There is more to us than just the physical body. Our body is an energetic system through which the universal life force flows. Our seven chakras are a part of this energetic system – they connect us with the larger part of ourselves, the universe, and at the same time they hold the secrets to a healthy, prosperous and gratifying life. Read on to know more…
Tapping the energy of our chakras
Imagine having the ability, at any given moment, to instantly uplift any aspect of your life by tapping into one of your 7 Chakras, and empowering it. Your thoughts and attitudes, whether positive or negative, influence the energy in your chakras. When you understand the chakras and learn to heal them you will be able to create instant change within your state of consciousness and your body.
Physical and intellectual connection
The seven main chakra centers are aligned along the spinal column. If there are disturbances on any level, this shows in the chakra’s vitality level. Also each of the seven main chakras is their own intelligence center. This means that each chakra is not only associated with our physical health but also controls aspects connected to our emotional, mental and belief system.
1st Chakra: The Root Chakra
This first chakra is located around the tailbone at the bottom of the spine. It is represented by a red color. Its primary functions are to give vitality to the body and to perform basic survival processes. People with an open root chakra find it easy to plan their finances and work towards success. They feel stable and secure both personally and professionally. Those with closed root chakras often find they struggle with financial matters, or feel disconnected from the world around them.
2nd Chakra: The Sacral Chakra
The glowing orange sacral chakra is just below the naval, and is responsible for the flowing of energy between yourself and your loved ones. Having an open sacral chakra usually results in a comfort with one’s own sexuality, and a longing for pleasure — which is free from guilt or shame. However, should the sacral chakra be closed, a wide range of problems may manifest including: sexual frustration, addiction to narcotics or other substances, a joyless over-indulgence in many things.
3rd Chakra: The Solar Plexus Chakra
Between the naval and the sternum is the third chakra, represented by a golden yellow color that gives us the energy to make the choices and decisions that lead us to our goals. The symptoms of a closed solar plexus chakra are feelings of insignificance and voicelessness, or having little faith in one’s own opinions, goals or dreams. Conversely, blockages in the third chakra can also create a sense of false confidence.
4th Chakra: The Heart Chakra
In the center of our chests is the heart chakra, which has vital importance to our inner health and happiness. It gives us the power and energy to love not only each other, but also ourselves. Those with closed heart chakras find it difficult to forgive and move on from emotionally difficult situations, leading to misery and suffering.
5th Chakra: The Throat Chakra
Located inside the neck, the bright blue energy of the throat chakra is the center for our expression and creativity. Those who have an open throat chakra generally find it easy to express their opinions without causing offence, are thoughtful listeners, and do not shy away from opposing what they see as unfairness. A closed throat chakra can result in something of an identity crisis
6th Chakra: The Third Eye Chakra
We are all born with the gift of intuition, foresight and belief in the power of our senses. This comes from our sixth chakra, located in the forehead and represented by a powerful yet soothing indigo color. People with an open third eye chakra are comfortable with the existence of their unconscious minds. They recognize and know how to listen to their dreams, visions, premonitions and gut feelings.
7th Chakra: The Crown Chakra
The seventh and final chakra is located on the top of the head. Represented by a vivid and regal purple color, this chakra gives us the energy that drives us towards a sense of enlightenment and spiritual accomplishment. An open crown chakra will produce elevated thoughts and feelings, and more divinely orientated aspirations. A closed crown chakra can lead to feelings of a lack of direction, jealousy and bitterness.
Importance of our Chakra System
The benefit of learning about your own chakra system is for you to understand on a whole (whole = body, mind and spirit in harmony) that when all parts of you (all of your seven chakra centers) are communicating equally and working in alliance with each other, you will have little or no energy disorders. For example, if the mental part of you is powerful and so are the physical, emotional and spiritual parts of you equally as strong, it is then that you feel at your optimum level.
How the chakras affect your everyday life
The chakras affect the decisions you make in your life. The conscious portion of you comprises only about ten percent of your decision-making process. The subconscious is connected to the chakras and draws from the perceptions of every experience you have ever had. Many times before you have consciously looked at a situation, the perceptions within the chakras, working with the subconscious mind, has already filtered through information the conscious mind no longer remembers and strongly influences the decisions you make.
7 types of relationships & the influence of the chakras
According to the Vedas there are 7 types of relationships that we can experience in our lives. These 7 categories of relationships achieve a certain type of harmony between two people that correspond to our 7 chakra centers: your root center, sacral chakra, solar plexus, heart center, throat chakra, brow chakra (third eye center), and crown chakra.
