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The Human Subtle Energy Centers..
What are Chakras?
Chakras are the concentrated energy centers of the body. Chakra is a Sanskrit term and it means “wheel” or “disk” and is derived from the root word “cakra”.
Chakras are spinning wheels of energy/light. Chakras have the loving responsibility of taking in, incorporating, and emanating energy to keep us functioning at optimal levels.
We have Major and Minor Chakras..
We have major and minor chakras in our energetic body systems. When a chakra is not functioning properly or if it is blocked, illness is more prone to occur.
Our wellbeing on all levels can affect and is affected by the chakras. If we are feeling depressed, then we may not be taking in the maximum amount of energy for our needs.
If we do not nourish our bodies with the proper food and nutrients, then we may take in less energy than more.
If we “block” feelings such as anger, etc., or do not speak our truth, we may be unconsciously impeding our healthy energy flow...
On the other hand, if we endeavour to work on our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health, we can promote with ease the flow of energy through our chakras.
Yoga is one way, for example, that we can work to strengthen and enhance the flow of our chakra systems.
Clearing out clutter in our lives, physically and emotionally, helps to strengthen the flow of our energy.
Forgiveness greatly enhances our energetic health.
Of course, Reiki helps to strengthen the body’s energetic flow to bring back balance and promotes wellbeing on all levels.
Below is a list of the major chakras and their basic properties.
Base or Root Chakra – Muladhara.
Bija mantra (seed sound) is lam. It is related to survival, security, and is the closest to the earth, resting at the base of the spine.
The color associated with it is red. It is naturally associated with the element earth.
To keep this chakra healthy, exercises such as dancing, jogging, or jumping are beneficial.
We should see if our security needs are being met, and take our power to create our own security in our lives so that our world is a safe and enjoyable place for us. Its message is, “I exist”. Live your life proudly.
Sacral Chakra – Svadhistana.
Bija Mantra is vam. This chakra is related to sensuality, sexuality, and desire for pleasure.
It is in the lower abdomen and its color is orange.
Svadhistana is associated with the element water.
Bellydancing, loving partnerships, and yoga can enhance the function of this chakra.
This chakra says, “I desire”. Live your passion, whatever that may be.
What are your dreams? How do you desire to live?
Claim your dreams and go out and make them a reality – give birth to your dreams.
Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura.
Bija mantra is ram. Its color is yellow, and it is related to our power in this world.
Its natural element is fire, and this is where the “fire in your belly” term derives from.
An overbearing solar plexus chakra (one not in balance with the other chakras in your system or one where your energy is solely focused) can result in obsessive-compulsive control.
A third chakra, or solar plexus chakra, with a healthy flow, allows you to control your destiny, feel your power and accomplish your dreams.
The message of the third chakra is “I control”. Go forth and control your own destiny and happiness – you deserve it!
Heart Chakra – Anahata.
Bija mantra is yam. Green is the color of this chakra and it relates naturally to love and compassion, being at our heart center.
This fourth chakra is associated with air.
Healthy relationships, pets, family, even appreciation of beauty and nature enhance the health of this chakra.
Anahata says, “I love”. Let your heart energy flow freely in and out.
Be open to receiving the love that is available to you now, the free-flowing love that is your birthright.
For fellow Reiki/Well-being & Healing/ Practitioners like I am sense your Reiki/Healer/Wellbeing Practitioners family around the world – feel the great love that you all share and that you selflessly emanate into this world.
Shine the love that you are.
Throat Chakra – Vishuddha.
Bija mantra is ham. The throat center or communication center is where you speak your truth in this world. Its color is blue.
When this chakra is flowing at optimum levels, you have the ability to ask for what you need.
You also reflect your truth in the world through this chakra though your communication.
Singing, chanting, and breathing exercises can enhance the health of this chakra.
The message of the throat chakra is “I express”.
Do not suppress your own beautiful voice.
Speak your truth, sing your joy, emanate your love through the vibration of your words.
Third Eye Chakra – Ajna.
Some associated Bija mantras are Sham or Aum or Om. The natural color of this chakra is indigo.
Insight, intuition, awareness, and guidance are the properties of this sixth chakra.
This chakra, located between the eyebrows, says, “I am the witness”.
Meditation and visualization exercises can assist the healthy flow of this chakra.
Be open to your inner guidance.
Listen to your thoughts, they will assist you on the right path.
Crown Chakra – Sahasrara.
