Chakra Centers
What is a Chakra Center?

 

 

 

 

Chakra refers to energy centers.  It is a Sanskrit word which means vortex or wheel.  There are seven major chakra centers.  These energy centers regulate the flow of energy or “ki” in Japanese and “chi” in Chinese throughout our body.  How well the chakra centers function depends on our emotional state of being.  In other words, the chakra centers reflect the way we view and experience the world around us. It stores emotional hurt, pain, and thoughts that can limit or expand the soul’s experience. 

 

The chakra centers are not of physical nature.  They exist on an energetic level similar to our aura.  The chakras are aspects of our consciousness and contain emotional patterns of this life and the past life.  They are more dense than the aura but not as dense as the physical body. 

 

The endocrine and nervous systems are connected to the chakra system.  Each major chakra center is associated with one of the seven endocrine glands and group of nerves known as plexus. 

 

What you perceive and experience relates to one of the seven chakra centers depending on what the experience is.  For example:  tension or stress in the body is determined by the emotional response or reaction to a situation.  The emotional response is recorded in the corresponding chakra center. The tension is detected by the nerves of the plexus and then transmitted to that part of the body the plexus controls. If the tensional pattern is continued, physical symptoms are manifested. 

 

The symptom speaks to the physical body in a way that the consciousness can hear.  This allows the individual to become a participant in their healing and see the thought or emotional energy that created the symptom.  A good example is chronic lower back pain. Many times this represents a situation or thought that limits the individual from walking away or changing a current situation.  When the individual responds and acts on the message the symptom is sending, release of the symptom occurs.  The physical body can then begin to heal the symptom according to what a person believes is possible. 

 

Understanding the chakras allows us to participate in our healing and develop a relationship between our physical bodies and our consciousness. This offers a better understanding our self, our purpose and of those whom we share our lives.  A life filled with peace, harmony and love is the result.

 

 

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The seven major chakra centers are; crown, brow, throat, heart, solar plexus, hara, and root. 

 

The crown center is located on the top of the head, or crown.  It is associated with the brain, entire nervous system and pineal gland.  This chakra represents our connection to the heavens or the creator.  It is the center for the soul.  The crown center is violet in color.  The feeling of oneness or belonging originates here.

 

The brow center also referred to, as the third eye, is located in the center of the forehead.  It is associated with the forehead, temples and the pituitary gland.  Its color is indigo or deep blue and reflects a person’s extra-sensory perception and inner vision.

 

The throat center at the base of the throat is sky blue and corresponds to the throat, neck, arms, hands and brachial and cervical plexus.  The thyroid gland is controlled by this center.  The throat chakra is our center of communication, expression and receiving.

 

The heart center located at the center of the chest is emerald green and controls the circulatory system, heart, lungs and entire chest area.  The thymus gland, which controls the immune system, is governed by the heart chakra.  This is our center of love and how we accept our self and the world around us.

 

 

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The solar-plexus also known as the power center is located in the solar-plexus region of the body.  Yellow in color, it controls the muscular system, the skin as a system, liver, large intestine, stomach and other organs and glands in the region of the solar-plexus.  The pancreas is associated with this center.  This center controls the part of us known as the ego, or personality.  It is about control and power.

 

The hara, located approximately three inches below the navel, also know as the orange chakra.  It governs the gonads and the reproductive system.  It is associated with the emotional body and an individual’s willingness to feel emotions.   It governs the parts of the consciousness that relates to food and sex.

 

The root chakra is located at the perineum, the point between the anus and the sex organs.  Its color is red and governs the lymphatic system, skeletal system, prostate in men, the sacral plexus, the bladder, elimination and the lower extremities. The nose is influenced as the organ of smell and associated with survival.  The adrenal glands are influenced by the root chakra.  This center determines how well grounded we are, meaning, our ability to be in the here and now. It takes care of our security and physical needs.  This center is home to the Kundalini energy.

 

CHAKRA CHART for quick reference

 

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