The practise of yoga is believed
to be over three thousand years old. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yui. While different types of yoga are practised
throughout the world, the three most common methods in the
West are: asanas, pranayama and mediation. Together these are often referred
to as hatha yoga. The ultimate goal of hatha
yoga is to harmonise the mind and body. The different yoga postures increase the body’s store
of prana, or vital energy.
In modern medicine, the charkas
correspond to particular glands of the endocrine system; including
the adrenal, pineal, pituitary and thyroid. The teachings of the ancient yogis in India refer to the
energy centers of the body, called charkas, which are located
in ascending order from the lowest part of the pelvis, through
the lower belly, waist, heart area, throat, brain and the
“third eye” located in the centre of the forehead.
Each energy centre has a color, a sound, an animal and a lotus
flower with a certain number of petals assigned to it. Beautiful
ancient paintings often show the charkas and their locations
in the body.
Studies are beginning to show that
certain postures actually stimulate the related glands, increasing
circulation in those areas. Of course, the yogis knew all
of this thousands of years ago.
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