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Why does Sadhguru wear a turban?

Transcript: If somebody reaches a state where his energies are really bursting out of his head, if you activate the two chakras which are above the physical body, if those two chakras become active in someone, then we will not shave. In fact, we would like to grow it and tie it up just above that so that it is protected and nurtured. If you don't have enough hair, we will use cloth. You think I'm bandaged or something?...

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... Just in my leg, but. So if there is not enough hair, then you have to use something else. But you will need that, otherwise there will be. Once the two chakras above the physical body are on, it's a phenomenal possibility but it also makes your physical body little fragile. It tends to draw more than it should and this is the reason a lot of yogis die before they're 35. Because once they attain to a certain level of energy, if they don't know all the different aspects of the body, if they do not understand the mechanics of how the human system functions, if you do not understand all the tricks of the creator. In how many ways he's made this so complex and sophisticated. Because sophistication is not just to make it complicated. Sophistication means there are more possibilities than simplistic machine. This is a highly sophisticated machine. So once the energies have topped off, then it needs to be protected. If you have thick long hair, that could be made use of, it's a natural garment. If you don't have or if you're afraid you will lose your hair, then you dreadlock it. You know the dreadlocks? You've seen in saadhu, sanyasis it can be done. I won't tell you how because if you start going around with dreadlocks, that will not be good. There is a way to get your hair into a dreadlock. So you do that. Or, if you don't have that much hair, then you use something else. Garment or a cloth comes in handy.

Transcript: If somebody reaches a state where his energies are really bursting out of his head, if you activate the...

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... two chakras which are above the physical body, if those two chakras become active in someone, then we will not shave. In fact, we would like to grow it and tie it up just above that so that it is protected and nurtured. If you don't have enough hair, we will use cloth. You think I'm bandaged or something? Just in my leg, but. So if there is not enough hair, then you have to use something else. But you will need that, otherwise there will be. Once the two chakras above the physical body are on, it's a phenomenal possibility but it also makes your physical body little fragile. It tends to draw more than it should and this is the reason a lot of yogis die before they're 35. Because once they attain to a certain level of energy, if they don't know all the different aspects of the body, if they do not understand the mechanics of how the human system functions, if you do not understand all the tricks of the creator. In how many ways he's made this so complex and sophisticated. Because sophistication is not just to make it complicated. Sophistication means there are more possibilities than simplistic machine. This is a highly sophisticated machine. So once the energies have topped off, then it needs to be protected. If you have thick long hair, that could be made use of, it's a natural garment. If you don't have or if you're afraid you will lose your hair, then you dreadlock it. You know the dreadlocks? You've seen in saadhu, sanyasis it can be done. I won't tell you how because if you start going around with dreadlocks, that will not be good. There is a way to get your hair into a dreadlock. So you do that. Or, if you don't have that much hair, then you use something else. Garment or a cloth comes in handy.

May 30, 2021

3:16

An experiment to find if the two out of body Chakras are active

Transcript: I don't know if I should say this because if I say this you may start imagining all kinds of things. If you become meditative, now that you are becoming. As you do shambhavi, I shouldn't say this it'll lead to all kinds of things because people have a very wild imagination. I always avoid telling them anything which is not in that experience because they will start imagining all kinds of things. Because...

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... you need to understand this. Wherever you focus your mind, there there will be some twitching. If you want, right now you experiment. Hold your little finger like this and focus at the tip of this little finger. You will see within a minutes time there will be twitching. Any part of the body, if you focus your mind, some twitching you will notice. So that is not to be mistaken as some other great process happening within you. Or of course there are physiological twitches and twists happening here and there. Once in a way it happens to you. You're sleeping, some part of the body little bit of twitch and this and that. Especially if you're very nervous, it could happen to you quite often. If you're at ease, it may not happen. If you're in a little bit of tension or stress, it could happen to you in different parts. So that is not to be mistaken either. Anyway. Don't do this to yourself, it's not necessary. If I hold my hand above my Brahmarandhra, even up to four feet above. If you hold it, you will see a clear feeling in your hand which is always in the form of. Like a, something like an eight. This will be always happening if you keep your energies in a certain way. This can happen to every human being but it is happening within, it doesn't extend itself beyond because the final two chakras. Out of the 114 chakras that are there in the system, two chakras are outside the body. If dimensions beyond the physical become a constantly active process. Some of you might have felt this in your shambhavi. For a few moments, you feel something beyond yourself has become active. So if a dimension beyond your physicality becomes a continuously active process within you, then after some time these two chakras, which are dormant and outside the body, become active. If they become active, there is a, you got an antenna on your head. You've seen a police antenna? You got an antenna on your head which is giving you a certain perspective of life.

