Those familiar with energy medicine know that the chakra system represents a somewhat complex arrangement of energy centers found throughout the body. What you might not know is that there are 114 of them, not seven as commonly thought.
In this latest Huffington Post from Sadhguru, the importance behind the seven chakras is explored. According to the founder of the Isha Foundation, a non-profit, non-religious, public service organization that offers yoga and meditation to help individuals with inner transformation, although chakras form in the body where energy channels or nadis meet, some are more powerful than others, and each has its own distinct quality.
Breaking down, in-detail the seven more powerful (and most commonly referenced) energy centers, Sadhguru explains how transformation occurs when we move from the physical to the spiritual dimension, beginning with the base chakra or Mooladhara.
Chakras have more than one dimension to them. One dimension is their physical existence, but they also have a spiritual dimension. This means that they can be completely transformed into a new dimension. If you bring the right kind of awareness, the same Mooladhara that craves food and sleep can become absolutely free from the process of food and sleep. If one wants to go beyond food and sleep, one needs to transform the Mooladhara to an evolved state.
To move from Mooladhara to Agna, from the lowest of these seven chakras to the second highest, there are many procedures, methods and processes through which one can raise his energies. But from Agna to Sahasrar, the sixth chakra to the highest chakra, there is no path. You can only jump there. In a way, you have to fall upward. So, the question of going step by step to that dimension does not really arise. There is no way.
Read more from Sadhguru on the body’s energy system here.