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What are Chakras? An Introduction with Robin Krasny

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What are chakras? Chakras are the energy centers of the body, and each of us has seven of them! But what exactly do they do? In this video, Robin Krasny goes over the following information about chakras:
– Chakra name in english & sanskrit
– What they’re responsible for
– Yoga poses (or asanas)/colors/crystals and foods to help regulate the energy to them.

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In this video

Robin has been integrating professional healing practices for more than 30 years. With experience and certificates in meditation, stress-reduction techniques, acupressure, chakra balancing, kinesiology, reflexology, aromatherapy and more, Robin is the perfect guide to educate about seven chakras! Below is a breakdown of what you’ll find in the video:

Root Chakra

what are chakras | Root Chakra

Sanskrit Name Muladhara
Responsible for Basic survival instincts, feeling “grounded”, self preservation
Asanas (poses) Lotus, Child’s Pose, Triangle Pose, Garland Pose
Oils Patchouli, Frankincense, Cedarwood
Colors Red
Crystals Ruby, Tiger’s eye, red agate, red jasper, garnet, bloodstone
Foods Carrots, beets, ginger, strawberries, red cabbage, red apples,

Sacral Chakra

what are chakras | Sacral Chakra

Sanskrit Name Svadhishthana
Responsible for Emotions/reproductive/pleasure seeker
Asanas (poses) Warrior II, Goddess Pose, Pigeon
Oils Sandalwood, orange, rose, ylang ylang
Colors Orange
Crystals Citrine, carnelian, orange calcite
Foods Oranges, sweet potatoes, papaya, pumpkin

Solar Plexus Chakra

what are chakras | Solar Plexus Chakra

Sanskrit Name Manipura
Responsible for Personality, identity, ego “who am I”
Asanas (poses) Boat pose, Bow pose, Lion pose, seated spinal twist
Oils Cedarwood, lavender, rosemary, clary sage
Colors Yellow
Crystals Amber, golden topaz, sunstone,
Foods Squash, pineapple, yellow rice

Heart Chakra

what are chakras | Heart Chakra

Sanskrit Name Anahata
Responsible for Love, compassion, trust
Asanas (poses) Bow pose, camel
Oils Bergamot, jasmine, geranium, cypress
Colors Green& pink
Crystals Amazonite, emerald, jade, malachite, rose quartz, tourmaline
Foods Kale, broccoli, zucchini, green apples, grapes, avocado

Throat Chakra

what are chakras | Throat Chakra

Sanskrit Name Vishuddha
Responsible for communication
Asanas (poses) Lion’s pose, shoulder stand, plow, fish
Oils Basil, cypress, peppermint, spearmint
Colors blue
Crystals Turquoise, lapis lazuli, blue topaz
Foods Lime, grapefruit, plums, lemongrass

 

Third Eye Chakra

what are chakras | Third Eye Chakra

Sanskrit Name Ajna
Responsible for Intuition, self-awareness
Asanas (poses) Fish pose, shoulder stand, child’s pose
Oils Frankincense, sandalwood, patchouli, rosemary
Colors indigo
Crystals Amethyst, sodalite, blue quartz
Foods Grapes, blueberries, blackberries, eggplant, sweet potatoes

 

Crown Chakra

what are chakras | Crown Chakra

Sanskrit Name Sahaswara
Responsible for Union with higher self and divine, deep understanding, spiritual nature
Asanas (poses) headstand
Oils Lavender, jasmine, cedarwood
Colors White/violet
Crystals Clear quartz, moonstone, diamond
Foods Meditation/ fasting

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