Transcript: I don't know if I should say this because if I say this you may start imagining all kinds of things....

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... If you become meditative, now that you are becoming. As you do shambhavi, I shouldn't say this it'll lead to all kinds of things because people have a very wild imagination. I always avoid telling them anything which is not in that experience because they will start imagining all kinds of things. Because you need to understand this. Wherever you focus your mind, there there will be some twitching. If you want, right now you experiment. Hold your little finger like this and focus at the tip of this little finger. You will see within a minutes time there will be twitching. Any part of the body, if you focus your mind, some twitching you will notice. So that is not to be mistaken as some other great process happening within you. Or of course there are physiological twitches and twists happening here and there. Once in a way it happens to you. You're sleeping, some part of the body little bit of twitch and this and that. Especially if you're very nervous, it could happen to you quite often. If you're at ease, it may not happen. If you're in a little bit of tension or stress, it could happen to you in different parts. So that is not to be mistaken either. Anyway. Don't do this to yourself, it's not necessary. If I hold my hand above my Brahmarandhra, even up to four feet above. If you hold it, you will see a clear feeling in your hand which is always in the form of. Like a, something like an eight. This will be always happening if you keep your energies in a certain way. This can happen to every human being but it is happening within, it doesn't extend itself beyond because the final two chakras. Out of the 114 chakras that are there in the system, two chakras are outside the body. If dimensions beyond the physical become a constantly active process. Some of you might have felt this in your shambhavi. For a few moments, you feel something beyond yourself has become active. So if a dimension beyond your physicality becomes a continuously active process within you, then after some time these two chakras, which are dormant and outside the body, become active. If they become active, there is a, you got an antenna on your head. You've seen a police antenna? You got an antenna on your head which is giving you a certain perspective of life.

April 2, 2021

3:02

How to activate the Chakras

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation...

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... is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the...

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... source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

March 4, 2021

3:58

The science behind bowing down & a crash course on 7 Chakras

Transcript: Essentially because, you can receive anything that comes towards you in many different ways. The yogic intention, always, is to receive it from the higher aspects of your life. You know there is anahata, which is the meeting of two triangles. Below that, is manipuraka, swadisthana, and muladhara. Which are all chakras representing different aspects of survival process. Survival, basic survival, reproductive...

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... process, maintenance process, all survival related. Here it comes. And there are two triangles intersecting each other because this is ultimate ecstacy, this is realisation, this is power, this is love. And these sections, these triangles intersecting. When there is a consecrated space, what it means is, there is a powerful energy which has the possibility of transforming you. That energy must come to you always from the highest possibility that you can receive. You can receive from your sahasrar, it would be too fantastic. That is the reason, the moment any Indian person goes into temple, first thing is they want to expose this. They keep it wet. In a proper temple they're told, even in the Dhyanalinga temple people go, wet themselves. A wet head, because they're hoping this energy will enter hear. It didn't work, so hoping here. Didn't work, then they will take, hoping this will work. Nothing worked. Then they will say this. But they don't want to go here. Because these are survival processes. We don't want to enhance them. We want to enhance other dimensions of life which will enhance our life because if you survive better. If you survive, it's good. It's very essential we survive. But, surviving better than somebody is not a life goal. It's a waste of time because whatever you do, you're not going to survive forever. So because of this, the whole culture, understanding this dimension, they created the societies in a certain way. That when you go to any consecrated space, you're like this because you want it to enter here, you want to become blissful. Ecstatic. Doesn't work. At least peacefulness and realisation. Balance and free from all kinds of poisons that are there in the world should not enter you. So essentially, you want the upper part of your body, above anahata, to be exposed to this.

Transcript: Essentially because, you can receive anything that comes towards you in many different ways. The yogic...

