What Is Soma Chakra?
The soma chakra is also known as amria chakra, which means „the Nectar of the Crescent Moon.” This chakra is located within the Sahasrara chakra and found just above the Ajna chakra (third eye).
This chakra is not as well known as the other chakras, veiled in the shadow of the Ajna chakra and Sahasrara chakra.
Meditating on Soma chakra stops the downward flow of amrita or nectar through the performance of khechari mudra – a hatha yoga practice that is carried out by placing the tongue above the soft palate and into the nasal cavity.
There are many perceptions of this chakra. Some systems perceive it as a collection of three independent chakras, others as two chakras within a sub-chakra, and still others as chakra-like bodies functioning through the Ajna chakra.
We will look at the soma chakra as two sub-chakras with a chakra-like bridge.
The two sub-chakras are the soma and the Kameshvara, while the bridge is the Kamadhenu.
The general soma chakra is illuminated as a light blue-white lotus with 12 petals (sometimes 16), with a crescent silver.
This moon is the source of nectar (soma) for the body, which is said to flow from Kamadhenu (also known as Surabhi), the white cow-faced goddess.
Amria chakra contains the A-ka-tha triangle, formed from the 3 nadis.
This is purported to contain the combined energies of the Godhead: Lord Brahma the creator, Lord Vishnu the preserver and Lord Shiva the destroyer.
This energy center is concerned with our connection to the angelic realms and our spiritual guidance.
The proper function of this vortex is important to time management and the manifestation of a wholesome existence.
If we are scattered and unable to manage our lives within the hours of a day, it will have repercussions on all the other chakras, in particular, the throat (vishuddha) chakra, leading to imbalances of the thyroid.
Vishuddha chakra is considered our creative center and the impact that the imbalanced soma chakra has on the throat directly impacts our ability to co-create our reality.
Symptoms linked with an imbalance of this energy center are digestive difficulties, dryness of skin, stress-related headaches, thyroid imbalances and dehydration of the body or drying up of one’s spirituality.