The Root Chakra Couple
The root chakra is connected to our primal instincts. It is greatly influenced by our sexual energy. Its sexual energy motivates us to have children and continue our lineage and because it motivates us to stay alive, and can keep us away from physical danger. The root chakra is also connected with selfishness and ego – two factors that are of utmost important to those who are motivated to survive. We use our selfishness to protect our needs, and we use our ego to protect our emotions.
Relationship of Root Chakra Couples
Root chakra couples are ruled by the planet mars, and tend to have an intense honeymoon period, and aspects of this can feel a lot like love to them. Of course with time, the honey moon period gradually fades, and then they are usually left with bitterness and disappointment. Aspects of the honeymoon period can feel a lot like love to them. The relationship tends to be very up and down, never quite finding the right balance. They experience dizzying highs and deep lows.
The Sacral Chakra Couple
The Sacral chakra is the spiritual energy center connected to happiness, confidence and resourcefulness. It is also linked to the negative shades of greed, fear and self preservation. A couple that makes a connection through their sacral chakra, create a love that is based on a mutual desire for comfort and wealth. This chakra is influenced by the planet Venus. When this couple come together they first harmonize on the sacral level, and over time the root chakra may open up as well.
The Solar Pelxus Couple
The solar plexus is the power center of our energy chakras located in our light body. The solar plexus is connected to our ambitions and goals. Material pleasures in life can be further divided into two forms: the heavy and the subtle. The heavy worldly material pleasures are things like beautiful things – houses, cars, objects. This is what the Sacral Chakra Couple aspires too. One step higher than this is the subtle form of wordily material pleasures – which is the search for fame, prestige, and power. They want to get married for power and prestige.
The Heart Centered Couple
The Heart Centered Couple is the first chakra under the higher level energy centers – and therefore, is the first chakra to yield a “favorable relationship”. Thus, this couple will have more opportunities for happiness than opportunities for unhappiness. They usually have lasting marriages. These favorable relationships give both people the chance to cleanse their consciousness, to work through their karma, and to fulfill their dharma.
The Throat Chakra couple
Those motivated by the throat chakra (the ruling planet – mercury) are inclined to perfect their senses. They want to tune in their senses into the ethereal world. They practice meditation to have a higher level of senses. So that they can hear, feel, see, know and understand their messages from the universe. hey wish happiness to everyone they think about. It is also important for throat centered couples to cultivate self control and honesty.
The third-eye chakra couple
Those under the influence of their third-eye chakra, are ruled by the planet Saturn. These are people who have been practicing self realization for many lives. The couple come together to practice self perfection together. They have a very deep psychic harmony that allows them to completely give their lives to each other. They are committed to studying the highest truth of the universe. They want to experience God. This relationship is very rare. These people are usually spiritual teachers. They live simply for other people and not for themselves.
The crown chakra couple
Those activated at the crown chakra, ruled by the planet Jupiter, create an unearthly and mystical love. The woman thinks of her husband as her teacher, her guru, and she trusts him completely. She is always loyal to him. Her husband behaves as a saint would. After they die, they go into the spiritual world, where they can be together forever. They have completed their work. This is a very high level type of love.
3 easy ways to vitalize your chakras
Take a look at three very simple things you can do to vitalize and energize your chakras to achieve the level of holistic energy health you’ve always wanted.
Patch your base chakra energy leaks
When there is a leak, you have to patch it. Many people are energy-depleted because they are not able to hold enough life force energy. Here’s one way you can do it in 4 easy steps: Close your eyes and imagine you can see the energy leaking out of your tailbone. Imagine a patch large enough to cover the leak. Place the patch over the leak. Imagine you can go beneath the energy and reverse the flow to spiral it up into your body through your tailbone.
Open up your crown chakra
We maintain a higher life force energy when our crown chakra is open and active. Place the finger tips of each of your hands on the top of your forehead where your hairline starts. Your fingertips should be touching. Now pull your fingertips away from each other as though you were opening up your crown. Move your fingers 2 inches above the starting point and repeat the same movement. Do this over the entire crown of your head.
Activate your third chakra
The third chakra represents your will, power, confidence and sense of self. These simple steps will help you activate your third chakra effectively: Rub your palms together swiftly creating static electricity. Place the palm of your right hand on your solar plexus, rotating your palm in a clockwise direction while repeating: “I am the will of creating what I want.” Repeat these steps 2 or 3 more times.