Chakras are the major energy centres of our subtle body. So, there are not only 7 but many other chakras also. However 7 Chakras are considered the main. The refrences of 7 chakras and Kundalini Shakti are in Puranas and Upanishads. Lalita Sahasranama stotra from Brahmanda Purana gives the most precise description of Kundalini in just 3 verses.
There are seven chakras in a Human body as Yoga and Tantra prescribes. These are:
Chakras are supposed to be mystic power centres in human body along the spine. Kundalini Shakti (often called Serpent Power) is dormant in a ...
you can not just stop having sexual thoughts, you have to replace the sexual thoughts with something else.
First is to have satvik food and stop seeing sexual explicit movies, sexually explicit TV serials. Do not have intoxicants (very very important). Refrain from using sexually swear words.
Remember God as omni-present, esp. in morning and when going to ...
Manipura is present in Solar Region. It is also known as Nabhi Chakra. Nabhi in Sanskrit means Navel. But as the location of Chakra is in backbone region of subtle body, hence Manipura Chakra is present just at back side of Navel in the region of backbone (in the subtle body).
But the entire Navel region is in the range of Manipura Chakra.
Srimad Bhagvatam ...
Excerpts from a Q&A with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
You would have heard about the seven chakras (energy centers) ;
it is One Energy that manifests itself in various forms.
In the first chakra (Muladhara), at the base of the spine, the
energy manifests as enthusiasm or inertia.
When the same life force energy comes to the second chakra
Manipura Chakra is exactly located at Nabhi (Navel) but in Subtle body along the Spinal cord. All Chakras are located in Straight line (in Subtle body).
Om Swami describes method to identify seven Chakras in body in his book Kundalini: An untold story.
Here is how to identify the location of chakras in your body. Use your
right hand if you are right-...
Beejas or Seeds are important single lettered or monosyllabic mantras especially in the tantric or agama tradition. They are extensively used in rituals, processes, and both for internal and external worship. Each mantra or beeja has specific energies contained in it. Once chanted properly the inherent power can be utilized by the sadhaka.
Specific beejas ...
chakras have various number of petals which reflect their current. The life current in chakra is linked to its petals too. They are present in astral body.
moolAdhAra chakra - four petals - व श स ष (golden colored letters on red petals)
swAdhishthana chakra - six petals - ब भ म य र ल (with bindu, white lightning color)
maNipUra chakra- ten petals - ड ढ ण ...
Well, that the SahsrAra Lotus is the abode of Lord Shiva-SadAshiva-Parashiva is mentioned in numerous Tantras and Agamas. And, by the Abode of Shiva, we only mean KailAsha.
I have the KulArnava Tantram book. While, commenting on 5.107 (which talks about the Shakti Pithas besides other things) of the aforementioned Text, the editor/translator quotes from ...
Some of your questions are like - Is this concept myth or real?
Now, in answers we should simply say whether the concept is found in Hindu scriptures or not. If it is not then it's a myth and if it is then it is real. I don't know of other ways of answering such questions.
Brahmarandhra, Sushumna Nadi have been mentioned in many many Hindu scriptures ...
There is mention of Ajna.
The Yogi alone has the Sushumna open. When this Sushumna current
opens, and begins to rise, we get beyond the sense, our minds become
supersensuous, superconscious — we get beyond even the intellect,
where reasoning cannot reach. To open that Sushumna is the prime
object of the Yogi. According to him, along this Sushumna ...
Yes, Shodashaadhaara are situated in our body where a Yogi used to concentrate while meditating. This is described in Siddha Siddhanta Paddhati, Chapter 2 written by Guru Gorakshanatha.
The text now mentions 16 places where meditation may be accomplished. On the tip of the big toe of the right foot one should meditate on a steady light. The second base is ...
If you are asking about the different types of baths then Shastras do mention about the 5 kinds of them viz:
1)Agneya(fiery) 2)Varuna(water bath) 3)Braahma (bathing using Vedic mantras) 4)Vaayavya(windy) & 5)Divya (Celestial holy bath).
9.Snaanaani Panchapunyaani Kirtitaani Manishibhihi,Agneyam Varunam Braahmam Vyavyam Divyameva cha- The learned have ...
Yes, there is a discussion in the book 'The Serpent Power' by Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon).
It is to be noted that, just as there are five centres (Cakras)
hereinafter described, the vertebral column itself is divided into
five regions, which commencing from the lowest, are the coccygeal,
consisting of four imperfect vertebrae, often united ...
On the commentary of a verse found in the 3rd chapter of Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the commentator also provides the following list for the 16 Adharas.
AngushthagulphojAnurusivani linga nAbhaya | HrundrivA
kanthadeshashcha lambikA nAsikA tathA || Bhrumadhyam cha lalAtam
cha brahmarandhrakam | Eta hi shodashAdhArAh kathithAh
Well, the Upanishads do not have the fully-developed seven chakras and kundalini system that is found in later medieval texts.
What they have is some hints and rudiments of it (however, this is not central to their teaching). They talk about special "nerves" (nāḍī नाडी) that carry energy. But of course, they might also mean blood vessels. As you ...
According to [1-4], the most common siddhis obtainable through mastering kundalini are:
Aṇimā: the ability to become smaller than the smallest, reducing one's body to the size of an atom or even become invisible.
Mahimā: the ability to become infinitely large, expanding one's body to an infinitely large size.
Laghimā: the ability to become weightless or ...
How far-does- the swadhisthana chakra extend?
The Devi Bhagavata Purana gives us some clues about Svādhiṣṭhāna Chakra. From the information given in the book by the author/ translator it looks like that the **Svādhiṣṭhāna chakra is upto the root of the the genital organs called prostatic plexus (Linga Mula).**So its quite possible that this chakra is ...
Chakras are described in Tantrik Yoga Shasthra. Each chakra has its own adhi devata, yantra and characteristics. By meditating the adhi devata of the chakra will give us success to raise the kundali power towards the chakra. Chakra(Energy Center) starts from Mooladhara and ends at Sahasahara(Parabhamham - Eternal and Pure state).
Rightfully and technically, it is the rage property that comes out through the third eye on command from Paramatman. Ajna is also the seat of YOUR consciousness -Jivatma. It is where you realize Paramatma through Self-realization. Almost, all the realized saints experience bliss during self-realization not rage. At Ajna, your Guru is none other than ...
You have to do some type of Yoga to control lust. The easiest method is to repeat the name of God.
A DEVOTEE: "Sir, should one first practise discrimination to attain
MASTER: "That is also a path. It is called the path of vichara,
reasoning. But the inner organs (Mind (manas), intelligence (buddhi),
mind-stuff (chitta), and ego (...
Bhagavad Gita talks about KAlachakra. In English it can also be interpreted as Eternal Return. The etymology is as:
KAla = time, Chakra = cycle (i.e. duration)
The time passes in a circular motion. In a given cycle, all the unique events will happen once. In the next/past cycles (frequency), the same events only occur.
e.g. You will be asking this Qn in ...