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So what are Chakras? There are seven main points in the body where energy is obvious, these are called Chakras. The Chakra Points (or energy centres), help determine how you feel. Chakras are like vortices of energy that spin both from the front of our bodies & the back. Each Chakra works best with certain colours.
Introduction to the Chakras When the Chakra system is not balanced you may feel disorientated, uncomfortable & lethargic. – These energy centres can get blocked & sluggish, therefore making certain aspects of our life or physical body feel the same way. – They can also spin too fast & become overactive, this in turn can also cause imbalances on various levels. With a well balanced Chakra system, each centre is working at its optimum level you will feel fit, healthy & harmonious.
Introduction to the Chakras NOTE: You may not need to energize certain chakras or others will need far more energy The Chakras can also help you communicate with the spirit realm
Opening your Chakras There are many different ways to open your Chakras Visualizing these colours going through the body will in turn open each Chakra (visualize the colours as lights, mists or whatever you feel comfortable with) By learning to open your Chakras you push your energy level out, which 'opens' you for spiritual communication NOTE! You must remember to close your Chakras because staying open too long will cause unbalancing
Root “Muladhara” Colour: Red Location: Base of Spine Element: Earth/Physical Emotions: Passion
Root “Muladhara” Lesson: Survival – The right to exist Deals with tasks related to the material & physical world Ability to stand up for oneself and security issues Groundedness, trust, belonging, lessens feelings of mistrust.
Root “Muladhara” Illness associated with this chakra (imbalance): Anemia, fatigue, lower back pain, sciatica, depression. Frequent colds or cold hands and feet.
Root “Muladhara” Root stimulants: Physical exercise & restful sleeps, gardening, pottery & clay Red food & drink Red gemstones, red clothing, bathing in red, etc. Using red oils such as ylang ylang or sandalwood essential oils
Root “Muladhara” Foods that fuel the chakra: Root vegetables, protein-rich foods, hot & peppery spices.
Root “Muladhara” Exercise this chakra: Stand up straight & relaxed Put your feet shoulder width apart. Slightly bend your knees. Put your pelvis somewhat forward. Keep your body balanced, so that your weight is evenly distributed over the soles of your feet. Sink your weight downward. Keep in this position for several minutes.
Sacral “Swadhisthana” Lesson: A functional & healthy sacral chakra helps maintain a yin- yang balance. It is considered the sexual energy center. It is also the center of individual creativity where we connect to our sensing abilities related to feelings.
Illness associated with this chakra (imbalance): Physical Dysfunctions- low back pain, sciatica, pelvic pain, libido, problems of the Ovaries, Testes, Womb, Kidneys, Urinary Tract, Skin, Spleen, Gallbladder Mental & Emotional Issues - blame, guilt, money, sex, power, control, creativity, morality, eating disorders, depression Sacral “Swadhisthana”
Sacral stimulants: Hot aromatic baths, water aerobics, massage. Embracing sensation (such as different food tastes). Orange food & drink. Orange gemstones & orange clothing. Using orange oils such as melissa or orange essential oils. When this chakra awakens it brings increased powers of intuition. Sacral “Swadhisthana”
Foods that fuel the chakra: Sweet fruits: melons, mangos, strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, coconut, etc. Honey Nuts: almonds, walnuts, etc. Spices: cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds Sacral “Swadhisthana”
Solar Plexus “Manipura” Colour: Yellow Location: Above the navel, stomach area Element: Fire Emotions: self-esteem
Solar Plexus “Manipura” Lesson: Personal power–The right to think. Balance of intellect, self- confidence & ego power. Ability to have self-control & humor.
Illness associated with this chakra (imbalance): stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases Solar Plexus “Manipura”
Solar Plexus stimulants: Taking classes, reading informative books, doing mind puzzles. Sunshine. Yellow food & drink. Yellow gemstones & yellow clothing. Using yellow oils such as lemon or rosemary essential oils. Solar Plexus “Manipura”
Foods that fuel the chakra: Granola and Grains: pastas, breads, cereal, rices, flax seed, sunflower seeds, etc. Dairy: milk, cheeses, yogurt Spices: ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), chamomile, turmeric, cumin, fennel Solar Plexus “Manipura”
Exercise this chakra: Begin by lying on your back. Place your hands underneath your buttocks with your palms facing down. Next, you should raise your feet about six inches off the ground. Point your toes forward away from yourself. Raise your head a bit, and try to stare at your toes. You should feel some tension on your abdominal muscles. While in this position, you should be practicing deep breathing. Inhaling slowly through the nostrils, and exhaling through the mouth. Solar Plexus “Manipura”
Heart “Anahata” Colour: Green Location: Center of the Chest - Heart Element: Air Emotions: Balance, Love
Heart “Anahata” Lesson: Relationships–The right to love Forgiveness, compassion Ability to have self-control Acceptance of oneself
Heart “Anahata” Illness associated with this chakra (imbalance): Heart & breathing disorders Heart & breast cancer Chest pain High blood pressure Passivity Immune system problems Muscular tension
Heart “Anahata” Heart stimulants: Nature walks, time spent with family or friends. Green gemstones & green clothing. Using green oils such as eucalyptus or pine essential oils.
