Even though much has been written about the seven chakra energy centers, and mention of them goes back thousands of years, they remain a mystery and a point of contention.
Information about these energy vortices has been gleaned from ancient Hindu and Buddhist texts, energy healers, and psychics. They tell us of their location, which colors and sounds they resonate with, and how they relate to personality, behavior and healing,
Modern research has yet to validate the existence of the seven chakra energy centers. Only recently has it verified the existence of the human biofield. Until then, this energy field was also strongly denied in conventional western thought. Perhaps validating the existence of the chakra system with the help of modern technology isn't far behind.
Chakra means 'wheels' or 'circles of movement' in Sanskrit. These spinning wheels are aligned up the body from the base of your spine to the top of your head. They are located in the physical body and extend out from the front and back of your body into your energy field. Although each energy center functions on its own, they all interact with and affect each other.
It is believed that certain vortices are more active in different life stages of our personal and collective evolution. For most people and younger people, the lower three centers are most active. As people heal, mature, and grow in wisdom, the upper centers become more open and active.
This does not mean that one chakra is better than another. Each needs to function properly and all need to be balanced for optimum health and well-being.
Chakras can become overactive, restricted or distorted. These problems affect how the energy flows in and out of them. Problems in one chakra can also disrupt the functioning of one or more others because they interact with each other.
Distortions and restrictions can occur for many reasons, including illness, physical or psychological trauma, watching a violent or scary movie, substance abuse, and spinal misalignments. For example, foot or constipation problems could be indicators of an imbalance in the root chakra.
Supporting and healing through the seven chakra is an important part of holistic energy healing. When your chakras are functioning properly, they support each other and the health of your physical body, your energetic body, and your emotional well-being.
Clearing and balancing your energy centers optimizes energy to your body systems and help you feel more balanced.
Healers discern energetic imbalances in a chakra by feeling the energy with their hands or using a pendulum. Some can see the energy field and the chakras. However, it is not necessary to have this ability to balance your chakras. What is important is that you use one or more of the following techniques to facilitate optimal energy flow through them.
Chakra meditations, chanting, toning, listening to chakra music, or energy healing techniques are all modalities to balance the chakras. If they are in need of clearing, two of the more popular ways of doing this are through meditation or slowing circling a hand over the chakra in a counter-clockwise direction for two minutes and then circling in a clockwise direction for three minutes. To determine clockwise, pretend a clock is on the body facing outward.
There are several ways to support and improve the health of your energy centers. Basically, anything you do to nurture the health of your mind, body, and spirit will support your energy system and vice versa, since they are interconnected and part of the whole.
This video titled "Throat Chakra Healing Exercises" illustrates how to open and support the throat chakra so that you can better express yourself.
An important way to balance the chakras is through meditation.
Guided chakra meditations make this effortless and are very helpful, especially while you are learning or if you have trouble keeping focused on your own. These meditations often use sound, colors and tones that resonate with one chakra or all seven of them. Listen to the note associated with each chakra or chant it. Remember everything is energy. Color and sound are energy frequencies that affect you whether you realize it or not.
A fun chakra meditation you can do quickly and easily on your own is to pretend each energy center is a little fan. Check it over in your mind's eye and scrub dirt and residue off the blades. Then spin it in a clockwise motion.
Tending to the health of your seven chakra energy centers will help you enjoy better health of mind and body. It will also clear the way for deeper understanding and easier manifesting your true desires.
Healing the Seven Chakras page updated 12/2020