Chakras 101: How Sound Helps You Access (and Balance) the Subtle Body

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Want to explore the chakras like you never have before? Join Alan Finger and Sarah Platt-Finger, co-founders of ISHTA Yoga, for YJ's new 4-week online course, Chakras 101: Unleash the Wisdom and Vitality Within. Through lessons, meditations, asana, mantras, and visualizations, you will learn how to balance these whirling forces of subtle energy, from root to crown. You’ll also fill in the blanks and discover what, exactly, chakras are, where they came from, and how they work. The results: The ability to alter your state of mind, carry yourself with more confidence and ease, and tap into your innate intelligence and power. Class starts January 29. Sign up today!

When it comes to tuning up the chakras, practices like asana, meditation, and pranayama are powerful tools, but they’ll only take you so far. Enter bija (or “seed”) mantras, which are unique, two-part sounds that essentially vibrate at the frequency of each chakra. Here, Alan Finger, co-founder of ISHTA Yoga, explains how practicing each mantra not only brings awareness to but also helps expand consciousness in the subtle body.

See also Alan Finger's Simple Technique to Clear Your Throat Chakra

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