You’ve probably heard the word “” before, but do you know how important it is to your well-being? The is an ancient concept that comes from the Sanskrit word “wheel of light.” It refers to your ‘s subtle system.
There are multiple chakras within your and if they’re blocked or unstable, it can cause mental and physical suffering. Let’s take a closer look at the meaning of chakras and how they help you thrive.
Chakras come from the earliest traditions of Hindu and Tantric Buddhist practice. The individual chakras throughout the are focal points that blend the with the spiritual mind.
Your chakras work in tandem with your life force the .. This flow is called many things in many traditions worldwide, including Ka, Ki, Prana, Mana, and Holy Spirit. In Chinese culture, it is known as Chi or Qi and is the that animates
As long as flows freely through your chakras, you are able to experience life fully and without discomfort. But you may encounter blockages that stop the continual flow of . This requires certain activities, foods, movements, or thought processes to restore flow and .
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There are the throughout the that we can in show you on this guide . Each is associated with certain physical and mental states of being. Together, these chakras flow with your individual life .
Your , is located at the base of your spine, or kundalini. It helps you feel grounded in your world. The is associated with feelings of security and safety., also called the first or
About two inches below your navel and two inches into your is the sacral . It is strongly linked to your sexuality and pleasure. It represents a connection to the outside world, especially in terms of relationships and openness to new experiences.
Your ) is found in the upper abdomen near your stomach. It connects to your confidence and emotional stability. If this is blocked, you may lack self-esteem and assertiveness. (also known as your
Just inside or above your heart is your ). As you might have guessed, it is linked to love, joy, and inner peace. When this is blocked, you are at risk of (also known as the depression and even serious physical ailments.
At the base of the throat sits the , which is associated with your ability to communicate. A blockage in the can prevent you from expressing yourself or telling the truth about your feelings.
Your third eye , it affects your ability to focus on your world and understand the larger issues you are facing. A blocked is located right between your eyes. Also called the third eye limits your imagination, intuition , and ability to make wise decisions in life.
The crown is found at the top of the head and is associated with a spiritual connection to yourself and your world. When your crown is unblocked and flowing freely with the other six chakras, you are open for full spiritual enlightenment.
The Colors Of The 7 Chakras
The are represented by seven that create a full rainbow or spectrum of flow and change with the emotions and physical state of the .. The
- Violet: The
- Indigo: Third
Each and to create the most positive impact on your levels. plays a role in your health and mindset. Learn how to leverage them for
Importance of Each
The chakras affect your ‘s ability to cope with its surroundings and thrive in the world. Here are some ways the chakras bring value and .
Grounding With the
Emotionally, the helps you feel stable, secure, and safe. As the name “root” implies, it gives you a sense that you have deep roots in the ground and can survive any threat.
Physically, the affects our and stamina. It affects your bones, teeth, and adrenal glands. Work on unblocking this if you need help coping with low adrenal function, osteoporosis, or mouth disease.
Pleasure With the
The affects your creativity, sexuality, and ability to feel the highest sensations of pleasure. It is also the associated with fertility.
Your bladder and reproductive organs are part of the . Focus on unblocking this , and you may find relief for problems with these systems.
Empowerment With the
This is the of self-esteem and empowerment. When you’re feeling a lack of self-confidence, this is the that may be blocked.
In the physical self, this affects the muscles and the digestive tract. It is often the focus of people who are experiencing digestive and intestinal issues.
Love With the
The capacity to give and receive love is part of the . When this is blocked, all relationships in your life can be affected. Even your sense of compassion is dampened.
The heart, lungs, and circulation are closely tied to the . You may need to unblock this to support your respiratory and circulatory systems.
Expressing Yourself With the
If you have ever had trouble expressing your feelings, this could be the blocked . The impacts your ability to communicate with others and interpret what others say.
This affects your throat, ears, mouth, and thyroid. If you have low thyroid function or are making frequent trips to the ear, nose, and throat doctor, consider whether you have a blocked .
Spiritual Insight With the Third
The third is crucial to your inner sense of intuition. Unblocked, it allows you to have wisdom in making important life choices.
