What Are Chakras?

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Please note this is now out of date info – I will be updating the page to reflect the 11 Major Chakras as stated in the original script in the near future.

The Seven Major Chakras

The Chakra Points first originated in the Yogic belief system in India, which found that we have energy centers throughout our body that allow Pranha, energy or Chi to move through our system.  This belief of energy centers was not solely a Yogic belief, and we see a similarity in the Chinese Acupuncture system.  The word ‘Chakra’ is roughly translated to ‘Wheel of Light’.  We have many Chakras through our body with the most familiar being the 7 Major Chakras.  We can look at Chakras as being our major energy points or the power stations within our body, when working correctly they fuel us to stay healthy, happy and emotional stable.  However if one or more of our Chakras are out of balance then it can lead to a whole range of mental and physical sicknesses.

The Chakras start in our etheric field which is the layer of energy that is next to our physical body and then they extend out and through our body.  A lot of people have the life goal of opening up all 7 major Chakras and living the ‘perfect life’ however at this stage in our evolution this is something that would put you in the ascended master area and I haven’t seen many of them walking around 🙂  So gradually working on them and bringing them into balance is a great place to start!

Your current situation and past experiences will influence how your Chakras sit on a day to day basis, however it is common for the 3 lower chakras to be open  (Base , Sacral and Solar Pleux).  Your Heart Chakra will greatly depend on where you are up to at this point in your existence as it whether it is open or not, with the current worldwide shift in energies as a whole we seem to be moving towards a more enlightened time with a greater understand of the need for love and compassion.   Finally your Upper three Chakras (Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakra) will open and close depending on where you are at and whether you currently need them.

Chakras are a clockwise spinning vortex of energy and like all things can get blocked and slowed down depending on your emotional state.  By clearing out the debris in them you can feel healthier and have more energy as well as be able to grow spiritually and move forward in your life path.

Each Major Chakra is in a fixed position, has a associated colour, helps certain body organs, has emotional and physical issues related to it.  I am now going to look at the Major Chakras.  Please note that the crystals listed here to use should be easily obtainable and there are many others with varying cost factors and availability that can be uses.

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1st Chakra – Root or Base or Earth Chakra

  • Colour: Red
  • Name: Muladhara
  • Position: Between the genitals and the anus.
  • Element: Earth
  • Associated Gland: The Adrenals
  • Sound: Lam
  • Related Organs: Legs, bones, feet, rectum, base of spine, all over physical body and the immune system.
  • Emotional Issues: This is our Base Chakra and as such it is our stability/security center in life.
  • Blockage Signs: This is when a person seem to float through life and have a very spacey feel to them, they are usually unorganized and undisciplined in there every day lives and have trouble getting things done.
  • Physical Signs: Lower back pain, sciatica, rectal, anus and colon disorders, varicose veins, depression and dysfunctional immune system.
  • Crystal: Red Jasper

2nd Chakra – Sacral or Navel/Spleen or Sexual or Abdomen Chakra

  • Colour: Orange
  • Name: Avadhisthana
  • Position: Lower Abdomenal over the genitals
  • Element: Water
  • Associated Gland: The Testes or Overies and some say Spleen
  • Sound: Vam
  • Related Organs: Sexual organs, kiddney, bladder, large intestines, lower back, appendix, pelvis and hip area.
  • Emotional Issues: This Chakra is connected to our sexuality, reproduction, pleasure and desire triggers.  So it covers a range of different Emotional issues including blame and guilt, money issues, sexuality and sexual drive, power and control and creativity.
  • Blockage Signs: This is when a person has the victim mentality  or the martyr mentality.  They will always have something going on in their lives that puts them in the ‘poor me’ position.
  • Physical Signs: Lower back pain, sciatica, sexual organ issues, pelvic/lower back pain, sexual potency, urinary problem, kidney and bladder issues.
  • Crystal: Carnelian

3rd Chakra – Solar Pelxus or Navel or Power Chakra

  • Colour: Yellow
  • Name: Manipura
  • Position: Slightly above the navel area
  • Element: Fire
  • Associated Gland: The Pancreas  and some say the Adrenals
  • Sound: Ram
  • Related Organs: Digestive issues like diabetes and ulcers, eating disorders, abdomen or stomach issues, upper intestines, live, gall bladder, kidneys, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, allergies and chronic fatigue.
  • Emotional Issues: This Chakra is our sun or our center of power.  When this chakra is blocked we have very low self-esteem and self confidence issue,  and it can lead to panic or anxiety attacks, trust issues in ourselves and others, poor decision making skills and very sensitivity to criticism.
  • Blockage Signs: This is when a person has very low self-esteem and has confidence issue and wont make decisions without assistance or unless pushed to.
  • Physical Signs: Lower back pain, sciatica, sexual organ issues, pelvic/lower back pain, sexual potency, urinary problem, kidney and bladder issues.
  • Crystal: Yellow Jasper or Citrine