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... intention, always, is to receive it from the higher aspects of your life. You know there is anahata, which is the meeting of two triangles. Below that, is manipuraka, swadisthana, and muladhara. Which are all chakras representing different aspects of survival process. Survival, basic survival, reproductive process, maintenance process, all survival related. Here it comes. And there are two triangles intersecting each other because this is ultimate ecstacy, this is realisation, this is power, this is love. And these sections, these triangles intersecting. When there is a consecrated space, what it means is, there is a powerful energy which has the possibility of transforming you. That energy must come to you always from the highest possibility that you can receive. You can receive from your sahasrar, it would be too fantastic. That is the reason, the moment any Indian person goes into temple, first thing is they want to expose this. They keep it wet. In a proper temple they're told, even in the Dhyanalinga temple people go, wet themselves. A wet head, because they're hoping this energy will enter hear. It didn't work, so hoping here. Didn't work, then they will take, hoping this will work. Nothing worked. Then they will say this. But they don't want to go here. Because these are survival processes. We don't want to enhance them. We want to enhance other dimensions of life which will enhance our life because if you survive better. If you survive, it's good. It's very essential we survive. But, surviving better than somebody is not a life goal. It's a waste of time because whatever you do, you're not going to survive forever. So because of this, the whole culture, understanding this dimension, they created the societies in a certain way. That when you go to any consecrated space, you're like this because you want it to enter here, you want to become blissful. Ecstatic. Doesn't work. At least peacefulness and realisation. Balance and free from all kinds of poisons that are there in the world should not enter you. So essentially, you want the upper part of your body, above anahata, to be exposed to this.

February 12, 2021

3:34

How to activate the Chakras

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation...

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... is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the...

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... source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

February 4, 2021

3:58

How does one feel after mastering all the chakras ?

Synopsis: How can one master all the Chakras ? How does one feel after achieving that? During a 'Darshan' meet with residents at the Isha Yoga Centre, Sadhguru explains basics of Chakras and how Yoga helps achieve mastery over Chakras. Drawing parallels between human energy system and electricity, he unravels a complex topic in captivating style.

Synopsis: How can one master all the Chakras ? How does one feel after achieving that? During a 'Darshan' meet...

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... with residents at the Isha Yoga Centre, Sadhguru explains basics of Chakras and how Yoga helps achieve mastery over Chakras. Drawing parallels between human energy system and electricity, he unravels a complex topic in captivating style.

December 24, 2020

14:41

Mato Tipila – A powerful throat chakra center

Synopsis: As part of Sadhguru's exploration to meet and discover native American tribes, culture and rituals, he comes across this place in the US - Mato Tipila - a highly energized space for the 'Vishudhi'  (Throat) Chakra. Sadhguru is completely mesmerized by the sheer force and energy of the space.  Who built this? What is Vishudhi Chakra and why is Sound (not words) such an important dimension of creation?...

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... The mystical dimensions surrounding native American culture is bound to surprise you.

Synopsis: As part of Sadhguru's exploration to meet and discover native American tribes, culture and rituals, he...

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... comes across this place in the US - Mato Tipila - a highly energized space for the 'Vishudhi'  (Throat) Chakra. Sadhguru is completely mesmerized by the sheer force and energy of the space.  Who built this? What is Vishudhi Chakra and why is Sound (not words) such an important dimension of creation? The mystical dimensions surrounding native American culture is bound to surprise you.

November 11, 2020

07:22

The Power of the triangle. Chakras are in the shape of a triangle

Transcript: Triangle is the basic form in the existence, in many ways. The most integrated form is a triangle. Before all this material came, like, concrete, and steel, and all this tar. Even now, I think in United States, particularly, any home has a triangular roof, isn't it? In India we've all gone for flat roofs. Because they use concrete roofs, and the weather permits a flat roof. So here still almost every...

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... house around has a triangular roof. Why a triangle is, with minimum material, maximum strength comes only from a triangle. If you had to create any other form of the same strength, you would need much more material. Material's strength has to be increased. But in the form of a triangle, with very minimal material, you can get maximum strength. So always, anywhere in the world, if you give them two pieces of wood using earth as a base. You got a dwelling. So this is not just about the dwellings that you build. Even the divine hand, even the hand of the creator chose a triangle to build a basic form within you and outside of you. If you look at any molecular structure, it is a complex assembly of triangles in many ways. Similarly if you look at the human body in a different level, you will see there is something called as an energy body. The energy moves and operates in the body in a certain way. In yoga there's a whole understanding and there is a certain way of experiencing how the energy functions in your system. If you look into this with awareness, if you see the way your system is constructed, you will see the most basic form in your body is a triangle. All the nadis meet in the form of triangles. What we refer to as chakras are actually triangles. The nadis always meet in the form of triangles. We call them chakras because they symbolize movement. So that orange triangle with a circle around it, is the AgnaChakra, which is the chakra of enlightenment and knowledge. Knowing and perception. Because yoga is the science of perception. And if you have seen what are called as yantras. In South India there's lots of yantras. Have you seen? There's SriChakras, and that kind of thing. Yantra means, it's again an energy form. If you create certain forms, they have certain amount of energy. They can retain certain amount of energy. All the yantras are always built with triangles. They're a complex formation of triangles. Because that is the way the energy system of your body is built. That's the way, in many ways the fundamental aspects of existence, has happened. That's why the triangle.

