What are these things called Chakras? This article will answer your basic questions about Chakras.
They are energy centers in the shape of cylinders located throughout our aura and body. They were first written about in the ancient Hindu texts called, "The Vedas". These energy centers help energy move throughout our body to keep us healthy and feeling good. Each Chakra is a certain color.
Each Chakra is responsible for energy flow connected one or more physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspect of us. A closed Chakra can create dis-ease or trouble in any one of these aspects and a Chakra that is too open can also cause dysfunction. We need our Chakras to be in balance for our energy to flow and keep us healthy.
Food, herbs, essential oils, the colors we wear, crystals, toxins in our environment, the ways that we detox, toxic thoughts, other people's toxic energy, and alternative healing modalities can positively or negatively affect our Chakras.
The first Chakra is called the Root Chakra and it is located at the base of our spine. It is the color red. When this Chakra is balanced you feel grounded. Feeling grounded helps you feel at one with the Earth as well as safe in your physical body. The root Chakra helps you feel safe and trusting of the Universe. When it is out of balance you feel as though you are in survival mode. One physical aspect the Root Chakra controls is our legs. People with knee pain typically have issues being grounded. One emotional aspect is energy levels. An imbalanced root Chakra can make you feel lethargic and an imbalance that is prolonged can lead to depression.
The second Chakra is called the Sacral Chakra and it is located right below your navel. It is the color orange. When this Chakra is balanced you feel connected to others and also connected with your own emotions. You have good relationships with people and are able to feel and process your own emotions. Passion energy stems from this Chakra because the Sacral is related to the sexual and reproductive organs. When this Chakra is out of balance, you can develop anxiety. You can feel numb when it comes to events that occur in your life which means the emotions/energy are not being processed and can eventually develop into physical ailments down the road, including anxiety.
The third Chakra is called the Solar Plexus and it is located below the sternum. It is the color yellow. This Chakra is the home base of your feelings of empowerment. When it is out of balance, you feel dis-empowered, develop issues with self-worth, have low-self confidence and self-doubt which in turn create fear and control issues. Joy energy resides in this Chakra. This Chakra provides your sense of purpose. It is related to your digestive system and ulcers, arthritis, digestive issues, allergies and diabetes can develop as a result of malfunction.
The fourth Chakra is called the Heart Chakra and it is located in the center of your chest. It is the color green and/or pink. This chakra controls the flow of Unconditional Love energy which is encompassed by forgiveness, trust, and allowing. When this chakra is balanced you give and receive Unconditional Love in a balanced way that manifests in your life experiences. When it is blocked, you don't feel like giving love and tend to be cold and have apathy towards others. When it is too open you give too much and in turn feel drained. Imbalance can literally create heart disease, asthma, shoulder problems, upper respiratory disease and lung/breast cancer.
The fifth Chakra is called the Throat Chakra and it is located at the center of your throat. It is the color blue. This Chakra dictates communication. When this Chakra is balanced you speak your truth in a loving, assertive manner. Imbalance may cause you to sway away from expressing your true feelings and you can become passive-aggressive in your communication. Physical dysfunction related to the thyroid, sore throats, gum or tooth problems, swollen glands, scoliosis and voice problems can result from imbalance.
The sixth Chakra is called the Third Eye. It is located in between your eyes. It is the color indigo. The third eye is the gateway to wisdom through psychic abilities, intuition and intellect. The Third Eye governs our brain, eyes, eats, nose, pituitary gland and neurological system. When this Chakra is balanced we act based on a clear picture of reality that is rooted in wisdom. Simply stated, we have clarity. Imbalance may lead to brain tumors, dizziness, seizures, headaches, migraines and strokes.
The seventh chakra is called the Crown Chakra. It is located right above your head. It is the color violet and/or white. This chakra is related to enlightenment. It is the starting point where divine energy enters our Chakra system. It is our spiritual gateway to divine purpose. When imbalanced physical ailments may include diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and skin, sensitivity to light, sound and environment.
I have not mentioned every single physical, emotional, mental or spiritual aspect that each Chakra is related to. I have highlighted a few to provide a good starting point for learning about Chakras. In my healing practice, I work on the Chakra's extensively and, without a doubt, every time my clients have certain issues, they are always chakra related. We are all made up of energy after all. The energy we have cannot sit stagnant in our system and it must flow. The purpose of the Chakras are to help our energy flow. It is our responsibility to keep our Chakras balanced so they can continue doing their job.
Reiki Master Sepi