What Exactly Is a Chakra and The Seven Chakra System?
What exactly is a Chakra? The word Chakra is a Sanskrit term for “wheel” or “circle”, and is thought to represent energy centers of the body in ancient Vedic healing wisdom. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay “open” and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.
The Seven Chakra System is the most well-known, explored, and researched system, though there are others. Beginning at the base of the human body the Seven Chakra system is aligned through the main channel of the body. The Seven Chakra system has been known to aid in healing one's mental, physical, spiritual and emotional issues. The system also provides a positive outlook in terms of understanding, perception of behaviors and thought process.
Each Chakra is associated with a beautifully clear and vibrant color, according to ancient wisdom and current definitions. Certain nerves, organs, organs, tissues, and parts of our mind, body and spirit are associated with each Chakra and these energy centers remain open and aligned in a healthy and balanced body.
The Crown Chakra
The Crown Chakra, also known as the Sahasrara or 7th Chakra, is located at the top of the head. It is linked to the crown of the head, nervous system, and the brain, and is representative of pure thought. The Crown Chakra is the last of the seven Chakras, and represents the point where the physical body, the universe and soul meet. With this placement, it gives one the ability to access higher states of consciousness and is our connection to the Universe. The Crown Chakra apparel lifts you to the divine, aids in transformation, as well as spiritual connection. The color associated with the Crown Chakra is a regal violet and white. Violet relates to self-knowledge, spiritual awareness and is the color of spirituality. The Crown Chakra symbol is the divine circle and the lotus flower. The lotus flower is a clean bright flower which grows in the dark from mud. Sahasrara aids the awareness that you are a soul in a human body. When the Crown Chakra is unbalanced, it may bring fear, apathy, mental disorders, and brokenness. When the Crown or Mind Chakra is in balance, it may bring serenity, joy, and deep peace about life. We are one. I AM DIVINE.
Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra also called the Ajna Chakra is known to be the center of perception, consciousness, wisdom, intuition, and our sixth sense. The Third Eye Chakra sits on the center of the forehead in between the eyebrows. This Chakra has a feminine energy and is represented by the color indigo. Indigo is a color of integrity, harmony, deep inner awareness, and wisdom, which may influence one by putting the mind in a concentrated and focused state. The Third Eye Chakra’s symbol is an upside down triangle and lotus flower. It is linked to the aura through the Celestial Body. When the Third Eye Chakra is blocked, it may negatively affect the ability to concentrate, process information, or stay level headed under pressure. It can also make one fearful of the unknown. When the Third Eye Chakra is balanced, one may experience clarity of thought and vision, along with being imaginative and intuitive. When balanced, it is more likely for one to remember dreams and contemplate their meanings. I am that I am. I AM BRILLIANT.
The Throat Chakra, also known as the Vishuddha Chakra, is located at the base of the throat at the center of the larynx. The Throat Chakra is associated with the element sound and its color essence is a bright blue. Blue energy is calming, pure, soothing, healing and helps connect one with the divine. Its name means “purest.” The Throat Chakra is responsible for communication, self expression, and the ability for one to speak their personal truth. The symbol of the Throat Chakra is made up of a circle that has sixteen petals and a crescent with a circle inside. It can also be symbolized by a circle with a downward pointing triangle and inscribed in another circle. The flower represented is the Blue Iris, which qualities are of hope, faith, creativity and inner truth. When the Throat Chakra is unbalanced, there may be issues with creativity, self expression, and communication. When the Throat Chakra is balanced, one may feel communicative, decisive, expressive, authentic, or engaged. I am truth. I AM HEARD.
The Heart Chakra also known as the Anahata Chakra is located at the center of the spine leveling at the heart. The Heart Chakra acts as one's center of compassion, empathy, love, forgiveness and is the home of unconditional love. The Heart Chakra is represented by a healing green. The color green is the color of nature, prosperity & abundance, growth and renewal. It deals with one’s ability to both give and receive love to ourselves and others. This Chakra is at the center of one’s feelings, which is the place where love can awaken and blossom. The symbol for this Chakra is the hexagram or the six-pointed star. It is also associated with the element of air which represents the qualities of love, relation, connection and compassion. When the Heart Chakra is out of balance, one may experience lowered immune systems, codependency, and feel unworthy. When the Heart Chakra is balanced, one may feel inner peace, compassionate, understanding, and empathetic. I AM LOVE.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra also known as the Manipura Chakra, which translates to “city of jewels.” This Chakra spins in the area around the abdomen above the belly button up to the breastbone and the upper belly at the diaphragm. This Chakra is responsible for confidence, self esteem, will, and power. The Solar Plexus Chakra is the energy center associated with ego. It is also associated with the sun and the element of fire. The color essence of the Solar Plexus Chakra is a brilliant yellow. Yellow is the most visible color in the spectrum of colors. It is the color of joy, happiness, optimism, and increased mental activity. This brilliant yellow color is uplifting, illuminating, inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is unbalanced, one may feel low self esteem, lack of self-trust, weak will, poor digestion, victim mentality, and not feeling good enough. When this Chakra is balanced, one may experience confidence, become more self-motivated, and have a sense of purpose. I am strong. I AM POWERFUL.
The Sacral Chakra or Swadhisthana Chakra, is believed to be located below the navel where the perineum is. This Chakra governs your emotions, your creativity, sensitivity, sexuality, intimacy, emotional well-being and self-expression. The Sacral Chakra is represented by the color orange; however, since it’s associated with the element of water, it also can take the color of white or light blue on occasion. The symbol of the Sacral Chakra is a circle with six petals and a moon crescent. The circle symbolizes the water element, and the moon crescent represents the link between the energy of the moon and water. This Chakra is responsible for one's dreams, wishes, and fantasies, as well as one's gift of creativity. Embracing one’s creative gifts can help them to turn their dreams and wishes into reality. Some symptoms of an unbalanced Sacral Chakra include fear of pleasure, lack of creativity, fatigue, insecurity, detachment, or lack of desire. When this chakra is balanced, one may radiate warmth, confidence, and generosity. Orange foods such as oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, peaches, pumpkins, etc, are all healing foods that can help cleanse one’s Sacral Chakra. The Sacral Chakra is motivated by pleasure, and it’s the driving force for the enjoyment of life through all of your senses. I am beautiful. I AM CREATIVE.
The Root Chakra is also known as the Muladhara Chakra. The Root Chakra is found at the base of the spine. It is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and its color essence is a primal red. The color red immediately catches one's attention and has the ability to bring one’s attention back to safety. It is a color of vitality, strength, power, representing courage and self-awareness. The Root Chakra is often thought of as the provider of energy to other Chakras, therefore if it's blocked or unbalanced, the other Chakras likely are as well. It is good to begin with this Chakra when one is doing clearing and balancing work. The Root Chakra represents the birth of human consciousness and has Earth as the associated element. Its symbol resembles a mandala lotus with 4 petals and a square with a downward facing triangle within the square. When it is unbalanced one may feel anxious, unstable, insecure, fearful, and have low self-esteem. If balanced one may feel energetic, grounded, humility, security, and stable. I am safe. I AM GROUNDED.
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Our introduction of this beautiful system to you is just the tip of the iceberg. Our Mind, Body, & Spirit (MBS) is a frontier that is without limits. Being aware of our subtle energies is the first step of the journey! By combining the study of ourselves, ancient history and modern science aided by teachers, masters, guides and of course, technology we can expand our consciousness to levels that we have only imagined to be possible!
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