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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chakras, What are they?

What are Chakras and how do they work?
Many of you may have heard people mention your chakras or energy centers but don't understand what they are and how they work.

Firstly the body has long been recognized as having its own magnetic field. The earth is like a huge magnet to which living things are attached by magnetic attraction.

Our bodies have their own magnetic field and bio-magnetic frequencies or patterns that react to the earths magnetic field and also other magnetic influences around us. The ancient healers used magnetic lodestones along the bodies meridians to treat pain and bring the body into harmony. Modern magnetic therapy follows the same principle.

Science tells us that every living thing is made up of individual molecules which vibrate at such a rate that they appear as a solid mass, for example the human body, but it is actually the energy both positive and negative created by the movement of these cells that keeps them working in perfect harmony. So what happens when this harmony is disrupted?

Illness and injury happen.

What is often referred to as a persons aura is in actual fact the magnetic field that surrounds our bodies.

Getting back to the chakras, they are energy vortexes within the human body. There are 7 that are commonly referred to and some people also have an 8th. I will explain this more a bit later. For now we will concentrate on the 7 common ones. When these are fully open and balanced then our body is in harmony and therefore well. This article will explain what they are, in future articles I will explain how we open and balance them.

Each chakra is located at a different part of the body and has a color associated with it and is responsible for certain organs within our bodies. So let's have a look at them.

The first one is the Base or Root Chakra. It is located at base of the spine and its color is red. Organs associated with it are the bladder and kidneys and also the hips, legs and the spinal column. It is also connected with our sense of smell. The emotional aspects it represents are survival and stability. It is the center of self awareness.It is also the sexual core of our being. The Sanskrit name for this one is Mulahadra (derived from Mula meaning 'root' and 'adhara' meaning 'base or support') In females it rotates anticlockwise and in men clockwise....maybe there is more to attraction of the opposite sex than we knew!


The second one is the Sacral Chakra. It is located in the lower abdomen, around the belly button and its color is orange. Organs associated with this are the uterus, ovaries, testes, large bowel and prostate. It also represents the aspect of self-acceptance, allowing ourselves to be who we really are, self-respect and from this flows respect for others. This is our relationship center and determines how well we are able to equally give and receive. The Sanskrit name for thisone is Svadisthana, which translates as "sacred home of the self." In females this rotates clockwise and for men, anticlockwise.

The Third one is the Solar Plexus Chakra and is located at our solar plexus, which is just below our ribs. It's color is yellow. Organs associated with it are the liver, the spleen, the small intestine and the stomach. This energy center also influences our sense of self-worth. It combines the areas of your ego, your intellect and your personality. The Sanskrit name for this one is Manipura, which is the Sanskrit word for 'lustrous gem'. This is the center of our self-esteem. In women it spins anticlockwise and in men, clockwise.

The fourth energy center is the Heart Chakra and is located level with our heart, but on our mid-line (the center of our chest). It's color is green with a pink center. It is the center of Love. The love of others, God and self. It is the core of our Spirit. The organs it represents are, the breasts and the heart. The Sanskrit name for it is Anahata, which means "unstruck" or "unhurt." In women it spins clockwise & in men, anticlockwise.

The fifth one is the Throat Chakra and is located in the center of our neck. It's color is blue (Aqua) and it is the center for self-expression. The physical aspects it represents and the throat, the lungs and the thyroid gland. It also represents speech, communication and truth. The Sanskrit name for this one is Anahana which means purification. In women it spins anticlockwise and in men, clockwise.

The sixth one is the Third Eye or Brow Chakra. It is located at the center of the forehead. It's color is Indigo. It is the center of intuition. It relates to the eyes, sinuses, lower head and pituitary gland. It also encompasses self-responsibility and seeing things from a higher perspective. The Sanskrit name for it is Anja, which means perception. In females it rotates clockwise and in men anticlockwise.

The seventh one is the Crown Chakra which is located at the top of the head and its color is violet. This one is associated with the brain and the pineal gland. This is the center of spiritual awareness. It is associated with the union of your higher self and spirituality. The Sanskrit name is Sahasrara, which means "thousandfold." It is a symbol of purity and spirituality. In females it rotates anticlockwise and in males clockwise.

To finish with I will tell you a little about the eight one, which has only begun to open up for most people fairly recently.

The eight chakra, sits above the 7th, between a hands breadth and about two feet above the head. Its color is ultraviolet, but is represented by deep violet with swirls of green and a gold glow. It is the energy center of divine love and spiritual compassion. It also is said to hold your karmic residue. It is the gateway to other ideas, concepts and abilities. To read more about it have a look at his article. http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Eighth-Chakra&id=2366422

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Julia - you have an amazing ability to simplify and describe important aspects of ourselves enabling everybody to explore and experience such wonderful things. we love you