This is associated with the eyes and vision, so consider its importance if you are experiencing vision problems.
Divine Enlightenment With the
The at the top of your head forms your spiritual bond with divinity. Focus on this chakra if you seek higher enlightenment or a divine connection.
Physically, the your ‘s largest organ – the skin. In this way, the connects from the top of your skull to your entire . affects your cerebral cortex and
Why We Need Balanced Chakras
Balanced chakras allow our life force to flow and keep everything working in harmony. When there is disharmony, it is felt mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, financially, and within our relationships.
Chakras can become imbalanced from many things: overuse, stress, pressure, criticism, chronic negativity, physical ailments, life events, and simply a lack of paying attention. You may notice warning signs like:
- Persistent sickness
- Wounds that won’t heal
- Pain that can be hard to pinpoint
- A feeling that something is “off”
- Mistakes at work
- An inability to lift a dark mood
- A lack of thinking clearly
- Forgetfulness and misplacing objects
How to Your Chakras
If your chakras feel out of , here are some techniques to try.
When your is blocked, it is difficult for your entire ‘s to flow. So always check in with your and see if you feel deeply grounded.
If not, your with things that are connected to the earth. Go for a walk outdoors. Put your hands in sand or dirt. Eat root vegetables. Wear the color red. Do leg stretches.
Rediscovering Your Sexuality Through the
If you struggle to feel like a sexual being, your could be imbalanced. This may also manifest in a lack of creativity and imagination, which is particularly devastating for people who work in creative fields.
Restore through activities that move and stretch the hips, like dancing. Wade waist-deep through the water in a pool or lake. Try writing in a journal or playing a game that inspires free-form thought and unblocks your .
Reconnecting With Yourself Through the
Do you feel disconnected from yourself? This is about restoring your relationship with yourself and finding .
This is associated with fire, so restore an imbalance by meditating while watching a candle burning. Have a bonfire. Wear yellow and feel the sun’s rays on your face. Strengthen your core and try to feel a fire burning within you.
Balancing the For More Love
You don’t have to be lovelorn to have an imbalanced . It goes far beyond love into compassion, grief, exuberance, and any other emotion associated with a feeling in the heart and chest.
Restore to your by connecting to the element of air. Practice deep breathing outdoors. Express love to others. Stretch your arms, chest, and hands, making gestures of love and gratitude.
Speaking Your Truth With the
If you’ve ever felt tongue-tied, your could be out of . It’s associated with speaking out, knowing when to stay quiet, and expressing yourself eloquently. Pain in the mouth and throat is also a sign of a blocked .
To unblock it, select a mantra and practice saying it thoughtfully. Spend long periods in silence. Drink tea slowly. Wear the color blue or turquoise and listen to musical chants that make you feel meditative.
Revealing Your Third
Because the third is associated with insight, an imbalance can lead people to make impulsive and unwise choices. You may have a sensation of brain fog like you can’t find clarity of thought.
A dream journal can be helpful in finding your ‘s signals. Try moving through a safe space with your eyes closed. Wear dark blue and practice standing in positions that require .. Give thought to
Find Your Place in the Universe With the
This is the of divine enlightenment. If it’s been a long time since you felt any sense of spiritual , you may need to unblock this . The same is true if you experience frequent headaches or a lack of empathy for others in the world.
Restore by taking a to learn poses that involve balancing on the top of your head. Volunteer for a charity or practice random acts of kindness. Spend time in thinking about the divine, nature, and the other creatures of the world.
The Power of Stones &
stones can also be used to stimulate positive . This could be a life-changing way to bring to your chakras and to your life. A is a beautiful, powerful gemstone that infuses your mind, , and spirit with strong life force . Hold them. Wear them. Store them in your home.
Over time, by using stones, you’ll begin to feel the effects with fresh, free-flowing that will take root in your chakras and make you shine with vitality from inside out.
is one of the most popular and effective ways of maintaining to restore health and vitality. For thousands of years, has helped people improve their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. A good practice leads to and access to your limitless potential. Combine with good practice and you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.
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