Introduction to Chakras
The ancient yogic wisdom emphasized on the connection between physical, mental and spiritual health in human beings. This connection between body, mind and spirit is enabled by the cosmic energy centers in the body. These energy centers are called Chakras. The Sanskrit word ‘Chakra’ means ‘wheel’ or a ‘disc’. One can visualize Chakras as spinning vortexes or wheels of cosmic energy, where matter meets life force or prana. Our body has seven major Chakras, the specific positions of which along our body correspond to extensive nerve centers and major endocrine glands. The seven Chakras are positioned along the spine, from base of the spine to the top of the head. These subtle energy centers absorb and distribute life energy or prana throughout the body so that there is an appropriate energy flow to all body parts and vital organs. The seven major Chakras take charge of the specific parts and organs in the body. For our overall well-being, it is essential that all the Chakras in our body remain open, aligned and moving. Any disturbance or blockage obstructs the free energy flow of prana that is needed for each cell of the body to thrive. The functioning of the Chakras is intricately linked to our mind and thoughts, emotions, perceptions and even sixth sense. Whenever our thoughts, attitudes and reactions tend towards fear or negativity, it leads to disturbances in the energies Chakras. Depending on the pattern of thinking and type of rigidly held negative beliefs, the Chakras can become overactive or underactive or else completely blocked. With a blockage in the Chakras, the free flow of cosmic energy in the body is inhibited. This leads to development of emotional disorders and physical ailments related to the Chakra. This is how the Chakras establish the mind-body connection. Healthy and balanced chakras are the key to holistic health and wellbeing at physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Unblocking Chakras to Enhance your Life
In today’s life there are many stressful situations that everyone has to cope with. It could be either related to your personal or professional life. Such issues can be solved by working on your chakras. It can help you release the ego-related facets of your personality to unveil the pure you within. It can also get you a new perspective in life, and help you follow a healthier routine and a fruitful lifestyle.
In fact, you can use your energy centres, or chakras, to make your every-day life more fruitful, establish a deeper relation with the people around you and have inner peace. Every chakra is a door which you can open to experience more dynamic, psychic and sacred knowledge.
It is a natural tendency that when the flow of your energy is normal through every chakra and between all the chakras, you take better care of yourself. It brings you self-confidence and helps you express your feelings, thoughts, expectations and dreams in a better way. But when the flow of energy is blocked, it affects your chakras and causes numerous problems inside you.
For instance, we are designed to wake up early morning with the rising sun and let its rays fall on our body for our physical as well as mental well-being. Those who don’t follow this universal rule deprive themselves of Prana from the sun. It blocks the Manipura Chakra located on the navel which is governed by the sun. Overeating and hoarding blocks the Muladhara Chakra. Not being able to forgive blocks the Anahata Chakra, self-doubt imbalances Swadhisthana, holding back your expression blocks the Vishudha, non-acceptance affects the Ajna and lack of faith blocks the Sahasrara Chakra. Beneath all these actions and emotions is fear and illusions that veil you from your true whole self.
Unblocking your chakras and ensuring a smoother flow of energy also enhances your natural immune system and you can deal with your stress in a better way. It also sharpens your intuition and makes you realize the purpose of your birth in this world.
There are many ways to work with your chakras. All the paths of healing, whether its reiki, Pranic healing, crystals, Rudraksha, meditation, mantra therapy, or colour therapy work on chakras. This book focuses on opening of chakras through the lessons they are designed to teach you. It is a deeper, permanent and irreversible way of opening the chakras.
Those seeking to understand the functioning of the chakras should remember that the lessons of chakras are not infinite. They are finite and can be covered by an individual in his lifespan. In my meditations, I was revealed in detail about all the lessons of the chakras and hereby I present them to you.
There is nothing mysterious about the ways in which the chakras function. If you have the desire, the orientation and the sincerity of unravelling the universe of the chakras, it will be bestowed upon you. You can achieve the knowledge of the chakras in this life, and learn how you ought to live your life on this earth and realise your wholeness.
Chakra science is the study of seven chakras in human body. The seven Chakras are positioned along the spine from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each Chakra is also associated with a specific colour. Chakra colours reflect different frequencies of light and also represent energy associated with each Chakra or energy centre. These chakras with their respective cosmic colours are called the wheels of cosmic energy that rotate and discharge subtle energies that are then absorbed by your body, mind and spirit. The Seven Chakras are:
- Root Chakra or Muladhara Chakra
- Sacral Chakra or Swadhisthana Chakra
- Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura Chakra
- Heart Chakra or Anahata Chakra
- Throat Chakra or Visuddha Chakra
- Third Eye Chakra or Anja Chakra
- Throat Chakra or Visuddha Chakra
If any of these chakras gets imbalanced, it causes emotional and physical ailments and that is where chakra healing comes into the picture. Let’s find out everything about these seven chakras; their location and functions.
||At the base of the spinal cord
||At the tailbone
||Solar Plexus Chakra
||At the naval
||At the center near the heart region
||At the neck in the throat pit
||Brow Chakra or Third Eye Chakra
||ln the brain right behind the eyebrow Center
||At the crown of the head
Location: At the base of the spine
It is associated with the colour Red. When this chakra slows down and gets blocked (moving unnaturally), your body faces lower back pains, weariness, depression, cold hands and feet, sciatic and anaemia. Anything of red color such as a piece of clothing, gemstones and natural food items energize the Root chakra.
