10 years ago when I used the word chakra people would look at me as though I had a two heads.
As yoga and energy healing has moved to a more mainstream position, the word chakra is now known by many. The word chakra is Sanskrit meaning wheel of light.
Within the body we carry 7 charkas or energy centres. These 7 centres are gateways or portals in which the universal energy can enter our body filling us with health and vitality.
When these chakras are healthy they provide us with energy and everything seems to flow easier into our lives.
When the chakras are blocked we can feel discombobulated, drained and lethargic. By healing and balancing these 7 chakras it can renew our energy and heal all aspects of self.
The seven chakras are as follows:
The Root Chakra (the colour of deep rich red)-Located at the base of the spine. It is responsible for our connection to the earth plane and this basic physical reality of life. The root chakra balances and heals the reproductive organs, legs, tailbone, feet and adrenal glands. Balancing this chakra it fills you with a new sense of security, courage and self confidence.
The Sacral Chakra (the colour bright orange)-This chakra located, just below the navel, influences the spleen, reproductive system and the lumbar plexus. This chakra controls clear thinking and creativity. This chakra offers us the opportunity to acknowledge our issues regarding control, especially in our relationship with others. It is also where your creativity emerges from.
The Solar Plexus (the colour of sunny yellow)-Located in your stomach, just above your navel. This chakra governs the stomach, liver, small intestine digestion, the pancreas and skin. This intuitive chakra is the source of “gut feeling. The signal to take action or avoid something. By strengthening this chakra you can begin to trust the signals that you receive from it. The solar plexus is also responsible for the health of our self esteem and self worth. When this chakra is functioning optimally our self esteem and our intuitive skills are enhanced.
The Heart Centre (the colour of emerald green)-Located within the chest, this chakra governs the thymus, lungs, and responsible for controlling the immune system. The heart centre is associated with love. However this chakra can also carry heartache and bitterness, grief, pain and fear. Balancing the heart centre is the purest form of healing. By connecting with love energy you can release all negativity and replace it with new, fresh energy strengthening this chakra.
The Throat Centre (the colour of sky blue)-Located in the throat, physically this charkra governs the thyroid gland, neck, ears and respiratory system. This chakra is responsible for communication through our spoken word and how we express ourselves to others. When this chakra is healthy, you are able to openly and honestly express yourself. When we feel we cannot express ourselves truthfully it clouds this centre. If you have been honouring your beliefs and speaking your truth, this centre will be in balance. If you have been ignoring your voice, or using silence this centre may be off balance.
The Third Eye (The colour of indigo)-Located in the middle of the forehead, this chakra is responsible for a deep level of being that we call the spirit. It is related to the act of seeing. Both physically and intuitively. when this centre is balanced you become more aware of your inter-connectivity and oneness with all of existence.