In Ayurvedic tradition, ‘chakra’ refers to the core energy centres within our body. Located along the backbone and stretching from the base of the spine to the crown of the head, the 7 main chakras express different characteristics with a physical, emotional, creative and spiritual component.
No. 1: Crown Chakra – colour violet; Sahasrara. Located at the top of the head; related to the pineal gland; special characteristics are divine awareness and spirituality.
No. 2: Third Eye Chakra – colour indigo; Ajna. Located between the eyebrows; related to the pituitary gland; special characteristic is intuition.
No. 3: Throat Chakra – colour blue; Vishuddhi. Located in the throat area; related to the thyroid gland; special characteristics are self-expression and communication.
No. 4: Heart Chakra – colour green; Anahata. Located in the heart area; related to the thymus; special characteristics are healing, love and compassion.
No. 5: Solar Plexus Chakra – colour yellow; Manipura. Located in the naval area; special characteristics are self-esteem, personal power, courage and self-will.
No. 6: Sacral Chakra – colour orange; Swadhisthana. Located in the genital area (ovaries). Special characteristics are emotion, creativity and sensuality.
No. 7: Root Chakra – colour red; Muladhara. Located at the base of the spine (gonads). Special characteristics are a sense of belonging, and survival and safety.
The chakras also interact with our body through the endocrine system and have the ability to push life energy or ‘prana’ through the body to ensure health and vitality. To ensure that this flow is kept constant and regulated, the chakras sometimes need to be balanced and nurtured.
The Ayurvedic treatment best suited to balancing the chakras is Abhyanga + Shirodhara which involves a hot oil massage and 2 litres of specifically formulated herbal oil being poured over the forehead and ‘third eye’ in a constant, gentle stream which helps to restore the ready flow of energy.
You can read more about Shirodhara here
Other benefits of this therapy include:
- The release of toxins
- Rebalancing of the body
- Reduction in stress and anxiety levels
- Enhanced sense of well-being
Your treatment is concluded in our specially designed meditation space where guests can sip freshly brewed tea and rest quietly as their body and mind recalibrates after their treatment.
Treatment time: 90 min + 30 min sound therapy/meditation = $300