Chakra is the Sanskrit word which means wheel. There are seven essential chakras and many minor chakras in the human body. Such 7 chakras start at the bottom of the backbone and end at the top of the head. These chakras essentially have the wheel of consistent rotating and rotating energy.
The root (first chakra) is the most slowly revolving, and the crown (seventh chakra) rotates more rapidly. When these chakras are unhealthy, unbalanced or obstructed, one’s lifestyle is usually out of sync. Fatigue, stress and other health problems may occur. In these cases, it is important that the affected chakras are unclogged and balance is restored.
Stimulation for each chakra comes from a variety of gemstones and its individual and complementary colors. In essence, the chakra colors are 7 rainbow colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Do not go overboard when opening your chakras, however, as too wide an opening can lead to unnecessary universal energy-consuming your whole body. This will result in an overload of energy.
Chakras have a clear link between themselves and their respective organ state. The following are the 7 chakras and their associated organs within the body:
Understanding of 7 main chakras
The art of chakra meditation involves focusing your mind on specific energy centers within your body. Each energy center corresponds with a different aspect of your life, so you can target a specific chakra depending on the problem you want to solve or the goal you want to achieve. There are 7 chakras which are:
Root Chakra (Muladhara)
The root chakra is located at the bottom of the spine and affects our basic needs and desires. Imagine a glowing red light near the base of your spine for increasing the energy in this area. Focus can be assisted by holding a Ruby or Garnet crystal while chakra meditating.
Naval Chakra (Svadhisthana)
The navel chakra is located in the lower abdomen and is associated with physical feelings, especially those of love, sexuality, and passion. You can activate and clear this chakra by focusing your attention on a bright orange light in that area. Focus can be assisted by holding amber crystals while chakra meditating.
Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
It is located above the navel, just below the chest. It is believed that focusing on this point will help in issues related to self-control, discipline, and ego. It helps if you imagine a pure yellow light in this area Use amber or gold to intensify this meditation.
Heart Chakra (Anahata)
The heart chakra is the center of compassion, understanding, and forgiveness. You can use chakra meditation to focus on a green light glowing in this area. This will help you clear away feelings of resentment, guilt, and anger. Focus can be assisted by using emeralds and malachite crystals.
Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
It is located just below your chin and is useful to help you with issues of truth and knowledge, and can help you communicate with clarity, empathy, and wisdom. The throat chakra is associated with the color blue, Focus can be assisted by using turquoise or blue topaz.
Brow Eye Chakra (Ajna)
The brow chakra is located in the middle of your forehead, just above your eyes. It is the center of spiritual knowledge and understanding. Imagine an indigo light in this area while dealing with spiritual issues or concerns. Focus can be assisted by using Lapis lazuli and sapphires.
Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
It is located at the top of your head and is associated with self-actualization, inspiration, divine wisdom, and the higher self. Focusing on the chakra will help you increase your sense of awareness and purpose, and develop a connection with universal wisdom. It is represented by the color violet and can be assisted by using amethyst and quartz crystal stones.
7 Benefits of Chakra Meditation
The practice of meditation aligns the seven major chakras (which correspond to the body’s major endocrine glands) with the power of the environment and the universe. It is fairly simple to perform this meditation as long as one remembers to focus on one chakra at a time whilst having a clear mind.
Simply sit still with your spine upright and focus on the particular chakra while taking a deep slow breath. Start with focusing on the root chakra and working your way down slowly to the crown chakra. Make sure you are in a comfortable position without any surrounding distractions. As you focus on each of the chakra’s see beams of light shooting out of you and entering the earth, the idea is to feel a sense of connection with everything around you. Spend about 3-5 minutes per chakra and do not take more than 30 minutes overall.
Although results are not achievable in a short time, 30 minutes of daily meditation will reap many benefits; among them are as follow:
1. A more positive outlook in terms of your thought processes and in your perception and understanding of events and behaviors.
2. Increased concentration, awareness and memory.
3. Heightened creativity, better resourcefulness because of better perception.
4. Better and deeper sleep; they will awake more refreshed in the morning and overall health will also benefit by getting deeper sleep.
5. Reduction of stress in all areas of your life because you will have better control over your emotions and better patience
6. Improved overall health and well-being. It helps to lower blood pressure which in turn can help prevent strokes and heart disease. It will also alleviate the stress effect on people suffering from chronic illnesses.
7. A balanced and harmonious interdependent function of the body’s major chakras with one another is obtained. With that, the whole body’s biological, emotional, and spiritual aspects become more nourished and balance the body cleansing physical, emotional and spiritual toxins.
5 steps to unblock your chakra
Chakra meditation involves focusing on the different energies that lie within our bodies. There are 7 known chakras and they are known to be our energy vortexes; opening for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. These vortexes vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness.
The reason why one needs to unblock their chakras is that a blocked or improperly aligned chakra will prevent your energies from flowing all throughout your body, causing disharmony and resulting in a very pessimistic or negative mood. In the process, you will regain a life balance which is critical to the healing both physical and mental. The steps involved in performing chakra meditation are fairly simple and focus should be given to one chakra at one time. In general, 5 techniques to unblock chakras are:
Visualization Through Meditation A very effective technique, simple in the execution where you will need to meditate and clear your mind, allowing you to focus on the chakra and visualize its associated color. You can then focus on the goal that you intend to achieve.
The Crystal Method As the name suggests, this method requires the use of crystals, held directly on the chakra or right over the chakra for at least three minutes (but not longer than five).
Sound Therapy Music bowls are used in this technique, which can be purchased at metaphysical stores along with a set of detailed instructions.
The Soothing Massage A full body massage is an effective way to unblock all 21 chakras in the human body. Besides that, it helps stimulate your vital systems and promote healing.
The Right Mix Of Exercise And Nutrition Proper nutrition and sufficient exercise are needed to keep healthy and have an energized body, especially in your chakras and aura.