Yesterday I posted a guided meditation for Chakra balancing and it occured to me that maybe we should give a brief intro to what they are and what they do. Many people are familiar with the word and even the colors…..but many aren’t sure what they are. The Chakras are a spinning wheel of energy and our power centers through out our bodies. We have many but there are seven main ones that align up & down the center of our physical body. Each main Chakra will reflect a psychological, emotional & physical well being or dis-ease in that area. These wheels of spinning energy are like a data base….every thought and experience you have ever had (and some believe prior lives as well) are recorded & stored here. The Chakras should be spinning in a steady clockwise direction. If a Chakra is blocked or misdirected then it can lead to emotional or physical illness. I could go on and on with info on them but here is a quick guide to the 7 main Chakras, their location, color & purpose starting from the base and moving up:
ROOT (red) is located at the base of the spine and holds our being grounded & feeling stable.
SACRAL (orange) is located just below the navel and hold family connection,emotions & sexuality.
SACRAL (yellow) is located just below the diaphram and holds the self power/self esteem.
HEART (green & pink) is located in the obvious space of the physical heart…this hold the ability to love & be loved.
THROAT (blue) is located in the center of the throat and holds the communication abilities.
THIRD EYE (indigo) is located in the center of the brow and holds our intuition and ability to see beyond the physical.
CROWN ( silver or lavender) is located just above the top of the head and is our spiritual connection and our faith.