The chakras are different coloured energy centres that originate
from seven different points in our body. Chakra is a Sanskrit (East
Indian) word that means "Wheel". For millennia the chakras
have been visualized as round balls, blossoms or spheres of light
that can open, close, darken, brighten and spin! The location of
each of the seven chakras represents a different aspect of human
Our emotions, ability to connect with others and physical health
are thought to be reflected in the condition of each chakra. Seeing
your own chakras requires mental focus and powers of meditation.
Remember these are imaginary entities that were invented by great
mystics thousands of years before medical technology. The manipulation
of these spheres or wheels of light, particularly the brightening
and opening of them is thought, by many, to relieve a variety of
There are seven main chakra centres in the human body and the
correspond with the seven colours of the rainbow or light spectrum:
The Red Chakra, also often referred to as the Root, First or
Base chakra is at the base of the trunk of the body and is thought
to correspond to the sex drive and to primal drives such as the
desire to procreate, survive and destroy. This is the chakra to
work on if you are having troubles with your health.
The Orange Chakra, sometimes called the Second, Sexual or Spleen
chakra is in the abdomen and relates to the lower digestive organs.
It corresponds to our ability to physically digest and eliminate
food, emotionally digest events and process them in a healthy way
and emotions such as joy or affection. This is the chakra to work
on if you are having trouble letting go.
The Yellow Chakra, sometimes called the Third, Stomach or Solar
plexus chakra is located in the upper stomach area just below the
rib cage. It is the centre where we connect to others on an astral
level and it relates to our abilities to transform or manifest events.
The Green Chakra is located in the chest and is related to the
lungs and heart. It is sometimes called the Fourth or Heart chakra.
It represents the flow of energy and flow of love in our lives as
well as our ability to connect to others.
The Blue Chakra, sometimes called the Fifth, Thyroid or Throat
chakra relates to the immune system, the regulation of hormones.
It represents our ability to communicate effectively with others
as well as creative and personal expression.
The Indigo Chakra, sometimes known as the Sixth chakra or the
Third Eye, is located just slightly above and between the eyebrows
on the forehead. It is related to the pituitary gland and mental
and spiritual processes, as well as intuition, second sight.
The Violet Chakra, also sometimes known as the Crown chakra,
the Seventh chakra, the White chakra or the lotus chakra is located
at the top of the head. It is thought to be the gateway or connection
to the spirit world, ascended masters and the higher self. It is
the receptor of divine wisdom and divine inspiration.
When functioning well, the chakras are thought to be a conduit
for the constant flow of energy through out our bodies. If these
chakras are blocked, slowed in their spinning, darkened or not working,
then you can correct this imbalance by imagining them being cleared
from negative energies such as resentment, fear or trauma.
Tuning up your chakras can make an enormous difference to your
sense of well-being in general as they conduct the natural flow
of energy through our bodies. Chakras that are blocked are thought
to cause physical disease and emotional and spiritual dis-ease.
Common blockages are negative emotions, the desire to hurt, being
emotionally hurt, and the holding on to of fears and resentment
and sometimes past life issues.
The chakras interact with each other in a constant dancing of
the spheres that extends outside our bodies. They exist in a constant
state of renewal that can be enhanced by meditation, creative visualization,
light working and breath work.
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