What are Chakras?
The word chakra means disk, vortex, or wheel. Chakras are swirling energy stations positioned at one of seven points, from the base of your spine to the top of your head. They are called from the bottom up: the root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra and crown chakra. Chakras spiral above and within the body, interacting with energies that surround it.
Chakras that are balanced and fully open translate into enhanced individual physiological and psychological experiences. From a physiological perspective, Chakras surround the organs in their proximity with their energies greatly influencing the health of those organs located in their field. Any imbalances or blockages in the chakra’s energies could lead to the onset of a disease, physical dysfunction or mental issue. From a psychological perspective, chakras regulate and influence your personality. It’s believed that every important or emotionally significant event you have experienced is energetically coded in your chakras. An energetically blocked chakra once released and opened will allow your life to unfold as per the guidance encoded within each chakra.
Two important processes occur when you open your chakras. The first is that the crystal energy work will address any unresolved emotional and mental issues. For example an individual with a partially open solar plexus chakra may be more fearful or less self-confident and so experiencing anxiety issues. These negative extremes of the emotional issues (fear and self-confidence) are a major influence in the development in health related issues, disease or physical dysfunctions within the organs surrounding the chakra. But crystal energy work will fully open up your chakras and bring about improvements at the psychological level. In other words, your personality will change and the individual in our example would become less fearful and more self-confident.
In the second process occurs after you’ve balanced and fully opened those chakras and addressed those negative emotional extremes. You will prevent illnesses from occurring and help heal any illnesses that have manifested and bring about improvements at the physiological level. Balancing and fully opening all of your chakras results in a better quality from both a physiological and psychological perspective.
The Root Chakra
The colour red is associated with the root chakra. Its main theme includes survival and sexuality. The physical aspects of primary interest include physical body support, the base of spine, the hips, legs, feet, rectum, gonads and a component of the immune system. The emotional and mental issues associated with this chakra include physical family and group safety and security, ability to provide for life’s necessities, ability to stand up for self, feeling at home and social and familial law and order. If the emotional issues a re left untreated, the health issues that can emerge include prostate, cervix or colorectal cancer, soy allergy, osteoporosis, chronic back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, depression, immune-related disorders and Parkinson’s.
The Sacral Chakra
The colour orange is associated with the Sacral Chakra. Its main theme is creativity. The second chakra extends from the top of the pelvic bone up to the navel. This chakra also encompasses the sexual organs such as the womb, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, and pelvis, appendix, bladder and the small and large intestines. The emotional and mental issues associated with this chakra include blame and guilt, money and sex, power and control, creativity, and ethics and honor in relationships. If the emotional issues are left untreated, the health issues that can emerge include lower back pain, dairy, egg, or sesame seed allergies, ob/gyn problems, pelvic pain, sexual potency and urinary problems.
The Solar Plexus Chakra
The colour yellow is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. Its main themes include identity and power. It governs the abdomen, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen and middle spine or more organs than any other chakra. The emotional and mental issues associated with this chakra include fear and intimidation, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, care of oneself and others, responsibility for making decisions, sensitivity to criticism and personal honor. If the emotional issues are left untreated, the health issues that can emerge include arthritis, gastric ulcers, cancer of the stomach, liver, bladder or pancreas, intestinal problems, chronic or acute indigestion, anorexia or bulimia, liver dysfunction, hepatitis and adrenal dysfunction.
The Heart Chakra
The colour green is associated with the Heart Chakra. Its main theme includes love and compassion. In addition to the heart, the pericardium, thymus, skin, shoulders and arms, ribs/breasts, diaphragm and lungs sit within the heart chakra. The emotional and mental issues associated with this chakra include love and hatred, resentment and bitterness, grief and anger, self-centeredness, loneliness and commitment, forgiveness and compassion, and hope and trust. If the emotional issues are left untreated, the health issues that can emerge include breast, skin or lung cancer, depression, leukaemia, heart disease, angina, diabetes, stroke, asthma, bronchial pneumonia and the upper back, shoulders.
The Throat Chakra
The colour blue is associated with the Throat Chakra. Its main theme is expression. It governs the throat, thyroid, trachea, neck, vertebrae, mouth, teeth and gums, parathyroid, hypothalamus and a component of the immune system. The emotional and mental issues associated with this chakra include choice and strength of will, personal expression, following one’s dream, using personal power to create, addiction, judgment and criticism, faith and knowledge and the capacity to make decisions. If the emotional issues are left untreated, the health issues that can emerge include oesophagus cancer, chronic sore throat, mouth ulcers, gum difficulties, temporomandibular joint problems, scoliosis, laryngitis, swollen glands and thyroid problems.
The Third Eye Chakra
Indigo is the colour associated with the Third Eye Chakra. Its main theme is deep perception and understanding. Within your sixth chakra are your eyes, ears, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, and brain (except the very top of your brain), nervous system, nose, pineal gland and a part of the immune system. The emotional and mental issues associated with this chakra include self-evaluation, truth, intellectual abilities, feelings of adequacy, openness to the ideas of others, ability to learn from experience and emotional intelligence. If the emotional issues are left untreated, the health issues that can emerge include brain tumor, peanut, tree nut and wheat allergy, insomnia, full spinal difficulties, learning disabilities and seizures.
The Crown Chakra
Violet is the colour associated with the Crown Chakra. Its main theme is transcendence of the self. Within this chakras domain are the muscular system and the skeletal system. The emotional and mental issues associated with this chakra include the ability to trust life, values, ethics and courage, humanitarianism, selflessness, ability to see the larger patterns, faith and inspiration, and spirituality and devotion. If the emotional issues are left untreated, the health issues that can emerge include energetic disorders, anxiety, chronic exhaustion that is not linked to a physical disorder, extreme sensitivity to light, sound and other environmental factors.