What is a Chakra

What is a Chakra

 Chakra is a “Sanskrit” word for “wheel” or “circle”.

 When the energy of life passes through your chakras, they spin like a small fan. Your chakras are no bigger than a quarter. Have you ever felt your life was in a “rut”? You feel you are going nowhere? Meditation opens up your chakras and when your energy flows, your life will move forward. Every time you meditate, you create a new space for yourself to grow. You will no longer stagnate, but you will grow and become a new person.

 

The First chakra is called the “ROOT” or “BASE”

Color: RED, BROWN and BLACK

Location: Base of the spine

Central needs: protection, survival, security, safety, self-preservation and grounding

We connect (ground) to the material world through this chakra. When we are trying to create things for ourselves in business or we seek material possessions, the energies flow from this center. It is the foundation of our physical body. From this center comes our strength of character. It helps define who we are in many of life’s situations.

Blocked: irritation, fear, insecurity, greed, selfishness, anxiety, frustration and lack of confidence

Open: feel balanced, focused, open, optimistic, happy, healthy, positive attitude Physical Body: legs, lower back, bones, spinal column, colon and kidneys

Physical Aliments: knee problems, back problems, kidney trouble
 

The Second chakra is called the “Belly” or” Sacral”

COLOR: ORANGE

Location: Two inched below the navel

Central needs: sexuality, sensuality, creativity, open-mindedness, intuition, self-worth, and emotions

It is through this center that we express ourselves emotionally and sexually. It gives us the ability to relate to others when we are open. It allows us to feel, to accept, work with and let go of our emotions.

Blocked: distrusting, self-centered, untrusting, emotionally explosive, manipulative, jealous, cold, hypersensitivity, confusion, uncertainty, guilt, sexual obsessions.

Open: tolerant, patient, pleasure, fluidity, friendly, open, self-worth, vitality, concern for others and creative confidence

Physical Body: reproductive and urinary organs, intestines

Physical Aliments: constipation, eating disorders, drug abuse, bladder infections

 

The Third chakra is called the “SOLAR PLEXUS” (Honor Thyself)

COLOR: YELLOW

Location: Center, behind the stomach, base of the rib cage

Central needs: personal power, self-control, self-acceptance, passion, ego, anger, impulses, and inner strength

It is through this center that we make decisions that affect our life. (Gut feeling) We pause and evaluate all of life’s situations and we choose that which is best for ourselves. We attract balance and prosperity and enjoy our accomplishments, which allow us to move forward in our lives.

Blocked: worried, confused, frustrated, angry, lack confidence, feel others are controlling you, worry what others think of you, overwhelmed, lost, depression, aggressive and scattered

Open: spontaneity, prosperity, self-esteem, outgoing, expressive, cheerful, happy, accepting, personal power, self-direction, confidence, secure, feel safe

Physical Body: Muscles, stomach, digestion, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, nervous system

Physical Aliments: diabetes, acid reflux, pancreatitis

 

The Fourth chakra is called the “HEART”

COLOR: GREEN

Location: The center of the chest, behind the breastbone on the spine between the shoulder blades

Central needs: Love, forgiveness, compassion, understanding, trust and empathy

It is from this center that we learn how to love others, to give and receive all that is good in life and ourselves.

Blocked: Negativity, feeling sorry for oneself, afraid of getting hurt, unwilling to let go, paranoid, obsessed, unstable, unworthy of love, suspicious, possessive and indecisive

Open: Compassion, self-acceptance, harmony, balance, unconditional love, peace with our self, growth, empathy, wanting to help others

Physical Body: Heart, immune system, lungs, circulatory system, back, shoulders

Physical Aliments: Heart attack, high blood pressure, difficulty breathing,

 

The Fifth chakra is called the “THROAT”

COLOR: BLUE

Location: Throat at the base of the neck

Central needs: communication, expression, sound and dreaming

It is from this center that we communicate freely to others and ourselves through thought, speech or writing. This is where our expression comes from.

Blocked: quiet, shy, timid, inflexible, inability to listen, dominating, egotistical, arrogant, nervous, frightened and dishonest

Open: Self-expression, balanced, centered, a good public speaker

Physical Body: Mouth, teeth, throat, thyroid gland

Physical Aliments: sore throat, thyroid problems, ear infections and cavities

  

The SIXTH chakra is called the “THIRD EYE” or “BROW”

COLOR: VIOLET

Location: The center of the forehead

Central needs: Mind, foresight, clairvoyance (Clear-Seeing), intuition, imagination, interpretation, insight, awareness and enlightenment

It is from this center that we see ourselves for who we truly are, the true inner reflection of our own spirit. Through meditation we “find ourselves”. It is how we see “clairvoyantly”.

Blocked: Lack of concentration, confusion, non-assertiveness, panic attacks, hallucinations, and nightmares

Open: Courage, in control of our life, inner peace, concentrate, confidence, no fear of death

Physical Body: face, eyes, nose, brain, pituitary gland

Physical Aliments: vision problems, sinus infections, headaches, depression, psychological problems

 

The SEVENTH chakra is called the “CROWN”

COLOR: PURPLE

Location: Top of the head or “Crown”

Central needs: enlightenment, inspiration, spiritualness, idealism, knowledge, spiritual will and wisdom

It is from this center that we connect ourselves with God. We learn to trust in a higher being, and we let go of our own ego. We seek a spiritual guidance. Energy flows from the center when we pray.

Blocked: constant frustration, materialistic, low self-confidence, fear, anxiety, no joy, and destructive feelings, lack of trust, limited belief

Open: Pray freely, no ego, trust in a higher guidance, seek wisdom and knowledge and view life in a more positive way

Physical Body: Central nervous system, cerebral cortex,

Physical Aliments: Tumors, brain disease, retention of knowledge