The Seven Major Chakras

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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
Front   (chest-abdomen) Back
Body Head
Interior   (organs) Exterior   (skin, muscles)
Below   waist Above   waist
Anterior-medial Posterior-lateral
ventral   surface of the trunk and limbs back   and dorsal surface of the limbs
Structure Function
Blood/Body   Fluids Qi
Conservation/storage Transformation/change
Yin   Organs: Heart, Lung, Small   Intestine, Lg. Intestine
Liver,   Spleen, Kidney, Gall   Bladder, Stomach, Bladder
Pericardium San   Jiao
“Solid   Organs” “Hollow   Organs”
The   left half defensive The   right half of the body was regarded therefore as offensive
Deficiency Excess
Hypo-activity Hyperactivity
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
 
 

One Response to “The Seven Major Chakras”

  1. woh February 23, 2013 at 09:29 Permalink

    And here also is interesting article by Lawrence Wilson, MD POLES AND CLIMBERS

    The energy centers differ on men and women. When healthy, the energy centers spin in opposite directions on men versus women. Also, they spin either inward or outward, and this, too, is opposite on men versus women. Also, they alternate bright and dim, and this occurs a little faster in men than in women. This may be because men tend to have a faster oxidation rate than women, in many cases.

    The differences in the energy centers gives rise to certain differences in perception and behavior or men and women. The point of this article is to understand these differences, and understanding the energy centers can help in this endeavor.

    Men’s energy centers that spin outwards. In healthy, mature men, which are not too common, the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th centers spin outward. This tends to help men naturally to connect to the earth, the heavens and to others in certain ways.

    (Grounding = 1, will =3, expression = 5, God’s love = 7). Good, mature men connect rather easily to the earth (1st energy center) and to the heavens or God (7th energy center). These may be seen as the two ends of a vertical pole. Good men always have the quality of a sturdy, steady pole that stands tall, stands up for what is right, protects women and children, and can be “climbed upon” by a woman, or by anyone, for that matter.

    This quality of men actually comes from their energetic configuration of the 1st and 7th energy centers, in particular. The first sends energy downward to the earth, and the 7th sends energy straight upward, more or less. These act like anchors to keep the man balanced, centered and grounded.

    Man’s other two outward-spinning chakras or centers are the 3rd and 5th. These have to do with power and control (the 3rd) and true expression (the 5th). These are also qualities of mature men who are not afraid, and not hesitant to speak out when needed. To summarize, mature men are steady, somewhat inflexible (which is good), sturdy, steadfast, uncompromising on principle, willing to express themselves, and possess some personal power, which is not exactly the same as having big muscles or a lot of money. It is more about who they are and what they believe in. This energetic configuration gives rise to the phrase that “good men are like poles”. They are sturdy, rooted in the ground, or grounded, and steady because they are also rooted in the heavens above.

    Sadly, there are not enough of these kind of men around. However, the number is growing and following a properly designed nutritional balancing program practically guarantees that a man will become more like this.

    At the same time, a man’s 2nd, 4th and 6th energy centers spin inward somewhat. As a result, men tend to be a little weaker in these areas of life, which are explained below.

    Women’s energy centers that spin outward. In healthy, mature women over the age of about 30, the 2nd, 4th, and 6th energy centers spin outward. (Form and sexual contact = 2, will to love and connect = 4, and wisdom = 6).

    The second energy center has to do with sexual, one-on-one relationships. So women are often more concerned about their sexual relationships with their husbands and sadly, with boyfriends in some cases. I strongly urge all women to avoid sexual involvement with boyfriends, no matter how long you have known them. This has to do with the energy centers.

    Sex tends to attach a woman to a man, and while it is excellent to attach to a good husband, it is not healthy to attach to someone you are not married to and have no commitment with. This always hurts women, much more than it harms the man. So if a man does not want to marry you, and just wants sex, tell him to find himself a whore. You find a better man, and they are out there.

    While the second energy center has to do with one-on-one sexual or intimate relationships, the 4th has to do with friends, colleagues, work relationships and other social relationships. As a result, this is another area of great interest to many women, though not all. One might call it the social energy center.

    The 6th has to do with wisdom and knowledge. Many mature women want to understand things and are very capable in this area. This is one reason women are excelling in school, these days, and actually their rate of college graduation is exceeding that of men. So these are the traits at which women excel or are very interested in.

    At the same time, women lack the outward-moving 1st and 7th energy center that men have, so women, especially today, tend to be less grounded, less centered and less easily connected to the Creator. This is not a judgment, but just an energetic truth. She is also generally weaker in the 3rd center, which has to do with power and control, and in the 5th center, which has to do with expression in the world.

