Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Seven Main Chakras


There are Seven Major Chakras associated with specific aspects of our consciousness. What follows is a listing of these chakras with some of their characteristics. 




Crown Chakra ~ Located at the top of the head, the associated color is violet or white. It's related body parts include: pineal gland, upper brain and right eye. It's natural state is bliss, open mindedness, spiritually connected, and understanding. Blockage symptoms can include: hopelessness, depression, alienation, feeling lonely, fearing death, needing to compare ourselves to others. Beneficial crystals: clear quartz and moonstone. Reconnecting with spirit, taking note of all that is good in life, creating a "gratitude" list ~ things you are grateful for are all ways to shift this chakra for healing.


The Crown Chakra is our direct connection to spirit. When it is highly developed, we fully understand the "oneness" of universal existence and experience true inner peace.  The illusion of separation between ourselves and other beings dissolves.  Expansion of the Crown Chakra enables us to tap into the highest sources of spiritual wisdom and enhance our claircognizance (psychic knowing).


Third Eye Chakra ~ Located in the center of the forehead, the associated color is indigo.  It's related body parts are: pituitary gland, lower brain, left eye, ears, nose, and central nervous system. It's natural state is intuitive seeing, emotional intelligence, imaginative, visual, and insightful. Blockage symptoms can include: fear of the imagination, dreams and irrational intuitive insights, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Beneficial crystals include: Amethyst and Lapis. Allowing yourself to daydream without limitation, visualizing what you want for your highest good, mediating and focusing on the present moment may help to heal this chakra.


An open Third Eye Chakra is the source of our intuition and clairvoyance (vision beyond ordinary sight) as well as our ability to visualize and manifest. 


Throat Chakra ~ Located in the throat, the associated color is sky blue.  It's related body parts are: thyroid gland, throat and jaw, lungs, vocal cords, and digestive tract.  It's natural state is truthful communication, mental creativity, and constructive self-expression.  Blockage symptoms can include: dysfunctional communication, overindulgence of eating or drinking, respiratory diseases, dental disorders, and low self-esteem.  Beneficial crystals include: turquoise and aquamarine.  Constructively expressing yourself through arts, singing, writing, talking to people who will listen are all beneficial for helping heal this chakra.
Energizing this chakra can improve our psychic hearing ability called clairaudience.


Heart Chakra ~ Located in the center of the chest, the associated color is green (pink core).  It's related body parts include the thymus gland, heart, lower lungs, circulatory system, skin, and hands.  It's natural state is to give and receive unconditional love and compassion. 
Blockage symptoms can include: feelings of sadness, fear and anger, heart disease, and coldness towards others.  Beneficial crystals include: malachite and rose quartz.  Dating yourself, volunteering in your community, forgiving someone, and reaching out to others are all beneficial for helping the heart chakra heal.


The Heart Chakra acts as a bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds.  It is the center of love and emotional well being. 


Solar Plexus Chakra ~ Located in the area just above the navel and below the heart, the associate color is yellow.  It's related body parts include: pancreas, liver, digestive tract, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, and autonomic nervous system.  It is the seat of our personal power, empowerment.  Blockages can result in: insecurity about physical and financial matters, a need to dominate others, and digestive disorders. Beneficial crystals include: tiger's eye and citrine.  Participating in martial arts, writing down anything that angers you and burning it and remembering to laugh are all beneficial for helping to heal this chakra.


The Solar Plexus Chakra is strongly associated with intellect.  When it is open and balanced, its energy helps us transform our hopes and aspirations into reality, we feel confident and have a clear sense of purpose.


Sacral Chakra ~ Located in the lower abdomen, genitals, and womb, the associated color is orange.  It's related body parts include: gonads, prostrate gland, reproductive system, spleen, and bladder.  In its natural state it fuels our emotions, creativity, sexuality, risk taking, passion, and trust.  Blockage symptoms can include: overindulgence in sex or food, sexual and reproductive disorders, and feelings of jealousy and confusion, and rigid beliefs.  Beneficial crystals include: amber and carnelian.  Nurturing yourself, joining a group, trying new things and doing anything connected with water can benefit the healing of this chakra.


Root Chakra ~ Located at the base of the spine, its associated color is red.  Its related body parts include: adrenal glands, kidneys, spinal column, and leg bones.  In its natural state it provides a healthy desire for the basics of life (food, warmth, shelter, etc.)  Blockage symptoms can include: fear of life, withdrawal from physical reality, feeling victimized, operating in a highly selfish mode, problems with the feet, legs, and lower back, and being prone to violence.  Beneficial crystals include: red jasper and obsidian.  Sitting in nature, planting a garden, physical activity, and massage are beneficial for helping balance this chakra.


The Root Chakra grounds us in physical existence (our bodies and the material world). 


The Seven Main Chakras are the starting point for healing with Usui Reiki. Remarkable results have been experienced as these chakra blockages are released and they are brought into balance and harmony.  For more information or to book an appointment contact us at 918.695.5876 today.