head stretch

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Pelvic Tilt 1

Pelvic Tilt 2

Ustrasana - Camel

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Marjarisana - Cat Stretch

Ardha Padmasana - Lotus

Frog Pose - Bhekasana

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Frog Pose - Bhekasana

Mountain Pose

One-legged Mountain Pose

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Tadasana

Sirsha asana - Head Stand

Sirsha asana - Head Stand

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Sirsha asana - Head Stand

Poorna Matsyendrasana Spinal Twist

Poorna Matsyendrasana Spinal Twist

 


For More on Chakras and Chi see links below

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12/26/2010