The word Chakra means “spinning wheel of energy” in the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. There are many Chakras in the body, such as in the hands and feet, but there are seven Major Chakras about I had planned to talk here.
Each Chakra is associated with different parts of the body, and through Chakra balancing (an “imbalance” in your Chakras means that some Chakras are over-active, and some are under-active), you can achieve a healthier balance of your body, mind and spirit. The Chakras are the energetic conduits of Life, connecting you directly to the Universal Life Force. Understanding and using your chakras can easily promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing and wellbeing.
Now, let’s talk on how the Chakras rotate. If you are male your first Chakra will rotate clockwise and if you are female, your first Chakra will rotate counter-clockwise. Each successive Chakra will rotate in the opposite direction of the one preceding it. In other words, a male’s chakra rotation should be thus when you are looking down at where your Chakras are located, starting from the bottom – first, clockwise; second, anticlockwise; third, clockwise; fourth, anticlockwise; fifth clockwise; sixth anticlockwise; and seventh, clockwise. A female’s Chakra rotation should be first, anticlockwise; second, clockwise; third, anticlockwise; fourth clockwise; fifth anticlockwise; sixth, clockwise and seventh, anticlockwise. And that is the nature of the male and the female energies. These energies are two aspects of the One. They therefore are not really opposed or dualistic, they are one; they are two faces of one energy.
The Male Energy is the aspect that is outwardly focused. It is that part of God or Spirit that drives outward manifestation, that makes Spirit materialize and take form. The male energy therefore knows a strong creative force. It is natural to the male energy to be highly focused and goal-oriented. In this manner the male energy creates individuality. The male energy allows you to separate yourself from the One, from the Whole and to stand alone and be a specific individual.
The Female Energy is the energy of Home. It is the energy of the Primal Source, the flowing Light, pure Being. The female energy is all encompassing and oceanic; it does not differentiate or individualize. It is Kundalini Energy of Shakti, and it rising through the heart to the head, and unite herself with the Supreme Being.
The dance of the male and the female energies brings forth the fluctuating spectacle of created reality, of our creation. This is a spectacle of great beauty wherein the male and female energy worship each other and celebrate their cooperation and playful joining. And this is as it should be. The male and female energy belong together, they are two aspects of the One and together they celebrate the joyful manifestation that Creation is supposed to be.
The right side brain is like God. It’s exceptional at imagining and creating (In the beginning…), processing spatial information (separating light from dark, water from land…), and seeing the big picture when faced with many shapes and sizes and complex interrelationships (all the little children of the world…) And like God (I AM), the right side brain is always living in the present.
|“YIN” – the Feminine Energy||“YANG” – the Masculine Energy|
|Interior (organs)||Exterior (skin, muscles)|
|Below waist||Above waist|
|ventral surface of the trunk and limbs||back and dorsal surface of the limbs|
|Yin Organs: Heart, Lung,||Small Intestine, Lg. Intestine|
|Liver, Spleen, Kidney,||Gall Bladder, Stomach, Bladder|
|“Solid Organs”||“Hollow Organs”|
|The left half defensive||The right half of the body was regarded therefore as offensive|
|Chronic disease/gradual onset||Acute disease/rapid onset|
|Slowly changing symptoms||Rapid pathological changes|
|Quiet, lethargy, sleepiness||Restlessness, insomnia|
|Wants to be covered||Throws off bedclothes|
|Lies curled up||Lies stretched out|
|Cold limbs and body||Hot limbs and body|
|Pale face||Red face|
|Weak voice, no desire to talk||Loud voice, talkative|
|Shallow, weak breathing||Coarse breathing|
|No thirst/wants warm drinks||Thirst esp. for cold drinks|
|Copious, clear urine||Scanty, dark urine|
|Loose stools (fluids not transformed)||Constipation (damage to fluids by heat)|
|Clear, copious secretions||Thick, sticky white/yellow secretions|
|Excessive moisture||Excessive dryness (throat, skin, eyes etc.)|
|Degenerative disease||Inflammatory disease|
|Pale tongue, white coat||Red tongue, yellow coat|
|Empty pulse||Full pulse|
| It’s known that those who are right-brained (feminine) are artsy, sensitive, nurturing and easy-going, as the right brain is associated with creativity, inner-strength and intuition. Empaths and sensitives tend to be very right-brained.The right side brain is like God. It’s exceptional at imagining and creating (In the beginning…), processing spatial information (separating light from dark, water from land…), and seeing the big picture when faced with many shapes and sizes and complex interrelationships (all the little children of the world…) And like God (I AM), the right side brain is always living in the present. To the right brain, the moment of now is timeless and abundant.
