“DlD YOU KNOW ... ?” Chakra Explained

DlD YOU KNOW . . .? Where did it come from . . .

Chakra’ is a term that comes from the Ancient Sanskrit language, literally translating to English as ‘WHEEL.’   The Chakra System originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC in the oldest text called the ‘Vedas.’  The Vedas are the earliest Sanskrit literary records and the most Ancient scriptures of Hinduism.

What is a Chakra

A ‘Chakra’ refers to an Energy Centres in our body. These Centres are often Visualized as Seven Spinning Wheels of Energy.  Each Chakra sits at a fixed spot on the body, found along the spine, they are also associated with the well-being of the organs, muscles, and tissue located near each of them. They relate to different Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical Conditions.

DlD YOU KNOW . . .? lt Controls the Energy that surrounds us.

A Blocked Chakra can cause problems many from Moodiness to Headaches to Insecurity and as overall Poor Chakra Health.  

Knowing each of the Chakra and the emotions and body parts they govern will give you a better idea of the technique best suited to unlocking them.

The BALANCING and Good upkeep of these Chakras supply your body with free-flowing energy that Nourishes your Physical being, Soothes you of any bodily Discomfort or Inflammation, and brings Tranquillity to a Stressed Mind.

and more . . .

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DlD YOU KNOW …? There are Seven Chakras . . .

Chakras exist in two realms. There’s 3 that affect your Material Well-Being and 3 that affect your Spiritual side. We’ll start with the 3 material Chakras (Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus) before moving to the Heart Chakra. The Heart connects the two types. Finally, the 3 Spiritual Chakras (Throat, Third Eye, and Crown).

Root

Colour: Red - Element: Earth.

Also known as the Muladhara, this Chakra is located at the base of the spine and is closely associated with the foundations of life.

A BALANCED and OPEN Root Chakra provides you with feelings of stability and security. With it, you can handle life's many challenges with inner strength. It also lets you feel grounded and more able to be humble despite the urge to rear one's head high.

A BLOCKED Root Chakra can lead to irrational fears, trust issues, and insecurity that often leads to boastful behaviour. This Chakra hates things that threaten your Survival. This may be Financial Issues, access to Food, and so on. Even Fears about your Survival can cause it to become Unaligned.

Sacral

Colour:Orange,Element:Water

Also known as the Swadhisthana, it is located just below your belly button and deals with sexuality and creative energy. It is deeply associated with your emotions and empathy with others.

An OPEN Sacral Chakra allows you to be able to read your emotions and the emotions of others more accurately. It also strengthens your sense of individuality and creative mindset. In women, it can also deal with reproduction and childbirth.

A BLOCKED Sacral Chakra can lead to complications in the body parts surrounding it, emotional instability and, coldness towards the feelings of others. This Chakra fills you with a sense of Well-Being, Pleasure, and Sexuality.

Solar Plexus

Colour: Yellow - Element: Fire

Also known as the Manipura, it is located in your stomach and is deeply associated with feelings of self-esteem and confidence.

An OPEN Solar Plexus Chakra that allows for the free-flowing of energy can give you a sense of belief in your own abilities.

A CLOSED one will cause you to suffer from timidity and the inability to showcase your talents over the fear of ridicule. Feelings like your Self-Worth, Self-Esteem and Confidence relate to this Chakra.

Heart

Colour: Green -- Element: Air

Also known as the Anahata, this Chakra is located at the centre of the chest and is associated with feelings of love and true compassion. This is where we find compassion not only for others but for ourselves as well.

Signs of a BALANCED or OPEN heart chakra are loving ourselves and those around us and maintaining an attitude of gratefulness for all the many blessings that we all have.

UNBLOCKING the Heart Chakra will give you the ability to know true love and have meaningful relationships with others. Reiki is one of the most effective ways to heal and balance the Heart Chakra.

Emotions linked to this Chakra are Love, Joy, and Inner Peace.  

Throat

Colour: Blue -- Element: Ether

Also known as the Vishuddha, it is located in the throat and deals with your ability to speak verbally.

Having the Throat Chakra OPEN and in balance will allow you to communicate your ideas and feelings with enough thoughtful eloquence and forthrightness otherwise difficult to achieve.

This Chakra can CLOSE when faced with Tricky interactions. Examples include a Bad Argument or a Difficult Job Interview. You’ll struggle to Say What You Want and might Feel Like You’re Trapped By Secrets, or you may feel like people Don’t Care about what you have to say. Physical problems associated with this BLOCKAGE are Hormone Fluctuations and Throat Pains.

This Chakra governs your Self-Expression.

Third Eye

Colour: Indigo -- Element: It is associated with ESP

Also known as the Ajna, this Chakra is located in your lower forehead, between your eyes. It is associated with instinct and imagination.

Keeping the Third Eye Chakra OPEN and clean will give you the strength of intuition -- that natural gut feeling we all have from time to time -- and expand the abilities of your imagination.