Transcript: Triangle is the basic form in the existence, in many ways. The most integrated form is a triangle. Before...

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... all this material came, like, concrete, and steel, and all this tar. Even now, I think in United States, particularly, any home has a triangular roof, isn't it? In India we've all gone for flat roofs. Because they use concrete roofs, and the weather permits a flat roof. So here still almost every house around has a triangular roof. Why a triangle is, with minimum material, maximum strength comes only from a triangle. If you had to create any other form of the same strength, you would need much more material. Material's strength has to be increased. But in the form of a triangle, with very minimal material, you can get maximum strength. So always, anywhere in the world, if you give them two pieces of wood using earth as a base. You got a dwelling. So this is not just about the dwellings that you build. Even the divine hand, even the hand of the creator chose a triangle to build a basic form within you and outside of you. If you look at any molecular structure, it is a complex assembly of triangles in many ways. Similarly if you look at the human body in a different level, you will see there is something called as an energy body. The energy moves and operates in the body in a certain way. In yoga there's a whole understanding and there is a certain way of experiencing how the energy functions in your system. If you look into this with awareness, if you see the way your system is constructed, you will see the most basic form in your body is a triangle. All the nadis meet in the form of triangles. What we refer to as chakras are actually triangles. The nadis always meet in the form of triangles. We call them chakras because they symbolize movement. So that orange triangle with a circle around it, is the AgnaChakra, which is the chakra of enlightenment and knowledge. Knowing and perception. Because yoga is the science of perception. And if you have seen what are called as yantras. In South India there's lots of yantras. Have you seen? There's SriChakras, and that kind of thing. Yantra means, it's again an energy form. If you create certain forms, they have certain amount of energy. They can retain certain amount of energy. All the yantras are always built with triangles. They're a complex formation of triangles. Because that is the way the energy system of your body is built. That's the way, in many ways the fundamental aspects of existence, has happened. That's why the triangle.

August 28, 2020

3:58

What is Kundalini? How to make it rise? Kundalini yoga is dangerous if not done properly

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that the fundamental life force in the existence is referred as 'kundalini'. However, most people interpret it is the latent energy within the system. This dormant or latent energy is way bigger than what has manifested. Sadhguru explains to live a complete life, you only need to activate 21 out of the 112 chakras. Before activating the other dimensions, you must make sure that you...

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... are ready for it. Kundalini Yoga in its essence is the most potent. If improperly handled it is also the most dangerous form of yoga.

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that the fundamental life force in the existence is referred as 'kundalini'. However,...

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... most people interpret it is the latent energy within the system. This dormant or latent energy is way bigger than what has manifested. Sadhguru explains to live a complete life, you only need to activate 21 out of the 112 chakras. Before activating the other dimensions, you must make sure that you are ready for it. Kundalini Yoga in its essence is the most potent. If improperly handled it is also the most dangerous form of yoga.

August 2, 2020

8:22

Five layers of the human body

Synopsis: Sadhguru gives an insight into yogic physiology. There are five layers or sheaths of the body. First is food body, second is the mind body, third layer is the energy body. Sadhguru explains the 114 chakras, or energy nodes in the system. The fourth layer, is vigyanmaya kosha, or a transitional body, where physical is transitioning into non-physical. The fifth layer, is the bliss body. Sadhguru also...

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... explains how the number of breath one takes is directly related to perception.

Synopsis: Sadhguru gives an insight into yogic physiology. There are five layers or sheaths of the body. First...

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... is food body, second is the mind body, third layer is the energy body. Sadhguru explains the 114 chakras, or energy nodes in the system. The fourth layer, is vigyanmaya kosha, or a transitional body, where physical is transitioning into non-physical. The fifth layer, is the bliss body. Sadhguru also explains how the number of breath one takes is directly related to perception.

