The chakra is a doorway. These are doorways that lead you into other dimensions. But you have to focus on them to the exclusion of everything else.– Frederick Lenz
So, what is this doorway?
“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it”– Albert Einstein.
However, much before Mr. Einstein explained this concept in terms of modern science, ancient cultures knew that living beings carried a life force within them. The energy source or energy centers in our body from where the life force originates are known as chakras.
What is Chakra? (Chakra Meaning)
The spinning wheels of energy in the human body, divided into 7 centers – from the base of the spine to the crown of the head – are called chakras.
In Sanskrit, the word Chakra originally translates to a ‘wheel’ or ‘disk’. In spiritual connotation, Chakras are defined as the wheels in our body that are responsible for the flow of energy. This energy flow regulates the processes of all the organ functions, immune system, and other psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects.
More evidently, the life force inside us, also called Prana is continually spinning and rotating. Now, this spinning energy has 7 centers located along the midline of the body. Starting at the base of your spine running all the way to the top of your head, each of these chakras governs different functions in your physical body.
Now that you are aware of the basic definition of the chakras, let’s take a peek into the history before we dive deep into the details.
History of Chakras
The chakra system has its roots in Hindu scriptures called Vedas which is the oldest text of mankind. It originated in 1500 B.C. from a Sanskrit word called ‘cakra’. It was also mentioned in Yoga Sutras of Patanjali that dates back to 200 B.C.
However, the west wasn’t introduced to this concept of energy until the early 20th century when Sir John Woodroffe (aka Arthur Avalon) shed light on this subject.
Before we head on to the details, it is essential for you to reckon its importance in the human body and find the answer to ‘Why should I read about chakras?’
Importance of Chakras
Chakras, the spinning wheels of energy regulates organ functions in the body as it corresponds to massive nerve centers. All the chakras have bundles of nerves each and major organs each of which has a defined function in the body. Thus, if the energy flowing from all the chakras are balanced across your mind, body, and spirit, you will be determined as healthy. However, if your chakras are blocked or moving too quickly, you will be more prone to health issues.
To ensure a balanced flow of energy, these chakras must be open, aligned, and fluid. It’s as simple as a drain in the bathtub. When it is clogged, the bathtub will back up water, which will eventually stagnate and decay. In the human body, the chakras are the drain, which when clogged can give rise to uncertain health conditions.
It might seem difficult in the beginning to be aware of all your chakras and keep it open but once you are acquainted with the meditation practice, it will eventually come to your conscious mind.
Some Common Chakra Terms
There are a few terms that are often used while discussing chakras. Some of these are mentioned below along with its meaning.
Please go through this section carefully. This is for your better understanding of the latter sections.
Chakra Balancing (or Chakra Alignment)
All the seven chakras play a very significant role in your body, each regulating some specific function in the body. Thus, a tiny imbalance on one or more chakras can cause immense physical, emotional, or mental stress.
The chakras can either be overactive, underactive or even blocked at different times or all at once, depending on your awareness.
To prevent this damage, it’s extremely necessary for you to be aware of these chakras and their functions. The knowledge might not make you totally immune but you will be more awake to your surroundings and own self.
Chakra Healing (or Chakra Cleansing)
As mentioned, the chakras often lose sight and go off track. You need to make conscious efforts to regain the lost balance. This process of restoring the balance of the chakras is called chakra cleansing.
The blockage of the chakra must be removed to allow the free flow of positive energy. Energy healing is one of the most common methods to do it (more about it in a minute).
When all the seven chakras energy works together in the desired balance, form the chakra system. These energy wheels are perpetually in motion and govern several emotional issues ranging from survival instincts to communication ability.
The 7 Chakras
As we discussed above, there are 7 chakras in the human body. Each of these chakras is defined by a specific color guiding different energy systems in the body with a different purpose.
One-by-one, we will discuss all the chakras in detail, enlightening you about its role in your life. Even though these chakras are situated in different parts of the body, they are not entirely physical entities but energy beings.
So, let’s begin!
Each Chakra is explained with its overactive and underactive behavior along with guided suggestions on how to calm or energize them. It ends with a recommended yoga asana, the practice of which can help to open the specified chakra.
1st Chakra : Root Chakra – Muladhara
Root Chakra Colors
Root Chakra Element
Root Chakra Sound
Root Chakra Stones
Root Chakra Essential Oils
Root Chakra Message
What is the root chakra?