Location: In the lower abdomen beneath the navel
It is associated the colour Orange. An energized Sacral Chakra ensures that your sensing skills and intimacy, sexual health as well as social issues are in order. However blocked, it natural tends to attract despair, drug, alcohol abuse, sexual problems, asthmas and allergies as well also eating disorders. You can energize this chakra with activities such as water aerobics, hot aromatic baths, massages and wearing orange colour gemstones as well as having orange color food items.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Location: In the upper abdomen
It is associated with colour Yellow. A life is said to be in complete harmony with nature when you have your personal strength, self-esteem, and control over yourself. This is possible when Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra rotates at its optimal capacity. When blocked, it begets ulcers, digestive problems, constipation, apprehensions and nervousness. Yellow colour foods and drinks, yellow gemstones and sunshine or sunbathing energize Solar Plexus chakra.
Location: At the centre of the chest
It is associated with the colour green. This chakra stands for universal love for all the living beings as it is connected with compassion, feelings and emotions. Spiritual personalities like Buddha, Jesus Christ and other saintly humans have this chakra in the highly powerful state. WE too can charge this chakra and be situated in the state of joy and compassion. When imbalanced, Heart Chakra leads to heart diseases, BP issues, breathing disorders and low immunity. Green color foods items, gemstones and spending time outdoors preferably walking in a lawny park restore the Chakra to its original state.
Location: In the throat region
It is associated with the colour Blue. It is in charge of all the energies connected with the throat mainly vocal. When this chakra is fully energized, your communication becomes commendable. All the vocal artists have this Chakra energized. With a blocked Throat chakra may lead to thyroid disorders, persistent infections, hormonal differences and mood swings. Blue colour eatables, drinks, gemstones and interests like singing and poetry can restore Throat Chakra to its healthy state.
Third Eye Chakra
Location: On the forehead between the eyes
It is connected with the colour Indigo. Wisdom, instinct and emotive sides of your personality are the traits you quickly develop when Third Eye Chakra stay stronger else with a weakened Third Eye chakra attracts sleep disorders, difficulties in learning and organizational problems. To energize this Chakra, you may do meditation, have indigo colour foods and drinks and wear gemstones of the same color.
Location: At the top of the head
It is connected with the colour Violet. It is of the highest order in Chakra Science because it controls the highest aspect of ours such as spirituality, universal cosmic power and super-consciousness. When blocked, it causes headaches, mental illness, brain disorders and epilepsy. Violet coloured foods, drinks, gemstones and essential oils such lavender relax and reenergize this Chakra.
What is Chakra Balancing and Healing?
Chakras are the subtle energy centres that support the existence of mind, body, heart, senses and body and above all, the life force. When the Chakras go out of balance causing emotional and physical issues, the therapy used to balance them is called Chakra Balancing or Chakra healing. These are located at seven different spots along the spinal cord, each in charge of a specific area of the body, while also connected with changing pertinent emotional behaviours. Tightness, malfunction or painfulness in a body area or recurring negative feelings and emotions are the signs of Chakras getting imbalanced.
Why Chakras get imbalanced?
Blocked chakras mean either they are underactive or overactive, causing unnatural ailments. With Chakra Healing, chakras are balanced; you start feeling energized bodily, intellectually and emotionally. The reasons they go out of balance are unhealthy lifestyle choices, frantic schedules, negative emotions and diseases. Healthy Chakras welcome the flow of cosmic energies from the Universe. Chakra balancing and healing results in a richer, pleasant life as the seven chakras can once again optimally receive and diffuse positive energies.
How to balance all the chakras?
Chakra therapy, Chakra meditation or sadhana, Colour and Aroma therapy, Reiki as well as Yoga are the most preferred ways to harmonize Chakras. Rudraksha beads and gemstones worn correctly during sadhana (meditation) make an effective holistic healing method. Rudraksha Therapy for Chakra Balancing and Healing wherein the beads emit the accurate frequency for healing of energies required to heal the Chakras.
Rudraksha beads are obtained from Elaeocarpus ganitrus, broad-leaved trees growing mainly in the regions of Himalayas, Ganges grasslands, and Java of Indonesia. The beads possess spiritual as well as therapeutic powers described in the ancient Vedic scriptures such as Shiva Purana. Rudraksha beads are found in nature from 1 mukhi to 21 mukhis. For instance, a Three Mukhi Rudraksha bead is ruled by the Fire Element and burns all of your past karmas. One who wears it is able to cure all the problems related to stomach and liver, clearing digestion problems. It is connected with Manipura Chakra which, if imbalanced, causes stomach problems, past memories to hunt you, guilt or shame etc.
With gemstones, you can cure numerous emotional and physical ailments. It is believed that gemstones, which are several forms of crystals, harmonize universal energies. They can amass, store, and discharge the ripples of electromagnetic energy. Thinkers and scientists recognized that a crystal is placed in a field of energy; it collects and discharges energies. Take an example of a Quartz gemstone; it is composed of silicon and oxygen molecules, building chunks of minerals. It is believed that mineral crystals have exceptional and specific influences, functions and vibrations. All these properties of gemstones affect the mind and the body. For example, a pear is connected with the Moon that controls the current of emotions in the human beings. One can mollify their anger and aggression by wearing a natural pearl.
Unless the root cause is acknowledged and upturned, good health and vivacity are impossible to gain. Chakra therapy cleans your chakras as well as the aura. Aura is a swirl of coloured cosmic mas that can be seen as well as experienced. These colours and their brightness give the healer a clear idea of your mental, physical and emotional health.
The chakra therapy is beneficial as it makes the healers aware of what’s incorrect and where the issue is. Any disturbances in auras are identified, worked on and rectified so that the chakras can be well aligned. This would make you feel re-energized and exhilarated with boundless energy.