Through out every day life, we as humans experience a variety of emotions, sensations, and experiences. These experiences generate through our body and can meet at a common ground between the mind and body known as the Chakras. Getting to know your chakras and their meaning is important.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “disk” – Essentially an energy portal.
You can think of a Chakra as the wheels of life inside of you like a flower. They can either be open or closed, dying or budding. This all depends on the state of consciousness within; the Chakra’s system movement of energy can help understand ourselves. This energetic aspect to the body is not visibly seen from the eye but are located strategically starting at the perineum (the space between the genitals and anus), up the spine to the top of the head. They help redirect energy to where it is needed helping different organs work as they should.
There are seven main chakras each being indicated with a specific color, scent, and element, vibrating at a different frequency associating with certain emotions and functions of the organs. Working with your Chakras and balancing them can help in many ways from curing ailments, improving emotional states, or even unblock limitations to financial success.
Getting to Know Your Chakra’s:
Root Chakra: One
Location: Perineum, base of spine
Developmental Age: 0-3 years
Body Symptoms: Problems in the kidneys, rectum, hips, bowel spasm, piles, colitis, crohns disease, constipation.
Associated With: Primal need for survival and security, fear, airy-fairy not really here sensations, feeling unsafe, no sense of belonging, being here and now.
Negative Qualities: Self-centered, insecurity, violence, greed, anger. Overly concerned over one’s physical survival, tension in the spine.
Lessons: Matters relating to the material world, success. The physical security, stillness, health, courage, patience.
Sacral Chakra: Two
Location: Lower abdomen, below the navel, the sacrum
Developmental Age: 3-5/8 years old
Body Symptoms: Problems related to the reproductive system. Ovaries, testicles, prostate, genitals, spleen, womb, bladder.
Associated With: Creative blocks, need to possess another, fear of intimacy, No sense of magic or mystery.
Negative Qualities: Promiscuous, anger, hurt, stuck in a rut.
Lessons: Giving and receiving, emotions, desire, pleasure, sexual/passionate love, change, movement, assimilation of new ideas, health, family, tolerance, surrender, working harmoniously and creatively with others.
Solar Plexus Chakra: Three
Location: Above the navel, below the chest
Developmental Age: 8-12 years old (approximal)
Body Symptoms: Diabetes, liver disease, ulcers, problems with the stomach, spleen, and small intestines.
Associated With: Self-centeredness, no sense of identity, powerless, need to control, need to take care of others.
Negative Qualities: Taking in more than one can assimilate and utilize, too much emphasis on power and recognition, anger, fear, hate, digestive problems.
Lessons: Will, personal power, authority, energy, mastery of desire, self-control, radiance, warmth, wakening, transformation, humor, laughter, self-empowerment and purpose.
Heart Chakra: Four
Location: Center of Chest
Color: Green (sometimes with rose pink)
Developmental Age: 12-15 years old
Body Symptoms: Thymus, heart, circulatory system, arms, hands, lungs
Associated With: compassion, unconditional love, vulnerability, tenderness, detachment, hurt, bitterness, courage, passion, forgiveness.
Negative Qualities: Repression of love, emotional instability, out of balance.
Lessons: Divine/unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, understanding, balance, group consciousness, oneness with life, acceptance, peace, openness, harmony, contentment.
Throat Chakra: Five
Developmental Age: 15-21 years old
Body Symptoms: Problems of the thyroid, soar throat, tonsillitis, hearing difficulties, tinnitus
Associated With: Incessant chattering, feeling choked off, inability to speak up and speak out, keeping quiet.
Negative Qualities: Communication and or speech problems, knowledge used unwisely, ignorance, lack of discernment, depression.
Lessons: Power of the spoken word, true communication, creative expression in speech, integration, peace, truth, knowledge, wisdom, loyalty, honesty, reliability, gentleness, kindness.
Third Eye (Brow) Chakra: Six
Location: Above and between the eye, center of the forehead
Color: Indigo Blue
Developmental Age: 21 + sometimes never
Body Symptoms: Pituitary gland, left eye, nose, ears
Associated With: Intuition, inspiration, confusion, clarity.
Negative Qualities: Lack of trust in intuition, inability to let go of logic, always in another world, nightmares.
Lessons: Soul realism, insight, imagination, clairvoyance, concentration, peace of mind, wisdom, devotion, perception beyond duality, see beyond every day limitations.
Crown Chakra: Seven
Location: Top of head
Color: Violet / Amethyst / Silver/ Gold
Developmental Age: This Chakra is open in young children and be open again as a spiritual adult. The soul leaves the body through the crown chakra after death
Body Symptoms: Depression, parkinsons disease, epilepsy, senile dementia, brain disorders
Associated With: Pineal, cerebral cortex, central nervous system, right eye.
Negative Qualities: Lack of inspiration, confusion, depression, alienation, hesitation to serve, senility.
Lessons: Unification of the higher self with human personality, oneness with the infiinate, spiritual will, inspiration, unity, divine wisdom and understanding, idealism, selfless service, perception beyond time and space, continuity of consciousness.
Now, it’s your turn to explore!
It is important to understand the Chakra system because it has a direct connection to our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Understanding its function can help us respond to life with awareness rather than being unconsciously reactive. As we take in air and food to fuel our molecular building blocks, the Chakra’s take in subtle energy that is fundamental for life. As well as being linked to the physical body, each Chakra holds a key to understanding our relationships, our strengths and weaknesses, and our sense of who and what we are in the world.