The Chakra Headband

 

The official launching of this headband has been a very long time coming.

The strength of the material and its durability has been tested for over 15 months.

This story is not just about a headband for sale.

I am launching this headband under the hopeful and sacred energy of the sidereal new moon in Virgo.

The Chakra Headband story begins with my love of usual materials and all things handmade.

This story has come “full circle” and it is one of the reasons it was given the name “The Chakra Heaband”.

In Hinduism, a chakra (Sanskrit cakra, “wheel”) is thought to be an energy point or node in the subtle body. Chakras are believed to be part of the subtle body, not the physical body, and as such, are the meeting points of the subtle (non-physical) energy channels called nadi. Nadi are believed to be channels in the subtle body through which the life force (prana) (non-physical) or vital energy (non-physical) moves. Various scriptural texts and teachings present a different number of chakras. It’s believed that there are many chakras in the subtle human body, according to the tantric texts, but there are seven chakras that are considered to be the most important ones.

The Vedas are the oldest written tradition in India, (1,500 – 500 B.C.) recorded from oral tradition by Brahmins. The original meaning of the word chakra as “wheel” refers to the chariot wheels of the rulers, called cakravartins. (The correct spelling is cakra, though pronounced with a ch as in church.) The word was also a metaphor for the sun, which “traverses the world like the triumphant chariot of a cakravartin and denotes the eternal wheel of time called the kalacakra which represents celestial order and balance.

The birth of a cakravartin was said to herald a new age, and they were described as preceded by a golden disk of light, much like the halo of Christ, only this spinning disk was seen in front of them (perhaps their powerful third chakras). It is also said that the god Vishnu descended to Earth, having in his four arms a cakra, a lotus flower, a club, and a conch shell. (This may have referred to a cakra as a discus-like weapon.) Thxx Wiki