A field of energy

This explains why yoga is such a rage: once you hit the mat, even after a late night, jet lag or sickness, or a gap, you suddenly find that you have switched on some tremendous force that uplifts your whole self. It appears that every practice of yoga is designed to...

The chakra connection

Interestingly, when you hear people talk of chakras (psychic centres) – and currently there is a huge excitement all over the world on this topic – you will hear them seek to ‘activate’ the chakras. There is somehow the assumption that if a chakra is malfunctioning,...

The wheels of life

Chakra in English means wheel. There are seven major chakras, each of which is located in a specific area, has a specific name, and a specific set of functions. They regulate the energy flow throughout our bodies, and also govern the seven major endocrine glands and...

The Call of Mount Shasta

Sometime in May 2011, I happened to see a picture of Mount Shasta with the words, ‘Root Chakra’ imprinted on it, on a friend’s Facebook page. I was intrigued. A Google search revealed that Mount Shasta in California, with its many vortices, waterfalls,...

When chakras meet neuroscience

BASICS OF THE ENDORPHIN EFFECTThe key element of the Endorphin Effect is the fact that the unconscious mind cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined. So just by merely thinking about a pleasurable event, we can trigger endorphin release...