Chakras are the energy centres found within your astral body, beginning at the base of the spine and ending at the crown of the head. Your astral body is the spiritual counterpart to your physical body, linked to senses, emotions, dreams and imagination. Although chakras cannot be seen, you can feel their power, giving insight as to whether they are open and aligned. Personalised yoga can unblock specific chakras when their imbalance causes physical, mental or emotional distress. The team at Breathe® Yoga And Pilates will use their expertise to devise bespoke classes to target your chakra blockage, restoring well-being and good health.
Personalised Yoga And Understanding The 7 Chakras And Associated Asanas
Muladhara – Root Chakra
Located at the base of the spine, your root chakra is responsible for your foundation, with its energy bolstering survival instincts, stability and self-sufficiency. When it is out of balance, you may feel insecure and experience a lack of ambition or purpose. Unblocking the root chakra reinstates confidence, independence and strength.
Asana – Vrksasana (Tree Pose)
Begin standing with your feet together. Lift the toes and spread awareness through all areas of the feet to ensure a firm stance. Lengthen the spine and bring your hands to your heart. Slowly shift your weight onto one foot, bringing the other to your ankle, calf or inner thigh.
It can be challenging to energise all 7 chakras if your root is obstructed. Personalised yoga classes with Breathe® incorporate asanas (yoga poses) such as tree pose and mountain pose to address your needs.
Svadhisthana – Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra is found level with the pubis, in women level with the womb, and relates to pleasure, creativity and desire. When blocked, you may feel emotionally explosive, irritable, detached from your feelings or isolated. Feelings of sensuality may also be affected at either end of the spectrum: inhibiting libido; or causing intrusive sexual thoughts.
Asana – Malasana (Garland Pose)
Stand with your feet hip-width apart at a 45° angle. Slowly bend your knees and touch the floor in front of you. Drop the hips down into a deep squat, maintaining a long spine and wide shoulders. Put your palms together against your chest and gently press your elbows against your knees.
Garland Pose may be adapted for beginners with the use of a block under the heels and can be used in personalised yoga sessions for all abilities. It is also suitable for pregnancy (with support under the bottom) helping to prepare the body for labour, in addition to regulating emotions via chakra realignment.
Manipura – Solar Plexus Chakra
Found between the naval and the bottom of the rib cage, the solar plexus chakra is your centre of vitality and acts as the body’s energy powerhouse. It governs your ability to feel confident, productive and assertive. When blocked, you may experience digestive issues, lack of self-esteem or depression.
Asana – Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Lie on your stomach with your forehead and the tops of your feet against your yoga mat. Place your palms face down next to your chest, tucking your elbows close to your body. Lift your chest off the ground, drawing your shoulders back. As your chest faces the sky, look up. Only lift your body as far as you feel comfortable.
You should not attempt the cobra pose if you are pregnant or suffer from back pain. Our personalised yoga classes ensure all asanas are selected based on your capability, medical background and unique chakra alignment.
Anahata – Heart Chakra
Located in the centre of the breastbone, the heart chakra is characterised by compassion, trust and forgiveness. It serves as the centre for loving yourself and others, causing dysfunctional relationships, codependency, jealousy and doubt when closed.
Asana – Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
Sit with your legs together and stretched out in front of you. Place your elbows on the yoga mat in line with your shoulders, allowing your forearms to rest at your side. Lead with your heart, pushing your chest upwards, resting your weight on your hips and forearms. As you exhale, drop the crown of your head back towards the ground.
This pose should not be performed without the guidance of a trained professional. Under the practised hand of your Breathe® practitioner, you can learn relevant poses that open up the heart chakra. Watch demonstrations, listen to their careful instruction and modify your practice as directed.
Visuddha – Throat Chakra
Your throat chakra is responsible for communication, self-expression and inner truth. Its imbalance can cause timidness and the inability to express your thoughts. Personalised yoga used to open this chakra helps you to become a better listener and communicate your emotions in a healthy manner.
Asana – Halasana (Plough Pose)
Lie on the floor, bend your knees towards the chest and rock the legs up and back. Bring your bent knees to your forehead and place your hands under your hips for support. Slowly straighten your legs, placing your toes on the floor if you have the hamstring flexibility.
Our bespoke classes can be centred around aligning your throat chakra. Selected asanas will help to restore the chakra’s energy, enabling creativity and communication to flow.
Ajna – Third Eye Chakra
Situated between your eyebrows, the third eye chakra is often used as a focal point during personalised yoga practice to develop deeper concentration and awareness. It reminds us to reflect inwardly for guidance as the answers we seek are found within. When the third eye chakra is blocked you may experience headaches, blurred vision and cynicism.
Asana – Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
Sit on the floor, legs crossed with your feet directly below the knees. Rest your hands on your knees with your palms facing up or down. As you breathe in, relax your shoulders and place your chin on your chest. Exhale as you push the pelvis towards the ground, slowly lengthen the spine and lift the chin until you return to the starting position.
One of the benefits of personalised yoga is that each session is crafted to suit your needs. By bringing the third eye chakra into balance, you increase your spiritual confidence and become free from attachment to material things.
Sahasrara – Crown Chakra
The uppermost chakra helps to elevate your mood and become one with your surroundings. When it is closed you seek happiness from the outside rather than from within and may experience a constant sense of frustration.
Asana – Savasana (Corpse Pose)
Lie on your back, placing your arms at a 45° angle from your body. Allow your arms and legs to drop open. Close your eyes and take slow, deep breaths.
Our yoga instructors combine specific asanas to create personalised yoga sessions that match your physical and spiritual goals. Corpse pose helps to regulate your nervous system, enabling you to gain a clear perspective of yourself and the world around you.
Personalised Yoga Classes With Breathe®
Our bespoke yoga classes can be taught in person in London or online globally. Our team creates hundreds of uniquely tailored sessions each month, drawing on their wealth of experience and training across multiple styles of yoga. To book a consultation, call +44 20 8452 8322, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete our online contact form.