Some associated Bija mantras are Om or Ah or Soham. It is the silence between the space and represents spiritual connection.
It is associated with violet or violet-white light, a color many Reiki practitioners are drawn to and use in their work and meditations.
Located a little above the top of the head, it represents union, bliss, the knowledge of being at one with all.
Cosmic consciousness and peace are the frequency at this chakra. “I am that I am”.
It may be beneficial to meditate on the chakras for increased health of your energetic system and even intuit themes from them.
Some simple ideas are: breathing energy into your chakras, starting at the base, seeing the colors vividly, and visualizing your beautiful energy centers spinning in a healthy way, filling your body with health, wisdom, and light.
Another idea is to meditate, starting at your base chakra, and ask them if they have a message for you.
The answers you receive may be quite insightful!
Also, if you are a Reiki Practitioner like I am continue to give Reiki to yourself like I do – this is one of the best ways to assist your body’s energy system to function in a healthy way and to work toward wellness on all levels...
Muladhara or root chakra is represented as a yellow square, with 4 red petals. The seed syllable is Lam, the deity is Ganesh, and the Shakti is Dakini. The associated animal is the elephant Ganesha. This chakra is where the 3 channels are merged, then separate and begin their upward movement. Inside of this chakra is wrapped up the goddess kundalini three times around a black lingam.
It is the seat of the red bindu, the female drop (which in Tibetan vajrayana is located at the navel chakra).
is related to instinct, security, survival and also to basic human potentiality.
This center is located in the perineum, which is the region between the genital and the anus. Although no endocrine organ is placed here, it is said to relate to the gonads and the adrenal medulla, responsible for the fight-or-flight response when survival is under threat.
There is a muscle located in this region that controls ejaculation in the sexual act of the human male. A parallel is charted between the sperm cell and the ovum where the genetic code lies coiled and the kundalini. Muladhara is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the colour red.
Begin with the Mooladhara chakra, located at the perineum, midway between your anus and genitals. Say "Om Mooladhara". Visualize its red color. Slowly repeat "Lang" (pronounced lung) for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.
Location:- Perineum ( midway between the genitals and the anus ).
Importance:- The base for awakening of kundalini, increases stability. 'Lam' Beej Mantra - 'Lam' Seed Mantra
Swadhisthana, Svadisthana or adhishthana is symbolized by a white lotus within which is a crescent moon, with six vermillion, or orange petals. The seed mantra is Vam, and the presiding deity is Bramha, with the Shakti being Rakini ( or Chakini ). The animal associated is the crocodile of Varuna.
The Sacral Chakra is located in the sacrum (hence the name) and is considered to correspond to the testes or the ovaries that produce the various sex hormones involved in the reproductive cycle.
Svadisthana is also considered to be related to, more generally, the genitourinary system and the adrenals. The key issues involving Svadisthana are relationships, violence, addictions, basic emotional needs, and pleasure.
Physically, Svadisthana governs reproduction, mentally it governs creativity, emotionally it governs joy, and spiritually it governs enthusiasm.
The Swadhisthana chakra, located in the genital region or at the base of the spine. Say "Om Swadhisthana". Visualize its orange color. Say "Vang" (pronounced vung) for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.
Location:- Genital region
Importance :- Increase self-control & sensitivity.
Manipura or manipuraka is symbolised by a downward pointing triangle with ten petals. The seed syllable is Ram, and the presiding deity is Braddha Rudra, with Lakini as the Shakti.
Manipura is related to the metabolic and digestive systems. Manipura is believed to correspond to Islets of Langerhans, which are groups of cells in the pancreas, as well as the outer adrenal glands and the adrenal cortex. These play a valuable role in digestion, the conversion of food matter into energy for the body.
The colour that corresponds to Manipura is yellow. Key issues governed by Manipura are issues of personal power, fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, introversion, and transition from simple or base emotions to complex.
Physically, Manipura governs digestion, mentally it governs personal power, emotionally it governs expansiveness, and spiritually, all matters of growth.
The Manipura chakra, located at the navel. Say "Om Sri Mani Padme Hum". Visualize its yellow color. Say "Rang" (pronounced rung) for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.
Location:- At the Navel
Importance:- Awakens intensity and passion, essential for sound health and physical power.
Anahata, or Anahata-puri, or padma-sundara is symbolised by a circular flower with twelve vermillion, or green petals. (See also heartmind). Within it is a yantra of 2 intersecting triangles, forming a star of David, symbolising a union of the male and female. The seed mantra is Yam, the presiding deity is Ishana Rudra Shiva, and the Shakti is Kakini.