CLOSING your Third Eye will make you Doubt your Purpose. You begin Prize Rationality over Intuition. You’ll Struggle with having Faith in your sense of a broader purpose and Unable to make Decisions. In the Physical realm, this manifests in a few ways such as you may have Trouble Sleeping, Clumsiness, and Difficulty Learning New Things. 

This Chakra links to Intuition. It also deals with your Imagination and Wisdom.

Crown

Colour: Violet -- Element: This Chakra relates to thought.

Also known as the Sahasrara, this Chakra is found on the top of your head and deals with the connection we have spiritually with ourselves, others, or the universe. 

An OPEN Crown Chakra makes way for the energy of the universe to flow into your body and aid you in fulfilling your life's main purpose to Creating the life you Love and Attaining a Sense of Peace. Working with it is a very subtle process. When you get it right, you’ll feel In Tune with the world Around You and have a Deep Sense Of Joy. 

A BLOCKAGE is cause by Traumatic Life Experiences. Like the Throat Chakra this causes you to doubt yourself and your purpose and Feel Adrift in a Spiritual Sense. It will start as a Decline in Excitement and Motivation which can develop into Symptoms Of Depression. You may experiences Chronic Headaches And Trouble With Coordination.

 This Chakra Empowers our Sense Of Inner and Outer Beauty.

DlD YOU KNOW . . . ? How to Unblock Your Chakras

There’s a few ways to Unblock your Chakras. This begins with you learning How they became Blocked. When you first start out, this can be daunting, but the more you tune into your Chakras, the easier it will get and you’ll begin to identify blockages as they’re forming.

There are many methods that you can use and introduce in your daily life to promote Chakra Healing in every aspect of your life.

and lmprove your Wellbeing . . .

For example, let’s say your Throat Chakra has a Block caused by a Bad Argument - You must process your feelings and allow yourself to move past the argument as this will help you Heal and Re-align.

If your Sacral Chakra has a Block causing Digestive Issues - By seeking Medical help and Resolving your Digestive problems, you can re-align this Chakra.

DlD YOU KNOW . . .?  There are many methods that can help you... Mantras & Meditation

Mantras are verbal repetitions of the same word or phrase to make it come to fruition.

It is usually done after yoga sessions or during meditation as an aid to focus. Mantras are also done in one form or another by numerous religions across the world.

It is believed that the sound made by you during your Mantra carries vibrations throughout your body. In essence, you are sound healing yourself by vibration and focus.  These things Concentrate Your Energy, Purifies It, and Helps It along in pushing through the blockages.

It's essential to use your selected mantra during Meditations to stay focused and prevent negative or unnecessary thoughts from entering your mind. It also helps you to relax and control your breathing. Meditation gives our mind the rest it needs. Having energy flowing freely from the body through the Chakras will Balance, Support and Promotes peak Health and Well-Being.

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In order to unblock your Chakra/s using the power of your Mantra & Meditation, you'll need to:

  • Choose a place with no distractions or interruptions to meditate. Your bodily functions might slow down as you enter into a relaxed state so this place should be relatively warm too.
  • Sit on a pillow or something comfortable in a crossed-legged position. Keep your back straight but relaxed.
  • Place your hands on your thighs or form a tented prayer position.
  • Close your eyes and dictate your intention for this meditation session. Then begin to chant.
  • When using Mala or prayer beads, hold them in one hand and count each bead after a mantra. Mantras are usually repeated after sets of nine.
  • Keep your breathing normal but pay close attention.
  • Visualize your targeted chakra, the subject of your mantra, and imagine it swirling and in motion. Try to feel the energy moving in that part of your body.
  • End the session with a single repetition of a favoured mantra.

If you have troubles at any Chakra envisioning the Wheel Spinning, this is a sign of a blockage. Spend more time at these spots. You can place a hand here and Envision Negative Energy draining away.

A MALA or String Of Beads can greatly aid in keeping count of your number of repetitions (each mantra holds a specific number of repetitions) used for the clearing and balancing of Chakras,  this is similar to the Rosery Beads used by Catholics as they perform the ‘Stations of the Cross’ during the period of ‘Lent’. These beads are normally made from Natural Sandalwood but they can also contain hanging charms such as ‘Hand of Fatima’ pendants or even a pendant showing the Chakra coloured stones.

Crystal or Stone Healing

Stones or Crystals for Healing correspond with the associated Colour of the Chakra.  Stones are used at each Chakra Centres for Clearing, Revitalizing, and Healing

True healing is a partnership between the PERSON and the CRYSTALS or STONES by letting go of the barriers and allowing the Power to flow IN and OUT.

Each chakra has at least one Crystal or Stone that will help get things back in line. Some crystals do double time and will work for many Chakras (like moonstone). Carry, Wear or Meditate with Crystals and Stones to help loosen blocks.

Chakra Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice that opens your Chakras through the manipulations of different body parts. By moving slowly through different poses and stances, you are stimulating your energy centres -- driving your inner energy to circulate your body. There are Chakra-targeted poses that directly work towards aligning them or even unblocking.

