The word “Chakra” is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras, as do those that have developed psychic abilities, we would observe energetic wheels that continuously revolve, rotate and spin. The Chakras begin at the base of the spin and finish at the top of the head. They are located in the front and the back of the body and follow the midline of the spine. Each of the Chakras vibrate or rotates at different varied speeds . The Root Chakra, located at the level of the tail bone, rotates at the slowest speed, whereas the crown Chakra, located at the highest point on top on the head and referred to the 7th Chakra, rotates at the highest speed. Each Chakra is stimulated by its own and complimentary color, and a range of Gemstones for specific uses. The Chakra colors are of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The size and brightness of the wheels vary depending on the individuals spiritual development, physical condition, energetic levels, disease, stress, etc;
If the Chakras are not balanced, or if the energies are blocked, the basic life force iswill be slowed down. The individual may experience listness, tired, oout of sorts, depressed, become or fatigued. Not only will physical bodily functions be affected so diseases may manifest, but the thought processes of the mind may also be affected. A negative attitude, fear, and doubt, may preoccupy the individual.
A constant balance of the Chakras promotes health and a sense of well being. In the same respect, if the Chakras are opened to much or spinning too fast, the individual can short circuit themselves with too much Universal Energy going through the body. If the Chakras are closed, this does not allow for the Universal Energy to flow through them properly, which may also lead to dis-ease.
The best way to explain how the Chakras become affected and enter into a state of imbalance would be something we, as humans have done atleast a multitude of times, especially dring the years of maturation, blocking whatever experience we are having, burying it or not dealing with it. This in turn blocks the Chakras, which, overtime if not dealt with, disfigures the Chakras. When the Chakras are functioning properly, each wil be open, spinning clockwise to metabolize the particular energies needed from the Universal Energy Field.
THE 7 MAJOR CHAKRAS ~ DEFINED
First Chakra – Root
Studying the individual chakras begins with the root chakra, called Muladhara in Sanskrit. The root chakra is located at the base of the spine at the tailbone in back, and the pubic bone in front. This center holds the basic needs for survival, security and safety. The root chakra is powerfully related to our contact with the Earth Mother, providing us with the ability to be grounded into the earth plane. This is also the center of manifestation. When you are trying to make things happen in the material world, business or material possessions, the energy to succeed will come from the first chakra. If this chakra is blocked an individual may feel fearful, anxious, insecure and frustrated. Problems like obesity, anorexia nervosa, and knee troubles can occur. Root body parts include the hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs. The colors used for this chakra are red, brown and black.
Second Chakra – Belly (Sacral)
The next chakra or second chakra is often referred to as the belly or (sacral). It is located two inches below the navel and is rooted into the spine. This center holds the basic needs for sexuality, creativity, intuition, and self-worth. This chakra is also about friendliness, creativity, and emotions. It governs peoples sense of self-worth, their confidence in their own creativity, and their ability to relate to others in an open and friendly way. It¹s influenced by how emotions were expressed or repressed in the family during childhood. Proper balance in this chakra means the ability to flow with emotions freely and to feel and reach out to others sexually or not. If this chakra is blocked a person may feel emotionally explosive, manipulative, obsessed with thoughts of sex or may lack energy. Physical problems may include, kidney weakness, stiff lower back, constipation, and muscle spasms. Belly body parts include sexual organs (women), kidneys, bladder, and large intestine. The main color used with this chakra is orange.
Third Chakra – Solar Plexus
The third chakra is referred to as the Solar Plexus. It is located two inches below the breastbone in the center behind the stomach. The third chakra is the center of personal power, the place of ego , of passions, impulses, anger and strength. It is also the center for astral travel and astral influences, receptivity of spirit guides and for psychic development. When the Third Chakra is out of balance you may lack confidence, be confused, worry about what others think, feel that others are controlling your life, and may be depressed. Physical problems may include digestive difficulties, liver problems, diabetes, nervous exhaustion, and food allergies. When balanced you may feel cheerful, outgoing, have self-respect, expressive, enjoy taking on new challenges, and have a strong sense of personal power. The body parts for this chakra include the stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, and small intestine. The main color for this chakra is yellow.
