Topics: Chakra, Meditation, New Age Pages: 5 (2066 words) Published: December 13, 2010
The word “Chakra” means weehl. Buddhist refer to it as “ The weehl of life and death”. As we all know, our body is controlled by our brain and our spinal cord, where we can find seven major points of energy. It is believed that our spiritual energy enters through those seven energy points called chakras. Two of our chakras are located in our head, four can be find within the spinal cord, and the last one is located between our anus and our genitals. The Tantric doctrine considers the human body as the perfect instrument and the only one that allows the expression and expansion of our conscience . But such perfection can only be achieved as our chakras develop through meditation. All of our chakras have different functions, the ones in the head control our nervous system, our emotions and all the psychic stuff. The ones located in our spinal cord control the circulatory system, digestive system, and our sexual organs, and the last one is the source of energy for the growth of our system.

A couple of weeks ago I attended to a chakra session. The session took place at Jenny Stoppen's house. She is the lady in charge of the sessions. The main reason I decided to attend this event is because I have always been very interested in Hinduism and Buddhism, and both of this religions are very involve with meditation and the chakras, but I never actually got involved with it, so I saw this as the perfect opportunity to get in touch with my spiritual side.

The first time I entered the room I notice I was the only girl of my age. There where no more than 6 or 8 people, and they were all grown ups, and only one of them was a man. The session started around 2.00 PM and it did not last more than three hours. Once everyone was in the room Jenny started talking, she gave us an introduction about the chakras, and she explained us how everyone of us are energy, and therefore we can transmit energy. This session was for us to have a better understanding about the chakras, and to learn how to use them. We all sat down in a couch and chairs sort of in a circle facing Jenny. I notice that at first when we all came in, we were all kind of quite and with a serious look on our face, but after our first meditation I could see everyone was more relaxed. I could feel the serenity in the atmosphere. There was something about that air that just made me feel at peace, nobody had to tell you that you were welcome, you could feel it. During the session we did not really interact with each other, we were listening to everything Jenny had to say. After all she was giving us all the information that we need it. There were only a few activities through out the session. We had two meditations, and before we left Jenny opened our chakras. In order to do so she moved her hand through our chakras with a distance of about an inch between our body and her hands. She was using her chakras to transmit us energy so our chakras could open. Not anyone who has their chakras open can open someone elses. They must first reach a certain level of meditation, and they have to learn more about how to use their chakras because the more you learn the more the chakras will open. Within the first two levels one is able to use their chakras to transmit energy and help others. But to be able to help someone else open their own chakras one must be in level 5. Every level can be achieved through meditation and with the guide of someone who is qualified.

After the session I approached Jenny, so we could have a conversation in order to understand what all of this meant to her. I asked her to explain me exactly how the chakras were a part of her daily life. She explained that in order to keep your chakras open you have to meditate every day for 5 to 30 minutes. She uses her chakras to help other people feel better by transmitting energy, for example if someone has a headache she would place her hand in the chakra located on top of the head and the other hand where it hurts, and by...
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