In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the eightfold path is called ashtanga, which literally means “eight limbs” (ashta=eight, anga=limb). These eight steps act as a discipline guide for living a meaningful and purposeful life through the prescription for moral and ethical conduct and accountability. Ashtanga Yoga directs attention toward one’s health and helps us acknowledge our intuition.
The seven chakras are a complex and ancient energy system that originated in India. They were first mentioned in the Vedas, an ancient sacred text of spiritual knowledge dating back to 1500-1000 BC.
Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means “wheel” and refers to energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay “open” and aligned, as they correspond to various nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.
Some say there are 114 different chakras, but there are seven main chakras that run along your spine from bottom to top. These are the chakras that most people refer to when talking about chakras. Each of these seven chakras have a corresponding name, color, specific alignment on the spine, meaning, health focus, and meditation mantra. click each image in the gallery below for more information.