Everything is made of energy, electromagnetic energy, people animals and even objects often retain foreign energy for long periods of time. This energy can be positive or negative.
What are Chakra’s. There are 7 Chakra’s which are the energy centres in our body in which energy flows through. The word Chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” wheel of spinning energy. A chakra is like a whirling, vortex like powerhouse of energy.
Chakra’s are circular (flower petal shaped) Vortexes of energy lying across different points on our spinal column. These are connected to glands and organs in the body and are responsible for union distribution of “CHI” also called Praana of life energy which flows through them.
These energy centres can become blocked often when our emotions are out of balance which can then lead to manifest illness, aches or pains in the body. So it’s important to know which centres are which and how we can balance them.
This can be done through Meditation.
The Root Chakra
The Colour of the Root Chakra is red. This Chakra is related to your connection to your physical body and the earth.
The root chakra gives you energy to survive; it is your root, your foundation. Your flight and fight response is initiated from this chakra. The energy from the root chakra allows us to harness courage, resourcefulness and the will to live during trying times.
It is not unusual for your root chakra to become imbalanced due to life experiences. You may have had misfortune to experience a terrible illness, or a number of events which has resulted in an imbalance such as a death of a family ,member or someone close to you. The loss of security that person provided either emotionally of financially can be devastating.
Physical Symptoms of Blocked Energy in the Root Chakra
*Excessive negative cynicism *Eating disorders *Greed materialism *Illusion *Excessive feeling of insecurity, living on survival mode constantly *Sexual dysfunction.
The Sacral Chakra
The Sacral Chakra is your passion and pleasure centre and it is located in the pelvic area. The 2nd chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment.
The gift of this chakra is experiencing our lives through feelings and sensations.
The second chakra is the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection.
The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.
The main challenge for the second chakra is the conditioning of our society. We live in a society where feelings are not valued, where passion, and emotional reactions are being frowned upon. We are being taught not to “loose control”. And we get disconnected from our bodies, our feelings.
As if this was not enough, we also experience the wounds of our collective cultural struggles over many sexual issues of our society. On one hand sexuality is magnified and glorified, and on the other hand it is rejected. This results in either blocked or excessive second chakra issues.
No wonder we have so many issues with our passion centre, the wellspring of feelings, enjoyment, and sensuality.
Do you love your body? Do you enjoy feeling your body? When was the last time you walked barefoot on the grass and felt the sensation of ground underneath your feet?
Physical Symptoms of Blocked Energy in the Sacral Chakra
• Emotions, feelings
• Relationships, relating
• Expression of sexuality, sensual pleasure
• Feeling the outer and inner worlds
*Emotional overreactions*Excessive emotional attachment to people objects neediness in relationships*Muscle tension and abdominal cramps *Fear of happiness or pleasure, self sabotage *Lack of creativity and authenticity *Low libido *Pessimism, depression *Irregular menstrual cycle, urinary or bladder infections
The Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra, located between the navel and solar plexus, is the core of our personality, our identity, of our ego.
The Solar Plexus chakra is the centre of willpower. While the Sacral chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment, the third chakra is all about the perception of who you are.
The gift of this chakra is sensing your personal power, being confident, responsible, and reliable.
The third chakra is the centre of your self-esteem, your willpower, self-discipline, as well as warmth in your personality.
The energy of this chakra allows you to transform inertia into action and movement. It allows you to meet challenges and mover forward in your life.
The main challenge for the third chakra is to use your personal power in a balanced manner.
What does that mean? It means consciously harnessing the energy of the solar plexus chakra. It means being proactive rather then reactive or inactive.
Beings with excessive third chakra energy react to life circumstances, they have emotional outbursts and are often stressed out.
Beings with blocked or deficient third chakra are passive and inactive – allowing life to pass by while they do nothing.
Strong third chakra reflects the ability to move forward in life with confidence and power. It reflects the ability to make conscious choices to choose and to act.
The message of the third chakra is: You have the power to choose.
