Intro
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Introduction

Week 7

This section will provide you with the building blocks you'll need for the rest of the course. Here you'll learn the theory and knowledge that underpins it all.

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Chakras

In Eastern medicine and teachings, the Chakras are energy centres found in

the body. There are 7 main Chakras (as pictured) but there are thoughtto be 100s!!

For the purposes of this course, we will focus on the main 7

Energy enters the body through these centres and should flow smoothly,

achieving balance in mind, body and spirit. When the Chakras are blocked,

the energy doesn't flow smoothly and can cause problems emotionally

and sometimes physically too. How the blocked Chakras affect us

depends on what each Chakra represents in the body (we will go

through these individually over each lesson).

Once the energy enters the body it is channelled up and down the

body from the Root Chakra (red) up to the Crown Chakra (violet) and vice versa. The

energy flows form the Root to the Crown, the inspiration for the title of this course. The name also comes from the' root to rise' yoga cue that highlights the importance of each pose being 'rooted' in the ground - the more 'rooted' the pose, the more stable and grounded. The same goes for the Chakras. The Root Chakras for example is all about safety and security - these are the foundations on which we build on. For example, if we don't we secure in our life and in ourselves, how can we be expected to express ourselves honestly and authentically (Throat Chakra). During this course we will start by examining and strengthening the Root and Rise our way up.

Hierarchy of Needs

When I learned about Chakras, one of the first things that I was reminded of was Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Why? Because the similarities are striking! Here were two differing perspectives, one from Eastern thinking and one from Western thinking that were so complimentary, it was astounding!

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When I learned about Chakras, one of the first things that I was reminded of was Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Why? Because the similarities are striking! Here were two differing perspectives, one from Eastern thinking and one from Western thinking that were so complimentary, it was astounding!