116: Introduction To The Chakras

Developed during the time of Tantra (the middle ages), the chakra system describes a sophisticated network of energy pathways, or nadis, that course through the body. The most significant pathway is sushumna nadi, which runs along the spine. At various points along sushumna, the energy condenses to form a vortex of energy called a chakra. The energy of these chakras can be understood as governing various aspects of our human experience.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Say the sanskrit and english name of each chakra.

  • Identify the placement of the primary seven chakras in the body and identify each chakra’s associated physical systems.

  • Identify the element, color, mantra, and psychological issue that is associated with each chakra.

Course Curriculum

116: Introduction To The Chakras

  • 1
    WELCOME AND COURSE ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: OVERVIEW
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #1
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON ONE
    • HISTORICAL & PHILOSOPHICAL CONTEXT
    • OVERVIEW OF THE CHAKRAS
    • QUIZ
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: MULADHARA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON TWO: MULADHARA
    • OVERVIEW OF MULADHARA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #2
    • PRACTICE FOR MULADHARA
    • QUIZ: LESSON TWO
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: SVADISTHANA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON THREE: SVADISTHANA
    • OVERVIEW OF SVADISTHANA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #3
    • PRACTICE FOR SVADISTHANA
    • QUIZ: LESSON THREE
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: MANIPURA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FOUR
    • OVERVIEW OF MANIPURA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #4
    • PRACTICE FOR MANIPURA
    • QUIZ: LESSON FOUR
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 6
    LESSON FIVE: ANAHATA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FIVE
    • OVERVIEW OF ANAHATA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #5
    • PRACTICE FOR ANAHATA
    • QUIZ: LESSON FIVE
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 7
    LESSON SIX: VISHUDDHA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON SIX
    • OVERVIEW OF VISHUDDHA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #6
    • PRACTICE FOR VISHUDDHA
    • QUIZ: LESSON SIX
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 8
    LESSON SEVEN: AJNA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON SEVEN
    • OVERVIEW OF AJNA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #7
    • PRACTICE FOR AJNA
    • QUIZ: LESSON SEVEN
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 9
    LESSON EIGHT: SAHASRARA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON EIGHT
    • OVERVIEW OF SAHASRARA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #8
    • PRACTICE FOR SAHASRARA
    • QUIZ: LESSON EIGHT
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 10
    CHAPTER NINE: APPLICATION TO YOGA
    • CASE STUDY ACTIVITY
    • CASE STUDY DEBRIEF
  • 11
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION & OUTSIDE PRACTICE

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Fiji McAlpine

    Senior Instructor

    Fiji McAlpine

    Fiji McAlpine is an ERYT 500 yoga instructor and is one of the founding yoga teachers featured on DoYogaWithMe.com. Fiji’s personal practice and classes focus on vinyasa flow, infused with power, strength and precision. Having trained extensively in California, Costa Rica, and Canada, her classes are often described as a strong practice that allows students to face challenges with support and guidance, inspiring them to move forward fearlessly and more consciously. Over the past decade, yoga has helped Fiji through personal transformation, she openly shares about finding yoga to be a vital tool of healing as she overcame an eating disorder.