Powered By Saaraan

How do you know when a chakra is open/blocked?

How do you know when a chakra is open/blocked?

Postby Frumens » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:54 pm

Sometimes people say that the safe way to work with chakras is to start with the root chakra and work your way up one at a time. Well, if you start doing meditations to balance your root chakra, how do you know when you're finished and ready to go to the next one? Also, how do you know if one of your chakras is blocked?
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔
User avatar
Frumens
Forum Member
Forum Member
 
Posts: 486
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:01 am

Re: How do you know when a chakra is open/blocked?

Postby Shinichi » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:13 pm

I don't buy into the new age versions of this topic.

Classically, your chakras are always blocked all the time in everyone. You know, quite well, when a chakra has opened because the Kundalini is awakened and fully active in that chakra. This is a very specific sort of phenomena and a very intense experience, and when done via traditional methods, it is also a permanent attainment -- unless you actively do stuff to undo the attainment, which is possible, and is quite like someone with less than 10% body fat eating fast food every day for a month. At the end of the month, they won't have less than 10% body fat anymore.



~:Shin:~
User avatar
Shinichi
Forum Member
Forum Member
 
Posts: 868
Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:56 pm
Location: Earth

Re: How do you know when a chakra is open/blocked?

Postby Lumpino » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:54 am

Frumens wrote:Sometimes people say that the safe way to work with chakras is to start with the root chakra and work your way up one at a time. Well, if you start doing meditations to balance your root chakra, how do you know when you're finished and ready to go to the next one? Also, how do you know if one of your chakras is blocked?


............chakras is blocked?.... [eek]
There are two diffrent spiritual paths in the east. Cleaning chakras and opening chakras.
I recomend you read translantions of an original eastern books about yoga. Not fantasies western wannabe "Masters".
Good about are for example Sat chakra nirupana, The serpent power and similar translations by A. Avalon - John Woodroffe, or Shiva samhita and Gheradna samhita. Those books are free on net.
Or a good boo is The secret of the golden flower, Translantion by Richard Willhelm. Chinese Taoists spiritual alchemy. But, there is chakra Ajna called a "heavenly heart" an chakra Anahata a "fleshly heart".

No one chakra is blocked, but opening a chakra could take years of meditations about a one chakra only.
When a chakra is realy open, siddhis - spiritual powers hidden in - begin to work. Untill yogi do not obtain siddhis, chakra is not open.
For example see chakra Anahata:
http://yachnayoga.wordpress.com/2011/07 ... al-powers/
Anahat Chakra or heart chakra: If one contemplates (contemplation = a long term meditation) on the flame called vanalinga that resides in the heart chakra (anahat chakra), he attains knowledge beyond measure. He attains clairvoyance and can see the past, present and future. He can walk in air (khechari siddhi) and travel anywhere (Bhuchari siddhi). Through his clairvoyance he can perceive the yogins...................
User avatar
Lumpino
Forum Member
Forum Member
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:00 pm

Re: How do you know when a chakra is open/blocked?

Postby Rin » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:53 pm

Lumpino wrote:
Frumens wrote:Sometimes people say that the safe way to work with chakras is to start with the root chakra and work your way up one at a time. Well, if you start doing meditations to balance your root chakra, how do you know when you're finished and ready to go to the next one? Also, how do you know if one of your chakras is blocked?


............chakras is blocked?.... [eek]
There are two diffrent spiritual paths in the east. Cleaning chakras and opening chakras.
I recomend you read translantions of an original eastern books about yoga. Not fantasies western wannabe "Masters".
Good about are for example Sat chakra nirupana, The serpent power and similar translations by A. Avalon - John Woodroffe, or Shiva samhita and Gheradna samhita. Those books are free on net.
Or a good boo is The secret of the golden flower, Translantion by Richard Willhelm. Chinese Taoists spiritual alchemy. But, there is chakra Ajna called a "heavenly heart" an chakra Anahata a "fleshly heart".

No one chakra is blocked, but opening a chakra could take years of meditations about a one chakra only.
When a chakra is realy open, siddhis - spiritual powers hidden in - begin to work. Untill yogi do not obtain siddhis, chakra is not open.
For example see chakra Anahata:
http://yachnayoga.wordpress.com/2011/07 ... al-powers/
Anahat Chakra or heart chakra: If one contemplates (contemplation = a long term meditation) on the flame called vanalinga that resides in the heart chakra (anahat chakra), he attains knowledge beyond measure. He attains clairvoyance and can see the past, present and future. He can walk in air (khechari siddhi) and travel anywhere (Bhuchari siddhi). Through his clairvoyance he can perceive the yogins...................


While I believe quite firmly in Siddhi's and know there are some fairly amazing things adepts can achieve, I think people need to be careful about taking a lot of those old Yogic (and Internal Alchemy) texts too literally. They often exaggerate or use metaphorical language, add or remove important details, use initiatic blinds or intentionally mislead the reader. Not to mention the problem of (mis)translation.

I sincerely doubt that someone doing nothing but meditating on the Anahata Chakra will grant them complete omniscience, levitation and teleportation, even if they do it for their entire life. I find it far more likely that within the framework of a system of proper Yogic training, maybe there are techniques which can attain these abilities to a less dramatic degree through meditation on the Anahata Chakra.
"The path of the Sage is called
'The Path of Illumination'
he who gives himself to this path
is like a block of wood
that gives itself to the chisel-
cut by cut it is honed to perfection"

- DDJ, Verse 27

"It's still magic even if you know how it's done." - Terry Pratchett
User avatar
Rin
Forum Member
Forum Member
 
Posts: 1198
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:21 pm


Return to South East Asian Faiths

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

Bridge by mehdiplugins.com