As a yoke, the chakra system acts as a bridge between polarities: inner and outer, above and below, matter and consciousness, mortal and divine, finite and infinite. This bridge is made from stepping stones of consciousness arranged along the axis mundi, or sushumna, a vertical channel running through the sacred center of each one of us and all living things. These stepping stones form a ladder upon which we can climb up to Heaven or down to Earth, up towards liberation and transcendence, or down into manifestation and immanence.
The goal of the chakra system in Sacred Centers Yoga is not some otherworldly or disembodied enlightenment but wholeness and integration. In this way the chakra system provides a profound formula for wholeness, a ladder for liberation, a template for transformation, and a map for manifestation.
The purpose of Sacred Centers Yoga is to create vibrant health and spiritual awakening through contact with the Divine Energy of Shakti moving freely through our core and therefore all of the chakras. This is achieved through practicing proper alignment and balancing archetypal forces, with an attitude of openness and reverence.
As a teacher, you are both a conduit and a catalyst for a sacred experience. It does not come from you but rather through you. But you are the one directing the attention of your students toward an experience that makes contact with the sacred, an experience of grace.
In order to do that, you must be there yourself. You must frequent this state regularly and remember, that beneath any pose or practice, the sacred is always within and around us – we need only enter the proper attitude and openness to access it. Sacred Centers Yoga is a path to that openness.