You can choose to achieve your life purpose or you can live out your karma or past experiences.
What do you choose?
Do you choose love, light and healing?
Do you accept that you have the power to choose?
Do you feel a sense of freedom when you make a choice.
The third chakra is the centre of your self-esteem.
Every time you judge or criticise yourself, you deplete this chakra and weaken your willpower.
Self love, self acceptance, and acknowledgement of your own worth are the building blocks of the third chakra.
A woman with an open and balanced Manipura Chakra values herself and her work, is confident in her ability to do something well, loves and accepts herself, is willing to express herself in a powerful way, knows that she has the freedom to choose to be herself and direct her own life.
*Will, Personal power *Taking responsibility for one’s life taking control *Mental abilities, the intellect *Forming personal opinions and beliefs *Making decisions, setting the direction *Clarity of judgement *Personal identity, personality *Ability to establish ideas and plans into reality *Self-discipline *Independence *At higher levels, it conveys wisdom.
Physical Symptoms of Blocked Energy in the Solar Plexus
*Excessive control and authority over your environment and people *Or the opposite in case of deficiency of blocked energy :feeling helplessness, irresponsibility *Being obsessed with minute details, seeing life through a filter of plus and minuses, losing sight of the whole picture.*Being manipulative*Misusing your power*Lack of clear direction,, lack of purpose or ambition. *Making plans or having a lot of ideas without carrying them out or ways to realise them.*Low self-esteem *Inability to set or maintain boundaries *Codependency*Lack of self-control*Depression or anxiety *Addiction
The Heart Chakra
The Heart chakra – the wellspring of love, warmth, compassion, and joy is located in the centre of the chest at the heart level.
The Heart chakra moves love through your life.
It is the centre of your deep bonds with other beings, your sense of caring and compassion, your feelings of self-love, altruism, generosity, kindness, and respect.
The Heart Chakra is an integrating and unifying chakra – bringing to wholeness – as such, it is your healing centre. Indeed, most spiritual traditions recognise love as the ultimate healing force.
The energy of the heart allows us to recognise that we are part of something larger, that we are interconnected within an intricate web of relationships extending through life and the universe.
The Heart chakra allows us to recognise and get in touch with the sacred and fundamental truth that runs through all of life and connects everything together.
The “way of the heart” or the “path of the heart” is living your life from this energy centre of love.
It means living your life with loving kindness and compassion towards others. It means that your heart is open to others and you inspire kindness and compassion in others. You create safe and supportive environment.
Others can feel your love and warmth. They feel loved and accepted unconditionally. People feel at peace around you, as there is no judgment coming from you.
When the heart is open and energy is flowing freely, you are not only loving to others, you are also loving to your self. You know when you need to say no and when you need care and self-nurturing.
Physical Symptoms of Blocked Energy in the Heart Chakra
•Being withdrawn• Avoiding socialising, social interactions •Being overly critical of others and oneself •Lacking empathy •Feeling isolated
The Throat Chakra
The Throat Chakra is the fifth chakra and it is the first of the higher or spiritual chakras on the “chakra ladder”. This chakra is located in the region of neck and shoulders and its colour is blue.
The gift of this chakra is accepting your originality, expressing your authentic voice and speaking your truth.
The energy of this chakra allows you to seek knowledge that is true, beyond limitations of time and space, beyond cultural and family conditioning.
The main challenge for the fifth chakra is doubt and negative thinking. When you gain and verify your knowledge through meditation and direct experience, then doubt and negativity are removed.
The “way of the Throat Chakra” is the way of inspired creativity, seeking and sharing of the truth.
It is the way of standing up for what you believe, saying no when you need to, and being open and honest in what you say.
The throat chakra is linked directly to your personal integrity and a sense of honour.
As a communication centre, it not only allows you to express who you are and what you stand for, but also allows you to listen deeply to another.
A person with an open heart chakra is a good listener, she enables another person to have the experience of being heard – one of the most profound human needs.
