Literally means “wheel”. Refers to centers of energy in the astral spine.

As this energy enters the body, it travels down the astral spine and is dispersed into the body from six centers, or chakras, located along the astral spine. This subtle spine can be visualized as a tube of light running centrally through the body from the base of the spine to the brain. The central nervous system is the physical expression of the astral spine and, interestingly, has major centers near the areas of each of the chakras, where groups of nerves branch out from the spinal cord.

There is a vast and somewhat complex yogic science dealing with the chakras. Each chakra is associated with a quality of consciousness; an element; a planet; two astrological signs (one as the energy ascends and one as it descends); a sound; a spiritual quality; and so forth. As energy passes through or rests in any chakra, the mind is influenced by the qualities of that center. In the deepest states of meditation, all prana is withdrawn from the body into the chakras and then directed to the spiritual eye, enabling enlightenment to take place.

To learn more about chakras, read Chakras for Starters by Savitri Simpson.

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What Is a Gut Feeling? Is It True Intuition?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from A: What is the difference between intuition at the spiritual eye, heart, and abdomen? Most people I know refer to intuition as a gut feeling, but I feel intuition as an inner knowing in the heart area. Would sudden inspiration be the spiritual eye or crown chakra?

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Does Seeing Spirits Mean That My Third Eye Is Open?

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Question from Rosa Estelle Chiu: I am a 58-year-old female. For 3 years I have been able to see silhouettes of Holy Spirits. I can talk to them through my mind and see Souls, too. Is my 3rd eye open? A priest told me I am gifted. How can I develop these blessings

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I’m hearing choirs and other sounds

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Question from Liz Gordon: Hello. I’ve been hearing choirs and sounds continuously for over 5 years. I had only meditated for a month prior. The sounds and choirs don’t come through my ears but vibrate through my entire body and certain tones through my fingers, if I touch something. I have never done yoga and, after this long, only just learned about nada sound.…

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Emotions and the Chakras

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Question from Rajat: Hi, I found out that suppressed emotions get lodged in the physical body thus creating various physical ailments. But I also got to know that the chakras which are responsible for the working of the human organs also get affected by pent up emotions. My main question is that are we supposed to work on clearing the chakras or clearing…

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Chakras Awakening: Cricket Sounds and Pressure in the Forehead

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Question from Gopal: I hear like a cricket sound in both my ear, mainly my left. And my forehead feels like it wants to burst; its like an energy that want to come out, especially when I meditate is that normal?

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Where Is Karma Stored?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Devanshi: My question is — Where is Karma Stored? I have read that it is stored in Spine and Chakras. There is varied information about this subject. Some say Karma is stored in Astral and Causal body. I have also read it is stored in Subconscious mind. So, where exactly are karma seeds stored? Thanks.

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Hearing Sounds from the Chakras

Nayaswami Seva

Question from ruchit: When i’m calm and meditate i can hear some sounds and there’s an starting sound like piinggg is what i experience i kept wondering about that sounds after sometime i came across to an expert he said that it’s really very good if i can hear those sounds he said when you are calm and again when meditate try to…

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