SAHARARA CHAKRAHealth & Wellness — By Rohan Apte on August 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Made up of a thousand petals, the Saharara chakra signifies light, happiness, bliss and a blessing. Starting from the Muladhara, the journey of self criticism takes a path that further takes us to the destination. This journey, through all the chakras, ends at the Sahasrara. But Sahasrara is the real beginning of living life. The process of purification of self means the travelling of ‘kundalini’ from the base point (Muladhara) to the Sahasrara.
THIS IS THE PURPOSE OF YOGA AND PRANAYAM!
Yoga cannot be looked upon as a respite for an hour from the routine. Yoga means life style, life style that may seem to be very simple on the surface level. But as one travels into the depths of Yoga and Pranayam, the most challenging path of life begins. It is not about living life as it comes with each day, it’s about making a difference and to rise above the mundane. Yoga is the way to understand how to improve the quality of life and live better.
Anxiety, depression, mood swings, happiness and pleasures are a part of life, but, to understand and to go beyond it is to rise above the mundane.
The very support of our life is the Saharara chakra. As said in the books mentioned in the last article, to be happy is not the reason we live, to remain pleasant is more important! Saharara teaches us that. And once reached there, no materialistic object can affect us!
Relationships, career goals and deadlines make us tough to face the harder challenges, but these are outside forces which keep on changing their potency. The inner strength and support can never fail us in any circumstance.
Proper intake of food in terms of quality and quantity and exercises in terms of Yogasanas, Pranayam, running, walking, swimming etc can help us achieve a better quality of living. Our workouts are not something that begin and end at any given time, they are a part of life. Just like the way our breathing never stops, workouts, post workout changes and the pre workout state of our body and mind are continuously functional. Let us understand what our body wants from us.