Every one of the centers
that are called chakras corresponds to an area of the
body, certain behavioral characteristics and a stage
of spiritual growth. Chakras represent specific psychophysical
energies that are activated one by one through the breath
along with the flow of the elements throughout daily
life. Aroused by the practices of tantra
yoga, the dormant spiritual Kundalini
energy can be made to leave the first chakra and
pierce the chakras above, causing various
spiritual experiences to occur.
of the seven chakras represents a definite set of desires
that correspond to a particular element (up to the fifth
chakra). While desires should not be cultivated, they
should be fulfilled if they are found to be really present
instead of artificial. Otherwise one will be inevitably
drawn back to them. The understanding of the seven chakras
offers a way to balance ones desires and lead a more
happy and spiritual life along personal destiny.
yoga or Laya yoga, a large set of techniques is
used to concentrate all life force in the Sushumna
Nadi and raise the coiled Kundalini energy through
all seven chakras towards the seventh chakra. In this
way, the divine mother Shakti,
in the form of Kundalini, can find union with her beloved,
the supreme Shiva,
who resides in eternal bliss at the top of the skull.
Thus one can move beyond the elements and achieve the
non-dual consciousness that brings liberation from the
ever-changing world of illusion (Maya).