The Bindu Chakra is symbolized by the crescent moon. The Bindu chakra translates to dew or drop point. It is located on the top of the head. Bringing awareness to the Bindu Chakra can have beautiful effects on the mind and on the physical body. When properly mastered, this energy center helps overcome many problems we encounter in our lives. For example, unhealthy eating habits, poor eyesight, headaches, depression, and anxiety.
Swami Niganjanananda Sarawati
The Bindu Chakra is directly connected to the Manipura Chakra. According to Prana and Pranayama by Swami Niranjanananda Sarawati; the Bindu holds our life force within. From there, this nectar drops down toward the third chakra, Manipura. In the Manipura chakra, the life nectar from the Bindu chakra is used for various activities of our body. In other words, the fire of Manipura is responsible for using the nourishing powers of the AMRITA nectar.
There is a direct link between breath techniques and meditation and this Chakra. Incorporating these into your daily practice can help bring awareness and strengthen your connection with your higher self.
Vipareeta Karani is the half-shoulder stand. This posture is connected to this chakra. The half-shoulder stand is an inverted posture. Half-shoulder stand is a beginner to intermediate asana to perform. Also, this inverted posture protects the Bindu chakra and its nectar because, in this inverted position, the nectar flows toward the throat and Vishuddha chakra.
Ocean breaths (Ujjayi breath) or the 4/4/6 breathing technique assist with this chakra. Inhaling for four breaths retain the breath for four seconds and exhaling for 6 seconds. Contract the throat creating a slight tension and exhaling audibly for ujjayi breath. The desired sound is quite similar to what you would hear in a seashell. You can always attach these breaths to your current mediation practice.
Bring a Release
The Bindu Chakra is important to stretch and bring release to you, as would any other part of your yoga practice. Bringing awareness to your Bindu chakra can have the most beautiful effects on your spiritual well being including an overall sense of happiness and well-being.
This blog was created by Kassie Ayer who is a current 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification student. Kassie is looking to complete her international certification classes soon at LeadingYoga and begin her first yoga teaching position with Ananda Yoga in Belfast, Maine.
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