Navel chakra location

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Navel chakra location

Postby Fa Dao » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:20 pm

seems like this one is used for many different practices however I am having a difficult time finding its exact location..some say that it is at the solar plexus, others 3 inches below the navel..
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Re: Navel chakra location

Postby motlenraven » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:09 pm

Most teaching and studying I have done on it location indicates that it is three finger width below your belly button right in front of your spine.
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Re: Navel chakra location

Postby conebeckham » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:28 pm

four finger widths below the navel, actually.....is where the center of the Trulpai Khorlo is...in most systems.
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Re: Navel chakra location

Postby motlenraven » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:14 am

True it is four fingers, if you have thin fingers. If you have a sturdy frame, such as myself, then it's 3.
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Re: Navel chakra location

Postby Ivo » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:58 pm

The locations of the chakras are practice and lineage specific. The subtle energy body descriptions are methods, not an objective reality. They differ a lot between lineages. While the "four finger widths below the nevel" is a very common focus point in many Nyingma practices, this is by no means universal. There are practices which utilize the navel itself, as well as ones which focus on a point further down. Besides, it is good to treat these things a little loosely, since the energy configuration regarding each practice is different for every individual. Generally, when the completion stage practices utilizing channels and currents and chakras are done, it is required to practice them, at least during the initial phases, in close supervision by a master. This is because some adjustments are usually made to accommodate for individual differences, and this sometimes will include the position of the chakras themselves.
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Re: Navel chakra location

Postby Fa Dao » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:19 am

thank you all for your input
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