Therapeutic Yoga and Chakra Music
The chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the base of the spine to the top of the head. In various traditions chakras are associated with multiple physiological functions, an aspect of consciousness, a classical element, and other distinguishing characteristics. The chakras are thought to vitalize the physical body and to be associated with interactions of a physical, emotional and mental nature.
They are considered essence of life energy, which is thought to flow along pathways. The function of the chakras is to spin and draw in or release this energy to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance.
They are said by some to reflect how the unified consciousness of humanity (the immortal human being or the soul), is divided to manage different aspects of earthly life:
- vital energy
- deeper emotions
- having an overview of life
- contact to God
The chakras are placed at differing levels of spiritual subtlety, the top chakra concerned with pure consciousness, and at the bottom being concerned with matter, which is seen simply as condensed, or gross consciousness.
Every thought and experience you’ve ever had in your life gets filtered through chakras. Each event is recorded into your cells… in effect your biography becomes your biology.
Rudolf Steiner considered the chakra system to be dynamic and evolving. He suggested that this system has become different for modern people than it was in ancient times, and will in turn be radically different in future times. Steiner describes a sequence of development that begins with the upper chakras and moves down, rather than moving in the opposite direction. He gave suggestions on how to develop the chakras through disciplining the thoughts, feelings, and will.