Chakras 101: How Do They Get Out of Balance, Anyway?

Author:
Video Duration:
0

Want to explore the chakras like you never have before? Join Alan Finger and Sarah Platt-Finger 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!

Energetic forces called gunas govern the characteristics of matter and energy in the world, whether we’re talking about an amethyst on your mala or a go-getter attitude that leads to a productive morning. As Alan Finger explains here, the chakras are also subject to imbalances of these three ever-changing qualities—tamasic (heavy and stagnant), rajasic (active and passionate), and sattvic (calm and balanced). The good news is that once you cultivate the skills to listen closely to your subtle body, you can harmonize your chakras through the breath.

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

Related Videos

alan-2

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

Certain mantras offer a direct connection to your chakras in a way that more common practices don’t. Skeptical? Yoga master Alan Finger suggests you try it out for yourself...

alan-finger

What, Exactly, Are These Whirling Forces of Energy?

Yoga master Alan Finger offers a simple explanation of the seven chakras, along with how one chakra actually regulates the rest.

throat-chakra

Alan Finger's Simple Technique to Clear Your Throat Chakra

Draw energy from your root and direct it to the vissudha, so you can communicate with yourself, others, and the universe with more clarity and truth.

kundaliniquickenergybreath

A Yoga Practice for Quick Energy

Feel like you're in a rut? Try this short Kundalini yoga practice for an energy-and-mood boost to get you through the day.

Alan Finger Meditating

Master Class: Why Does Meditation Make You Feel So Rested?

Alan Finger digs into the science of sleep to explain why you need meditation if you aren't getting enough shut-eye.

iyengar myths carrie oerko

What You Didn't Know About Iyengar Yoga + Myths Debunked

Iyengar Yoga might have a strict, rigid reputation, but it's actually a fluid, expansive practice. Here, common myths about the practice broken down.

carrie owerko iyengar 101

Yoga Teacher Carrie Owerko's Personal Story

Here, Carrie Owerko shares her personal story about how she found Iyengar Yoga and how it changed her life.

Alan Finger meditating in Master Class

Alan Finger's Meditation Advice for Skeptics

He shares a no-pressure, take-it-or-leave-it approach to the practice.