Anahata is related to the thymus, located in the chest. The thymus is an element of the immune system as well as being part of the endocrine system. It is the site of maturation of the T cells responsible for fending off disease and may be adversely affected by stress. . Anahata is related to the colours green or pink.
Key issues involving Anahata involve complex emotions, compassion, tenderness, unconditional love, equilibrium, rejection and well-being. Physically Anahata governs circulation, emotionally it governs unconditional love for the self and others, mentally it governs passion, and spiritually it governs devotion.
The Anahata chakra, in the center of your chest, your spiritual heart. Say "Om Anahata". Visualize its green color. Say "Yang" (pronounced yung) for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.
Location:- Center of the Chest
Importance:- Center of emotions, feelings, love and compassion.
Vishuddha (also Vishuddhi) is depicted as a silver crescent within a white circle, with 16 light or pale blue, or turquoise petals. The seed mantra is Ham, and the residing deity is Panchavaktra shiva, with 5 heads and 4 arms, and the Shakti is Shakini.
Vishuddha may be understood as relating to communication and growth through expression. This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation.
Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually, it governs a sense of security.
The Vishuddhi chakra, located in your throat, at the Adam's apple or the epiglottis. Say "Om Vishuddhi". Visualize its blue color. Say "Hang" (pronounced hung) for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.
Location: At the Epiglottis (Adam?s apple in the throat)
Importance:- Evokes surrender, opens up the mystical dimension.
Ajna is symbolised by a lotus with two petals, and corresponds to the colors violet, indigo or deep blue. It is at this point that the 2 side nadis Ida and Pingala are said to terminate and merge with the central channel Sushumna, signifying the end of duality. The seed syllable for this chakra is the syllable OM, and the presiding deity is Ardhanarishvara, who is a half male, half female Shiva/Shakti. The Shakti goddess of Ajna is called Hakini.
Ajna (along with Bindu), is known as the third eye chakra and is linked to the pineal gland which may inform a model of its envisioning. The pineal gland is a light sensitive gland that produces the hormone melatonin which regulates sleep and waking up.
Ajna's key issues involve balancing the higher & lower selves and trusting inner guidance. Ajna's inner aspect relates to the access of intuition. Mentally, Ajna deals with visual consciousness.
Emotionally, Ajna deals with clarity on an intuitive level. (Note: some opine that the pineal and pituitary glands should be exchanged in their relationship to the Crown and Brow chakras, based on the description in Arthur Avalon's book on kundalini called Serpent Power or empirical research.)
The Ajneya chakra, located between our eyebrows. Say "Om Ajneya". Visualize its indigo color, the color of the original Levi blue jeans prior to washing them. Say "AUM" in a 3-2-1 ratio. "A-A-A-O-O-M" for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.
Location:- Center of the eyebrow
Element:- Sun & Moon
Importance:- Center where the solar and lunar energies synchronize, essential for the flowering of awareness and concentration ? Increases memory.
Sahasrara, which means 1000 petalled lotus, is generally considered to be the chakra of pure consciousness, within which there is neither object nor subject.
When the female kundalini Shakti energy rises to this point, it unites with the male Shiva energy, and a state of liberating samadhi is attained. Symbolized by a lotus with one thousand multi-coloured petals, it is located either at the crown of the head, or above the crown of the head.
Sahasrara is represented by the colour white and it involves such issues as inner wisdom and the death of the body.
Its role may be envisioned somewhat similarly to that of the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones to communicate to the rest of the endocrine system and also connects to the central nervous system via the hypothalamus. According to author Gary Osborn, the thalamus is thought to have a key role in the physical basis of consciousness and is the 'Bridal Chamber' mentioned in the Gnostic scriptures.
Sahasrara's inner aspect deals with the release of karma, physical action with meditation, mental action with universal consciousness and unity, and emotional action with "beingness".
The Sahasrara chakra, located at the center of the top of your head. Say "Om Sahasrara". Visualize its violet color, pastel purple. Say "Ogum Satyam Om" for a few minutes, then visualize the chakra turning liquid gold as you say "Kundalini, arohanum" several times.
Location:- Crown of the Head
Importance:- Flowering of this Chakra lead to a state of complete union with the cosmic consciousness or englightenment.
Mantra:- Aum Satyam Aum
The Illuminated Chakras by Anodea Judith
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