Using the right side of your brain you will be able to ask your higher self to bring people and opportunities into your life to complete your personal objectives. You can use your higher self for guidance for the path of your highest good. Through the use of the right side of your brain you can communicate directly with Father God or any of the spiritual masters.
Using the ability and skill of the right side of your brain you can communicate with loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. This reawakened ability has brought so much joy to those who have suffered the loss of loved ones. You can communicate with your loved ones and find out what kind of work they are doing now that they are all on the other side. You will be amazed at the sort of jobs your loved ones might be doing now. Perhaps you felt their life was ending when they crossed over that divide that we call death, but when you communicate with them you might find that another kind of job was just opening up. This brings such joy and fulfillment to those who understand how to do this.
|The left-brained (masculine) they tend to be logical, driven, analytical and fast paced. The left side of the brain is associated with aggression, physical strength, control and ego.The left side brain is home of the ego. It’s even jealous of the right side brain, and proud of its own talent for language and verbal expression. If the right side brain paints a picture, the left side brain immediately slaps a name on it. The left side brain is orderly, literal, articulate, and to the point. It tends to see everything in a linear way, past or future, black and white, good and evil, with no gray areas in between. The down side? The egocentric left side brain doesn’t understand emotions. Emotions don’t make sense. Your puppy died? So, get another one. Problem solved. Now, back to balancing the checkbook…It’s even jealous of the right side brain, and proud of its own talent for language and verbal expression. If the right side brain paints a picture, the left side brain immediately slaps a name on it. The left brain manifests the concept of time whereby our moments are divided into past, present and future… The left brain is the logical, the rational, the judgmental, the analytical, the planning side. It is the side that our schooling focuses mostly upon. It is the home of the so-called “scientific method”. It is the side we use in most jobs.|
|Value self through others’ approval. They are often giving and unselfish.||Deals with the strength of the self.|
|Turns activates the right hemisphere (visual, intuitive and creative) of the brain.||Activates the left (logical) side of the brain.|
|Poor functioning Ida nadi (femine energy): feeling cold, depression, low mental energy and sluggish digestion, blocked left nostril.If you’re breathing more through your left nostril, it’s the right side dominate. Because they tend to feel more peaceful and connected with the world when their right side brain is dominant, yogis practice breathing through their left nostril to help turn on their right side brain||Signs of a poor functioning Pingala nadi (masculine energy): feeling hot, quick temper and easily angered, itching body, dry skin and throat, excessive appetite, excessive physical or sexual energy, blocked right nostril.If you’re breathing more through your right nostril, it’s the left side dominate.|
|The left side of the body symbolizes emotion.||The right side symbolizes reason and knowledge|
|The word for “left” is “smowl” meaning DARK.||The word “right” as used with “hand” is generally the Hebrew word “yamiym” meaning STRONGER, MORE DEXTEROUS.|
Chakra #1, Base /Root Chakra. Location: Behind the pubic bone.
Function: Our grounding energy centre, keeping our feet firmly on the ground and our mind focused on physical & creative matters.
Physically: It governs our reproductive organs and our sexual vitality.
