Even though much has been written about the seven chakra energy centers, they remain a mystery and a point of contention for some.
Information about these vortexes of energy has been gleaned from ancient 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. It has only recently caught up with ancient wisdom in regards to the existence of human biofield. Until then, this energy field was strongly denied in conventional western thought. Since the chakras have always been addressed as part of this energy field in eastern thought, it is possible that validating their existence with modern technology isn't far behind.
Chakra means 'wheels' or 'circles of movement' in Sanskrit. It is believed that seven chakra energy centers 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.
The chakras affect all layers of your energy biofield or aura.
As they spin, they funnel vital life force energy to the body's organs and glands. Although each energy center functions on its own, they all interact with and affect each other.
Each vortex has specific associations. They relate to specific organs and glands and have specific emotional and psychological associations. A specific color, sound and musical note on the scale is associated with each energy center.
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.
In addition to the energy centers going up the spine, there are one or two additional vortices above the head that relate to our higher self and universal or divine energy.
Another is believed to be about mid-thigh between the legs which connects us to earth energy. Yet another may be between the heart and the throat.
Many small chakras exist throughout the body. They are located in the palms of your hands, the back of your knees, and the soles of your feet. Tinier ones are located on the tips of your fingers and toes.
When you use your hands for healing, vortices open to allow energy to be sent through the palms of your hands and your fingers. This channeled energy helps restore balance to your entire energy field including the seven chakra energy centers.
As you walk barefoot on the earth, or ground with earth energy your feet pull up the energy from the earth as nature intended. Do this often and notice how much more balanced and calmly energized you feel.
Healing through the seven chakra is an important part of holistic energy healing.
Clearing and balancing your energy centers optimizes energy to your body systems and help you feel more balanced.
Chakras can become overactive, restricted or distorted, which affects how the energy flows.
If there is a distortion in the shape of the vortex, energy won't flow properly or to the right areas. The understandings they process and energy they normally transmit is limited. Organs and glands receive less energy, which may lead to illness.
A restriction or clog may occur when there is too much tension in the system caused by stress or anxiety. When the muscles or tissues are tight, energy flow is impeded in that area. The chakra becomes underactive because it cannot function properly.
If someone is in survival mode because their basic needs are not being met or if they are feeling overly anxious, a chakra may become too open or overactive. For example, if you are starving, have too little money or in a lot of physical pain, the root chakra may become more active. In response, you may become greedy, short-tempered, or constipated.
Healers discern energetic imbalances in a chakra by feeling the energy with their hands or using a pendulum. Some can see your energy field. 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 clear and balance your energy centers. This optimizes energy to your body systems and help you feel more balanced.
There are several ways to improve the health of your energy centers. Basically, anything you do to nurture the health of your mind, body, and spirit will nurture the health of your chakras, and vice versa, since they are interconnected and part of the whole.
Spending time in nature, keeping stress at bay, eating colorful fruits and vegetables, doing what makes you happy, listening to uplifting music, using gemstones, toning and chanting, practicing grounding, doing yoga, tai chi or chi gung, and meditating are all supportive of the chakras and your health in general.
More specifically, you can enhance the well-being of the seven chakras by listening chakra balancing music, doing certain exercises, doing chakra meditations, and wearing colors that support a particular chakra. For example, you could wear a yellow blouse or put a yellow towel on your abdomen to support the solar plexus center.
This video titled "Throat Chakra Healing Exercises" illustrates how to open and support the throat chakra so that you can better express yourself.
The main way balance the chakras is through meditation.
A fun chakra meditation 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 set it back to spinning in a clockwise motion (see the clock on the front of your body).
Other meditations use sound, colors and tones that resonate with each chakra. Listen to the note associated with a chakra or chant it. Bring in the needed color by looking at it or wearing it over the affected area. Remember everything is energy. Color and sound are energy frequencies that affect you whether you realize it or not.
Guided chakra meditations make this effortless and are very helpful, especailly while you are learning.
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 04/2020