Physical Symptoms of Blocked Energy in the Throat Chakra
When the throat chakra is blocked or otherwise imbalanced, energy flow is hindered and can lead to physical symptoms affecting the head, mouth, throat, and neck. It is not uncommon to experience neck pain, headaches, hoarseness, and sore throat when the flow of energy through the throat chakra is disrupted.
Some common physical symptoms of blockage include:
•chronic sore throat •frequent headaches •dental issues•mouth ulcers•hoarseness •thyroid problems •laryngitis •Temporomandibular disorders of the jaw (commonly known as TMJ)•neck pain
The Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra transcends time. It is located in the brain, at the brow, above the base of the nose.
The gift of this chakra is seeing – both inner and outer worlds.
The energy of this chakra allows us to experience clear thought as well as gifts of spiritual contemplation and self reflection.
Through the gift of seeing we can internalise the outer world and with symbolic language we can externalise the inner world.
The energy of Third eye allows us to access our inner guidance that comes from the depths of our being. It allows us to cut through illusion and to access deeper truths – to see beyond the mind, beyond the words.
The “way of the third eye” is seeing everything as it is from a point of “witness” or “observer”, or from simply being mindful – moment by moment.
It means examining self-limiting ideas and developing wisdom that comes from a perspective that transcends the duality of good or bad, black or white. It means seeing and helping others to see the deeper meanings of the situations in their lives.
The third eye chakra is holistic in nature. When this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in synchrony. The right hemisphere’s creativity and synthetic thinking is integrated and balanced with left hemisphere’s logical and analytical thinking.
Physical Symptoms of Blocked Energy in the Third Eye Chakra
When the third eye is in overdrive, so to speak, the constant flow of thoughts can be mentally exhausting.You may feel intimidated by having to make decisions that would normally be quite simple. That indecisiveness is oftentimes influenced by clouded judgement, lack of focus, and an inability to distinguish what is real — all signs your sixth chakra needs to be balanced.
Physical manifestations of an overactive third eye chakra include:
*headaches*vision problems*seizures*insomnia *nausea * sinus issues additional non-physical signs of an overactive third eye chakra include: *hallucinations *being judgmental*anxiety•mental fog*feeling overwhelmed *paranoia and/or delusions
The Crown Chakra
The crown chakra is the seventh chakra and it is at the top of the “chakra ladder” which starts from the root chakra that grounds us on the Earth and progresses upward to the Crown which connects us with the universe and the Divine source of creation.
This is located at the crown of the head. The gift of this chakra is experiencing unity and the selfless realisation that everything is connected at a fundamental level.
The energy of this chakra allows us to experience mystical oneness with everyone and everything in nature.
There is no intellectual knowing at the level of seventh chakra, but there is serenity, joy, and deep peace about life.
You have a sense of knowing that there is a deeper meaning of life and that there is an order that underlies all of existence.
The “way of the crown chakra” is the way of going beyond the limits of your own ego. It is the way of transcending the ego and knowing that all of creation is interconnected at a fundamental level.
A level that some call the “Akasha” or “Zero Point Field”, or just “the Field”. This is the fundamental level of connection.
According to Tantric philosophy, the seventh chakra is both a receiver and giver of energy and consciousness. It receives energy to sustain life and it gives back the personal energy to unite with the collective pool of consciousness.
It is the meeting point between finite (the body and the ego) and infinite (the universe and soul).
It is the place where time and timelessness intersect and where death and eternal life meet.
Symptoms of a blocked Crown Chakra
An imbalance in the crown chakra leads to spiritual distress. Symptoms of a blockage in the seventh chakra include:
*Isolation and loneliness; inability to connect with others*Lack of direction*Inability to set or maintain goals*Feeling disconnected spiritually Physical symptoms of a blocked crown chakra include: Neurological disorders*Nerve pain*Thyroid and pineal gland disorders*Alzheimer’s*Recurring headaches, migraines*Schizophrenia and delusional disorders*Insomnia