WHAT IS A CHAKRA?
For those who do not know what a Chakra is and for those who do, let me explain in more depth their functions.
There are seven Chakras and if you could see them, they would look like wheels of energy continuously rotating all at different speeds. They are located in the spinal column. If the Chakras are not balanced properly, physically the energy becomes blocked. You may feel tired, depressed or simply not yourself. Emotionally you may have a change in attitude and feel negativity, fear and doubt. Let us start by explaining the Chakras:
The First Chakra – this Chakra is called the Root Chakra. The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine between the tailbone in the back and the pubic bone in front. This energy represents the connection to the physical body. Hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs (male). It is the center that holds our basic needs for survival, secret and safety. Connecting us to Mother Earth.Spiritually this energy represents the sacred truth, that All Is One or Oneness.
The Second Chakra – this Chakra is called the Sacral Chakra. It is located two inches below the navel and is rooted to the spine. This energy function holds the basic needs for sexuality (female), creativity, intuition and self-worth. This Chakra governs creativity, emotions and friendliness.
Spiritually this energy helps the physical ego in place, this energy gives us the desire to create children and bring our creative ideas to physical form.
The Third Chakra – this Chakra is called the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is located two inches below the breastbone in the center behind the stomach. This energy functions as the center of personal power, the place of ego, passion, impulses, anger and strength. It is also the center for astral travel and astral influences, receptivity of spirit guides and for psychic deleveopment.
Spiritually this energy represents the sacred truth, to stand up as an individual and honor ones self.
The Fourth Chakra – this Chakra is the Heart Chakra. It is located behind the breastbone in front of the spine between the shoulder blades. This energy center is for love, compassion and spiritually. It directs ones ability to love themselves and others. To give and receive love. It is also the Chakra connecting the Body, Mind and Spirit.
Spiritually the Heart Chakra energy represents our capacity to let go and let GOD in, the internal union of self and soul.
The Fifth Chakra – this Chakra is the Throat Chakra. It is located in the V of the collarbone at the lower neck and is the center of communication sounds and expression. We use the vehicle in thought, speech and writing.
This is where anger is stored and needs to finally let go. When this Chakra is out of balance, you want to hold back feeling, feel timid and weak, and cannot express your thoughts.
When this Chakra is balanced or centered, you may feel musically or artistically inspired
Spiritually the Throat Chakra allows you to communicate through Love and Light.
The Sixth Chakra – this Chakra is the Third Eye. It is located above the physical eyes on the center of the forehead. This center is for psychic ability, higher intuition, energies of spirit and light. 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 can be afraid of success and be egotistical.
When this Chakra is balanced, you are your own master with no fears.
Spiritually the Third Eye Chakra has us achieve wisdom both through life experiences and from Devine wisdom.
The Seventh Chakra – this Chakra is the Crown. It is located at the top of the scull. It is the center of spiritually, enlightenment, thought and energy. It is the center that connects us to GOD and generates devotion. It allows the flow of wisdom and brings the gift of consciousness. This Chakra is the silver cord that connects the aura bodies from the crown.
Spiritually the soul comes into the body through the crown at birth and leaves from the crown at death. When the crown Chakra is unbalanced there may be a sense of frustration, no spark of joy and a feeling of destruction. When balanced this energy has the ability to open up to the Divine and have total access to the unconscious and subconscious.
A constant balance between the Chakras promotes health and a sense of well being.