Chakras are meridian points on spinal cord where the energy meridians are forming coils. A Meridian is an ‘energy highway’ or energetic vein in the human body. Prana or life force energy flows through the meridians, accessing all parts of the body.
As we have electrical currents running through our nervous system, correspondingly, electromagnetic waves are existent within and around our body, These electromagnetic waves interfere with the outside world.
When interference between energy meridians takes place, the hot channel & cold channel, a swirling effect or tornado gets created at the central canal along spinal cord. The main points at which this swirling effect is located is a chakra. The literal meaning of chakra in Sanskrit translates to wheel, denoting the rotating effect happening at the energy center.
There are 7 main chakras within the physical body , 5 chakras immediately outside the body and 100 other chakras beyond that. The chakra system is located throughout our body and relates to speciﬁc body ailment, physical dysfunctions, emotions and personal power.
WHY & HOW CHAKRAS GET BLOCKED?
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR CHAKRAS ARE BLOCKED?
Chakras allow the ﬂow of energy to reach every part of our physical and auric body. They control the release of Prana energy, the life force, in our body.
The prana energy is essential for a healthy & vibrant life. This energy gets blocked due to some emotional issues, beliefs, ancestral defect, or any other inherited baggage.
It stops your focus and breaks down your health, Wealth and prosperity
HOW DO YOU STRENGTHEN & ACTIVATE YOUR CHAKRAS?
Chakra healing and balancing is fundamental to your well-being to achieve fulfillment of all highest desires of life – health, family, relationships and prosperity.
It has been observed that divorce, family fights, money troubles, difficult bosses, and even health issues such as diabetes, infertility, chronic pain, and depression are experiences people have due to karma.
WHAT IS CHAKRA BALANCING?
To activate each energy center, align them and pull up the energy along the spinal cord is chakra balancing. This happens with consistent practice of chakra based meditations .
Additionally, spiritual healing helps in making the chakras stronger through specific work on issues that affect the chakras.
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THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXPLANATION OF THE 7 MAIN CHAKRAS WITHIN THE HUMAN BODY:
1. THE ROOT CHAKRA
It is located at the perineum at the base of the spine where Kundalini lies dormant. It controls and regulates our reproductory organs and also connected to personal power and smell. It is denoted by red lotus bud having 4 petals.
Whenever there is a desire to fulfill the goals of a human, root Chakra is essential for it. A strong and effective root chakra will work as tool to not only measure but also direct the person in the goal.
Emotional imbalance: We may have feelings of life’s common requirements like food, money and food disagreements in business and family life due to lack of grounding, lack of love and money. Not being good enough, unworthiness, feeling alone, painful times when you were not being supported by family financially or emotionally.
Physical imbalances: in the root chakra (muladhara) : Fatigue ,issues in the legs, feet, rectum, tailbone, immune system, male reproductive parts and prostate gland, arthritis, knee pain, sciatica, eating disorders, and constipation
2. SEXUAL/SACRAL CHAKRA
The center of ethical energy within us. How we use this energy in connection with sex, money and power.
When this chakra is balanced it leads the sadhak ( the practitioner) to be creative, we are committed and we have proper sexual conduct for joy & happiness.
Emotional imbalance: Abuse, verbal, physical, sexual, Family dramas, insults, humiliations, commitment in relationships, impotence, betrayal, addictions.
Physical imbalances: Sexual and reproductive issues, urinary problems, kidney dysfunctions, hormonal imbalance pelvic and lower back pain.
3. SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
The lotus in this chakra consists of 10 petals. The Nadis are spiral shaped and are seen circulating like a snake. This chakra signifies life force, manifestation and production. By meditating on this chakra, a practitioner can attain a lot of (mindful achievements).
Emotional imbalance: Fear of love, rejection, life, humiliation, shame, embarrassed, toxins and pains, anxiety, nightmares, worry for yourself, children, partner, family, parents issues of personal power and self-esteem, our inner critic comes out. Fear of rejection, criticism, physical appearances.
