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If you have heard people talk about their ‘aura’ in conversation, you may already be familiar with the term. In Kundalini Yoga, your auric energy serves as the chakra for radiance and, like all chakras, you can learn how to harness its power.
Here we look at how you can connect to your aura so that it can protect you from the outside world.
What is the Auric Shield?
The aura is the electromagnetic field that is generated by all living things. It is the natural force field that surrounds each one of us and is recognized in Kundalini Yoga as the Eighth Chakra.
Research in electrophysics has shown that all matter, including our physical bodies, has an electric charge. Since our bodies are not static, the quality of our auric energy can change, depending on our mental, physical and emotional states. As you begin to integrate all the chakras, you can harness the power of your aura: its ability to project and protect.
Why you should strengthen it
The strength and size of your aura can vary. At its strongest, it can expand and measure up to 6 feet from you. To picture what this might look like, imagine looking down on yourself from above, outside your physical body. Keeping this view, it appears you are surrounded by a circular, radiant white light.
The auric shield is often referred to as being your own circumvent force. When this energy force is bright and strong, it automatically filters negative influences from your environment and projects your true self outwards.
You may notice that you feel more confident, healthier and vibrant. When your aura is weak, you can be more vulnerable to the things around you—negative attitudes, emotions, germs, and feel dimmed or that you lack self-trust.
A powerful aura amplifies the effects of all the other chakras, whilst being an energy source in its own right. By connecting with all eight chakras and channeling them as one, you are able to focus the flows of universal energy more fully. You can attract positive energies and even feel that you can affect the universal forces themselves with just your presence.
Tools to Strengthen Your Auric Shield
Fortunately, as humans, we have the ability to control the strength of the aura and can learn how to master its full potential. Not sure where to start? Here are some Kundalini techniques you can use to enhance the effects of the Eighth Chakra:
Try a quick Kriya
This three-step kriya is traditionally known to nurture the aura. It works to protect from external negativity, build confidence and help banish feelings of self-doubt and paranoia. You can practice this healing exercise as often as you wish.
For a more intense practice, you can also try this exercise set to expel any excess stresses and worries.
The Sodarshan Chakra kriya is one of the most important practices you will come across. With a main focus of strengthening your aura, it has lots of other benefits.
If you are new to breathwork, try incorporating this meditation sequence into your practice and go at your own pace.
Continue Your Journey!
Now that you’ve learned about your auric shield, why not continue your Kundalini Yoga journey? Read more about this sacred practice and how it can enhance your lifestyle now.
See also: How to Practice Segmented Breathing and Boost Your Energy