Chakra Healing

There are thousands of chakras in the human body (both the physical and psychic body), but these energy centers are generally housed under seven primary chakras, located along the human torso, from the base of the spine to the top of the head.

Chakras are like energy vortices and canals. Like a canal, they can become clogged and stretched, disrupted and weakened.

Like food and blood in the physical body, the energy that flows through the chakras must be regulated and rested for certain periods of time, and then moved on without becoming stuck or stagnant. Illness, as far the chakra system is concerned, is caused either by energy overflow or energy clogging – stress being a major cause.

The 7 Chakras
1. Root Chakra
The root chakra, or the Muladhara Chakra, being the nearest to Earth, is associated with basic survival instincts. A healthy Muladhara creates sense of assertive ownership, courage and rootedness. An unhealthy Muladhara chakra feels like woozy ambiguity, stubbornness and fearfulness.
2. Sacral Chakra
The Svadhistana Chakra, or the sacral chakra, rests on the inner side of the sacrum, and governs sexual and creative (creation) energies. A healthy Svadhistana Chakra butters our conversations with constructive sweetness and empathy, while the unhealthy Svadhistana Chakra manifests in social withdrawal or over-dependence.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra
The Manipura Chakra, or the Solar Plexus is the fire chakra. The “little sun chakra” rests at the base of the ribcage, it is associated with the quality of our connection with others, whether animate or inanimate beings. A balanced Manipura Chakra manifests in practical intellect along with flexibility towards change and diversity, whereas an imbalanced chakra comes off in manipulative, controlling or fiery rage.
4. Heart Chakra
Smack in the middle of the chest is the heart chakra, or the Anahata Chakra, which is the throne of our emotional stability and the mediator between the physical chakras and spiritual ones.
Blockage in this chakra results in suppressed emotions and detachment from one’s own self-awareness. Smooth flow through the Anahata Chakra, on the other hand, results in openness to connect with self, the environment and others, with compassion, romance and empathy
5. Throat Chakra
The Vishudda Chakra, associated with self-expression (the very tools that connect us with others), lies at the throat, through which our thoughts and feelings are delivered in stories, songs and snores.
Imbalance in this chakra manifests in dishonesty and boastfulness. Whereas, in its best form, the Vishudda Chakra manifests truths that can reach beyond language, and reverberates through the elements within and around us.
6. Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra (psychic), or Ajna Chakra, at the center of the forehead deals with intuition, integrity of personality and cognitive cohesion.
There is much emphasis on this chakra and area of the brain since the frontal lobe regulates our basic thinking processes, such as attention, short-term memories and judgment. A healthy Ajna Chakra, hence, manifests in intuitive abilities, deep concentration and organization of thoughts.
7. Crown Chakra
Sahasrara Chakra, or the Crown Chakra is not really located in the body, but it floats a little above the crown of the head, like a halo. In many cultures, this is the chakra that connects us with Cosmos, or the Higher Consciousness. A balanced crown chakra manifests in the sense of belonging and purpose as part of the universe.