Physical imbalances: Digestive problems, liver dysfunction, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach ulcers, pancreas and gall bladder and colon diseases.
4. HEART CHAKRA
This chakra controls the heart and the lungs. Sadhak who meditates on heart chakra makes ego its friend. It is located at the center near the heart at the Sushumna Nadi. It is also called Anahata (what cannot be hurt). It is a very important center of microcosmic universe sound which continuously resonates in the heart and is only heard by the Sadhak in the highest state of Samadhi. It is a center of pure feelings of love and peace.
This chakra represents our ability to “Let Go and Let Supreme pure consciousness”. “Accepting our personal emotional challenges as extensions of a Divine plan, which has as its intent on our conscious evolution but this is an illusion which we have to understand.
Emotional imbalance: Lack of love from parents, family, pain, betrayal, heart breaks, anger, hatred, issues of the heart, jealousy, abandonment, bitterness. Fear of loneliness
Physical imbalances: High or low blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, lung disease, issues with breasts, lymphatic systems, upper back and shoulder problems, arm and wrist pain.
5. THROAT CHAKRA
It is located at the throat. It is the Shudham center (purifying center) and consists of 16 petals. It controls the neck, tonsils, thyroid and parathyroid. When Sadhak meditates on it, then the mind becomes pure, serene and we are able to work on our karmas.
Emotional imbalance: Issues in Self-expression through communication, both spoken and written. Fear of no power or choice. No willpower or being out of control.
Physical imbalances: Sore throats, laryngitis, ear infections, ulcers, any facial problems (chin, cheek, lips, tongue problems) neck and shoulder pain. Hyper- or hypothyroid (over- or under-active thyroid gland), frustration, fear or inability to express oneself.
6. THIRD EYE CHAKRA
7. CROWN CHAKRA
A person who has the crown chakra activated knows that he belongs to supreme pure consciousness and everyone belongs to supreme pure consciousness. When this realization dawns on him that no one belongs to anyone but supreme pure consciousness and we all belong to each other through supreme pure consciousness then all the trivial attachments breaks which is the prime cause of desire ,anger etc.
This chakra determines one’s connection with divine universe and peace of mind. As you meditate bring your awareness to this area and allow the energy of supreme pure consciousness to enter into your mind, body, and spirit, and breathe that energy into your being.
Emotional imbalance: include issues with self-knowledge and greater power. Imbalances arise from rigid thoughts on religion and spirituality, constant confusion; carry prejudices, “analysis paralysis.” Fear of alienation
Physical imbalances: include depression inability to learn, sensitivity to light, sound, environment.
8. SOUL STAR CHAKRA
The 8 chakra is a door that puts you in contact with your astral body. Its opening involves the cleansing of what holds humanity and you to the cycle of death and rebirth. It is the energy center of divine love, compassion of the spirit and the spirit’s selflessness.
This chakra holds karmic residue of your soul’s total journey of various lifetimes. It is the gateway of higher-realms abilities and supports the spirit to go out of the body with a different perception, and wisdom beyond the earth, planet realm, and the solar system, and even galaxies.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Chakras appear as spinning wheels, or swirling energy vortices projecting from the body. When looking at the physical body from the side, the energy from chakras appear as cone-like or funnel-like, emanating from the front and back side of the body.
They can rotate in clock-wise or anti-clockwise direction based on the energy movement. During meditation, when the chakras open up and heal, they rotate in clock-wise direction.
The electromagnetic field of the human body is the aura. There are layers of the aura around the body and chakras radiate energy within these layers. Depending upon the state of chakras (open, blocked or heavy), the flow of energy is determined through the physical body and aura.
The ancient teachings depict a lot of symbols and chakras have symbols as well. Each chakra has a specific symbol of a particular shape (yantra) just like how each chakra has a seed or beej mantra and color.
Chakra stones are just healing crystals and gemstones which are used for balancing, healing and aligning of chakras. Ideally, a chakra stone is placed on the location of each chakra. Based on the color and healing properties of the stone, it used for relevant chakra and even in jewellery.