We are energetic beings complexed beyond measure. This is not a far out new-age concept, but an ancient belief that modern science has proven to be true. Today it is common knowledge that in order to be healthy in mind, body and spirit, we must not only pay attention to our physical bodies, but also the energy systems that govern them. Those main energy systems are most commonly called chakras (wheels) in Sanskrit. There are hundreds of chakras throughout our bodies. But the seven major ones that run along our spine are our powerhouse!
The outline below includes ten categories for each seven major chakras including the color in which it spins and its associated body part. It clearly depicts the physical, mental, emotional strain to the human experience when a chakra is out of balance. And lists its positive influence when in balance. Practical lifestyle suggestions are also given to aid in healthy chakras and therefore healthy mind, body and spirit.
Location: Base of Spine
Associated body parts: Perineum; rectum, large intestine, bones, kidneys
Themes: Survival, security, grounded, kinesthetic feelings, movement
When balanced: The art of self-preservation without harming others, strong sense of belonging
Excess: Obese, greedy
Deficiency: Fearful, insecure about finances or our basic needs, restless
Physical symptoms: Arthritis, constipation, bladder or colon problems.
In real life: A healthy first chakra allows you to be comfortable in the world and confident of your right to be here. You’re open to meeting new people and trying new things and don’t worry unduly about bad things that might happen.
Lifestyle: Listen to soothing music, exercise.
Location: Genitalia area
Associated body parts: Pelvis, lower back, reproductive organs
Themes: Sensuality, sexuality, identity, procreations, emotions
When balanced: Comfortable with your sexual identity, joyously sexual
Excess: Overly interested in sex, indulgent, promiscuous, obsessive
Deficiency: Emotionally numb, sexually frigid
Physical symptoms: Urinary tract infections, lower back pain, impotency
In real life: With a healthy second chakra, you relish the sensual pleasure that life affords: food, music, sex, art.
Lifestyle: Practice moderation in your diet and your consumption of alcohol.
Location: Abdominal area, above navel
Associated body parts: Stomach, Liver, Gall bladder, Small intestine
Themes: Power, vitality, will, individuality, confidence, assertiveness, linear thinking
When balanced: Vital, competent and capable, healthy ego structure, assertive yet cooperative.
Excess: Domineering, aggressive, boastful, prideful, overly ambitious
Deficiency: Passive, lethargic, doubtful, submissive, avoidant, self-deprecating, self-defeating
Physical symptoms: Digestive issues like ulcers, heartburn, eating disorders and indigestion.
In real life: Drawing on the third chakra’s power, you accept constructive criticism without getting defensive-but don’t take abuse. You respect your own and others’ boundaries.
Lifestyle: Adopt stress-reduction techniques to reduce anxiety
Location: Center of the Chest
Associated body parts: Heart, Lungs
Themes: Love, relationships, compassion, service
When balanced: Generous and compassionate without looking for a reward or giving too much or too little, unconditional love.
Excess: Co-dependent, sentimental, smothering, inordinately responsible
Deficiency: Hard-hearted, stingy, uncaring, thoughtless, callous, greedy, calculating
Physical symptoms: Heart problems, asthma, weight issues
In real life: You embrace the people in your life–family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and others as the blessings they are. You are comfortable telling them you love them and more to the point, showing it in your kindness, generosity and affection. You understand that giving in this way doesn’t diminish you or deplete your energy, rather it enlarges your spirit.
Lifestyle: Do volunteer work. Do it not out of obligation, but out of joy.
Location: Base of the throat
Associated body parts: Throat larynx, thyroid, tonsils, neck
Theme: Communication, self-expression, truth.
When balanced: Optimistic, hopeful, spontaneous, aspiring, appreciative of metaphor, symbolism and paradox.
Excess: Gossipy, excessively talkative, interruptive,
Deficiency: Shy, untruthful, incommunicative, literal, introverted, suspicious, unresponsive
Physical symptoms: Throat problems with everything surrounding that area such as teeth, gums and mouth.
In real life: When that difficult truth must be voiced, ability to speak without malice or reticence. You freely express your innate gifts, whether creative (arts, music, writing, sculpture, crafts) or persona (life stories, wisdom, amusement, wonder)
Lifestyle: Take classes to draw, sing, dance, etc.
Location: Middle of the forehead
Color: Indigo Blue
Associated body parts: Lower brain, left eye, ears nose
Themes: Wisdom, insight, discernment, objectivity, open-mindedness, intuition, dreams, imagination, visualization
When balanced: Clear-minded, perceptive, aware
Excess: Plagued with intrusive memories, delusions, hallucinations, obsessions, nightmares, difficulty concentrating.
Deficiency: Deluded, dull, indiscriminate, blind to true inner meaning, unquestioning, unable to look beyond appearances, superficial
Physical symptoms: Headaches, issues with sight or concentration and hearing problems.
In real life: When we reach the point of “being” where we know our connection with all the universe, when we see the light and love in everything that exists, when we are immersed in the light and feel we are of it and it is of us and feel that we are one with God, then we have raised our consciousness to the sixth chakra.
Lifestyle: Meditate, meditate, mediate; creative visualization
Location: Top of Head
Associated body parts: Linked to every other chakra, therefore every organ in this system, also our brain and nervous system.
Themes: Cosmic understanding, grand overview, self-realization, higher mind
When balanced: Proactively cooperating with one’s self-realization and making choices accordingly, knowing and integration of our spiritual and physical makeup.
Excess: Overly skeptical, confused, caught up in spiritual addiction
Deficiency: Hard-headed, rigid, impervious
Physical symptoms: Affects all organs, brain and nervous system.
In real life: Mental state beyond ego and fear. Reveals the truth behind the meaning of the salutation “Namaste.” There is only one of us.
Lifestyle: Do whatever you can to promote your own spiritual growth, e.g., study spiritual teachings, find a tradition that works for you.
As chakras are all energetic centers of the body that correspond to feelings, you probably related to one or more of them as you were reading. It’s likely that you related with one more than any others as a continuous problem. Other misalignments may pop up every now and then
My work as an energy practitioner is to assess your chakras prior to a treatment and proceed to clear any blockages or misalignments that may exist. A session, generally an hour long, feels like being engulfed in a peaceful cocoon. All you have to do is have an open-mind as you are receiving the loving, healing energy – a loving, healing energy channeled through my hands from the universal life force also referred to as chi in China, ki in Japan, prana in India or the Holy Spirit in the west.
You do not physically have to be with me to receive a session. It can be done remotely simply based on everyone and everything is connected. Quantum physics has proven this as fact. There are many documented cases of amazing healings accomplished through remote work. Some say the energy feels even stronger when received remotely. Read here for more on remote energy healing.
May your heart be filled with love and your path full of joyful moments.
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