The word “Chakra” comes from the Sanskrit,
meaning “wheels of energy” or "vortex of energy." They are
the main energy centers of the body, through which we
receive, process and transmit the experiences around us.
(If you could see Chakras, as many who work with them do,
you would be able to see each primary Chakra as a spinning
vortex or wheel of energy).
Chakras are traditionally depicted as lotus flowers, each
resonating at different frequencies and corresponding to the
colors of the rainbow. Each Chakra spins. The lower Chakras
spin more slowly than the higher ones and the direction of the
spin differs in men and women.
Although the human energy system is said to have many Chakras,
(32,000 smaller Chakras a.k.a. Nadis, which can be
cross-referenced with acupuncture and shiatsu points), the
traditional Hindu system names 7 major ones.
According to this Yogic Tradition, our seven main personal
energy centers, Chakras, are positioned within the spinal
column from the coccyx to the crown of the head. They are known
Solar Plexus Chakra
Brow Chakra a.k.a. Third Eye
A Picture of Health
In order to lead a healthy, balanced life, we
must care not only for physical dysfunction's but
also our emotional, mental and spiritual needs. The
Chakras provide us a picture of the state of health within
these 4 elements. This picture allows us to work within
their subtle energies to bring us into balance. By
maintaining an open and smooth flowing channel of energy
through our Chakras, we can pre-empt the onset of physical
disease and bring ourselves into mental, emotional and
Each main Chakra has within its field major
organs and glands, so the energy system of our body is
related to our physiological make-up.
Each Chakra has a function to enable us to achieve balance
which may be over-ridden by our emotions and intellectual
capabilities. For example, the base Chakra is concerned with
being rooted, grounded and secure. It is aligned with the earth
and is concerned with “nourishment” in its broadest sense. If
we have worries or concerns to do with money, career, or
material possessions, this Chakra’s function becomes
overloaded, resulting in an imbalance in the surrounding organs
and glands. This creates symptoms such as abdominal distension,
diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, etc.
Each Chakra has both an elemental and a planetary
relationship, and is affiliated with crystals and essential oils.
Through yoga, meditation and receiving any form of energetic
healing, we are able to balance the seven main Chakras. In deep
meditation, they can even be opened. Balanced Chakras lead to a
balance at all levels of Body, Mind, and Spirit.
When the Chakra centers are spinning and glowing in vibrant
color, our organs and glands are affected positively and we
experience a feeling of well-being and