Originating as an Indian practice in various spiritual traditions, the chakras have nearly become common vernacular in New Age settings. These energy centers are located across your body, and each holds a different energy that can be accessed to support better health and well-being.
What are chakras?
Chakras are energy points that ensure physical, mental, and energetic balance. The term chakra comes from Sanskrit and means “circle” or “disk.” You can think of the seven energy centers as spinning discs. They act as “valves” that regulate the flow of energy and vary in vibration and speed depending on their position.
In India, it is believed that the air we breathe in with each breath – known as prana – is the energy that flows through the body and empowers the energy centers. The chakras receive, collect and distribute prana to optimize the functions of different parts of the body.
Where are the seven chakras located?
The chakras permeate our physical body and connect it to our energetic body. They are aligned from the base of the spine to the apex. These energy centers are therefore numbered from bottom to top. The seventh chakra is outside the physical body, above the top of the head. In addition to the seven main chakras, there are other chakras, the so-called secondary chakras. However, these are less well-known.
The flow of energy in the chakras
When our feelings or habits are not healthy, the chakras begin to close, creating an imbalance in the flow of life energy. This affects not only our physical and mental health but also our relationships with those around us and the environment.
When your chakras are open, you feel happy and content. You sleep well at night and wake up rested in the morning. You feel balanced both physically and mentally. Your mind is clear, and you have good energy levels throughout the day. You can concentrate well, are relaxed, and feel completely comfortable in your skin and your environment. However, the chakras are often blocked, leading to physical, emotional, and psychological problems. Read on, get to know the meaning and properties of the seven chakras, and learn how to clear possible blockages!
Significance and properties of the seven chakras
The Root Chakra
The Root chakra lives at the base of your spine at your tailbone or the place where your bottom rests on the floor when you sit. It shines ruby red, and its element is the earth. Fear closes it, and trust opens it. It is, therefore, important not to suppress fears but to become aware of them and not be afraid to show them. Only in this way can they be overcome and let go.
This energy is associated with security and safety, including your physical and financial security. When you work to balance the energy of this space, you can begin to create a more grounded feeling in your life. And working on this chakra is key when you want to balance the rest of your body’s energies. This is the foundation point, the red glowing energy center that spins and is related to the Earth.
The root chakra connects you to the earth. Trauma in early childhood often results in Muladhara being damaged and basic trust being affected. Problems in the root chakra often manifest themselves in complaints in the lower half of the body, the feet, legs, and the basic structure of the body: the skeleton.
Moving up the body to the place of your pelvic bowl, that space between your pelvis and your belly button is the Sacral chakra. This is the space of sexual energy, the point of creation and emotion. Associated with water and with the color orange, this chakra is the place where you can cultivate more compassion for yourself. If you find you are having trouble sexually or your emotions are hard to control, this is a place to focus your attention.
When healthy, it glows bright orange. The associated element is water. It is blocked by shame and guilt. In order for the energy to flow in Svadhisthana, it is important to forgive yourself and those around you.
The second chakra connects you to people. Interpersonal conflicts, relationship problems, and the world of emotions, in general, are associated with the sacral chakra. It also stands for sexuality, passion, and sensuality. It is blocked by anger and fear of criticism and failure. If the flow of energy in the sacral chakra is disturbed, problems arise in the hips and lower back, in the kidney-bladder tract, and in the genitals.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The space between your belly button and your breastbone is the place for the Solar Plexus chakra. This is often the most relatable chakra since it is the place of power and will. This is the place where you get intuitive hits, the place where you tap into your ‘gut’ to figure out what is happening. The color of this chakra is yellow, and the element is fire. When you tap into this chakra, you will be able to balance your personal power and come into the right relationship with your self-esteem.
It has a connection with the gastrointestinal tract, bile, and liver. It is blocked by anger, fear of failure, and fear of criticism.
The third chakra is the personal power center, the seat of self-confidence and personality. It connects you with yourself and your gut feeling. When balanced, it promotes healthy self-esteem, willpower, and healthy personal boundaries.
The Heart chakra is easy to locate on the body and is associated with the color green and the element of air. This is the space of love and compassion for others. In this energy space, you will be able to find joy and connection in the world. As the bridge between the lower and upper chakras, the Heart chakra is the place of great knowing and understanding. It can also be a place to tap into when you feel your creativity waning.
It is blocked by hate, emotional pain, and sorrow because it is in direct contact with the feelings of the heart.
An open heart is capable of love, compassion, and rejoicing. Through rejection, loss, and grief, the heart chakra closes. Fear of further pain and injury blocks it even more. Cardiovascular problems, lung diseases as well as problems with the arms and hands are attributed to the disturbed flow of energy in the Anahata.
Located at the base of the throat, the Throat chakra is the place of communication and truth. The color of this chakra is sky blue, and the element is ether/spirit. If this chakra is in alignment, you will be able to speak your truth, and you will not hold back words you fear might be hurtful. Those who have neck problems can focus on this chakra to find relief and to begin to release the associated tension.
It is blocked by fear of expression, fear of conflict, and rejection.
Physically it is related to the neck, jaw, and thyroid. The Vishuddha enables self-expression and communication. When it’s open, your creativity flows, and you speak your truth without fear of what others think of you.
