I promised a weekly chakra blog in February but Superbowl Fever got in the way last week! Apologies, and back to the plan.
Let’s take a look at the whole chakra system from root to base, which is called the “liberating” current, or direction. The first three chakras, located at the perineum (Muladhara), navel (Svadisthana), and belly (Manipura), are considered to be our physical foundation. They are connected to the elements earth, water, and fire (in that order), and are related to our most physical needs and desires.
The fourth chakra (Anahata) is located to the right of our physical heart, and is the bridge between these three lower chakras and the three above it, the three connected more with spirit. The heart is connected to the element air, and is the seat of our emotions.
The three upper chakras are our connection to spirit, through expression, at the throat (Vishuddha), intuition at the third eye (Ajna), and deep knowing at the crown of the head (Sahasrara). While Vishuddha is associated with ether, that two upper chakras are beyond the elements.
This current is called liberating as it moves from the densest to the lightest, from earth-bound to the cosmic, from our earliest stage of development to the freedom of wisdom. We can also follow the chakras from the top down, which is called the manifesting current.
Join me on Capitol Hill on Monday, February 22, 7:15 – 8:30pm for the monthly chakra focus class. This month we will focus on the fifth chakra, the throat (Vishuddha). There will be no chakra focus class in March, and we’ll resume the last Monday of each month on April 26.

Posted by: Anne Phyfe

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