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Upanishads[edit]

To state that

"Concept of Chakra is found in some of the oldest Hindu texts such as Vedas and Upanishads.[1][2]"

better sources than this New Age trivia are needed.

References

  1. ^ Balancing the Chakras, Michael Solis, Charles River Editors, p.3
  2. ^ The Venus Blueprint: Uncovering the Ancient Science of Sacred Spaces, p.220, Richard Merrick, North Atlantic Books

Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 10:24, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

You can look into these sources by reliable publishers:[1][2] There are more, but for information like this, these two sources are enough. Capitals00 (talk) 06:15, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
I took a look; I'm afraid it's more of the same:
None of these authors provide references, or concrete examples or explanations. They are not of the same weight as David Gordon White, nor the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion published by Springer Science + Business Media. The article makes clear, though, that the nadis are ancient elements of Indian religious physiology, and that the origins date back much earlier than the Buddhist tantras. And, as you know, Buddhist tantra was influenced by, if not developed out of, Hindu Tantrism. Couldn't there be more information on that influence? Best regards, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 06:44, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
Gavin Flood, The Tantric Body, p.158:
"The term cakra as referring to centres of subtle anatomy first occurs in the Tantras, although earlier texts contain cakra-like references. David White has argued that probably the earliest Hindu source is the Bhagavata-purana where six sites (sthana) are listed at the navel (nabhi), heart (hrt), breast (uras), root of the palate (svatalumla), the place between the eyebrows (bhruvorantara), and the cranium (mrdha). He goes on to suggest that the earliest Hindu source for the application of the term cakra to these centres is the Kaulajñananirnaya [...] Yet the earliest text that documents the six cakras, known to later Kaulism and yoga traditions, is the eleventh-century Kubjikamatatantra."
Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 08:08, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

To really have a history section on the chakra page misses the entire concept of what a chakra is entirely. Being centers of prana, responsible for not only the functioning of the mental processes of an individual but also the very body itself (see Yoga Chudamani Upanishad, if you even need a reference for that statement), the knowledge of chakras goes back further than documented history aludes to; this should be stated in the history portion. Aghoradas (talk) 23:29, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Presiding deity question[edit]

Who is the presiding deity for the top chakra (Sahasrara)?

202.136.111.165 (talk) 03:57, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

chakra article is a good article[edit]

50.73.24.92 (talk) 18:50, 23 April 2016 (UTC)lmv More input from professionals would be welcome but it is a good basic article. I don't see rewrite but addendums would be interesting

Uncertain reference: twr[edit]

While fixing multiple refs with the same name (“twr”), I’ve choosen to leave the one without a content as a reference to “Healing with Form, Energy, and Light: the five elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen”. The choice is based on the fact that both references were introduced by the same commit, so probably they do refer to the same source.

Since I have no access to the source material, could someone please check if the mentioned book is indeed the source?

--Wikimpan (talk) 20:12, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Chakra Guide[edit]

Chakras 101


We have come to appreciate that there is a level of control within the body that is deeper and more fundamental to health then the biochemical level. This means of accessing this deeper level of control comes from working with the energy centers known as Chakras. Chakras are vortices of energy, which form part of the ancient Indian explanation for how Universal Life Force Energy is drawn in and channeled throughout the body. The Chakras act as both transmitters and transformers of energy as well as control the level and speed of energy flowing between each part of the human energy system. There is still no way of "proving" that vital energy and its channels actually exist - we simply must accept, esoterically, that they do.

As Carl Jung says, "We may never know" exactly how or why crystal healing works. Why not experience the power of crystal healing for yourself and let that be all the validation you need?

Chakra 7 – The Crown

It’s color is violet and is located at the top of your head. It is associate with the cerebral cortex, central nervous system and the pituitary gland It is concerned with information, understanding, acceptance and bliss. It is said to be your own place of connection to God, the Chakra of Divine purpose and personal destiny. Blockage can manifest as psychological problems.

Chakra 6 – The Third Eye (or Brow Chakra)

It’s color is Indigo (a combination of red and blue). It is located at the centre of your forehead at eye level or slightly above. This Chakra is used to question the spiritual nature of our life. It is the Chakra of question, perception and knowing. It is concerned with inner vision, intuition and wisdom. Your dreams for this life and recollections of other lifetimes are held in this Chakra. Blockage may manifest as problems like lack of foresight, mental rigidity, ‘selective’ memory and depression.

Chakra 5 - The Throat

It’s color is blue or turquoise and is located within the throat. It is the Chakra of communication, creativity, self-expression and judgement. It is associated with your Neck, shoulders, arms, hands, thyroid and parathyroid glands. It is concerned with the senses of inner and outer hearing, the synthesizing of ideas, healing, transformation and purification. Blockage can show up as creative blocks, dishonesty or general problems in communicating ones needs to others.

Chakra 4 – The Heart

It’s color is green and it is located within your heart. It is the centre of love, compassion, harmony and peace. The Asians say that this is the house of the soul. This Chakra is Associate with your lungs, heart, arms hands and thymus gland. We fall in love through our heart Chakra, then that feeling of unconditional love moves to the emotional centre commonly known as the solar plexus. After that it moves into the sexual centre or Base Chakra where strong feelings of attraction can be released. When these energies move into the Base Chakra we may have the desire to marry and settle down. Blockage can show itself as immune system , lung and heart problems, or manifest as inhumanity, lack of compassion or unprincipled behaviour.

Chakra 3 – The Solar Plexus

It’s color is yellow and is located a few inches above the navel in the solar plexus area. This Chakra is concerned with your digestive system, muscles, pancreas and adrenals. It is the seat of your emotional life. Feelings of personal power, laughter, joy and anger are associated with this center. Your sensitivity, ambition and ability to achieve are stored here. Blockage may manifest as anger, frustration, lack of direction or a sense of victimization.

Chakra 2 – The Sacral (or Navel Chakra)

It’s color is orange and it is located between the base of your spine and your navel. It is associated with your lower abdomen, kidneys, bladder, circulatory system and your reproductive organs and glands. It is concerned with emotion. This Chakra represents desire, pleasure, sexuality, procreation and creativity. Blockage may manifests as emotional problems, compulsive or obsessive behavior and sexual guilt.

The Base (or Root Chakra)

It’s color is red and it is located at the perineum, base of your spine. It is the Chakra closest to the earth. It’s function is concerned with earthly grounding and physical survival. This Chakra is associated with your legs, feet, bones, large intestine and adrenal glands. It controls your fight or flight response. Blockage may manifest as paranoia, fear, procrastination and defensiveness. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Karma Arm (talkcontribs) 18:31, 2 July 2016 (UTC)