Hello, my little Unicorns, today we are going to discover a very special universe together!
Between yoga or meditation classes, energy healing sessions such as reiki, or even simply watching online videos on these subjects, you have undoubtedly heard of the Chakras and the role they play in the circulation of energy in your body.
To have a balanced existence, we are frequently told to open our Chakras or unblock them… So then, what exactly do the Chakras mean?
In this article, we are going to take a closer look at the main Chakras.
We will also explain the impact that these energy centers can have on your body and your mind, as well as how to keep them "open," in order to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being.
These are very specific regions of your body, used in yoga, in which energy exchanges occur. These exchanges take place between your physical body and your astral body. “Chakra” means “wheel of fire” or “wheel of energy”. This is why the Chakras correspond to areas of energy. Your body has meridians where this energy flows and the intersection of each meridian is called Chakra.
But what exactly are Chakras and how do they affect your physical and emotional well-being?
7 Major Chakras, they are spread from the head to the perineum. So, going from the top;
- The Crown Chakra (at the top of the skull) also called "Sahasrara": it surpasses all the Chakras, because it corresponds to the center of spirituality and is linked to the color violet.
- The Third Eye Chakra (between the 2 eyebrows) also called "Ajna": it corresponds to your intuition, because it is assimilated to the 3rd eye and is linked to the color indigo. This is the heart of your mental exercises.
- The Throat Chakra also called "Vishuddha": it corresponds to your faculties of expression and listening and is linked to the color blue. It is the core of your communication.
- The Heart Chakra (at the level of the chest) also called "Anahata": it corresponds to all that is sentimental, love and serenity and it is linked to the color green or pink. It is the notion of accepting yourself and accepting others.
- The Solar Plexus Chakra (at the level of the stomach) also called "Manipura": it allows you to get on well with others and is linked to the color yellow. It helps to achieve your aspirations.
- The Sacral Chakra (at the level of the lower abdomen) also called "Svadhisthana": it is the energy center for sensuality and fertility and is linked to the color orange. It acts on creativity and desire.
- The Root Chakra (at the level of the coccyx and the perineum) also called "Muladhara": it is everything that corresponds to the vitality of existence, such as sexuality, nature and is associated with the color red. It provides balance and stability.
The Indian tradition lists 7 major chakras, 21 minor centers and 49 focal points.
All the major Chakras are channeled through a central vessel which carries energy along the spine. The “Root Chakra” and “Crown Chakra” are pointed downwards. The other Chakras are oriented in 2 outward directions towards the front and the back of our body. In this way, they form a kind of funnel and move in rotations. This rotation is different in a man where the rotation is clockwise and in a woman where it is counterclockwise.
Chakras serve two purposes in the body:
- To distribute the energy drawn from your body, your surroundings and the earth, to all parts of the body.
- To serve as a link between your body and your mind. All the physical, mental, energetic and emotional parts of your body are then in sync.
The Chakras therefore serve as distributors of energy throughout the body, and it is important to know how to intercept the most energy.
To be in balance and be in tune with yourself, you have to know how to open your Chakras. In this way, you will be in tune with your body and mind and the outside world. If your Chakras are blocked, it means that a physical and mental blockage has interfered with one or more of your Chakras, thus preventing the circulation of energy which is needed for your body. To open your Chakras, the best method is Kundalini yoga, but you can use other methods as you will see below...
How to balance your Chakras?
Yoga aims to reharmonize the Chakras thanks to the awakening of Kundalini energy, but the Chakras can be rebalanced in other ways too, thanks to Ayurvedic medicine, to the practice of Qi Gong, without forgetting Reiki. There are methods such as meditation, or even using essential oils, that can also keep yoir Chakras in balance.
To recap, if we follow the Indian tradition, the Chakras, centers of vital energy, are the guarantors of our physical and emotional health. So for more resistance, let yourself be cradled by alternative medicine.
At the end of the day, the opening of your Chakras allows you to have a balanced life and to be in good health because they effectively channel energy in the body. It is a technique to acquire and perfect.