Chakras are our energy centres, they are like spinning wheels of energy. There are 7 main chakras and many smaller chakras located all over the body. These 7 main chakras are linked to our vital organs and glands, our emotions, our minds and our spirituality. It is when one of these energy centres becomes blocked that problems start to arise and we may start to feel out of sorts and if it continues to be blocked it can cause disease and health issues.
The 7 main chakras are aligned with the spine, if there are imbalances of any kind they will show within one of the main chakras and they will start to spin more slowly or stop spinning altogether.
Below we will look in detail at the chakra system, the colours that resonate with each of the chakras, which part of the body each chakra is linked to and some of the health issues that can arise if there is a problem with one of our energy centres.
Root Chakra (Muladhara)
The root chakra is located at bottom of the spine and affects our basic needs and desires.
The base chakra governs the adrenal gland, Spine (Chi, Life Force) Legs, Feet, Bones, Teeth, Large Intestines, Prostate, Bladder, Blood, Circulation and Tailbone and has the following psychological functions: Survival, Vitality, Reality, Grounding, Security, Support, Stability, Sexuality, Individuality, Courage, and Impulsiveness. The emotions linked to the root chakra are passions.
Imbalances in the root chakra can cause the following problems: Anemia, Fatigue, Obesity, Anus, Rectum (hemorrhoids), Constipation, Colds, Body Temperature, Bladder Infection, Rebuilds Blood Cells & Hemoglobin, Sciatic, Numbness, Leukemia.
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.
Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)
The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen, and is associated with physical feelings, especially those of love, sexuality, and passion.
The sacral chakra governs the gonad gland, Ovaries, Testes, Womb, Kidneys, Urinary Tract, Skin, Spleen, Gallbladder, Recharges Etheric Body/Aura and has the following psychological functions: Feelings, Emotions, Intimacy, Procreation, Polarity, Sensuality, Confidence, Sociability, Freedom, Movement. The emotions linked to the sacral chakra are emotions and desires.
Imbalances in the sacral chakra can cause the following problems: Impotence, Frigidity, Ovaries, Uterine Problems, Candida, Eating Disorders, Drug Use, Depression, Alcoholism, Polarity Imbalances, Gout, Allergies, Asthma (Oxygen Deficiencies).
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.
The solar plexus chakra governs the pancreas gland, Digestion, Liver, Stomach, Diaphragm, Nervous System, Pancreas Metabolism, Small Intestines and has the following psychological functions:Personal Power, Will, Knowledge, Wit, Laughter, Mental Clarity, Humour, Optimism, Self-Control, Curiosity,Awareness.The emotions linked to the solar plexus chakra are purpose and sunshine.
Imbalances in the solar plexus chakra can cause the following problems: Ulcers, Diabetes, Hepatitis, Hypoglycemia, Blood Sugar Disorders, Constipation, Nervousness, Timidity, Addictions to Stimulants, Parasites & Worms, Toxicity, Jaundice, Poor Memory
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.
The heart chakra governs the thymus gland, Lungs, Heart, Bronchia, Thymus Gland, Arms, Hands, Respiratory, Hypertension, Muscles and has the following psychological functions: Relationships, Love,Acceptance,Self-Control, Compassion, Guilt, Forgiveness, Harmony, Peace, Renewal, Growth. The emotions linked to the heart chakra are balance and love.
Imbalances in the heart chakra can cause the following problems: High Blood Pressure, Passiveness, Lethargy, Asthma, Immune System, Breathing Difficulties, Pneumonia, Emphysema, Cell Growth, Muscle Tension, Heart Problems, Chest Pain.
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 governs the thyroid gland, Throat, Vocal System, Mouth, Jaw, Parathyroid, Tongue, Neck, Shoulders, Lymph’s (Perspiration), Atlas, Menstrual Cycle- and has the following psychological functions: Communication, Wisdom, Speech, Trust, Creative Expression, Planning, Spatial, Organization, Caution.The emotions linked to the throat chakra are expansion and healing.
Imbalances in the throat chakra can cause the following problems: Thyroid, Flu, Fevers, Blisters, Infections, Herpes, Itching, Sores, Tonsillitis, Toothaches, OCD, Speech Disorders, Hyperactivity, Melancholy, Hormonal Problems, Swelling,Hiccups, PMS,
The throat chakra is associated with the color blue, Focus can be assisted by using turquoise or blue topaz.
Third Eye Brow Eye Chakra (Ajna)
The third eye chakra is located in the middle of your forehead, just above your eyes. It is the center of spiritual knowledge and understanding.
The third eye chakra governs the Pituitary gland, Eyes, Nose, Ears, Sinuses, Cerebellum, Pineal, Forebrain, Autonomic Nervous System, Heals Etheric Body/Aura and has the following psychological functions: Intuition, Invention, Psychic Abilities, Self Realization, Perception, Release, Understanding, Memory, Fearlessness. The emotions linked to the third eye chakra are imagination and intuition.
Imbalances in the third eye chakra can cause the following problems: Blindness, Vision, Headaches, Migraines, Earaches, Nightmares, Sleep Disorders, Fear, Manic Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Paranoia, Equilibrium Imbalances.
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.
The crown chakra governs the Pituitary gland, Upper brain, Cerebral Cortex, Cerebrum,
-Pituitary, Central Nervous System, Hair Growth, Top of the Head and has the following psychological functions: Knowingness, Wisdom, Inspiration, Charisma, Awareness, Higher Self, Meditation, Self-Sacrificing, Visionary. The emotions linked to the crown chakra are bliss and spirituality.
Imbalances in the crown chakra can cause the following problems: Depression, Alienation, Mental Illness, Neuralgia, Confusion, Senility, Veins, Blood Vessels, Lymphatic System, Bacteria, Warts, Skin Rashes, and Eczema.
It is represented by the color violet and can be assisted by using amethyst and quartz crystal stones.