Chakra Activation Workshop Series – Day 1 – Where Did The Chakra Originate In Knowledge From?
Thank you for joining me on this Chakra Activation Workshop.
There are many reasons for this workshop having come about, but the main two are that through my own healing & spiritual journey I have become acutely aware that having an insight in to this essential energy system, learning to connect with it enables growth, healing and balance to take place in all areas of your person, be it physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Secondly with nearly all of my jewelry creations which involve healing crystals, the chakra system or one or even two chakras come in to play with the piece that has been made and I felt it would enable a far better understanding even on this level as to how to benefit more from wearing something that is not only aesthetically pleasing but that has a far deeper ability. You can find my shop here: Aurora Facets On Etsy
Over the following days I hope to give a better insight in to not only what chakras are, but to delve a little deeper in to each one, honing one’s knowledge on how to balance each one so that they are in sync with each other.
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So let’s begin.
Where Did The Chakra Originate In Knowledge From?
The chakra system originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC in the oldest text called the Vedas.
The Vedas are the oldest written tradition in India, (1,500 – 500 B.C.) recorded from oral tradition by upper caste Brahmins, who may have been descended from the Aryan stock which entered India from the north. The original meaning of the word chakra as “wheel” refers to the chariot wheels of the rulers, called cakravartins.
The word was also a metaphor for the sun, which “traverses the world like the triumphant chariot of a cakravartin and denotes the eternal wheel of time called the kalacakra which represents celestial order and balance.
The birth of a cakravartin was said to herald a new age, and they were described as preceded by a golden disk of light, much like the halo of Christ, only this spinning disk was seen in front of them (perhaps their powerful third chakras). It is also said that the god Vishnu descended to Earth, having in his four arms a cakra, a lotus flower, a club, and a conch shell. (This may have referred to a cakra as a discus-like weapon.)
There is some mention of the chakras as psychic centers of consciousness in the Yoga Upanishads (circa 600B.C.) and later in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (circa 200 B.C.).
The main text about chakras that has come to us in the West is a translation by the Englishman, Arthur Avalon, in his book,The Serpent Power published in 1919. These texts: the Sat-Cakra-Nirupana, written by an Indian pundit in 1577, and the Padaka-Pancaka, written in the 10th century, contain descriptions of the centers and related practices. There is also another 10th century text, called the Gorakshashatakam, which gives instructions for meditating on the chakras. These texts form the basis of our understanding of chakra theory and Kundalini yoga today.
That is all for today, just a brief start off, small bite sized pieces and tomorrow we follow on with ‘What Is A Chakra’ & there will be an activity.
Meanwhile, sweet dreams and catch you over breakfast tomorrow! Justine xxx