The 7 chakras, archetypal of ones pure consciousness, awareness concerning them is gaining prominence within the collective human wisdom. These seven chakra, centres of energy that move inside of us, lead us to a higher awareness of the Self.
Chakra, a Sanskrit word meaning a spinning disc, symbolizes the process of an eternal cyclical movement. In the context of traditional Indian belief system chakras appear in the subtle body and are the energy centers that transport life force, of which the pure consciousness is made of.
The 7 Chakras are called the ‘Sangam’ points, where the gross and subtle energies converge
Chakras interact and link with the physical body and its organs, the hormone generating endocrine glands, nervous system and the associated emotions.
Though the numbers of chakras are said to be in hundreds, the primary seven chakras cover the basic theory of Human consciousness. To help balance a Chakra, we need to bring in these seven chakras vibration resonating to their natural frequency…
Lower 3 Chakra – Chakra of Grounding and Survival.
According to the Indian belief system, associated with the earth’s magnetic pull, the lower 3 ‘three’ chakras are associated with family, community and our primal life stabilizing survival needs.
1. The Root Chakra – Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus
First of the Seven Chakras, Root Chakra is a source of energy that controls our feeling and makes us comfortable and grounded in many situations. Since it is associated with 3 of the 12 ‘rashis’, it is also called by their respective names, such as the Capricorn Chakra, Virgo Chakra or Taurus Chakra. In Sanskrit, is also called the Muladhara Chakra.
When Root Chakra is imbalanced, we feel insecure, unhappy and restless, often drowning ourselves in work or addictions.
Balancing, Meditation and Healing therapies for Root ‘Muladhara’ Chakra are-
1. Hatha Yoga
2. Hasya Yoga
3. Movement therapy. Physical activity to reconnect with the body.
4. Massage, physical touch.
5. Address childhood relations. For more… Root Chakra
2. Sacral Chakra – Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
The Sacral Chakra is the primary source of emotional availability and sexuality. It is associated with 3 of the constellations or ‘rashis’ and also called by name of Pisces Chakra, Cancer Chakra and Scorpio Chakra. In Sanskrit, it is called Swadhisthana Chakra.
When the Sacral Chakra is imbalanced, we please others, compromising our own goals, dreams and emotions.
Balancing, Healing and Meditation therapies for Sacral Chakra –
1. Tantra Yoga
2. Movement therapies.
3. Inner child work and Emotional release.
4. Assign healthy pleasures and develop sensate intelligence.
5. Hasya Yoga. For more… Sacral Chakra
3. Navel Chakra – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Navel Chakra is very important for the functioning of the body to hold the health regard the inner self. It is also called by name of Aries Chakra, Leo Chakra and Sagittarius Chakra because of its association with these ‘rashis’. In Sanskrit, it is called as the Manipura Chakra.
When this Navel center is imbalanced, the most visible characteristics are the effort to prove ‘right’, we become jealous and disappointed within.
Balancing, Healing and Meditation therapies for Navel ‘Manipura’ Chakra –
1. Karma Yoga
2. Hasya Yoga.
3. Deep relaxation. Stress control.
4. Vigorous exercise.
5. Anger management.
6. Strengthen will.
7. Risk taking. For more… Navel Centre Chakra
The Connector: The Liberator.
Anahata Chakra potentiality can only be realised once one is sure of ones place in the physical world. This Anahata liberating energy helps to go beyond the gravity pulling basic survival energies.
Anahata Chakra – Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
Between these downward pulling and upward moving energies lay the Heart chakra that acts as the connector. Other names of this chakra are Aquarius Chakra, Gemini Chakra and Libra Chakra. It is also called Anahata Chakra in Sanskrit.
The Heart chakra balances these two forces in love – it governs relationships and matters of the heart primarily self-acceptance and self-love.
Balancing, Healing and Meditation therapies for Anahata Chakra –
1. Bhakti Yoga
3. Codependency work.
4. Forgiveness, inner child work.
5. Breathing exercise. Prana yoga.
6. Hasya Yoga. For more… Anahata Chakra
Upper 3 Chakra – Chakra of contemplation and Higher Human Intellect.
The upper three chakras take us beyond these basic survival needs and they draw in vitality from the higher life energies. Upward moving and expanding energies, these upper three chakras are associated with communication, contemplation, spirituality and higher human intellect.
1. Throat Chakra
Throat Chakra mainly comprises of our voice and the ability to express self. In case of the functioning not being well it leads us to become an introvert and shy.
Balancing, Healing and Meditation therapies for Throat ‘Vishudha’ Chakra –
1. Mantra and Vibration Yoga.
2. Learn communication skills.
3. Inner child communication.
4. Practice silence.
5. Body Movement – loosen neck and shoulders.
6. Hasya Yoga. For more… Throat Chakra
2. The Third Eye Centre
Third Eye Chakra focuses mainly on our ability to grow and learn from the experiences. If this is not functioning well then we become too trusting.
Balancing, Healing and Meditation therapies for Third Eye ‘Ajna’ Chakra –
1. Yantra Yoga
2. Jnana Yoga.
4. Visual stimulation, creating visual art, coloring and drawing.
5. Working with memory.
6. Guided visualisation. For more… Third Eye Chakra
3. Crown Chakra
The spiritual bonds are taken care of by Crown Chakra. The perception of truth is shaken when the Crown chakra does not function well.
Balancing, Healing and Meditation therapies for Crown Chakra –
1. Jnana Yoga.
3. Karma Yoga, selfless service to mankind.
4. Re-establish physical, emotional and the spirit connect.
5. Examine belief systems. For more… Crown Chakra
The 7 Chakras get imbalanced due to factors like
1: Childhood traumas
2: Physical & emotional injuries
3: Limited belief process
4: Cultural conditioning
5: Restrictive or exhaustive habits
6: Lack of attention
Due to all or several of these factors, we establish chronic ‘repeat’ patterns in our every day living.
These chronic ‘repeat’ patterns can trigger a tension in a specific part of our consciousness and therefore in the Chakra associated with that part of consciousness. The resultant strain is easily detected by the nerves of the associated chakra plexus and communicated to the parts of the body controlled by that chakra plexus.
When the strain continues over a timeframe, or reaches a specific degree of intensity, they generate a symptom on the physical level.
The Seven Chakras imbalance and their related Ailments
Intuitively in harmony, the 7 chakras, due to life factors, can get imbalanced from time to time. It is believed that the imbalances in the seven chakra begin in childhood and the varied social experiences. More often than not, we tend to erroneously attempt to defend ourselves by closing down the relevant consciousness, so that we don’t feel those uncomfortable emotions. The process keeps repeating all our lives and we keep disconnecting from our true self.
Imbalance occurs when there is imbalanced energy flowing through any of these seven chakras and by understanding how every chakra influences and affects a body part, function and life issue, it is possible to identify where a chakra is imbalanced and what ailment or illness it is triggering. For more… Chakra imbalance and related ailments
Healing and Balancing the 7 Chakras
1. Yoga Asana. Sync the 7 Chakras, Nerve plexus and Endocrine glands.
2. Tensegrity Alignment. Exercises to get the body back to its natural balance.
3. Pranayama and Yogic breathing. For the specific Seven Chakras.
4. Guided Meditation. Sync the Body-Breath-Mind to a Zen rhythm.
5. Guided Mind Training. Release stuck emotions, energies and LIFE patterns.
6. Food and Nutrition. Therapy for a deeper Cleanse.