The world is a mirror, forever reflecting what you are doing, within yourself. -Neville Goddard
Let us understand the following quote through the a simple guide to self-discovery, the science of chakras. Chakras are the energy centres in our body that help us create a balanced life. The word “Chakra” originates from the Sanskrit word, “Wheel” or “Turning.” There are actually hundreds of chakras where energy is focused and concentrated in our body. Of all these chakras, 7 chakras have been identified as the main chakras. These chakras are all located along the spine and are scientifically proven to exude more energy than other parts of the body. Numerous scientific tests have been carried out to prove this.
Now, each chakra has its own definition or function. It is something like mini-control centres in our body. Our emotions, every glands, organs and body system are connected and influenced by our chakras. When a chakra is blocked (having less energy) or too open (having excessive energy), there is an imbalance on the natural flow of energy throughout the body. This impacts our mental and physical health. However, when we balance our chakras, we will automatically live a balanced life.
In addition to that, each chakra exhibits unique symptoms that indicates whether it is balanced, blocked or too open. Once we have understood this, we may be able to recognize our state of being better to improve ourselves. Therefore, let us dive further into understanding these chakras.
1. Root Chakra (Muladhara)
This chakra represents the physical energy, vitality, survivability, material success, and manifestations. It is the energy that grounds us, connects us to the earth and empowers our self-worth.
Location: Base of the spine between the anus and the genitals.
Glands/Organs: Adrenals, kidneys, spinal column, colon, and legs.
Too open: Over materialistic and self-centred.
Blocked: Emotionally needy, and low self-esteem.
Balanced: Exhibit a healthy lifestyle, self-confidence, good physical energy, and well-grounded.
2. Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana)
This chakra represents creativity, pure intentions and knowledge. It connects us to the inner source of inspiration, enabling us to accept, adapt to changes in life and enjoy the beauty around us.
Location: Lower Abdomen. 1-2 inches below navel
Glands/Organs: Skin, kidney, mammary glands, ovaries, testicles, prostate, and spleen.
Too open: Emotionally unbalanced, manipulative, and sexually addictive.
Blocked: Over sensitive, impotent or frigid, and feelings of guilt.
Balanced: Trusting, creative, attuned to own feelings, expressive, and able to engage in healthy relationships.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
This chakra represents acceptance of your unique identity, courage to face life’s challenges, the ability to relate to others as an independent individual, and the energy to digest or process what you take in (food, air or ideas).
Location: Between navel and based of sternum. 1-2 inches above navel.
Glands/Organs: The diaphragm, the breath, adrenals, skin, digestive organs, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, gall bladder, and liver.
Too open: Angry, controlling, judgmental, and workaholic.
Blocked: Worried about what others think, insecure, and afraid to be alone.
Balanced: Self-respect, confidence, spontaneous, uninhibited, and respect for others.
4. Heart Chakra (Anahata)
This chakra is one of the most powerful links between the physical and spiritual self. It enables us to express unselfish love, to be compassionate and to find emotional balance.
Location: At the centre of the chest.
Colour: Green or pink.
Glands/Organs: Heart, lungs, immune system, thymes gland, and lymph glands.
Too open: Possessive, conditional love, and emotionally withheld.
Blocked: Fears rejection, self-pity, unworthy of love, and smothering.
Balanced: Compassionate, unconditional love, nurturing, and spiritual.
5. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
This chakra represents your ability to listen deeply, to speak with conviction, to communicate between your heart and mind.
Location: At the central base of neck.
Colour: Sky Blue.
Glands/Organs: Thyroid, parathyroid, throat, mouth, and teeth.
Too open: Over talkative, dogmatic, arrogant, and self-righteous.
Blocked: Unreliable, holds back from self-expression, and inconsistent.
Balanced: Good communicator, artistic, content, and meditative.
6. Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
This chakra represents your sixth sense, the ability to control your thoughts, to direct and focus your thoughts, to empathize with others, your intuition, concentration and memory.
Location: Mid-forehead, between the eyebrows.
Colour: Indigo or Purple.
Glands/Organs: Pineal gland, pituitary gland, brain, eyes, ears, and nose.
Too open: Too logical, dogmatic, arrogant, and authoritarian.
Blocked: Undisciplined, fears success, sets sights too low.
Balanced: Charismatic, intuitive, not attached to material things.
7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
This chakra is our energetic passageway from the consciousness to the experience of our Higher Self.
Location: At the top of the head.
Colour: Violet, gold or white.
Glands/Organs: Pituitary gland, pineal gland, nervous system, brain-cerebral cortex, and right eye.
Too open: Psychotic, manic depressive, frustrated, and sexually confused.
Blocked: Constantly exhausted, indecisive, and no sense of belonging.
Balanced: Magnetic personality and at peace with ‘self’, transcendent.
At this point, most likely you are able to roughly understand your state of being better and might be curious on the next step, which is how to keep your chakras balanced? The solution is Chakra Meditation. Chakra meditation is a specialized form of healing or relaxation meditation that heals and energizes the chakras. It also includes sound vibrations and hand gestures that are unique to each chakra to activate them for the healing process. With carefully guided chakra meditation, you can cleanse, clear, and balance your chakras. Happiness2Life offers guided chakra meditation for free online so we have got you covered on that too. Find out more and join right away!
Remember, this is not a one-off session where you balance a chakra once and it is balanced forever. Similar to how daily food consumption is important to sustain the physical body, regular chakra meditation is important to ensure the energy flow throughout your body is in constant harmony. With regular practice, you will feel so much better and realize that life is simple and easy. Thank you for your time! See you in the next post.