June 19, 2019

8:52

What are Chakras? Open up mystical dimensions by activating your chakras

Synopsis: A seeker asks Sadhguru - "I wanted to know how does a guru transfer the yogic knowledge or information by means of transmission? The mechanics of it, the mechanics of that. How is it done?" Sadhguru explains about the 114 chakras within the human system. He tells us that 2 of these are outside the system, and 112 are within the physical body. Corresponding to these, Adiyogi, expounded 112 ways to meditate,...

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... and attain. Sadhguru elaborates on the significance of the number 108, and also how opening up more chakras opens up mystical dimensions of perception.

Synopsis: A seeker asks Sadhguru - "I wanted to know how does a guru transfer the yogic knowledge or information...

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... by means of transmission? The mechanics of it, the mechanics of that. How is it done?" Sadhguru explains about the 114 chakras within the human system. He tells us that 2 of these are outside the system, and 112 are within the physical body. Corresponding to these, Adiyogi, expounded 112 ways to meditate, and attain. Sadhguru elaborates on the significance of the number 108, and also how opening up more chakras opens up mystical dimensions of perception.

June 8, 2019

19:44

Chakras demystified: A Beginner’s primer

'Chakras' probably is one of the most misunderstood aspect of Yogic Sciences.  A profound knowledge has just become an object of ridicule in the hands of charlatans.  In this article, Sadhguru explains the basics of Chakras and the possibilities they offer for a human being to flower to its full capabilities.

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January 8, 2021

12 min read

The Significance of Indian Classical Music, And Activating The Chakras

Modern science tells us that the entire existence is a reverberation of energy - or in other words - an amalgamation of sounds. The human ear can hear only a small band of the spectrum. But in certain states - Rithambhara Pragna - you can hear the sounds beyond this limited spectrum. The whole existence can be experienced as sound. When sounds are arranged in a certain pattern, they impact our system in a certain way - this is the science of mantras. Indian classical music is a modification of the mantras - where both aesthetics and technical arrangements are important. Indian classical music can activate the chakras and evolve a human being into higher levels of consciousness.

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March 1, 2019

10 min read

What is Swadishtana Chakra?

Sadhguru tells us that Swadhishthana means “abode of the self”. He describes the many possibilities that mastery of this Chakra offers. If Muladhara and Swadhishthana are stabilized in an individual then health will happen from within. He also tells simple ways to stabilize the Muladhara and Swadhishthana in our system. To impress upon the power of Swadhishthana Sadhguru narrates an incidence that happened with Ram Dass when he went to meet Neem Karoli Baba. Sadhguru elaborates how Swadhishthana can be used in three different ways: It can be done with rituals, or by using the body, or by using pure energy.

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November 9, 2018

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What are The 7 Chakras in Our Body?

There are actually 114 chakras in the body. These are the junction points for the nadis in the human system. Nadis are the channels of praana (life energy). Though a chakra literally means wheel, they are actually triangles. Out of these 114, 2 are outside the body, and only 108 can be worked upon, remaining 4 flower as a result. Sadhguru elaborates on the significance of the number 108. These 112 chakras are arranged in 7 dimensions; it is these 7 dimensions that are referred as the 7 chakras. Chakras, apart from the physical dimension also have a spiritual dimension. Sadhguru elaborates on the qualities of each of the seven chakras; Muladhara, Svadishthana, Manuparaka, Anahata, Vishuddhi, Ajna and Sahasrara.

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August 6, 2018

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What is Muladhara Chakra?

Mul-adhar means foundation. This chakra is the foundation of the physical and energy structure of a human being. It is very important to have a stable foundation. Only if the Muladhara Chakra is stabilized, one will experience health and wellbeing in life. Sadhguru narrates a beautiful story about Allama Mahaprabhu, a great sage, and elaborates on three fundamental ways in which the secretions of the pineal gland can be used - to strengthen the body and make it like a rock; bring high levels of drunkenness and blissfulness within you; make yourself like thin air and super-hype your perception.

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August 4, 2018

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When Do The Chakras Manifest In The Fetus?

Around the twelve week mark, only one chakra is formed in the fetus; the Muladhara. Then, in the first twenty eight to thirty two weeks, the first five chakras, upto Vishudhi, are formed. How much do Agna and Sahsrar (the remaining two chakras) get, varies for every human being. By observing an infant's eyeball movement, and the way they cry, you can tell if the Agna is established or not. Sahsrar is generally not developed for most. In the Indian culture, there were many traditions, during pregnancy and infancy to facilitate the chakra's development in the mother's womb.

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March 9, 2018

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What is Sahasrar Chakra?