The first chakra of the system, also known as Muladhara is located at the base of your spine. Muladhara is the combination of two Sanskrit words ‘Mula’ and ‘Dhara’. While Mula means root, Dhara means to support and when to put together Muladhara means your connection with the root or Earth.
Root Chakra represents security, survival, and all the material pleasure you need to ground yourself. Your root Chakra’s central role is to give you everything that you need to survive – emotionally and financially. When this chakra is open and balanced, you feel accomplished and confident to withstand challenges.
It is guided by the Bija Mantra (seed sound) lam and operates like the foundation of the body.
Overactive Root Chakra
When overactive, root chakra will cause anxiety, instability, and fear. Even with all the requirements, it will seek survival. Since it is located on your lower body, overactive root chakra causes digestive problems, hip issues, lower back issues, or ovarian/prostate issues in women/men.
Root Chakra Healing
Cross-check with your material needs first. If that is satisfied, you need to calm this chakra by meditation practice. Focus on your spirit and volunteer for tasks that endorse love and compassion. This will help you redirect the extra energy to the remaining chakras of your body.
Blocked Root Chakra
If your basic needs have been met all through your life, this chakra might take a back-seat. If that has been your story, you will be a vivid daydreamer who often feels lost. You might also experience a sense of abandonment constantly seeking security and acceptance.
Balance Root Chakra
There are multiple ways to reconnect to your 1st chakra or your material self. You can begin with gardening, swimming or any other tasks that keep you in contact with the earth will serve the purpose.
Root Chakra Yoga Poses: Vrksasana (Tree Pose)
Create a stable base and stand up on your feet with the hip distance between the two. Pull your right foot to your left inner thigh and drop your tailbone. Stay still and change sides every 5 breaths. Visualize the healing energy (prana) moving up your spine.
2nd Chakra : Sacral Chakra – Svadhisthana
Sacral Chakra Colors
Sacral Chakra Element
Sacral Chakra Sound
Sacral Chakra Stones
Sacral Chakra Essential Oils
Yiang Yiang, Sandalwood, Blood orange
Sacral Chakra Message
What is the sacral chakra?
Svadhisthana is the most fun of all the chakras representing sexual and creative energies. Located above the pubic bone and below the belly button, it extends up to its center. The word Svadhisthana literally translates to ‘the place of the self’ which also means your identity as a human.
An open and balanced sacral chakra will let you embrace all the pleasurable things in life. A great sense of abundance and wellness while not trying to cling on to the pleasures is a common sight when you have a free-flowing Sacral chakra.
It is guided by the Bija Mantra Yam and is the creative epicenter of your body.
Overactive Sacral Chakra
When the sacral chakra is overactive, it will make you feel guilty for being addicted to the pleasures. If the experiences are not enriching for your soul and still you enjoy it that is because your sacral chakra is on a roll. Physically, you might experience obesity, depression, and hormone imbalances.
Sacral Chakra Healing
To regain the balance of sacral chakra, you must introspect every action. Analyze its effect on your body and try to redirect the energy away from the pleasure, to your heart. Asking yourself questions like ‘Is this good for me?’ or ‘What effects will it cast on me?’ can also take you a long way.
Sacral Chakra Blockage
For people who don’t enjoy the fruits of labor and are more focused on the practical aspect of life, the sacral chakra is underactive. If you are one of them, you might be a victim of depression, impotence, and are more likely to experience a lack of passion and creativity.
Balance Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra is all about creativity and to put this back into the play – this is exactly what you need to do – create or simply enjoy life. Dance. Draw. Eat healthily. Make love. Go on a trip. Basically, live your passion whatever it might be.
Sacral Chakra Yoga Poses: Deviasana (Goddess Pose)
Place your both feet wide apart and stand with your toes out. Drop your knees to a point that makes an angle with your hip, place your hands on your thighs, and rock your pelvis back and forth. Keep breathing deeply and move your head side to side. Take a pause after every 8- breathes for maximum benefit.
3rd Chakra : Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura
Solar Plexus Chakra Colors
Solar Plexus Chakra Element
Solar Plexus Chakra Sound
Solar Plexus Chakra Stones
Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oils
Cardamom, Elemi, Pine
Solar Plexus Chakra Message
What is the Solar Plexus chakra?