Associated glands/organs: Sexual/reproductive organs, vagina, perineum, tailbone, legs, feet. Symptoms of a blocked 1st Chakra might include problems in the hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs. ASSOCIATED COLOURS: Red, Brown & Black ELEMENT: Earth. When energy is not flowing freely from this chakra it creates intestinal and stomach gases, constipation, tumors, boils and pimples. The root chakra is responsible for your sense of belonging, safety, and security in the world. It’s main concern is survival of the self. The health of our blood, immune system, bones, joints and spine is dependent on the emotions associated with this chakra. It envelops the body’s basic needs for safety, money, sexuality, groundedness and boundaries. People who have trouble with their first chakra may not have developed a strong identity and have not discovered their life purpose. If they are too yin they may be ungrounded. If they are too yang there might be too much attachment to material things, too much self-indulgence and a preoccupation with satisfaction of their own needs. Chakra #2, Spleen /Navel. Location: About one inch below the navel and about one inch inward towards the diaphragm.
Function: Emotions, sexuality and desires. It controls our relationships and social interactions with others.
Physically: Works on our lower intestines and digestive system.
Associated glands/organs: Ovaries, adrenal glands, spleen, uterus, urinary system, prostate gland, uterus, cervix and lower bowel. Symptoms of a blocked 2nd Chakra might be Kidney weakness, stiff lower back, and constipation and muscle spasms. ASSOCIATED COLOUR: Orange ELEMENT: Water. When energy is not flowing freely from this chakra you are lacking in creative drive and negotiation skills. This chakra is primarily associated with creativity and sexuality. This is a power vs. vulnerability chakra. It is about optimism, self-confidence, enthusiasm and courage. It involves money and power, who rules your relationship, boundaries and submissiveness. Frozen creativity causes fibroids. Lack of boundaries causes cervical dysplasia. If your second chakra is strong you have no problem saying no. When this chakra is weak you are susceptible to lower back pain and prostate problems, pernicious anemia and skin trouble. Men in their 40′s and 50′s sometimes struggle with their identity, creativity and potency (testapause). If there is too much yin there may be sexual problems. The abdominal area may be flabby, saggy or generally weak and may also be associated with kidney or bladder weaknesses. Too much yang will present as sexuality dominating the person’s life, sexual frustration and excessive fantasizing. There may be excessive tightness in the abdominal area leading to low back problems. Chakra #3, Solar Plexus. Location: Central cavity of the lungs, just below the breastbone.
Function: Root of our emotional balance, personal power and metabolic energy. When we feel upset, angry or hurt we often feel this chakra. It’s primal essence is that of the Will.
Physically: Works on the stomach and liver area.
Associated glands/organs: Pancreas, Stomach, Liver, Small Intestine, Digestion, Blood Sugar. Symptoms of a blocked 3rd Chakra may include Digestive difficulties, Liver problems, Diabetes, Nervous exhaustion and Food Allergies. ASSOCIATED COLOUR: Yellow ELEMENT: Fire. When energy is not flowing freely from this chakra we have problems with self-esteem and confidence, our sense of adequacy, issues around responsibility and feeling “caught in the middle” and deprived of the sweet things in life. It is the power center of the body. Will power, being perfectionistic and self critical is a problem with a third chakra imbalance. You may feel weighed down emotionally and physically (weight problems). You may have diseases associated with the stomach (eating disorders), upper bowel (Crohn’s disease, diverticulosis, malabsorption/ maldigestion), kidneys, gall bladder, liver (all three organs can have stones), addictions, pancreas (diabetes) and adrenal glands. Excessive yang can lead to aggressiveness or greed. Balance of this chakra will give self-motivation. Chakra #4, Heart /Dorsal. Location: 2-3 inches above the solar plexus in the centre of the chest.
Function: Love centre, it controls our unconditional feeling and thoughts, associations, relations and Compassion.
Physically: It is responsible for the Heart, Circulatory and Respiratory systems.