 If you’re a beginner to Yoga, you can get away with basic moves to align your Chakras. There are more poses for each of the chakras that require the aid of an instructor. Do not try any advanced poses by yourself or without proper practice to reduce the risk of injuring yourself.

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Dietary Changes

There are certain kinds of foods that, when incorporated into your diet, can help in the cleansing and/or opening of your Chakras. Especially if eaten before or after performing any one of the other Chakra unblocking methods.

Examples of these Foods are

  1. Crown Chakra = No foods exist that helps this Chakra. An open Crown Chakra is the result of the alignment and generally healthy state of all the other Chakras.
  2. Third Eye Chakra = Foods that are purple in colour like grapes, plums, or lavender tea. Chocolate also helps cleanse this Chakra.
  3. Throat Chakra = All kinds of juices and fruits. All forms of tea are also beneficial
  4. Heart Chakra = Green and Leafy foods are the best for this Chakra. Herbs too.
  5. Solar Plexus Chakra = Foods that are coloured yellow like corn, banana, or grains. Chamomile tea is also recommended.
  6. Sacral Chakra = Orange foods like oranges, tangerines, or nuts too.
  7. Root Chakra = Red foods like beets, meat, or red peppers, or any kind of food rooted from them the ground like potatoes or carrots.

Each Chakra has Specific Foods associated with it. By eating foods linked to a specific Chakra, you can loosen any Blocks it has. For general care of your Chakras, you should try to eat colourful meals like Salads, Soups, and Pastas.

Reiki Healing

Reiki is an ancient healing art that has been around for over 100 years. It’s the perfect holistic treatment to help with stress, anxiety, and depression, you can use Reiki energy to cleanse and unblock your Chakras.

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A Reiki master or some training might be needed to have your Chakras unblocked or cleansed using the Reiki Method.  After rigorous training and attunements from their teachers, Reiki masters use hand gestures and symbols to channel the energy in your body. There are also options for distance healing.

You can use Reiki to Unblock Your Chakras by channelling Reiki energy into your Chakra by placing your hand in the target area for 5 - 10 minutes - focusing it into the energy centre that's blocked.

The energy is like a flood that forces the blockade to be washed away. The positive energy charges and lifts the negative energy that caused the block - breaking it and dispelling it from your body.

If you are not trained or attuned in Reiki, then you can see a professional Reiki practitioner to do it for you.

Tapping or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

This method brings to light each of the 7 Chakras, their associated acupuncture meridian, the muscles governed by and the emotions directly influenced by each of these Chakras. When we use EFT tapping process it allows for a much deeper healing to occur. 

When using EFT through the Chakras you can

  • Reduce emotional anxiety and emotional turbulence in a few minutes
  • Clear and reduce any muscular pain instantly and dramatically
  • Effectively treat all 3 levels of the human being - physical, mental/emotional, spiritual
  • Treat and heal yourself or use it to treat and heal others
  • Establish more awareness in your daily life by working with the Chakra's.

When you work with the Chakras you can effectively

  • Reduce pain
  • Improve Digestion
  • Calm the mind (and calm others down too)
  • Prepare the body for quality sleep
  • Perform at you potential
  • Speak more clearly and with ease
  • Feel more grounded and energised and so much more ...

How to Use the Tapping Method

The idea is to repeatedly tap the Chakra while reciting words or a Mantra containing Encouragement, Confirmation, or Belief.

The clearing up of Emotional baggage while tapping the energy pools of your body enforces positive energy into the area and moves the block away.

  1. To begin, use your index and middle finger, from your dominant hand, and gently tap the Chakra you wish to heal and unblock.
  2. Do this in repetitions of nine while reciting words selected to strengthen your spirits or forgive yourself of the things you are insecure about.

You can also do all of the Chakras by starting with the top Crown Chakra and slowly but confidently moving down to the Root Chakra after each tapping every nine times.

Tapping or the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) does not always show results immediately. This method can operate as a daily exercise that's easy enough to do and will only show results after repeated sessions.

This method is popular to do as it’s simple, straightforward, and can be spontaneous, but bears some similarities to the Mantra method in that it seeks to vibrate or jolt the blockage away.

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Coloured Clothing

This sounds funny but it works – believe me!

If you follow the colour for each Chakra and try to adapt a piece of clothing relating to the specific area for each Chakra, it will concentrate the energy around this zone and with additional help from some of the other mentioned methods, you will feel a unique and genuine difference. Here is an idea – Try a Violet Hat on your Head (Crown) or a BLUE SCARF AROUND YOUR NECK   (Throat)  etc . . .

And finally . . .

Imagine the Chakras of your body like pools in a long stream. If one part of that stream is blocked, then the waters of pools in its path downstream can either grow stagnant and murky with unmoved dirt, or they dry up completely.  Only by allowing the water to flow freely through all the pools downstream will the water remain pure.

Only by ensuring the Chakras of your body are free of obstruction can you feel at peace with yourself. Your mind will be at ease, your spirit will be in balance, and your body will be in perfect working condition.

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