Chakra Center

Chakra Yoga

Learn how to bring your chakras back into balance through your yoga practice.

Yoga is strongly associated with restoring balance to the chakras. There are several asanas that correspond to the chakras and can be opening and balancing when done correctly.


how to use yoga to balance your 7 chakras

root chakra yoga poses

head-to-knee forward bend (Janu Sirsasana)

(JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna)

janu = knee

sirsa = head

other recommended root chakra poses:

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

sacral chakra yoga poses

triangle (Trikonasana)

(trik-cone-AHS-anna)

trikona = three angle or triangle


Other recommended sacral chakra poses:

pigeon pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana), bound angle pose (Baddha Konasana)

solar plexus chakra yoga poses

half lord of the fishes (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

(ARE-dah MOT-see-en-DRAHS-anna)

ardha = half

Matsyendra = king of the fish (matsya = fish

indra = ruler), a legendary teacher of yoga

Other recommended solar plexus chakra poses:

mountain pose (Tadasana) into upward bow pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana); boat pose (Navasana)

heart chakra yoga poses

cobra (Bhujangasana)

(boo-jang-GAHS-anna)

bhujanga = serpent, snake

Other recommended heart chakra poses:

camel pose (Ustrasana), eagle (Garudasana)

throat chakra yoga poses

supported shoulder stand (Salamba Sarvangasana)

(sah-LOM-bah sar-van-GAHS-anna)

salamba = with support

(sa = with alamba = support)

sarva = all

anga = limb

Other recommended throat chakra poses:

Lion (Simhasana), Plow (Halasana), Camel (Ustrasana)

third eye chakra yoga poses

Low Lunge/Crescent (Anjaneyasana)

(ahn-jon-uh-YAHS-anna)

Also called Crescent or Crescent Moon.

Other recommended third eye chakra poses:

Headstand (Sirasana), Child's Pose (Balasana), Cobra (Bhujangasana), Eagle (Garudasana)

crown chakra yoga poses

Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

(vrik-SHAHS-anna)

salamba = with support

vrksa = tree

Other recommended crown chakra poses:

Lotus Pose (Padmasana)

chakra yoga pose example
root

head-to-knee forward bend (Janu Sirsasana)

(JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna)

janu = knee

sirsa = head


other recommended root chakra poses:

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

sacral

triangle (Trikonasana)

(trik-cone-AHS-anna)

trikona = three angle or triangle


Other recommended sacral chakra poses:

pigeon pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana), bound angle pose (Baddha Konasana)

solar plexus

half lord of the fishes (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

(ARE-dah MOT-see-en-DRAHS-anna)

ardha = half

Matsyendra = king of the fish (matsya = fish

indra = ruler), a legendary teacher of yoga

Other recommended solar plexus chakra poses:

mountain pose (Tadasana) into upward bow pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana); boat pose (Navasana)

heart

cobra (Bhujangasana)

(boo-jang-GAHS-anna)

bhujanga = serpent, snake

Other recommended heart chakra poses:

camel pose (Ustrasana), eagle (Garudasana)

throat

supported shoulder stand (Salamba Sarvangasana)

(sah-LOM-bah sar-van-GAHS-anna)

salamba = with support

(sa = with alamba = support)

sarva = all

anga = limb

Other recommended throat chakra poses:

Lion (Simhasana), Plow (Halasana), Camel (Ustrasana)

third eye

Low Lunge/Crescent (Anjaneyasana)

(ahn-jon-uh-YAHS-anna)

Also called Crescent or Crescent Moon.

Other recommended third eye chakra poses:

Headstand (Sirasana), Child's Pose (Balasana), Cobra (Bhujangasana), Eagle (Garudasana)

crown

Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

(vrik-SHAHS-anna)

salamba = with support

vrksa = tree

Other recommended crown chakra poses:

Lotus Pose (Padmasana)