The phrase ‘fire in your belly’ which is often used to imply determination originates from here. Solar Plexus Chakra or Navel Chakra literally translates to ‘lustrous gem’ and represents self-confidence and personal power. Located in the center of the belly button, the third chakra extends up to the center of your chest.
Your gut encompasses the area of Manipura. Thus, every time you say ‘my gut says, this isn’t right for me’ – you specifically mean your third chakra. When this is in balance, you will feel confident, self-sufficient, and wise. The third chakra is illustrated by the yellow color. It is also known as the warrior chakra, because of its properties like wisdom and confidence which resembles a warrior preparing for a battle.
It is guided by the Bija Mantra Ram and is liable for self-belief and self-confidence.
Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra
Naval Chakra becomes overactive when the power extends over to others. You will feel the urge to control everyone which when unfulfilled will trigger terrible anger. You may also come off as dominating and greedy. Physically, you are likely to suffer from digestive issues or imbalances in internal organs.
Solar Plexus Chakra Healing
To balance the third chakra, practice acts of love and compassion. See yourself as a source of love and send only kindness to those around you. Meditate and refocus your power in the form of love. Take art classes, read or maybe just spend time in the sunshine.
Solar Plexus Chakra Blockage
Oftentimes, you are devoid of personal power in a restrictive family or around some dominating friends. In these situations, your third chakra is not as powerful as it is in others, making it either dormant or underactive. As a result, you become indecisive, insecure, and needy.
Balance Solar Plexus Chakra
Since your navel chakra governs self-identity, acts that can boost your self-confidence will enhance it. Think of things you are good at and make a list. Try to do at least one out of the list every day and don’t resist the power that follows after the activity.
Solar Plexus Chakra Yoga Poses: Navasana (Boat Pose)
Sit with your legs spread in front of you. Now hug your knees, grab them from the back and gradually release them in a way that you are only balancing on your sitting bones. Now, bend a little back and extend your arms to a point that you feel all the weight in your abdominals. Repeat it a minimum of 5 times to observe a significant change.
4th Chakra : Heart Chakra – Anahata
Heart Chakra Colors
Heart Chakra Element
Heart Chakra Sound
Heart Chakra Stones
Heart Chakra Essential Oils
Rose scent, Neroli, Rosewood
Heart Chakra Message
What is the Heart Chakra?
Heart Chakra on Anahata that literally translates to ‘unhurt’ acts as the bridge between the lower Chakras and Upper Chakras. It is located at the center of your chest and extends up to your throat. As the message says, this chakra is all about love – for yourself and others.
Most of us desire the balance of this chakra because when Anahata is open and free, you can not only give but also receive love freely. Represented by the green color, the heart chakra helps you find love even in the most difficult situations.
It is guided by the Bija Mantra Yam and love is its superpower.
Overactive Heart Chakra
As the saying goes, ‘Excess of anything is bad’. Thus, when love overpowers your personal boundaries, you make unhealthy choices and put others’ needs before your own self. Physically, you might experience palpitations, heartburn, fast heart rate, and relationship issues.
Heart Chakra Healing
Your heart chakra became overactive when you started loving others more than your own self. So, you just need to reverse the action to put it back in play. You can start with a relaxing bath or a massage. Meditation can also serve the purpose by realigning the love.
Heart Chakra Blockage
People with underactive heart chakra are cold and find it very difficult to be emotionally close to someone. This is mainly because they had been through severe heartbreaks in the past which force them to draw walls around their heart and not allow anyone in.
Balance Heart Chakra
It’s very difficult to energize the heart chakra because the walls built around your heart was not a one-day process. It took years and gradually it has become so deep-rooted that it is difficult to knock them down. But, not impossible. Begin with appreciating yourself for your tiny achievements, give yourself the love you desire from others.
Heart Chakra Yoga Poses: Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
Drop your knees, sit back on your heels, and try to hold your feet from the back. Tuck your toes and raise your abdominal area in a way that your hips are over your knees. Before you arc down, remember someone who you want to lend compassion (it can be for your own self too) and stay there for a while before you release each part of your body.
5th Chakra : Throat Chakra – Vishuddha
Throat Chakra Colors
Throat Chakra Element
Throat Chakra Sound
Throat Chakra Stones
Throat Chakra Essential Oils
Throat Chakra Message
What is the Throat Chakra?
