What are Chakras

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 Seven Major Chakras

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.

what are chakras?
Chakra Diagram,

The Root Chakra

Location: Base of Spine

Color: Red

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.

The Sacral Chakra

Location: Genitalia area

Color: Orange

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.

The Solar Plexus

Location: Abdominal area, above navel

Color: Yellow

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

The Heart Chakra

Location: Center of the Chest

Color: Green

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.

The Throat Chakra

Location: Base of the throat

Color: Blue

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.

The Third Eye

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

The Crown Chakra

Location: Top of Head

Color: Violet

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.

Chakra Clearing and Alignment

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.

Please contact me to schedule a wellness consultation at no cost.