Fourth Chakra – Heart
The fourth chakra is referred to as the heart chakra. It is located behind the breast bone in front and on the spine between the shoulder blades in back. This is the center for love, compassion and spirituality. This center directs one¹s ability to love themselves and others, to give and to receive love. This is also the chakra connecting body and mind with spirit. Almost everyone today has a hard, hurt, or broken heart, and it is no accident that heart disease is the number one killer in America today. Deep heart hurts can result in aura obstructions called heart scars. When these scars are released, they raise a lot of old pain, but free the heart for healing and new growth. When this chakra is out of balance you may feel sorry for yourself, paranoid, indecisive, afraid of letting go, afraid of getting hurt, or unworthy of love. Physical illnesses include heart attack, high blood pressure, insomnia, and difficult in breathing. If your loved ones suffer from heart disease, better have CPR Certification Buffalo to ensure you perform CPR well. When this chakra is balanced you may feel compassionate, friendly, empathetic, desire to nurture others and see the good in everyone. Body parts for the fourth chakra include heart, lungs, circulatory system, shoulders, and upper back. The main colors used are pink and green.
Fifth Chakra – Throat
The fifth chakra is referred to as the Throat. It is located in the V of the collarbone at the lower neck and is the center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity via thought , speech, and writing. The possibility for change, transformation and healing are located here. The throat is where anger is stored and finally let go of. When this chakra is out of balance you may want to hold back, feel timid, be quiet, feel weak, or can¹t express your thoughts. Physical illnesses or ailments include, hyperthyroid, skin irritations, ear infections, sore throat, inflammations, and back pain. When this chakra is balanced you may feel balanced, centered, musically or artistically inspired, and may be a good speaker. Body parts for the fifth chakra are throat, neck, teeth, ears, and thyroid gland. The main color used is light blue.
Sixth Chakra – Third Eye
The sixth chakra is referred to as the Third Eye. It is located above the physical eyes on the center of the forehead. This is the center for psychic ability, higher intuition, the energies of spirit and light. It also assists in the purification of negative tendencies and in the elimination of selfish attitudes. Through the power of the sixth chakra, you can receive guidance, channel, and tune into your Higher Self. When this chakra is not balanced you may feel non-assertive, afraid of success, or go the opposite way and be egotistical. Physical symptoms may include headaches, blurred vision, blindness, and eyestrain. When this chakra is balanced and open you are your own master with no fear of death, are not attached to material things, may experience telepathy, astral travel, and past lives. Sixth chakra body parts include the eyes, face, brain, lymphatic and endocrine system. The main colors are purple and dark blue.
Seventh Chakra – Crown
The seventh chakra is referred to as the Crown. It is located just behind the top of the skull. It is the center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought and energy. It allows for the inward flow of wisdom, and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness. This is also the center of connectedness with the Goddess (God), the place where life animates the physical body. The silver cord that connects the aura bodies extends from the crown. The soul comes into the body through the crown at birth and leaves from the crown at death. When this chakra is unbalanced there may be a constant sense of frustration, no spark of joy, and destructive feelings. Illnesses may include migraine headaches and depression. Balanced energy in this chakra may include the ability to open up to the Divine and total access to the unconscious and subconscious. The main colors for the crown are white and purple.
Take this free chakra test to find out how open each of your seven chakras is.
The questionnaire consists of 56 questions, to which you can answer “not at all” through “definitely.” Try to be as honest as possible about yourself, as this will get you the most accurate results.
Next to a list indicating whether each chakra is under-active, open or over-active, the test results consist of a graph displaying the activity of each chakra.
Please note: The results of this test reflect you at the current time. The energy and balance in your Chakras constantly changes, depending on the current events taking place within your life.
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