The fifth chakra or the throat chakra does exactly what science says: gives voice to all your emotions, feelings, and thoughts. The word Visuddha from Sanskrit literature literally translates to “very pure”. It allows you to express your inner truth and communicate with the world.
It is located above the fourth chakra, in your neck and radiates up to the center of your eyes. When your throat chakra is well-balanced, you will be able to communicate freely emanating love and kindness. Your words will always be appropriate for the situation and people are likely to be inspired by your speech.
It is guided by the Bija mantra Ham and regulates your communication capability to others.
Overactive Throat Chakra
The throat chakra is overpowered when you try to make yourself heard with a louder voice. If you have been often told that ‘You are loud’, or that ‘You love to hear yourself talk’ it’s because your 5th chakra is overactive. Throat pain, neck and shoulder stiffness, mouth ulcers, or tension headaches are some common physical symptoms of an imbalanced throat chakra.
Throat Chakra Healing
We have often heard that ‘the power of speech is immense’ but how many of you know that a simple act of thinking can help you gain control over this power? Yes. Think before you speak – that’s all that it takes to balance your throat chakra. Singing or some breathing exercises can also help you achieve the normal course of this chakra.
Throat Chakra Blockage
Some people are ignored so much that they shut down their voices. These people are often called shy or quiet because they find it very difficult to express their emotions. Physically, they will struggle with digestive issues because the diverted energy is often redirected to the 3rd chakra.
Balance Throat Chakra
There’s just one way to enhance the 5th chakra in your chakra system – Speak your truth, irrespective of the ears listening to you. Don’t be blinded by the thought that you only need to speak when there are others around, truth matters to your own ears equally.
Throat Chakra Yoga Poses: Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand)
Lie down on the floor, bend your knees and lift your legs overhead to the point where your hip is not in contact with the floor. Support your back with your hands and feel yourself breath. Hold this posture for about 2 minutes before you release yourself.
6th Chakra : Third Eye Chakra – Ajna
Third Eye Chakra Colors
Third Eye Chakra Element
Third Eye Chakra Sound
Third Eye Chakra Stones
Third Eye Chakra Essential Oils
Lavender Oil, Jasmine, Lemon
Third Eye Chakra Message
I am the witness
What is the Third Eye Chakra?
The sixth Chakra or the third-eye chakra governs your intuition and insights. Ajna Chakra literally translates to “beyond wisdom” and helps you open your mind beyond the 5 senses. It is located between the space of your two eyebrows and extends up to the top of your head.
Represented by the indigo color, a balanced third eye chakra helps you see a clear picture and advance on the path of spiritual development. You will feel in tune with the physical and spiritual world allowing you to cut through the illusions of the material world.
It is guided by the Bija sound Om and controls your intuition and imagination.
Overactive Third Eye Chakra
In the world where we are so lost in material pleasures, it’s very unlikely that your Ajna chakra will be overactive. But in rare cases, if you have an overactive third eye chakra, you will find yourself engrossed in physic activities like tarot reading and other spiritual activities.
Third Eye Chakra Healing
When you are too lost in the world of fantasy, take some time to remind yourself that you are still a human and a creature of the Earth. It’s important to find joy in the earthly pleasures as well. Visit a nearby beach and dig your naked foot in the dirt – a raw physical connection with the mother earth can also help you achieve the lost touch.
Third Eye Chakra Blockage
An underactive third chakra is very common. Since the world considers intuitive development as abnormal, we often shrug off our intuitions. This will make you more judgmental, disconnected, and introverted. You might also experience depression, stress, and anxiety. Physically, it can cause headaches, sinuses, dizziness, or other brain-health problems.
Balance Third Eye Chakra
Meditation and visualization are the best exercises to help you energize your third eye chakra. It will take some time and a lot of practice but unshaken determination will help you achieve the connection.
Third Eye Chakra Yoga Poses: Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
Sit with your legs folded and your hands cupped in Hakini Mudra. Close your eyes, stay in the position for at least 10 breaths, and feel your breath. This pose will help you enhance your concentration skills which will help you connect to the third eye chakra.
7th Chakra : Crown Chakra – Sahasrara
Crown Chakra Colors
Violet or White
Crown Chakra Element
Crown Chakra Sound
Crown Chakra Stones
Clear Quartz crystals
Crown Chakra Essential Oils
Frankincense, Lime, Chinese Rice Flower
Crown Chakra Message
I am that I am
What is the Crown Chakra?
