An introduction to Chakras
As an introduction to this simple meditation technique, namely Sahaja Yoga, ‘Sahaj’ meaning born within and spontaneous, ‘Yoga’ meaning the connection with the divine, we can say that when the Kundalini is awaked by a person authorised and experienced in this art, the Kundalini passes throughout the central nervous system by way of three energy channels, these energy channels are often refereed to in the Sanskrit language as ‘nadis’. There are three main channels/nadis, on the nervous system which are simple termed as: the left channel, this is the channel of our emotions, desires and our past, (also past lives) the right channel we can say, acts as the ‘doer’ this is the channel that puts our desires into action and the centre channel is represented by the autonomic nervous system, it depicts the present (neither the past or the future) and is the part of the nervous system responsible for the control of the bodily functions not ‘consciously’ directed by thought, such as breathing, our heartbeat, and digestive processes.
All three channels are ultimately brought into balance through the awakening of the Kundalini energy working together to balance our physical emotional and spiritual well-being, once the flow of our Kundalini energy is established through meditation. Each channel has a number of chakras placed along them in an evolutionary order, each individual chakra has a very specific role in maintaining our well-being, a full array of moods and our physical body related to our health.
The chakras are located on all three channels, these chakras and their principles and archetypes are awakened and nourishes when the Kundalini energy passes into, and through each one of the chakra, finally the Kundalini reaches the 7th or chakra named as the ‘Sahasrara chakra’ in the Sanskrit language, when the kundalini reaches the 7th chakra we achieve a yoga meaning ‘connection’ with the all-pervading divine energy. The opening of the Sahasrara chakra facilitates the flow of the divine energy thus nourishing the three channels/nadis bringing about a change in our physical, emotional, and spiritual well being.
All this happens in a split second, spontaneously and instantaneously. When we first begin to meditate a few strands of the thread-like Kundalini energy rise, but the more we meditate the stronger the connection becomes with the divine energy and we are able to touch on the inner joy in a much deeper way.