Sahasrar, the 7th chakra, is not a physical space. You can not stay there for too long. If you do, you can't hold onto the body. When your energies are in Sahasrar, you will simply float around in ecstasy. In that state, you cannot be functional in terms of human activity. Sadhguru also tells us about the third day's moon, and the symbolism of why it adorns as an ornament on Shiva's head. Sadhguru also elaborates on what is soma rekha, the tradition of pradosham in South Indian temples.

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February 10, 2018

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What is Agna Chakra?

Agna, the 6th Chakra, is the highest level of discernment and is the source of knowing. Agna is without any color, that is why it is related to vairagya. When your energies move into Agna, your perception will go beyond the normal limitations, and you will see everything the way it is. If this happens without any sweetness of emotion within you, you may completely lose interest in everything. Balance of clarity and sweetness of emotion is essential before touching Agna.

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January 20, 2018

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What is Vishuddhi Chakra?

Vishuddhi, the 5th Chakra, means a filter. If your Vishuddhi is active, you will filter out all poisons that enter your system. Poison not necessarily in form of what you consume, a wrong thought, a wrong idea, energy, impulse can also poison you. If your energies are in Vishuddhi, you will not be impacted by whatever is happening around you.

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January 8, 2018

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What is Manipuraka Chakra?

Manipura (or Manipuraka), is the 3rd chakra. It is the maintenance center of the body. In the human system, this is the only place where all the seventy two thousand nadis meet and redistribute themselves. This makes Manipuara chakra more mobile than other chakras. The ability to move manipura give you a different kind of power. Far Eastern martial art styles make use of this, and move manipura in many different ways. Sadhguru also tells us how the spiritual practices make use of manipura.

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November 30, 2017

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What is Anahata Chakra?

Anahata means the 'unstruck sound'. Anahata, the 4th Chakra is the mergin point for the lower 3 chakras and the higher 3 chakras. In a way, Anahata has these six qualities. Sadhguru explains the significance of the symbol of Anahata, six pointed star, merging of upward moving triangle and downward facing triangle. Before going into Anahata sadhana, it is essential that the person has sweetness of emotion and steadiness of the intellect. When your energies are dominant in Anahata, you will start hearing and perceiving sounds - the language of the birds, animals, earth, and the atmosphere. For those interested in the mystical, this is a must read. Sadhguru tells us about what one experiences when in Anahata.

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November 16, 2017

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Are There Really 7 Chakras?

Many people refer to yoga as a philosophy. Philosophies are made up - they have nothing to do with reality. In yoga, there is no philosophy. Yogis are not a product of philosophies or scriptures. When they shared their experiences, people around them wrote it down. Whenever something is written down, the writer's mind also goes into it. So, these 7 chakras are not like 7 segments, this is just a certain classification for the intellect to grasp. Otherwise, life is happening as one big whole!

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November 2, 2017

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Chakras demystified: A Beginner’s primer

'Chakras' probably is one of the most misunderstood aspect of Yogic…

January 8, 2021

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The Significance of Indian Classical Music, And Activating The Chakras

Modern science tells us that the entire existence is a reverberation…

March 1, 2019

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What is Swadishtana Chakra?

Sadhguru tells us that Swadhishthana means “abode of the self”. He…

November 9, 2018

10 min read

What are The 7 Chakras in Our Body?

There are actually 114 chakras in the body. These are the…

August 6, 2018

9 min read

What is Muladhara Chakra?

Mul-adhar means foundation. This chakra is the foundation of the physical…

August 4, 2018

10 min read

When Do The Chakras Manifest In The Fetus?

Around the twelve week mark, only one chakra is formed in…

March 9, 2018

5 min read

What is Sahasrar Chakra?

Sahasrar, the 7th chakra, is not a physical space. You can…

February 10, 2018

8 min read

What is Agna Chakra?

Agna, the 6th Chakra, is the highest level of discernment and…

January 20, 2018

4 min read

What is Vishuddhi Chakra?

Vishuddhi, the 5th Chakra, means a filter. If your Vishuddhi is…

January 8, 2018

2 min read

What is Manipuraka Chakra?

Manipura (or Manipuraka), is the 3rd chakra. It is the maintenance…

November 30, 2017

4 min read

What is Anahata Chakra?

Anahata means the 'unstruck sound'. Anahata, the 4th Chakra is the…

November 16, 2017

11 min read

Are There Really 7 Chakras?

Many people refer to yoga as a philosophy. Philosophies are made…

November 2, 2017

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