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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 NameMuladhara
Responsible forBasic survival instincts, feeling “grounded”, self preservation
Asanas (poses)Lotus, Child’s Pose, Triangle Pose, Garland Pose
OilsPatchouli, Frankincense, Cedarwood
CrystalsRuby, Tiger’s eye, red agate, red jasper, garnet, bloodstone
FoodsCarrots, beets, ginger, strawberries, red cabbage, red apples,

Sacral Chakra

what are chakras | Sacral Chakra

Sanskrit NameSvadhishthana
Responsible forEmotions/reproductive/pleasure seeker
Asanas (poses)Warrior II, Goddess Pose, Pigeon
OilsSandalwood, orange, rose, ylang ylang
CrystalsCitrine, carnelian, orange calcite
FoodsOranges, sweet potatoes, papaya, pumpkin

Solar Plexus Chakra

what are chakras | Solar Plexus Chakra

Sanskrit NameManipura
Responsible forPersonality, identity, ego “who am I”
Asanas (poses)Boat pose, Bow pose, Lion pose, seated spinal twist
OilsCedarwood, lavender, rosemary, clary sage
CrystalsAmber, golden topaz, sunstone,
FoodsSquash, pineapple, yellow rice

Heart Chakra

what are chakras | Heart Chakra

Sanskrit NameAnahata
Responsible forLove, compassion, trust
Asanas (poses)Bow pose, camel
OilsBergamot, jasmine, geranium, cypress
ColorsGreen& pink
CrystalsAmazonite, emerald, jade, malachite, rose quartz, tourmaline
FoodsKale, broccoli, zucchini, green apples, grapes, avocado

Throat Chakra

what are chakras | Throat Chakra

Sanskrit NameVishuddha
Responsible forcommunication
Asanas (poses)Lion’s pose, shoulder stand, plow, fish
OilsBasil, cypress, peppermint, spearmint
CrystalsTurquoise, lapis lazuli, blue topaz
FoodsLime, grapefruit, plums, lemongrass


Third Eye Chakra

what are chakras | Third Eye Chakra

Sanskrit NameAjna
Responsible forIntuition, self-awareness
Asanas (poses)Fish pose, shoulder stand, child’s pose
OilsFrankincense, sandalwood, patchouli, rosemary
CrystalsAmethyst, sodalite, blue quartz
FoodsGrapes, blueberries, blackberries, eggplant, sweet potatoes


Crown Chakra

what are chakras | Crown Chakra

Sanskrit NameSahaswara
Responsible forUnion with higher self and divine, deep understanding, spiritual nature
Asanas (poses)headstand
OilsLavender, jasmine, cedarwood
CrystalsClear quartz, moonstone, diamond
FoodsMeditation/ fasting

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