Yoga Asanas For Chakra Healing
Muladhara Chakra – Root Chakra
Pada Hastasan & Paschimothanasan – The Standing forward bend & Seated forward bend are the primary poses for the root chakra.
Svadhishthana Chakra – Sacral Chakra
Thitli/Baddha Konasan ~ Butterfly/Bound Angle & Upavistha Konasan ~ Wide seated forward bend and other hip and groin openers all provide freedom of movement in the pelvis region and relate to the 2nd chakra.
Manipura Chakra – Solar Plexus
Twisting asanas such as Ardha Matsyendrasan ~ Half lord of the fishes & Bharadvajasan ~ Wise Sage; Jathara Parivritta – reclined twist are best for the 3rd chakra, as they rejuvinate the body.
Anahata Chakra – Heart Chakra
Many backbends primarily target the heart chakra since they open the chest. Asanas like Sethubandasan – Bridge pose, Bhujangasan – cobra, sphinx, and Ustrasan – Camel relate to the 4th chakra.
Vishuddha Chakra – Throat Chakra
Sarvangasan – shoulderstand is the primary pose for the throat chakra.
Ajna Chakra (pronounced agna) – 3rd Eye
Halasan ~ Plough pose & Shashankasan ~ hare pose also known as childs’ pose relate to the 3rd eye.
Sahasrara Chakra – Crown Chakra
Meditation and Pranayam (breathing) exercises such as anulom vilom (also know as nadi shodhana), Brahmari pranayam – bee breath are excellent for the crown chakra.
There are more poses that relate to each chakra and often they overlap into different chakras since they are not standalone and cannot be segregated too much.
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