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Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani M.D.A.I. Chairman: International Centre for Yoga Education and Research.M.D.G. .B. D. P.Y. A.S. South India www....D.G.B.H. P.F.Y.icyer.S.Y.. Puducherry.. F.. C HA KRA S THE PSYCHIC CENTRES OF YOGA AND TANTRA By Yogacharya Yoga Bhismacharya Dr.C.

1907 . Yogamaharishi Dr.12. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj ( Who protected the Purity of Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga with his Mighty Roar of Truth .

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CONTENTS Introduction 01 Mooladhara Chakra 08 Swadhisthana Chakra 15 Manipura Chakra 20 Anahata Chakra 23 Vishuddha Chakra 28 Ajna Chakra 32 Sahasrara Chakra 37 Chakra Awareness 42 Mandala Dharana 44 Chakra Meditation 47 .

Sit in Vajra Asana or in the toes turned under posture known as Vajra Veera Asana. Slowly bring your hands down to your head with your wrists touching the top of your head thus forming a beautiful triangular frame for your face. Stretch your arms upwards and join your palms together in the Anjali Mudra. The entire Pranamaya Kosha as well as the Sahasrara Chakra and all the higher Chakras that exist above it are energized by this Mudra. This is the Kailash Mudra that energizes the Sahasrara Chakra. 42 . The whole back is given an excellent stretch in this posture.CHAKRA AWARENESS WITH HASTHA MUDRAS Hastha Mudras or the hand gestures can be used to increase awareness of the energies at the different Chakric levels.

43 . As we bring the Namaskar Mudra to the front of the neck we can feel the energetic vibr ations that recharge the Vishud dha Chakra and nor m a li ze our thyroid function. this sequence of Mudras helps us to recharge the psychic battery of our Pranamaya Kosha and produces health and well being at all levels of our existence. When the hands are brought down from the Kailash Mudra and placed in front of the forehead we can energize our Ajna Chakra or centre of inner intuition. This energizes our Pituitary Gland that is the master conductor of our endocrine orchestra and helps us to obtain excellent glandular health. When the Namaskar Mudra is brought down to the chest region we can feel the healing energies flood through our Anahata or heart Chakra. When practised in the proper manner.

Mandalas are geometric Yantras or forms of Shakti embodied within the Chakras of the body. based on Drishti or a fixed gaze and sacred geometric shapes known as Mandalas is almost identical in classical Yoga and Tantra. The symbols used for Mandala Dharana or Mandala Dhyana differ slightly with the symbols used for the Chakras themselves. The Jnanendriyas and Karmendriyas of each centre are also subservient to the power of the Mandala. the Water Symbol that is a Silver Crescent 44 . The Mandala or Yantra can be used as a form of Dharana or concentration alone without entering into the meditative aspect as suggested in Laya and Yoga. Mooladhara Chakra is represented by the Prithvi Mandala. the Earth Symbol that is a Yellow Square Swadhisthana Chakra is represented by the Apas Mandala. Each centre has its own Mandala which is also associated with the element of the Mahabhuta associated with the centre. and vary according to the Yoga or Tantric school of instruction.The system of meditation known as Yantra.

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