    CONCLUSION REGARDING THE FIRST SEVEN CENTERS

    A mature man can be helped by a woman in his weaker areas such as intimacy, social life and sometimes knowledge. Meanwhile, the woman can “use” her husband or any man to help her in her weak areas, which include grounding and centering (1st), a sense of power (3rd), expression in the world (5th) and a close connection with the Creator (7th). Because of a man’s steadfastness and strength, it is said that men are more like poles and women are climbers, meaning that smart women latch on to a man and obtain his qualities, and thereby progress very quickly.

    This is a level of relating to the opposite sex that is grounded in energetics and often works well. There is more to this energetic interaction, however, that involves another set of energy centers.

    THE SECOND OR UPPER SEVEN ENERGY CENTERS

    These are much less well understood. The energy centers numbers 8 through 14 are not on the physical body. Instead, they are located above the head on what is called the etheric body, which is an energy field around a person. It is shaped somewhat like a person, however, and has energy centers like a physical body.

    Children, as a rule, do not have much of an etheric body. It develops around age 18 or so. So this section does not apply to children or even to teenagers at all.

    Location of the upper seven centers. In most people over the age of about 20, the etheric energy field or body is about the same size as the physical body. When this is the case, the 8th through 14th energy centers lie along a vertical line above the head, extending about 6 to 8 feet above the head. The upper ones are further away from the body, proportionately.

    In rare cases, and more often if one follows a nutritional balancing program, a process occurs called mental development or spiritual development. When this occurs, and it can happen after only a few years on a nutritional balancing program, the etheric energy field or body begins to grow larger. Eventually it reaches a maximum size of about 1020 miles in height and about 250 feet in diameter. When this happens, the 8th through 14th energy centers spread out upwards, roughly as follows:

    The 8th is located about one inch above the top of the head (not the crown, but the very top of the head when standing erect).

    The 9th is located about 1.5 inches above the 8th.

    The 10th is located about 1 foot or 12 inches above the 9th.

    The 11th is located about 4000 feet above the 10th.

    The 12th is located about 12 miles above the 11th.

    The 13th is located about 110 miles above the 12th.

    The 14th is located about 1010 miles above the 13th.

    Now let us discuss how these upper energy centers differ in men and women, giving them each specific traits or tendencies.

    Men’s upper seven centers (logic and wisdom dominate). Men’s etheric energy centers 9, 11, and 13 spin outwards. This gives men a slight edge in certain areas, and makes them weak in the areas controlled by energy centers 8, 10, 12 and 14.

    Strengths. Energy center 9, or the 9th, has to do with relating to ideas and logic. This is, indeed, a strong point for mature men. They tend to be very logical, which is an advantage, at times.

    The 11th has also to do with logic as well, on an expanded level. So men have this advantage as well.

    The 13th is another wisdom center, and has again to do with logic and following a logical train of thought. So, for mature, good men, logic is always one of their most wonderful traits.

    Weaknesses. At the same time, they are weak in the areas associated with the centers # 8, 10, 12 and 14, which are discussed below.

    Women’s upper seven centers (magic and vision dominate). Women, particularly mature women who have not experienced rape, are better at certain traits because their 8th, 10th 12th and 14th energy centers normally spin outward.

    The 8th has to do with connecting to the physical world. Women are often better at this than men. They feel things more, they empathize more with others, and in general they connect more with humanity than men.

    The 10th has to do with mental power and control. It also has to do with witchcraft, magic and earth religions, including Judaism and Christianity. These religions involve magical things like the miracles of Jesus. This is the sense in which I mean magical. Witchcraft is an aberration of this energy center in which a person believes in powers found in stones, staves, potions, and remedies.

    The 12th has to do with expression. It is the octave of the 5th center. However, it has to do with conceptions. Conceptions are very large expressions or very profound ones. Having a child is an example, or birthing a large project. Women often have a good vision of how a grand idea can work, for example. This trait might be called visionary. Men are more practical and grounded, often, while some masterful women are quite visionary.

    The 14th has to do with connecting with the whole world. It is not an upward-pointing center like its octave, the 7th. Instead, it connects all around. Women often start world relief organizations, for example, to connect with people all over the world. This is just one example of how the 14th works.

    SUMMARY OF THE SEVEN UPPER ENERGY CENTERS (8 THROUGH 14)

    Women tend to shine in this realm of the upper or etheric energy centers. However, they do it best when they are with a good man. This is important to recall. The man provides a type of grounding and centering that allows the woman to really shine. Keep this in mind, ladies, when choosing a man or when deciding whether or not to pursue a relationship. Even if the man who is interested in you is not perfect, if he is mature and stable he will allow you automatically, as it were, to mature and really come into your own. This is the meaning of the phrase, “men are like poles, and women are climbers of the poles”.

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