Bindu chakra lies at the back of the
head about five inches from the top of the skull. When this chakra is
not activated, it is similar to a dot, but when charged, the bindu
chakra energy of vitality and health begins to flow. In the Tantric
tradition, bindu chakra is thought to hold a special nectar (amrit) which helps the yogi reach enlightenment. Both shoulder stand
and headstand are yoga postures which open the bindu chakra. Ujayii
pranayama and khecari mudra are also useful in
activating this chakra.
Each chakra is a center of energy
believed to affect the body on a physical, spiritual and emotional level. The benefits of opening the bindu chakra
include improved eyesight, greater awareness through the awakening of the pineal gland, inner harmony and emotional balance. It also controls hunger and thirst, promoting healthy eating habits. It may relieve anxiety and depression, and expands creativity and imagination.