Have you ever wondered what a Chakra is?
A Chakra is a vortex of energy which runs across 7 different points along the spinal column.
Each Chakra has a colour, energy, emotion and a part of the body associated with it.
The function of the chakras is to be open to receiving energy from earth and universe on a continual basis. It’s when a chakra is out of balance blockages appear in your energy system and pain or dis-ease results.
Here’s a brief guide to the different chakras and the areas of your body they’re associated with.
The first chakra is the Root/Base, located in the base of the spine connected with grounding to mother earth. Emotional imbalances relating to the first chakra are security, material issues, financial, manifesting, trust and fear. The root/base chakra is the color Red. Physically, It’s associated with the adrenal glands, genitals, bones, blood, feet and spine.
The second chakra is the Sacral, located just below your navel. Your sexual energy and life force is here. Emotional imbalances in this area relate to your feelings around your sexuality, your creative expression or any shame and guilt you may carry. The sacral chakra is Orange and physically is the pleasure centre of the body, and associated with the female reproductive system, kidneys and intestines.
The third chakra is the Solar Plexus located above your navel. Your power and mastery of inner self is housed here. Emotional imbalances such as your sense of self, your feeling around personal power, how you view your intellect, ego, assertiveness, aggressiveness and low self-esteem are found here. The solar plexus is the colour Yellow. Physically it’s associated with the pancreas, liver, gall bladder, adrenals, skin and muscles.
The fourth chakra is the Heart, located in the centre of your chest. Love and relationships with self and others. Emotional imbalances such as grief, acceptance, sadness, loneliness, love, over giving and inability to receive. The heart is the colour Green or Pink. Physically associated with the heart, thymus, immune system, circulatory system, breasts, hands and arms.
The fifth chakra is the Throat, located at your throat it’s associated with communication, speaking your truth. Emotional imbalances are fear of speaking up, with holding expression, truth and honesty. This chakra is the colour Blue. Physically connected to the thyroid, metabolism, throat, jaw and ears.
The sixth chakra is the Brow/Third Eye and is located between the brows. Your centre of insight, psychic abilities and imagination. The brow/third eye chakra is associated with the colour Purple. Physically connected to the pituitary gland, eyes, nose and ears.
The seventh chakra is the Crown located at the top of the head and is the connection to the Source. The crown is associated with the colour Violet,White or Gold, it’s connectedness is to your spiritual purpose, wisdom, hope and faith. Physically associated with the pineal gland, upper skull, and cerebral cortex.
How can you work with your chakras?
If you’re struggling with something, then tuning into your body and feeling where you are out of balance can help.
You can then focus on the area and work with the associated chakra.
For example; if you have lower back pain, base chakra (often money issues, lack of self worth manifest as lower back pain)
- Wear red clothing (base)
- Imagine that energy centre with the colour red flowing through and cleansing or
- Go for a chakra balancing healing.
If you want to learn more I have a section dedicated to Chakras In my psychic development course, click the link below to see what’s included in that course.
Another resource about the chakra system is the book Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss, which I found to be really enlightening.
Wishing you well on your journey to discover more about the spiritual side of life.
I’m interested in hearing your thoughts
As you may know I believe we’re all here to ‘Create Heaven on Earth’