The chakras are energy points in our subtle bodies that are like portals for vital universal energy. The energy flows in and out of us in rotating patterns from set points in the body. There are seven major points and several other minor points known as chakras. The energy must be allowed to flow easily in and out of these chakra points or else the body will start to function incorrectly and manifest dis-ease and illness.
Ancient healing traditions and texts of many cultures and religions talk of a universal energy which is present in all of us. This energy is referred to as ‘Chi’ in the Chinese tradition, ‘Ki’ by the Japanese or ‘Prahna’ by the Hindus in India. In modern times the energy is still referred to but under names like bio energy, life force, primal energy and many many more. This is a very subtle energy that cannot really be measured effectively yet but can be perceived. Manipulation of this energy as it flows into the human body is a key to energy healing to which the body responds well.
The word chakra is of sanskrit origin and can be loosely translated as meaning, wheel, rotating or spinning. The seven main chakras are at fixed points in the body and they need to be activated and open in order for us to function properly. If one of the chakras is blocked, i.e. rotating at a slower speed than it should be, then this can manifest as physical and/or emotional problems.
Each chakra resonates and responds to a different vibration which can be stimulated by its associated color, musical note, crystal or gemstone. It can be quite easy for a trained therapist or healer to balance the chakras and you can even balance your own chakras through various meditation techniques.
In future articles I will be expanding on each of the chakras and their properties but for now here is a brief overview of each chakra and its associated color and energy.
Root Chakra – Red – Associated with primal energy and survival issues.
Sacral Chakra – Orange – Associated with the joy of living
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow – Related to Personal Power
Heart Chakra – Green or Pink – All to do with Love
Throat Chakra – Turquoise / Blue – Related to communication and self expression
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo – Insight, foresight, clairvoyance and Self realization within the cosmic order.
Crown Chakra – violet / white / golden – This is a purely spiritual connection
In future articles I will be writing in much more detail about each chakra and including the associated properties, gemstones, colors musical tones and much more.