The seventh chakra is located at the top of your head is also known as crown chakra or Sahasrara. The word Sahasrara literally translates to “thousand-petaled” and represents your ability to be fully connected to divine energy. Associated with violet or white light, the crown chakra is extremely hard to explain.
While the crown chakra is aligned, you feel in the most enlightened space, aware of your spiritual energy and your connection with the divine. You can perceive it as the state of Nirvana in the Buddhist concepts.
Overactive Crown Chakra
It is theoretically impossible to possess an overactive crown chakra because it is innately infinite. Along with that, we all live in a material world and as long as you are in touch with material pleasures, you can’t rise above conscious energy.
Crown Chakra Healing
Since the overactive crown chakra is theoretically not possible, the whole act of balancing is not required.
Crown Chakra Blockage
The underactive crown chakra is a very common event since we all are humans living on this earth. There are very few who have mastered the art of balancing the crown chakra. A Crown Chakra blockage can either make you feel disconnected from the world or like your normal self just away from spiritual empowerment.
Balance Crown Chakra
Crown chakra, unlike other chakras, can only be opened by meditation or other yoga practices. So, instead of focusing on this alone, try balancing all the other chakras, and eventually, you will be able to open the seventh chakra as well.
Crown Chakra Yoga Poses: Savasana (Corpse Pose)
Lie down on your back in a warm environment. If you are still cold, you can also use a blanket. Now open your legs at your hip distance and keep your hands on the sides, palms facing up. Take a deep breath, squeeze every part of your body, stay there for a moment, and release with an exhale. Repeat this a few times (about 5-20 minutes) while imagining a diving light entering your body.
Basis of Distinction Between The Chakras
Different studies or spiritual leaders reinforce different concepts on the basis of which they distinguish the chakras. For instance, some studies recognize them conferring to the color they are associated with, while a few others characterize them on the basis of elements they bolster.
From a wider perspective, the two bases mentioned below are very well known and hence must be understood.
1. Matter and Spirit
The first three chakras, that is the root chakra, sacral chakra, and the navel chakra are called chakras of matter because they are more physical in nature.
The fourth chakra or the heart chakra is the connecting link between the matter chakras and the spirit chakras (lower and upper chakras).
The remaining three that are the throat chakra, third eye chakra, and crown chakra are the chakras of spirit. This is because they are more closely connected to divine power.
2. Major, Minor, and Micro
There is another philosophy that says there are over 114 chakras in the body out of which 112 reside within the body and the remaining 2 stays outside of it.
They are further subdivided into Major, Minor, and Micro Chakras. The 7 chakras that we discussed above are majors. Minor or secondary chakras are 21 (or 12 according to a different study) in number and the remaining 86 chakras are micro chakras.
Minor or secondary chakras are nothing but fuel points for the major chakras. Further, micro chakras are used to fire up the energy to the primary (major) chakras and secondary (minor) chakras.
How to Unblock Chakras?
While we have already discussed ways to heal a specific chakra individually, there are certain ways that can prove to be universally beneficial. That is, the techniques mentioned below will help you open all your 7 chakras.
Chakra Meditation is one of the most effective ways to heal your chakras. IF you are stuck at the starting point, scroll back to the beginning of this think-piece – you will find a section that says ‘Step-by-Step guide to Chakra meditation’ – begin from here.
2. Chakra Stones
There are certain stones and crystals that carry with their own energy, color, and vibration. When our energy interacts with the energy of the crystals, it impacts our physical, mental, and emotional health in a multitude of ways.
These chakra crystals correspond with the associated chakra color for better communication. For instance, the orange color of the sunstone communicates with your Sacral chakra (defined by orange color) or the indigo color of Amethyst interacts with your 6th chakra also known as third-eye chakra (defined by indigo color).
This process of energy healing via stones is called crystal healing and you can discover more about these stones for healing here.
Chakras can also be activated and healed by massage of specific body parts pertaining to the chakra. For instance, if you are feeling a disbalance in your root chakra, massaging the gluteal muscles, legs and feet can help or if there’s a blockage in your throat chakra, a gentle massage on your neck will serve the purpose.
For meticulous understanding, here’s a detailed guide for you.
