What is a chakra?

Chakra is a Sanskrit word for "wheel".  Chakras are often seen by healers and psychic intuitives as spinning wheels of light, vortices, or funnels of energy and are the configuration in the structure of the energy field of the body. In Eastern tradition, the chakras are depicted as lotuses.  Their spirals of light indicate the contrasting energies of psyche and spirit:  the fiery energies or darker helix contrast with the lighter, spiritual energies and lighter helix, all of which must be brought together in balance.  They are more commonly known as the centers of the Endocrine System in Western medical terminology.

There are seven major chakras of the body:

CHAKRA

NO.

ENDOCRINE GLAND

COLOR

FUNCTION

Crown 7 Pineal Violet-White Upper Brain, Right Eye
Forehead 6 Pituitary Indigo Lower Brain, Left Eye, Ears, Nose, Nervous System
Throat 5 Thyroid Blue Bronchial & Vocal Apparatus, Lungs, Alimentary Canal
Heart 4 Thymus Green - Pink Heart, Blood, Vagus Nerve, Circulatory System
Solar Plexus 3 Pancreas Yellow - Gold Stomach, Liver, Gall Bladder, Nervous System
Sacral 2 Gonads Orange Reproductive System
Base 1 Adrenals Red Spinal Column, Kidneys

Each major chakra is located on the front of the body and is paired with its counterpart on the back of the body.  Together they are considered to be the front and rear aspect of one chakra.   The frontal aspects are related to the person's feelings - the rear ones to his will and the three located on the head - to his mental processes.

 

ASSOCIATED PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTION

MENTAL CENTERS ASSOCIATED WITH:
7    Crown Center Integration of total personality with life; spiritual aspects of mankind
6A  Forehead Center Capacity to visualize and understand mental concepts
6B  Mental Executive Ability to carry out ideas in a practical way

WILL CENTERS

 
5B  Base of Neck Sense of self within society and one's profession
4B  Between Shoulder Blades Ego will or will towards the outer world
3B  Diaphragmatic Center Healing, intentionality towards one's health
2B Sacral Center Quantity of sexual energy
1    Coccygeal Center Quantity of physical energy, will to live

FEELING CENTERS

 
5A  Throat Center Taking in and assimilating
4A  Heart Center Heart feelings of love for others, openness to life
3A  Solar Plexus Great pleasure and expansiveness, spiritual wisdom, and consciousness of universality of life.  Who you are within the Universe
2A  Pubic Center Quality of love for the opposite sex, giving and receiving physical, mental and spiritual pleasure

ball(1).gif (1653 bytes) Retain this information to memory as it the foundation towards understanding the function of the chakras.

 

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INTRODUCTION

Everything that is alive pulsates with energy and all of this energy contains information.  Practitioners of alternative or complementary medicine accept this concept. 

Your physical body is surrounded by an energy field that extends as far out as your outstretched arms and the full length of your body.  It is both an information center and a highly sensitive perceptual system. 

We are constantly in communication with everything around us through this system which is a kind of conscious electricity that transmits and receives messages to and from other people's bodies.   These messages from and within the energy field are what our intuition can perceive with practice.

Practitioners of energy medicine believe that the human energy field (HEF) contains and reflects each individual's energy.  It surrounds us and carries with us the emotional energy created by our internal and external experiences - both positive and negative.  This emotional force influences the physical tissue within our bodies.  In this way your biography - the experiences that make up your life - becomes your biology.

The imagined reality that we project onto our world is related to our "image" of what we concluded the world was like through our childhood experiences; and through the mind of the child we were then.  Since each chakra is related to a specific psychological function; what we project through each chakra will be within the general area that each chakra functions and will be very personal to each of us because each person's life experience is unique.   By measuring the vibration  of the chakras, we can determine one's overall long-term and current life issues.

Experiences that carry emotional energy in our energy systems include:

Past and present relationships (both personal and professional)

Profound or traumatic experiences and memories

Belief patterns and attitudes (including all spiritual and superstitious beliefs)

The emotions from past experiences become encoded in our biological systems and and contribute to the formation of our cell tissue, which then generates a quality of energy that reflects these emotions.   These energy impressions form an energy language, which carries literal and symbolic information.

If you had an embarrassing experience as a youngster, that experience carried an emotional charge that could have created cellular damage especially if you were to dwell on that memory through adulthood or use it as a touchstone for determining how to deal with criticism, or authority figures, or education - or failure . . .

Positive images and the energy of positive experiences are also held in the energy field.  Reflecting on this memory may manifest as a surge of personal power within your body.  

Your mind is in every cell of your body!

Emotional energy converts into biological matter through a highly complex process.  Just as radio stations operate according to specific energy wavelengths, each organ and system in the body is calibrated to absorb and process specific emotional and psychological energies, i.e., each area of the body transmits energy on a specific, detailed frequency, and when we are healthy - all are "in tune". 

