Have you ever wondered exactly what “chakras” are or how best to work with them? Then Yoga to Awaken the Chakras is for you! This video, meant for people of all ages and levels of fitness, will quickly and gently introduce you to these life-changing practices.

Comprehensive in its approach, Yoga to Awaken the Chakras helps you work with the subtle energies of the body, leaving you feeling both calmed and rejuvenated. Beginning with a brief, easy-to-understand explanation of the chakras and the many benefits of working with them, this routine then moves into a step-by-step series of yoga postures designed to help you awaken and direct the energies of each chakra. You’ll be guided through postures, special exercises, and mini-meditations that will help you develop an awareness of the chakras and their potential for self-transformation.

These gentle exercises also feature powerful affirmations designed to highlight the inner aspects of yoga, and end with a luxurious guided relaxation. Set outdoors, in the majestic foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Yoga to Awaken the Chakras will help you tap into the wellspring of lasting peace.

Part 1 begins with a brief, easy to understand explanation of the chakras and how to work with them.

Part 2 offers guided postures, special exercises, and mini-meditations to help you develop an awareness of the chakras.

Bonus DVD Feature: A full-length talk by Savitri Simpson, author of Chakras for Starters, that provides a detailed, complete introduction to the chakras.

Ananda Yoga to Awaken the Chakras - Interview with Savitri Simpson

Ananda Yoga® videos offer gentle, user-friendly yoga postures with clear explanations and relaxing background music. The routines are presented by instructors with real-life bodies and a down-to-earth style. Designed to benefit you on many levels–physical, mental, and emotional–Ananda Yoga® also helps you tune into your body’s subtle energy flows, ultimately taking you beyond the body to the deeper spiritual underpinnings of all yoga practices.

Gyandev McCord

Nayaswami Gyandev (Gyandev Rich McCord, Phd) is the worldwide Director of Ananda Yoga and the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training programs at The Expanding Light Yoga & Meditation Retreat. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Applied Mathematics and has taught internationally on the subjects of yoga, meditation and yoga philosophy for over 16 years. He also served as General Manager for Ananda Publications and Dawn Publications for three years and as a Management Consultant for four years in the Silicon Valley.

Nayaswami Gyandev has served on the Board of Directors of the Yoga Alliance, the group of yoga schools and traditions which has recently developed comprehensive standards for yoga teachers in the United States. He is also an accomplished storyteller, focusing on epic dramas from mystic traditions.

Nayaswami Gyandev's philosophy about yoga practice is that, "It should give valuable benefits on many levels - physical, mental, emotional - and that its highest purpose is to tune practitioners into their own body's subtle energy flows. This allows a practitioner to experience the full spiritual dimension of each posture, thus expanding the benefits of yoga beyond the body, into the mind and soul."

“I did the Yoga to Awaken Chakras today and it was awesome. These DVDs have come at the perfect time in my spiritual journey and I just want to say thank you so much.” —Nelly Bailey, Northern Territory, Australia