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Ananda Kanda

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Just below the Anahata or Heart Chakra, said to be suspended like a pendant, is a space called the ''Ananda Kanda'' which means the ''root of bliss''. It is the secret inner altar where the Ishta Devata, or personalized deity, is worshipped.

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Vishuddhi Chakra

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The Throat Chakra.

Vishuddhi includes the word shuddhi which means ''purification''. The Bija or seed mantra for Vishuddhi is HAM (the essential meaning of which is ''I Am'') (it is pronounced with a long drawl on the A, between awww and ahhhh.)

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Mooladhara Chakra

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''This is the level of awareness that is symbolised by the Biblical story of Adam and Eve after they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. That is, their ''fall'' occurred when they lost contact with the deeper core of their bei

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Swadisthana Chakra

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''Where is the end to the desires of life? Can you ever satisfy your desires? Even when you reach the age of 80 or 90 and your body can no longer enjoy pleasures, the mind still dwells on them constantly. You can leave all the sensual pleasures, b

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Manipura Chakra

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Mani means 'Jewel' and Pura means 'City' in Sanskrit, so this chakra is ''The City of Jewels''. In Buddhism, Manipura Chakra is considered the seat of Kundalini. Tantra-yoga says it resides at Mooladhara, because this is where we begin to become aw

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Anahata Chakra

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The Heart Centre. Also known as Hridaya Chakra. From the word anahata meaning ''unbeaten'' or ''unstruck'', refering to the self-created cosmic sound  - the shabda brahman - said in the scriptures to arise here -

''a sound that is endless and u

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