4. Color Vibration
The chakra energy system is guided by the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. When you consume color in different ways, you interact with different vibrations that trigger various emotions and moods. It can be in the foods you eat, the clothes you wear, or simply the color of your home.
Music has helped build a spiritual connection since time immemorial. Similarly, there are multiple sound healing frequencies that trigger chakras. For instance, Solfeggio, music frequencies used to create healing sounds or Isochronic Chakra Suite, a brainwave entertainment technique used to relieve stress.
You can also play this video while meditating, it will help you concentrate.
There are professional chakra healers throughout the world who offer their services for people struggling to eliminate their negative energy. They possess a deep understanding of how chakras work referring to which they examine your energy level and locate blockage centers. After a thorough examination, they suggest multiple treatments effective in chakra healing.
7. Yoga or Mudras
Chakras are energy wheels that are often stuck due to various instances in your lifetime. To restart the energy flow, a little bit of movement combined with the power of yoga is a very good idea. Asanas and mudras allow the energy to find its way back into your body via breath and movement.
8. Affirmations or Mantras
You can also make use of powerful affirmations or mantras during your chakra meditation practice. While affirmations are positive statements, mantras are words or phrases that are chanted during spiritual practices. It is believed to guide positive energy and enhance spiritual capacity.
9. Essential Oils
Essential oils are usually combined with massage techniques to help heal your chakras. Every chakra has essentials oils to use for massage and these essential oil details are mentioned in respective chakra’s section above.
Don’t try to balance the chakras that are overactive or underactive, they are just trying to compensate for the other chakras. Even if there’s some progress, they will restore the compensation as soon as there is an imbalance. To prevent this, you must instead try and open all the chakras.
Apart from the ones suggested above, there are a lot of other techniques to balance the chakras. Irrespective of the method you chose to implement, remember one thing: the development will not be visible overnight, it will take perseverance and conviction to reach the end line.
Wait, there’s somethings more that you need to know:
The cosmic geometry of the world is represented by the chakra symbols. The true meaning of chakra symbols is interpreted differently across cultures and generations. However, what remains constant is their spirituality and impact on life. Infact, chakra symbols portray connectedness, with yourself and with the universe, when you are able to align your body and mind in the right direction.
The fundamentality behind the seven chakras that represent our physical form is to help spiritual energy flow, to help our physical forms realise true potential. I am sure you are wondering if chakras are the solution to the problems of humanity, well, they aren’t.
Chakras are simply a means to an end, which allow mankind to use yoga and meditation, cleanse their system and attain pure consciousness. The beautiful geometric mandalas that come into power, do not give direct solutions but connect our mind to the right path of answers.
Chakra Tattoos have become trending and often a common fix for many tattoo lovers across the globe. So many people have been narrating their mandala tattoo stories each with a positive connotation.
A chakra tattoo is of the seven-chakra combined, often covered on the back or the arms. The uplifting nature of chakras and their purity are a reason why people use these tattoos as an escape or as a point of focus.
The purpose of a tattoo is to portray independence, cultural/religious beliefs or to adorn the body. The ravishing and beautiful chakra tattoos tick mark all the boxes while also bringing the additional quotient of sacred energy.
The chi or prana (life energy) flows through the seven chakra points. This chakra is a disk that is often called a spinning sphere of energy that stabilizes our mind, soul and body. With seven chakras being connected to the life form of humans, they bring in more belongingness and balance to the universe.
However, when even one single chakra goes out of balance, the energy map of the body goes out of balance. Depending on the level and the chakra, it can lead to various emotional and physical problems, without a warning.
Whenever you want to check up on your chakras and spend some time balancing them, you can visit here and take a quick chakra test. A test for spiritual growth, for harmony and for awareness of your chakra system.
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If this think-piece wasn’t enough, here are a few amazing resources to help you delve deep into the topic.
1. Chakra Healing by Margarita Alcantara
One of the Amazon’s Bestsellers, Chakra Healing guides you through different ways to heal the issues caused by imbalanced chakras. The author also makes use of great visuals and exercises to keep the reader hooked. So, if you don’t have any background knowledge about chakras, this will be your best pick!
2. Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
This is one of the most popular books on Chakras with over 30,000 books sold worldwide. In this comprehensive guide of over 400 pages, the author enlists some of the most powerful meditations to hep you connect with your soul. Other than that, she also explains the concepts of chakra healing and chakra balancing.
