Updated: Nov 25, 2017
(briefly summarised obvs!)
CHAKRA is a Sanskrit word meaning “Wheel", describing the constantly revolving wheels of energy swirling between the physical & subtle bodies, acting like a transducer for Prana, life-force energy. They distribute Prana & are a source of physical, emotional, mental & spiritual energies.
Traditionally, there are seven main chakras associated with the physical body.
+ Root (base of the spine)
+ Sacral (lower abdomen)
+ Solar Plexus
+ Third Eye (centre of the forehead)
+ Crown (top of the head)
When these get out of balance, or blocked, the energy cannot flow freely, which can lead to physical, emotional, mental or spiritual dis-ease. This dis-ease can manifest in different ways, over various timings, but once unblocked & a clear channel is present the energy can flow freely & optimum health can be enjoyed.
Being in tune with your natural constitution, your base line state, allows you to detect these subtle changes & adjust a few things before the issue becomes more serious.
Take time to check in with yourself regularly, a daily yoga practice is great for this, & and give yourself a chance to notice how you are feeling at that time.
Each chakra is associated with specific colours. If you find yourself drawn to a particular colour, crystal or food type . . . perhaps search a little deeper to what this might mean for you.
Energy is ALL AROUND US and its does not lie!!
ROOT - Represents our foundation & feeling of being grounded.
+ Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
+ Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, & food.
+ Physical issues: Adrenal glands, fight or flight response, bones & skeletal structure.
+ Signs of Balance
+ Symptoms of Imbalance
* Unclear of Purpose
+ Healing practices to try: Stomping your feet can help you feel more grounded. Also Bridge pose or the Full Wheel if you can will help as well.
+ Healing Foods
* Red fruits and Vegetables such as apples or beets
* Hot spices such as Cayenne or Tabasco
* Vegetables from the ground such as potatoes or carrots
* Animal proteins such as red meat or eggs
+ Crystals associated with this chakra
* Red Agate
* Red Aventurine
* Red Jasper
SACRAL - Our connection & ability to accept others and new experiences.
+ Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in.
+ Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, sexuality.
+ Physical Issues: Sexual functions, elimination & water retention
+ Signs of Balances
* Smooth Creative Flow
* Healthy Sexual Desire
* Positive Outlook
+ Symptoms of Imbalance
* Sexual Problems or Dis-function
* Fear of Sexual or Emotional Intimacy
* Needy or Withdrawn
+ Healing practices to try: Doing Pelvic thrusts and the Cobra yoga pose may help
+ Healing foods
* Orange coloured foods such as tangerines & oranges
+ Crystals associated with this chakra: