There are corresponding yoga poses which release the blocks in your chakras, leading to better health and a higher level of consciousness.
Your chakras are located strategically and are connected to the major glands and organs in your body.
You actually have hundreds of chakras (a Sanskrit word meaning wheel) spinning inside you, bringing in information from your surroundings.
However, 7 Main chakras dictate your most important feelings and behaviors.
These are centered along your spinal column starting from your bottom to the top of your head.
Your 7 chakras through which your most important energy flows are:
First Root Chakra
This is the energy channel which helps you feel grounded. It is located in the base of your spine, near your tailbone area. When it is blocked, you experience concerns over financial and health issues in your life.
Second Sacral Chakra
Your ability to connect with others and enjoy new experiences is controlled by the energy flowing through your sacral chakra. This energy center is located approximately 2 inches below your navel, and 2 inches deep. Your sexuality, sense of abundance, well-being and level of pleasure is dictated here.
Third Solar Plexus Chakra
When your Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked, you suffer from feelings of low self-esteem. You also may believe that you have no control over your life. This energy channel is located in your upper abdomen.
Fourth Heart Chakra
Appropriately, this chakra is concerned with your ability to love. Its location is the middle of your chest, right above your heart. Emotional issues connected to the heart chakra include joy, love and peace.
Fifth Throat Chakra
Your ability to communicate, the way you express yourself and your feelings, and your perceptions of truth are all dependent on the health of your Throat Chakra. It is appropriately located in your throat.
Sixth Third Eye Chakra
Where would you imagine your third eye would be? You are correct. This chakra is located above and between your eyes, in the middle of your forehead. Also called the Brow Chakra, emotional issues such as imagination and intuition, wisdom and your decision-making ability all dependent on an unblocked Third Eye Chakra.
Seventh Crown Chakra
This is your highest chakra, and is located at the top of your head. When energy is flowing properly here, you experience pure bliss and are able to identify both outer and inner beauty. You also find it easier to connect to your spirituality and that of others.