4th Chakra – Crystal: Heart Chakra

  • Colour: Green or Pink
  • Name: Anahata
  • Position: The centre of the chest
  • Element: Air
  • Associated Gland: The Thymus
  • Sound: Yam
  • Related Organs: Heart, lungs, circulatory system, ribs, breasts, diaphragm, thymus gland and shoulders and arms
  • Emotional Issues: This Chakra is our is the center of our chakra system and is the bridge between the lower and upper chakras.  It is centered around love and hate issues, commitment issues, grief, forgiveness, compassion and the hope and trust we hold for ourselves and those around us.
  • Blockage Signs: This is when a person has very low self-esteem and has confidence issue and wont make decisions without assistance or unless pushed to.
  • Physical Signs: Blood pressure issues, heart issues, circulatory problems, conditions that affect the heart, asthma and allergies, upper back and shoulder issues.
  • Crystal: Fushsite or Green Aventurine

5th Chakra –  Throat Chakra

  • Colour: Blue
  • Name: Visuddha
  • Position: The throat area
  • Element: Sound or Ether
  • Associated Gland: The Thyroid
  • Sound: Ham
  • Related Organs: Throat, Ears and Nose, Thyroid gland, neck, mouth, teeth, gums,
  • Emotional Issues: This Chakra is our is our faith and communication center.  It allows us to speak our ‘own truth’.  This energy center is all about following ones own conviction or dreams, and drawing on our personal power in order to make them happen.  Speaking up for ones self and at the same time having faith that what we are saying or our knowledge is true.
  • Blockage Signs: This is when a person is a ‘locked bag’ and has trouble expressing how they are feeling and speaking their true feelings.
  • Physical Signs: Problems with neck, shoulders and back, mouth and jaw issues including gum disease and mouth ulcers.  Laryngitis, sore throat, swollen glands and thyroid issues. Raspy voice or throat, stutter or lose of voice.
  • Crystal: Sodalite or Lapis Lazuli

6th Chakra – Third Eye or Brow Chakra

  • Colour: Indigo
  • Name: Ajna
  • Position: The centre of the forehead
  • Element: Light
  • Associated Gland: The Pituitary gland or Pineal gland
  • Sound: Om
  • Related Organs: Pituitary gland and Pineal gland, brain and nervous system, ears and Nose, Thyroid gland, neck, mouth, teeth, gums,
  • Emotional Issues: This Chakra is our physic perception center.  It allows us to connect and develop our intuition and physic ability as well as allowing us to connect with our own inner wisdom or higher self.  It is about our self evaluation and ability to put together intellectual/cognitive ideas while at the same time having an openness to new ideas.  It opens us to being able to see the ‘big picture’.
  • Blockage Signs: This is when a person can’t see past what is in front of them and is closed to all new ideas and possibilities.  They can also be overly critical of themselves and display signs of inadequacy.  Very confused, many experience hallucinations and seem to have lost touch with reality in extreme cases.
  • Physical Signs: Issues to do with the Brain, including headaches, strokes, nightmares and tumors, blindness and deafness, learning disabilities and seizures.
  • Crystal: Amethyst or Aqua Aura

7th Chakra –  Crown Chakra

  • Colour:Violet or white/clear
  • Name: Sahasrara
  • Position: Top of the head
  • Element: Thought or knowing
  • Associated Gland: The Pituitary gland or Pineal gland
  • Sound: A silent ‘om’ or silence
  • Related Organs: Pituitary gland and Pineal gland, muscular system, skeletal system and skin.
  • Emotional Issues: This Chakra is our faith center and is centered around our understanding, bliss and enlightenment.  It is our link to our higher self and the divine, enabling us to be in balance and become ‘one’ with the divine.  This is were our ethics, courage, humanitarianism and selflessness all come from.
  • Blockage Signs: This is when a person has lost their faith and has an unwillingness to move forward on a more spiritual path.  They may show signs of alienation and confusion particularly about life.
  • Physical Signs: Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, paralysis, genetic disorders.
  • Crystal: Amethyst or clear quartz

Chakra gemstone system energy in balane