Third Eye Chakra
On your forehead and between your eyes is the Third Eye chakra. This is the point of intuition and perception, a place of knowing things without knowing how you know them. Its color is violet or indigo blue, and it is associated with intuition and the sense of taste. This chakra is the one that you can touch when you want to access greater knowledge or when you want to see beyond modern reality and into what is unseen.
It is blocked by illusions and the fear of introspection.
The Ajna is the seat of the soul, wisdom, and intuition. It is associated with eyesight as well as clairvoyance and visions. Frontal and sinus problems, eye problems, and headaches can be a sign of energy blockages in the brow chakra.
At the top of your head is the Crown chakra, the place where you are able to access the wisdom of spirit, whatever you may call it. Its color is white or gold and violet. It represents the connection to the cosmos and is the place for finding enlightenment. You can tap on this chakra to remember that you are always connected to the divine wisdom of the universe.
It can block if you are too attached to the material world and afraid the universe will let you down.
The seventh chakra is associated with the pituitary gland and the connection to the higher self. Disturbances of psychological well-being and the nervous system are due to the blocked flow of energy in the crown chakra.
How to Release Blockages from Your Chakras
Are you feeling blocked? Are you looking to find balance but don’t know how? Chakra blockages are a common occurrence, causing physical, mental, and emotional discomfort. If this is something that you’re experiencing, you can use a few simple techniques to clear your energy and get back on the path toward fulfillment.
Chakras are energetic centers of the body located along the spine. When these centers become blocked, it prevents our physical, mental, and spiritual energies from flowing freely. This blockage can manifest in various ways, such as fatigue, anxiety, or even depression. Taking steps to release chakra blockages is essential for achieving optimal health and wellness.
Chakra Cleansing and Balancing Spell
Using a Chakra Cleansing and Balancing Spell can have numerous benefits. It can promote the physical, mental, and spiritual health of an individual by promoting balance within the body’s seven main Chakras. This type of spell not only helps to clear away negative energy that has been stored in these chakras, but it also aids in improving overall well-being. Furthermore, a Chakra Cleansing and Balancing Spell can help to provide clarity and focus, helping to connect with the divine and higher realms. By using this spell regularly, one may be able to move closer to achieving their highest potential.
The first step in releasing chakra blockages is self-awareness. This is important because it helps us identify which areas we need to focus on and what types of healing will be most beneficial for us. Start by connecting with yourself; focus on your breath and observe yourself without judgment or expectation. Then ask yourself questions such as “What’s going on inside of me?” or “Where am I feeling stuck?” By gaining clarity into your inner landscape, you’ll be able to better understand where your chakra blockages may be occurring.
Meditation and breathing exercises are also good for balancing the chakras. Focus on the corresponding areas of the body and visualize the colors of the chakras.
Meditation is a powerful tool for releasing chakra blockage energy and restoring balance within the body. During meditation, focus on your breath, let go of all distractions, and allow yourself to sink deeper into stillness and peace. While in this relaxed state of being, bring attention to each individual chakra starting at the root and moving up until the crown of your head is reached. Feel any sensations that come up but avoid judging them; instead, thank them for revealing what needs releasing so that healing can occur.
Therapeutic Methods such as Yoga
Yoga is a powerful tool for healing and rebalancing the mind, body, and spirit. It can help to release energy blockages that accumulate in our chakras – the seven main energy centers within our bodies. Through specific yoga postures or asanas, we can target each of these vital centers and unblock any stuck energies that have built up over time. By doing so, we can not only reduce physical tension but also reconnect with life energy and tap into our deepest potential.
Movement & Exercise
Movement also plays an important role in releasing chakra blockage energy as it allows stagnant energy to move through our bodies more easily than when we remain stationary for long periods of time. You don’t necessarily have to run a marathon – any kind of physical activity such as yoga or running will help stimulate chi (life force), thereby removing blocks from your energetic system. There are several specific exercises related to unblocking the seven main chakras available online: try researching these according to their corresponding element (earth, water, fire, air, etc.) for an effective sequence tailored specifically towards unlocking this type of energy imbalance.
Aromatherapy & Crystal Healing
In addition to movement and exercise, aromatherapy and crystal healing can also help break down barriers within our energetic systems, allowing energies to flow more freely throughout the body. Essential oils such as lavender which works well with the heart chakra, peppermint, which resonates with the stomach area, and sandalwood, which paves the way for more connection between upper and lower regions, are great choices.
Furthermore, there are certain gemstones that have a positive effect on the chakras. If you wear them on the body in the area of the affected chakra or put them on during the meditation, they can release blockages. As far as crystals, amethyst, selenite, and green aventurine are all excellent stones that release blocks from different parts.
Lastly, Reiki healing is another opportunity that may bring relief, wherein an experienced practitioner channels universal life force into affected areas, enabling one’s own natural power from within to heal itself.
Maintaining Balance Among your Energy Centers
Maintaining balance amongst our seven main energetic centers (aka chakras) takes dedication, practice, and patience, but with just a few simple steps outlined above, positive results can begin to take shape. Until eventually, one feels restored, centered, connected gracefully aligned!
There are many other methods. In general, the aim is to overcome any fear and other negative feelings, such as shame and anger, while strengthening trust in life, the earth, and the cosmos so that the energy can flow.
As you have now learned, the chakras significantly influence our well-being. The balance between the energy centers increases our life energy. Therefore, it is important that they are open and in tune. Only then can we enjoy that pleasant feeling of physical and mental well-being that we commonly refer to as health.
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