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Aura: The 8th Chakra

“The Eighth Chakra is located in the aura. the magnetic field generated by a human being that surrounds him or her up to nine feet in every direction. The quality of the aura reveals the personality in the projection of power or the depression of defeat.” 
-Yogi Bhajan

Key Word: Radiance

Location: The electromagnetic field.

Color: White

Qualities: The aura combines the effects of all the chakras, and constitutes their total projection. The aura projects and protects.

Shadow: Shy, withdrawn, vulnerable.

Yoga Exercises: Triangle Pose, Ego Eradicator, Archer Pose, all arm exercises, all meditation.

The Eighth Chakra is the aura. The aura combines the effects of all the other chakras. To experience this, imagine yourself rising high above your physical body. As you look down at the radiant light of the aura, it appears to be an oval or a circle of light.

This chakra is often referred to as the circumvent force, the strength of the energy shell that surrounds all the other chakras. It, too, is a chakra, a circle, a vortex of energy, a place to focus the flows of universal energy. When the circumvent field is strong, negative influences are automatically filtered. When it is weak, you seem vulnerable to everything that passes by or through you.

A strong circumvent field improves the workings of all the other chakras, and relates to the integrity of the body's electro­magnetic field. The circumvent field will appear round and symmetrical in the aura when you're healthy. When you're ill, it has various dimples and pockets in it where there is less radiance.

The sensitivity that comes through the circumvent field is connectedness. It interweaves you with the entire Universe. The soul body loves to associate, dwell and operate through the Fourth Chakra or through the Eighth Chakra, with a sense of balance and compassion and love, or with a sense of vastness and impersonal reality.

This Chakra is not associated with any element, only with a sense of being. It establishes your sense of domain and fills the room with your presence. When the circumvent field is strong, and the other chakras are aligned and functioning well, your presence alone seems to work and direct many of the forces in the Universe to effortlessly fulfill your desires and needs.

Excerpts from KRI International Teacher Training Manual Level One