When energy becomes blocked in a chakra, it triggers physical, mental, or emotional imbalances that manifest in symptoms such as anxiety, lethargy, or poor digestion. A well-tuned asana practice can free up energy and stimulate an imbalanced chakra, paving the way for that wonderful internal shift for which yoga is known. These sequences, chants, and tips will bring balance back to your energy centers.
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Chakra 101: A Beginner’s Guide to the Chakras
Channel more confidence, creativity, and joy in your life with a basic understanding of your body’s energy centers.
7 Poses for the 7 Chakras: A Healing Sequence
Align and connect to your energy centers with this healing practice to get grounded and open up to possibilities.
7 Poses + Chants for Your Chakras
Chant an activating mantra followed by a calming syllable in each pose to stimulate and balance the chakras.
Flow to Balance Your Lower Chakras
Looking to boost your confidence? Try these 3 poses to open your hips and stay grounded.
VIDEO: Chakra-Balancing Flow
A short but effective flow to get in touch with your energy centers.
Root Chakra Tune-Up Practice
Cultivate a sense of earthiness, radiance, and stability through asana, breath, and meditation in this practice for the muladhara chakra.
Sacral Chakra Tune-Up Practice
As you use hip openers and forward folds to work with this chakra, cultivate a sense of fluidity and ease in your low belly, low back, hips, sacral plexus, and pelvis.
Navel Chakra Tune-Up Practice
Heat is a powerful transformer. Use core work, twists, and pranayama to target this fiery chakra and transform obstacles into assets and fear into freedom.
Heart Chakra Tune-Up Practice
Open your anahata to listen to your inner voice and find your path to your heart’s calling.
Throat Chakra Tune-Up Practice
Open your visuddha chakra by creating spaciousness around the throat and neck through which profound spiritual truths can flow.