Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

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Re: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

Post by passel » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:44 pm

When I’m at my neighborhood yoga studio, generally no.
When I’m getting instruction from a competent teacher with a serious and sustained practice history, generally yes.
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Re: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

Post by Mirror » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:16 am

Arupajhana7 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:41 pm
There is a teacher I know of who spent many years as a Zen monk in Japan. They had to go outside for long periods of the day when it was cold and snowing in just their robes. He was instructed to do energetic Tai Chi practices with the other monks to keep warm. He didn't believe in it at all and at first wouldn't do it. But after a while of feeling horribly cold he decided to do it and found that it worked.

He doesn't know how it works or why, but now he knows that it did for him.

He says "you don't have to believe in something for it to work".

You can just do it, see what happens, and no beliefs about it are required. Beliefs are concepts we project onto our experiences to categorize and conceptualize them. When practicing dharma the less of these filters the more directly we can experience reality.

Best of luck to you :)
Oh, thank you very much. I'll try the same way as that teacher :D

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Re: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

Post by seeker242 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:40 pm

Mirror wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:40 pm
I don't see any differences between this and the belief in a God.
Chakras won't damm you to an eternal hell. That's a pretty big difference. :smile:
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