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7 Base Chakras: What Are They?

The Chakras are wildly talked about in the healing and spiritual conscious community. This is because whether we know or believe it or not, the Chakras are important. Illness, disease and dis-contentment of any kind are often the cause of a chakra or chakras. While feeling happy, having optimal health, and an abundant life is one where our chakras are in alignment and balanced.

Chakra means ‘wheel’ in Sanskrit. The chakras have a wheel like form, though we have many chakras all throughout our being there are 7 main chakras that are needed to be healed and put into alignment before working on other chakras. Chakras are organic vortexes that store, process and influence Ki (or Chi) energy. The  chakras are associated with the seven major glands of our bodies.

Throughout our lives we dance around with the chakras learning the lessons they have to offer and either blocking or healing them. Kundalini is the energy believed to be activated when the chakras are going through their natural healing and activation process. Kundalini is trapped energy or in the Indian culture a goddess who is coiled around the Root Chakra at the beginning. The goal of Kundalini is to rise up to the crown to mate with a celestial counterpart and therefore connect and balance all other chakras. If something is off in a chakra, it affects the rest of them.

Each chakra has a front and a back. The front of the chakras holds the present and future as well as current symptoms or dysfunction. It holds logic and the limitation of the human plane. The front responds with the law of physics

The back of the chakras holds the past as well as the cause (past experiences, genetics, etc.) It holds limitlessness and freedom from earthly constraints. People who live with the rear open attract what they want to them freely and easily. It draws abundance on all levels.

The Seven Chakras

As previously said there are seven base chakras. The root, the sacral, the solar plexus, the heart, the throat, the third eye, and the crown.

The Root/Muladhara Chakra: The first of the chakras. This Chakra is located in the spines perineum or the base. This chakra is associated with the gonads or ovaries. The color of this chakra is red and its element is Earth. The function of this chakra is survival and prosperity. It deals with our animal nature, our safety, security and stability; it is (while in 3D) our closest connection to nature. It deals with our core strength and will. We feel at home and safe when this chakra is balanced, when it is out of balance we feel trapped or out-of-place.

The Sacral/Svadhisthana Chakra: The second chakra. This chakra is located in our sacral and is associated with the adrenal, lymph glands and leydig cells. It deals with all things liquid in the body. The color of this he function of this chakra is creativity, sexuality and physical aspects. It deals with relationships, creativity, and trust. When this chakra is unbalanced we experience disorders and disease in sexual organs, the kidneys and the bladder; along with adrenal disorders. We become too controlling or too lazy. When this chakra is balanced we thrive in lives pleasures and our energy is enhanced and we trust those we have relationships or friendships with.

The Solar Plexus/Manipura Chakra: The third chakra. This chakra is located in our solar plexus. It is associated with the pancreas and the entire digestive system. The color of this chakra is yellow and the element is fire. Its function is personal power and emotions. The ego resides here energetically. It deals with ambition, self-esteem and manifesting. When this chakra is balanced we feel confident, we manifest our reality, we are energized and have success in the material world. When this chakra is blocked we have too much hunger for power, no confidence, we hunch over with insecurity, and manifest disease in our stomachs, livers, gall bladders and spleens.

The Heart/Anahata Chakra: The fourth chakra. This chakra is located in the heart center. It is associated with the thymus glands, lungs and physical heart. This chakra is the seat of the spirit. The color is green and its element is air. Its function is love and relationships. It deals with love and grief. When this chakra is balanced we are connected to everyone in unity and balance. We have mature unconditional love for ourselves and others and we are connected to our spirituality. When this chakra is blocked we lack empathy and can become narcissistic; we can become too giving and we manifest asthma, high blood pressure, lung disease and autoimmune disorders.

The Throat/Vishudda Chakra: This is the fifth chakra. It is located in the throat and is associated with the thyroid gland. The color of this chakra is blue and its element is ether. Its function is communication with others and ourselves. It deals with our connection to the universe, our necks, our throats and our hands. When this chakra is blocked we have false and negative communication with ourselves and others, our pride is unchecked, we can become shy and unwilling to change; and manifest thyroid and throat illnesses and diseases. When this chakra is balanced we effectively communicate our truth without hurting others, we are honest and respect others and ourselves.

The Third Eye/Ajna Chakra: This is the sixth chakra. This chakra is located in between our eyes in the middle of our foreheads and is associated with the pituitary gland. The color of this chakra is indigo and it has no element. The function of this chakra is intuition. This chakra deals with our eyes, our brains and our noses; visions and dreams, our spirit self, and our inner wisdom. When this chakra is blocked we have anxiety, depression, insomnia, addictive disorders, nightmares, and our bodies and minds our out of sync with one another. Intuition is reduced. While when this chakra is balanced we can astral travel, connect to our psychic abilities, we understand that there is no good or evil; and we see the truth of what is.

The Crown/ Sahasrara Chakra: This is the seventh and master gland chakra. This chakra is located at the top of our heads and is associated with our pineal gland. The color of this chakra is white light or violet and has no element. The function of this chakra is our spirituality. This chakra deals with the nervous system, thought, and connection to Source. When this chakra is open we are connected to all things; we feel bliss, freedom, energy, true completion and we live in the present moment. Balance is irrelevant to this chakra, it is either opened or closed. When this chakra is  closed we get Alzheimer’s, our feelings of superiority warps our perception of reality, and we have memory dysfunctions.

Chakra Oracle Readings

The chakras are an important part of our lives and developing a relationship with them will bring vitality and happiness. If you want to know exactly where you are at in each chakra and how they affect your life as a whole personally, I give Chakra Oracle Readings. Find out more here.

 

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