3. Complete Book of Chakras by Cyndi Dale
For all the beginners, this is your “the” book. It doesn’t have 5-figure sales, but it is all that you will need to connect with your soul and start capitalizing on chakras. Further, it’s format is super easy to read along with comprehensive detailing of every aspect of the Chakra system. However, for a better experience, it’s best to buy this book in its printed version so that you can deep dive into the diagrams and charts.
4. The Chakra Bible by Patricia Mercier
For people who are looking for resources that help guide them through the spiritual practices as an alternative to the traditional religion, this is the best pick for you. The book contains all the information about physical and emotional actions of each wheel. Along with that, it also talks about its associated colors, healing stones and Indian deities.
5. The Ultimate Guide to Chakras by Athena Perrakis
It is one of the most comprehensive books on Chakra there is. However, even though its jam packed with info, it still has a gripping flow to keep the readers hooked. It also explains chakras connection with rituals, runes and also gemstones.
Talking about meditation practice, here’s an introductory guide on chakra meditation for beginners.
Take a moment and tune into your body.
Feel the chakras at work and prana energy in the center.
Now start following this process (mentioned below) step-by-step
Step 1: Sit in a quiet space
Find a peaceful corner in your home and sit quietly for a moment. Feel your breath and observe the air filling your lungs. Take a few deep breaths and let go of all the stress for a while. Just stay in the moment, with your body feeling your own self.
Step 2: Start with the spine.
Now bring your awareness to the base of your spine. At the tail, imagine a bright red light spinning, rotating and pulsing. Pause for a moment and sit still for a while.
Step 3: Move to the area below the belly button
Next, let your attention move up from your spine to a couple of inches below the belly button. Imagine an orange light blinking with the speed of your breath. It will feel warm and bright in nature.
Step 4: Climb to the area above the belly button
Follow the guiding light and move your awareness to a couple of inches above the belly button. This is the spot where you feel the most strong emotions in your body. You will sense a yellow spinning light in this area.
Step 5: Proceed to the center of your chest
Move ahead and bring your attention to the center of your chest. Every time you are touched, your hand will unconsciously reach here, that’s because your heart is located here. Imagine a harnessing green light blinking here and connect to it.
Step 6: Next is your throat
Bring your attention further up to your throat. You will see a blue light blinking and an urge to swallow something. This is because you are aware of the chakra in your throat.
Step 7: Crawl towards your third eye
Now guide your attention to the space between your eyes, also known as the third eye in spiritual practices. According to the chakra system, you will find a bright indigo light spinning in this area.
Step 8: Finish at the top of your head
Finally, bring your awareness to the top of your head and imagine vibrant a violet light spinning here. This light will shine out of your body and connect you to the universe. Let the peace emanating from the light glide on you.
This chakra balancing meditation will make you aware of all your physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances and help you activate all the chakras with the right balance.
If you are a beginner, these chakras might feel odd but that’s where your determination is put to test. Don’t stop.
Let it flow and remember that whatever happens is okay.
Soon it will be inherited into your daily life and you will be accustomed to chakra healing.
Here’s a detailed video for those who are still seeking clarifications:
That’s Not The End!
We are all made up of pure energy and now that you are aware of the 7 chakras in your body that govern this energy flow – you will be able to direct this flow like never before.
But, wait. That’s not it.
There are 12 more chakras in your body expressed by contemporary healers and energy workers.
This concept is relatively new but the familiarity of the remaining 12 chakras will add depth, context, and materiality to your understanding of how chakras work.
Its core idea is to manifest the close-knit relationship of the human body with the earth. It delivers a simple message to humankind: All living beings are a part of the whole.
You can explore more about it here – Guide on 12 chakras.
The balanced Chakra System is the Key to A Fulfilled Life!
Have you ever felt that you are not good enough?
Have you shut your thoughts of late? Are you facing difficulty handling your finances?
Are you answering ‘Yes’ to these questions?
Well, then you need to realign with your chakras. They have lost balance which is causing all this chaos, affecting all the aspects of life.
Once you open your chakras and the energies flow freely, you will be able to break this cycle of suffering and jump-start a happy and wholesome life.
Let this guide be your starting gear, pick a point, and start.
Your chakras are calling you!
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