Chakras 101: What, Exactly, Are These Whirling Forces of Energy?
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Billed as a subtle body roadmap for physical, mental, and spiritual balance, the chakras are often presented in modern yoga individually or without context. But there is so much more to these powerful forces of energy beyond a backbend-themed class to open up Anahata (the heart chakra). Here, Alan Finger, co-founder of ISHTA Yoga and Tantra master teacher, shares a simple explanation of what, exactly, the chakras are, how they are integrated, and which of the 7 energy centers serves as command.