The 7 Chakras, these energy centers with magical power
What does the word chakra mean? Where are the chakras located in our body? What role do they play? The chakras give rise to many questions and queries.
The word Chakra comes from the Sanskrit language and means "wheel" or "disk". The belief in the existence of chakras comes from Hinduism. This belief, which is over 5,000 years old, states that our human body has 7 chakras which are true energy centers. These "spiritual" centers influence the harmony between our body and mind. They can be blocked or open, aligned or asymmetrical. Each chakra represents a part of the body, from the bottom to the top of the spine. The vital energy from one chakra to another, always from bottom to top. As soon as a chakra is "blocked", health is affected. And so, various ailments can occur: malaise, migraine, anxiety, addiction etc... In order to enlighten you further, here is, below, the meaning and role of each of these 7 chakras.
The chakra root, also called Muladhara in Indian, is the first of the seven chakras. It is located at the perineum, at the base of the spine. It controls the earth's energy ascending through the feet in order to stabilize it. It allows you to anchor and root yourself to become one with your life. This chakra is the seat of your life and your basic needs. When we suffer from instability or insecurity, it comes from a blockage in this chakra.
As soon as we no longer feel pleasure or sensuality, it may come from a blockage of the sacred chakra. It is the second of the seven chakras, and it is located at the level of the first sacred vertebra (about five centimeters below the navel). This chakra, called Swadhisthana in Indian, influences our desires but also our pleasures. It is the key in order to achieve our fulfillment. As soon as the sacred chakra is closed, our sexual energies are blocked. We then suffer from fears related to the unknown, to others, to betrayal, even abandonment. As a result, physical and psychological problems can appear and become chronic.
If we lack energy and determination, it certainly means that the chakra of the solar plexus is unbalanced. The main reason for this imbalance is, very often, stress. This chakra, called Manipura in Indian, is located above the navel and radiates from front to back horizontally. It controls our strength, determination and self-esteem. And it determines the quality of our relationships with others.
When we suffer from anxiety, anger, jealousy, even intolerance, it means that the heart chakra is blocked. As a result, we are afraid of rejection, we experience failures in love but also in friendship, and we run away from reality. Located at the sternum, the heart chakra, Anahata in Indian, controls love and allows us to manifest joy. It emits only positive waves and radiates a pink color, thus differentiating itself from the sacred chakra which is more sensual and carnal.
When the chakra of the throat, or Vishuddha in Indian, is blocked, our ability to communicate is impeded. This chakra is the fifth of the seven chakras. It is therefore the fifth energy center. And it is located at the throat, more precisely at the level of the seventh cervical vertebra. This chakra is linked to our ability to communicate, to express ourselves but also to our ability to listen and receive. Indeed, if we manage to communicate our request, then we will receive.
Concerning the sixth chakra, chakra of the third œil, this one governs our self-confidence. Called Ajna in Indian, it is located between the two eyes, above the nose. It synchronizes the two hemispheres of the brain: intuition on the right and intellect on the left. It is necessary to know that generally speaking, our external life is the reflection of our internal life. In a way, our thoughts create our physical realities and can sometimes generate blockages. Opening your third eye chakra allows you to control this phenomenon and to gain confidence, lucidity and intuition.
Finally, if the chakra crown, or Sahasrara in Indian, is blocked, it becomes difficult to achieve mental calm. Moreover, this chakra is the chakra of harmony. It sits above our head and is directed vertically. The crown chakra corresponds to the highest level of consciousness. It allows us to reconnect with our eternal part: the soul. Successfully controlling the crown chakra will generate a force, resulting from the fusion of consciousness and energy, which will descend to the root chakra (first chakra).
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