Learn how we can achieve well-being on every level by understanding, and then harmonizing, the energy in our chakras. Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
Relationships & the Chakra, class by Nayaswami Asha on December 5, 2015 at Ananda Sangha in Palo Alto, California.
In this first class, Asha Nayaswami lays the stage for a deeper foundational understanding of the chakras. Far more than just swirling colors and sounds, the chakras are the storehouses of all of our vrittis and karma (past tendencies and actions). Understanding that the pursuit of higher consciousness is the surest way to happiness is an essential cornerstone to transmuting … Read More
The first and second chakras, often notorious for their downward pulling effects on man’s consciousness, how can we utilize their energies to their highest potentials? When directed properly, the first chakras capacity for the elemental quality of earth provides the necessary fixity for true understanding and accomplishment. Similarly, too, the second chakras fluidity, far from being merely the cause of … Read More
The energy of the first two chakras can be unified and brought to a focus by their “older brother”, the third chakra; center of fiery self-control in the body. In this class, Asha talks in greater detail about the interrelationship of the first two chakras, and their corresponding spiritual disciplines, and how proper utilization of our vital willpower can potentiate … Read More
The heart center; so often proclaimed as a pivotal chakra in the body. Whether our energy predominately moves upwards or downwards in the spine rests in large part to how we direct this powerful center. Upwards, it can lead us to expanded love, moving into the higher throat chakra of deep inner calmness. Downwards, it can scatter our life force … Read More
In the culminating class Asha discusses how energy flows through the entire astral body, and how attachments and desires create vrittis (whirlpools) of feeling. These vrittis can cause us to forget the true source of our happiness, tricking our chakras into pursuing fulfillment in outer pursuits, rather than in God alone. How can a greater understanding of the chakras, vrittis, … Read More