Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means wheel or turning. Chakras are similar to wheels in that they are spinning vortexes of energy. They are linked to sound, light and color, behavior and wellness. Chakras are the energy centers in our bodies and are located in our midline from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. When in alignment we feel good, balanced and energized. When these energy centers are blocked (out of alignment, not flowing freely) we can feel sluggish, ill, disconnected or behave aggressively.
Color, emotion and physicality;
Red ~ Root Chakra; Power, motivation, fear, earth, grounding
Orange ~ Sacral Chakra; Creativity, fertility, reproductive capacity
Yellow ~ Solar Plexus; Self esteem, personal power, strength, core (GUT FEELING)
Green ~ Heart Chakra; Love and compassion
Blue ~ Throat Chakra; Communication and creativity
Indigo ~ Third Eye Chakra; Intuition, imagination, dreaming
Violet ~ Crown Chakra; Spiritual awareness, understanding, knowing, bliss
There are a number of ways to balance chakras; Yoga and meditation might be the most obvious and popular. Some other very readily accessible techniques include music, sunlight, dance and exercise. Other suggestions include massage, reflexology, color therapy, healing techniques (Reiki, Tai Chi) and sound therapy (crystal bowls, tuning forks). Each chakra is also connected with a certain musical note, which is why music and singing can be very healing. Have you ever been to a classical music concert or an opera and noticed that when certain notes are hit, people start coughing or clearing their throats? When the musical note G is hit, it activates the throat chakras which can cause a slight tickle or cough.
Try to pay attention to the sounds and colors around you.
Do you notice that certain sounds effect your feelings? Is there a favorite blue shirt that you absolutely love to wear? Physical and emotional wellbeing can be achieved and maintained by simply paying attention to the things that surround us in our everyday life.
It is important to understand our energy centers so that we may create integration and wholeness within ourselves. Chakras are doorways to consciousness, our awareness and who we are energetically. Understanding that allows for self-love and it always, always comes back to Love.
It takes minutes, not miracles. Know thyself ~ Heal thyself.