Ajna Chakra

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Ajna

Brow chakra

The purpose of this piece on the ajna chakra is simply to clarify, for my own reference, the notes that I have taken over the years from two primary sources, the books Kundalini Tantra and Kundalini Yoga for the West. There are slight differences in their interpretations of various aspects of the chakras, in these notes both interpretations are listed, more often than not.

These notes below are taken from the book Kundalini Tantra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

The ajna chakra is known as the divya chakshu, eye of knowledge, the channel through which the spiritual aspirant receives revelation and insight into the underlying nature of existence. It is also known as the Eye of Shiva, with Shiva the epitome of meditation, the Third Eye, the “command”, the “monitoring centre”, the bridge which links the guru and the disciples, it is here that the directions of the inner guru are heard in the deepest state of meditation. Continue reading “Ajna Chakra”

Manipura Chakra

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Manipura

Solar Chakra

The purpose of this piece on the manipura chakra is simply to clarify, for my own reference, the notes that I have taken over the years from two primary sources, the books Kundalini Tantra and Kundalini Yoga for the West. There are slight differences in their interpretations of various aspects of the chakras, in these notes both interpretations are listed, more often than not.

These notes below are taken from the book Kundalini Tantra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Mani means jewel and pura means city so the translation of manipura can be “city of jewels”. In Tibetan it is known as “mani padma” the jewelled lotus.

This chakra is the centre of dynamism, energy, willpower, achievement. It is often compared to dazzling heat, the power of the sun. It is radiates and directs pranic energy throughout the body. Continue reading “Manipura Chakra”