Associated glands/organs: Heart, Lungs, Thymus, Blood, Lymph, Immune System. Symptoms of a blocked 4th chakra might include a heart attack, high blood pressure, insomnia and difficulty in breathing. ASSOCIATED COLOUR: Green & Pink ELEMENT: Air. When energy is not flowing freely from this chakra there is a disruption of love, balance, harmony, peace, brotherhood, hope, growth and healing. When the chakra is blocked there is an inability to express any deep emotions including joy, fear, sadness and serenity. Diseases associated with this chakra imbalance include tuberculosis, arrhythmias, hypertension, coronary heart disease, asthma, high cholesterol, breast (cancer and fibromas), shoulder and esophagus problems, selfishness, and envy. Excessive yang leads to insensitivity. Excessive yin leads to hypersensitivity or the feeling of emptiness. This is the master control center for regulating the emotions. Chakra #5, Throat /Cervical Chakra Location: Midway point between the skull and the lower neck cavity.
Function: As the name suggests this chakra works on our throat encouraging communication and creativity.
Physically: Works on our thymus and thyroid glands.
Associated glands/organs: Neck, eyes, ears, voice box, thyroid, parathyroid, sinuses. Symptoms of a blocked 5th chakra might include Hyperthyroid, skin irritations, ear infections, sore throat, inflammations and back pain. ASSOCIATED COLOUR: Blue ELEMENT: Sound. When energy is not flowing freely from this chakra it is difficult to speak your truth and find your voice. I have noticed when people have blocked energy here they clear their throat, there is a tightness and sometimes their voice changes when they are not completely comfortable talking about something. There may be lumps or tumors on the vocal chords, troubles swallowing, thyroid disease and problems with the jaw and neck. There may be issues with tact and timing, expression and communication and finding a balance between speaking and listening. Other challenges include problems with the parathyroid (therefore calcium imbalances), ears, atlas, colds, sinus allergies etc. A person who talks very softly is apt to be more yin. Loud and boisterous people are more yang. Blockage of the chakra inhibits self expression. Chakra #6, Brow, Spiritual Eye /Third Eye Chakra Location: Central cavity of the brain, centered above the eyebrows.
Function: Known as the psychic energy centre, this chakra is highly active in mediums. It’s basis is the intuition faculty and governs our senses. It is the link from which we perceive the higher zones and higher planes. Its essence is within the astral and dreaming worlds.
Associated glands/organs: Pituitary, Hypothalamus, Eyes, Autonomic Nervous System. Symptoms of a blocked 6th chakra might include Headaches, Blurred Vison, Blindness and Eyestrain. ASSOCIATED COLOUR: Indigo ELEMENT: Light. When energy is not flowing freely from this chakra there will be poor focus and intuition. The way you perceive the world, your sense of purpose, morals, and how you think about what you see may be a little out of the normal. Life threatening diseases such as genetic problems, ALS and MS are related to this emotional center. This center also has to do with all the senses including the sixth sense. There may be challenges with being overly rational, and moral with very linear/rigid thinking and decreased receptivity to new ideas. Blockage of this chakra often manifests as a frontal headache, inability to think clearly, scattered or confused thinking. Chakra #7, Crown /Thousand Petaled Lotus Chakra Location: Top of the head.
Function: Knowledge, information, understanding. This chakra is our spiritual gateway and higher self. Its essence is that of blissfulness.
Physically: Responsible for our head and nervous system. Symptoms of a blocked 7th chakra might include Migraine, Headaches & Depression.
Associated glands/organs: Pineal gland, hair, top of head and Central Nervous System. ASSOCIATED COLOURS: Violet, White & Clear ELEMENT: Thought. When energy is not flowing freely from this chakra there are problems with feeling you are making a difference in the world (Life Purpose), there is disconnection from God/Spirit. Reference: “CHAKRA ATTUNEMENTS!” by Candice L Collins