What is Chakra Yoga?



“The purpose of Chakra Yoga is to “tune up” the chakras so that we may get a better sense of these different aspects of consciousness within ourselves and create a beautiful harmonization of our own body, mind, and spirit. Ultimately it is from an awareness of this place of inner resonance and strength that we are able to seek and create harmony with the outer world and with each other.”

– Chakra Yoga Teacher Brooke Smokelin

Think of it like this: chakras are like the strings of a guitar: each one has its own distinct sound or vibration as a single note, and yet these notes work together to produce chords- individual notes vibrating together in a harmonious way.

Our bodies, just l2012-11-27_18-14-21-_ryanhowardike any organism or instrument that we expect and need to perform efficiently and beautifully over time, require regular maintenance and tuning. If the strings of the guitar are not in tune with one another, the instrument will not produce harmonious sound. And if the instrument itself is out of tune, it will not “play well” with other instruments either.  Chakra Yoga is a practice for keeping your physical body and your energy body well tuned and functioning at it’s optimum capacity.

Working with a unique fusion of classic, static hatha asanas and rhythmic, dynamic kundalini kriyas, Brooke’s Chakra Yoga aims to awaken, explore, and balance the physical, metaphysical, emotional, psychological, energetic, and vibrational elements of each of the 7 chakra-energy centers. Brooke’s students and clients utilize various yogic tools and techniques of pranayama (breathing), asana (posture), mantra (sound forms) and yantra (visual forms) to imagine, visualize, express, love, will, feel, and EMBODY their full spectrum selves. Practitioners generate an abundance of vital energy via different kinds of pranayama and then they move this energy throughout their bodies via kriyas and asanas specific for each chakra. Awareness and energy moves from the Root Chakra up the spine to the Crown Chakra, leaving each chakra activated, vitalized, and harmonized, the glands and organs nourished, and the skeletal system aligned.

Chakra Yoga empowers students, clients, and practitioners with the tools and techniques to positively transform their lives.




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