An area of the body that is not transmitting at its normal frequency indicates the location of a problem.  A change in intensity of the frequency indicates a change in the nature and seriousness of the illness and reveals the stress pattern that has contributed to the development of the illness.

How does one know when a chakra or chakras are not vibrating at normal frequency?

The way to interpret the body's energy is sometimes called "vibrational medicine".  It resembles the most ancient medical practices and beliefs, from Chinese disciplines to indigenous shamanic practices to virtually every folk or alternative therapy. 

There are several ways to discern the state of the chakras:

One popular method is to use a pendulum.   This device helps increase your sensitivities to the energy flow as it acts as an amplifier. The clockwise or counterclockwise motion will of each chakra will determine the present state of the chakra.

Clockwise - balanced             Counterclockwise - blockage

This explanation is an over-simplification.   People trained in healing must go through an intensive study to enable them to make accurate observations.  There are various factors involved.

Another method is intuitively.  Once heightened, intuition will pick up on information that has the strongest impulse - the most intensity. These impulses usually relate directly to the part of the body that is becoming weakened or diseased.   Usually, most people have already intuited by themselves that something is wrong.   They know they are ill but are so very fearful! 

You must face that which you fear.  

Increasing and continual exhaustion that takes the edge off mental and emotional clarity is any energy symptom that indicates that something is wrong with the body.

If a person is able to sense intuitively that he or she is losing energy because of a stressful situation - and then acts to correct that loss of energy - then the likelihood of that stress developing into a physical crisis is reduced, if not eliminated completely.

 

THE SPIRITUAL LIFE-LESSONS REPRESENTED BY THE SEVEN CHAKRAS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

First chakra - lessons related to the material world

Second chakra - lessons related to sexuality, work, and physical desire

Third chakra - lessons related to the ego, personality, and self-esteem

Fourth chakra - lessons related to love, forgiveness, and compassion

Fifth chakra - lessons related to will and self-expression

Sixth chakra - lessons related to mind, intuition, insight, and wisdom

Seventh chakra - lessons related to spirituality

 

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SYMPTOMS OF DISEASED CHAKRAS

 

CHAKRAS ORGANS MENTAL/EMOTIONAL ISSUES PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTIONS
CHAKRA 1 Base of spine, legs, bones, feet, rectum, immune system Physical family & group safety and security, ability to provide life's necessities, ability to stand up for self, feeling sense of belonging, social & familial law and order Chronic lower back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, rectal tumors/cancer, depression, immune-related disorders
CHAKRA 2 Sexual organs, large intestine, lower vertebrae, pelvis, appendix, bladder, hip area Blame and guilt, money and sex, power and control, creativity, ethics and honor in relationships Chronic lower back pain, sciatica, ob/gyn problems, pelvic/low back pain, sexual potency or lack of, urinary problems
CHAKRA 3 Abdomen, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine Trust, fear and intimidation, self-esteem, self-confidence & self-respect, care of self and others, responsibility for making decisions, sensitivity to criticism, personal honor Arthritis, gastric or duodenal ulcers, colon/intestinal problems, pancreatitis/diabetes, indigestion - chronic or acute, anorexia or bulimia, liver dysfunction, hepatitis, adrenal dysfunction
CHAKRA 4 Heart and circulatory system, lungs, shoulders and arms, ribs/breasts, diaphragm, thymus gland Love and hatred, resentment and bitterness, grief and anger, self-centeredness, loneliness & commitment, forgiveness and compassion, hope and trust Congestive heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve prolapse, cardiomegaly, asthma/allergy, lung cancer, bronchial pneumonia, upper back, shoulder, breast cancer
CHAKRA 5 Throat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth and gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hypothalamus Choice & strength of will, personal expression, following your dream, using personal power to create, addiction, judgment & criticism, faith & knowledge, capacity to make decisions Raspy throat, chronic sore throat, mouth ulcers, gum difficulties, joint problems, scoliosis, laryngitis, swollen glands, thyroid problems
CHAKRA 6 Brain, nervous system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary gland Self-evaluation, truth, intellectual abilities, feelings of adequacy, openness to the ideas of others, ability to learn from experience, emotional intelligence Brain tumor/hemorrhage/stroke, neurological disturbances, blindness, deafness, full spinal difficulties, learning disabilities, seizures
CHAKRA 7 Muscular system, skeletal system, skin Ability to trust life, values, ethics, and courage, humanitarianism, selflessness, ability to see the larger picture, faith and inspiration, spirituality and devotion Energetic disorders, mystical depression, chronic exhaustion not linked to a physical disorder, extreme sensitivities to light, sound and other environmental factors

 

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Many people are somewhat aware of the chakras - at least to their location on the body.   However, this in-depth information may be very new to others.  Hopefully, it is insightful to you.

I have given a broad overview of the chakras.  

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