What Are Chakras?

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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 emotionally 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 Plexus).  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 understanding 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 an 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 used.

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1st Chakra – Root or Base or Earth Chakra

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

  • Colour: Orange
  • Name: Avadhisthana
  • Position: Lower Abdominal over the genitals
  • Element: Water
  • Associated Gland: The Testes or Ovaries and some say Spleen
  • Sound: Vam
  • Related Organs: Sexual organs, kidneys, 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: CarnelianRed Calcite, Green Phantom Quartz, Hematite, Tibetan Quartz, Chiastolite (Cross Stone),               

3rd Chakra – Solar Plexus 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, liver, 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 issues,  and it can lead to panic or anxiety attacks, trust issues in ourselves and others, poor decision-making skills, and very sensitive to criticism.
  • Blockage Signs: This is when a person has very low self-esteem and has confidence issues and won’t 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, Citrine, Yellow Fluorite, PyriteGreen Phantom Quartz, Amber, Tigers Eye, Hematite, Golden Rutilated Quartz, Amber, Sunstone, Tibetan Quartz, Fire Agate, Rhodocrosite,                 

4th Chakra – Crystal: Heart Chakra

  • Colour: Green or Pink
  • Name: Anahata
  • Position: The center 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 issues and won’t 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: Fuchsite,  Green Aventurine, Green Fluorite, Moss Agate,  PrehniteRose QuartzDanburite, Jade, Green Phantom Quartz, Morganite, Darwin Glass, Green Calcite, Green Apophyllite, Tibetan Quartz, Rhodocrosite,                             

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 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 one’s 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 loss of voice.
  • Crystal: Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Fluorite, Labradorite, Blue Lace Agate, Azurite, Blue Quartz, Aqua Aura, Tibetan Quartz,                                                                                                                      

6th Chakra – Third Eye or Brow Chakra

  • Colour: Indigo
  • Name: Ajna
  • Position: The center 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 be 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 tumours, blindness and deafness, learning disabilities, and seizures.
  • Crystal: Amethyst or Aqua Aura, Purple Fluorite, Mystic Merlinite, Azurite, Elestial Amethyst,  Scolecite,  Super 7, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Quartz, Celestite, Amazonite, Charoite, Tibetan Quartz, Opalite,        

7th Chakra –  Crown Chakra

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