The chakras or energy centers in the human
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 experience.
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 ailments.
There are seven main chakra centres in the human body and
the correspond with the seven colours of the rainbow or light
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
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
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
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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