Times of change can be totally exhilarating—and utterly terrifying. After all, along with the promise of something new and different comes the reality that the outcome is unknown. Stepping into this tenuous space takes courage, willpower, and a little faith in your chosen path. Luckily, turning to your yoga practice—and working with the chakras—can help you sail through any type of transition or transformation.
The chakras consist of seven key points in the body—vortexes of energy that run through the spine. When the energy in these centers is balanced and flowing freely, you feel ease, peace, and joy—all emotions that can help you glide through times of change. But when energy in a chakra becomes blocked, it can trigger fear, anxiety, exhaustion, regret, and other emotions that can make transitions trickier.
The key to harnessing the powers of your chakras is to be honest with yourself and admit when you’re feeling off balance or out of sync—and to do so without judgment (because it happens to the best of us). Then, try to identify how, and where in your body, you’re feeling unbalanced, both physically and emotionally. Once you’ve located the site of instability, you’ll have the power and ability to consciously tune and heal the corresponding chakra(s) by stimulating the energy center through yoga practice and mental attention.
Be proactive, and you’ll pave the way for an internal shift that will not only help you handle change but also set you up to have a little fun throughout the process.
About Our Pro
Teacher and model Kat Fowler is a yoga teacher in New York City, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and a yoga educator and mentor with more than 1,500 hours of training. Learn more at katfowleryoga.com.