Chakras and Chakra Sequences

Yoga is energy work. Learn how asana affects the chakras, and use that knowledge to improve your own life.

A Manipura Practice star
Strengthen your ability to move in the world with this practice.

A Root Chakra Practice star
Feeling ungrounded and spacy? Try this customizable practice to balance your root chakra (Muladhara)

A Sacral Chakra Sequence star
Lack of creativity? Addiction issues rearing their heads? Try this quick practice to balance your sacral chakra (Svadhisthana)

A Second Anahata Practice star
Here's a sequence for when you need comfort or courage.

A Simple Heart Chakra Practice star
In desperate times, we look to the heart chakra to help us maintain our connections. Here's a gentle yoga practice that can help.

Ajna Chakra star
This is the chakra of connection: from the physical to the spiritual, from one person to another, from the individual to the rest of the world.

Anahata Chakra star
The fourth chakra is the love center of our subtle bodies. Working with these energies allows us to open further into the wonders of our lives.

Introduction to the Chakras star
The chakras, or energy centers of Ayurvedic medicine, are increasingly being verified by modern medicine. These seven energy centers help to regulate the endocrine system and thus improve mental and physical health.

Manipura Chakra star
Your self-worth, digestive health, and sense of energy are all located in the third chakra. Asanas which focus here will also help bring your sense of self into balance with the rest of the world.

Muladhara, or Root Chakra star
Muladhara, or Root Chakra, is the energy center located at the bottom of the torso. Working with this chakra can help one feel more grounded and stable, and help with problems weight gain, anxiety, and panic.

Sahasrara Chakra star
The final energy center running up the human torso, Sahasrara is at once spiritual and physical -- because what is the difference between the two?

Svadhisthana Chakra star
The second chakra, the sacral energy wheel, is associated with generativity and creation.

Vishuddhi Chakra star
Vishuddhi is the chakra associated with creativity and communication. Here's a primer on how to work with these energies.

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