Heart “Anahata” Foods that fuel the chakra: Green foods & drinks
Heart “Anahata” Exercise this chakra: Sit cross-legged. Let the tips of your index finger & thumb touch. Put your left hand on your left knee & your right hand in front of the lower part of your breast bone (so a bit above the solar plexus). Concentrate on the Heart chakra at the spine, level with the heart. Chant the sound YAM.
Throat “Vishuddha” Colour: Sky Blue Location: Throat Element: Ether (Akasa) Emotions: Calm, peace & a love of both freedom & togetherness
Throat “Vishuddha” Lesson: Relationships –The right to speak Learning to express oneself & one’s beliefs Ability to trust Loyalty Organization & planning
Throat “Vishuddha” Illness associated with this chakra (imbalance): Physical Dysfunctions - sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, voice problems, gum or tooth problems Mental and Emotional Issues - personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making (choices), will, lack of authority
Throat “Vishuddha” Throat stimulants: Singing, poetry, stamp or art collecting. Meaningful conversations. Blue food & drink. Blue gemstones & blue clothing. Using blue oils such as chamomile or geranium essential oils.
Throat “Vishuddha” Foods that fuel the chakra: Liquids in general: water, fruit juices, herbal teas Tart or tangy fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi Other tree growing fruits: apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, etc. Spices: salt, lemon grass
Throat “Vishuddha” Exercise this chakra: Lie on your back Gradually lift your head, with your shoulders relaxed on the floor Try to looks at your toes, until you sense energy moving into your neck
Third Eye “Ajna” Colour: Indigo Location: between the eyes (third eye point) Element: Light (telepathy) Emotions: Imagination, Intuition
Third Eye “Ajna” Lesson: Intuition–The right to “see” Trusting one’s intuition & insights Developing one’s psychic abilities Self-realization Releasing hidden & repressed negative thoughts
Third Eye “Ajna” Illness associated with this chakra (imbalance): Tension headaches, migraines, visual defects, short-sightedness, long- sightedness, glaucoma, cataracts, sinus problems, ear problems, nightmares
Third Eye “Ajna” Third Eye stimulants: Star gazing. Mediation. Indigo food & drink. Indigo gemstones & clothing. Using indigo oils such as patchouli or frankincense essential oils
Third Eye “Ajna” Foods that fuel the chakra: Dark bluish colored fruits: blueberries, red grapes, black berries, raspberries, etc. Liquids: red wines and grape juice Spices: lavender, poppy seed
Third Eye “Ajna” Exercise this chakra: Place one of your hands a few inches above your third eye chakra & slowly move your hand in a counter-clockwise motion. Shake your hand to clear off the negative energy. Place the same hand back to the starting position & move it in a clockwise motion. When you are done shake your hand to clear off unwanted energy. The counter-clockwise motion helps remove negative energies & the clockwise hand motion helps re- harmonize the energy.
Crown “Sahasrara” Open the Crown Chakra To help balance your light body & align your chakras repeat each of the following statements Speak the first part of the phrase as you inhale Speak the second part of the phrase as you exhale For normal practice, you should repeat each of the twelve incantation ten times When you finish you will feel centered & balanced
(Inhale) My energy (Exhale) is free of blockages
(Inhale) My root chakra (Exhale) is deeply grounded
(Inhale) My sacral chakra (Exhale) is creative and bold
(Inhale) My solar plexus (Exhale) feels mellow and calm
Closing your Chakras Closing the Chakras is the reverse process of opening them Visualize white light enveloping you from the top of your head & slowly moving down to your root Chakra, at the base of your spine. Normally you would imagine yourself being wrapped in a red cloak or something similar in the final stage. NOTE! If you don't close your energy centres you will begin to feel unwell & fuzzy headed.
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