Learn About the Seven Chakras

The word “chakra” has the Sanskrit definition of wheel, disc, or vortex. Imagine your Chakras as swirling energy centers in the body that have powerful physiological, psychological, and spiritual influence. These seven swirling energy systems are located from the top of your head to the base of your spine.

Chakras at the physiological level coexist with the energies of the organs in their proximity. Each chakra influences the health and function of these organs.  Not only does the equilibrium of the chakras correlate with organ health, blockages and imbalances have been shown to precede the onset of disease.  Clearing and balancing the chakras is significantly important, for it can cease oncoming illness and assist in the healing of any preexisting physical symptoms. Keeping the Chakras cleared, centered, and balanced is crucial for maintaining your physical health. Blockages within the Chakras can also cause a variety of emotional and spiritual ailments.


The Seven Chakras

The Root Chakra (1st chakra) – Associated with the color red, the Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine. This chakra is the foundation for your energy system. It is associated with stabilization, staying grounded, survival, security, and inner strength.

Blockages in the Root Chakra can cause anxiety disorders, fears, nightmares, insecurity. 

Physiologically the Root Chakra is associated with the health of the reproductive glands, colon, bladder, lower back, legs, and feet.

The Sacral Chakra (2nd Chakra) – Associated with the color orange, the Sacral Chakra is located above the public bone and below the naval. This Chakra is the center for your sexual and creative energy. When the Sacral Chakra is clear and open you feel passionate, confident, abundant, joy, creative. 

Blockages in the Sacral Chakra may cause you to feel uninspired and emotionally unstable. These blockages may also be the source of fear, addiction, and depression.

Physiologically the Sacral Chakra is associated with the adrenal gland, the metabolism, and the immune system.

The Solar Plexus Chakra (3rd Chakra) – Associated with the color yellow, the Solar Plexus Chakra is located above the naval. This chakra governs self-esteem and individual power. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is open you have a strong sense of will power and commitment.

Blockages in the Solar Plexus Chakra may generate low self-esteem, anger, apathy and procrastination.

Physiologically the third Chakra correlates with the pancreas, the metabolic system, and digestion.

The Heart Chakra (4th Chakra) – Associated with the color green, the Heart Chakra is located in the center of your chest. It is said that the Heart Chakra is where the physical and spiritual meet. An open Heart Chakra brings about forgiveness, service, love, and compassion for yourself and others.

A blocked Heart Chakra may lead to feelings of grief, anger, jealousy, fear, hatred, and resentment.

Physiologically the Heart Chakra corresponds with the Thymus gland (endocrine and lymphatic system), the lungs, and the breasts.

The Throat Chakra (5th Chakra) – Associated with the color light blue, the Throat Chakra is located right in the middle of your neck. This Chakra helps you speak your inner truth and utilize proper communication.

Blockages in the Throat Chakra parallel with a lack of attention fear of judgment, poor communication, a sore throat, thyroid issues, neck and shoulder stiffness, and headaches.

Physiologically the 5th Chakra coordinates with the thyroid, parathyroid, jaw, neck, mouth, tongue, and larynx.

The Third Eye Chakra (6th Chakra) – Associated with the color dark blue, the Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of your forehead. This Chakra is in control of your intuition and divine sight. When it is open, you can see things more clearly, easily learn new skills, and maintain focus.

If your 6th Chakra is blocked you may have trouble trusting your intuition, become judgmental, dismissive, introverted, experience depression, anxiety, resentment, headaches, and dizziness.

Physiologically the Third Eye Chakra correlates with the pituitary glands, eyes, head, and lower part of the brain.

The Crown Chakra (7th Chakra) – Associated with the color purple, the Crown Chakra is located at the top of your head. The 7th Chakra conducts divine connection, helps you see the deeper meaning of life, and stimulates your imagination.

Blockages within the Crown Chakra causes you to feel withdrawn, greedy, disconnected, isolation, depressed, and fatigued. Blockages have also been associated with cancer, epilepsy, headaches, migraines, Alzheimer’s, pituitary problems, and Parkinson’s disease.

Physiologically the Crown Chakra is related to the pineal gland.

Meditation for Clearing and Opening your Chakras

Sit or lie down comfortably, making sure your spine is straight. Take three deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth. Imagine a chord running from the base of your spine to the center of the earth. Focus on the rise and fall of your stomach or chest with your breath.

Bring your attention to the Chakra you would like to open and clear. Imagine a lotus flower the color of the chakra. Picture a white healing light opening up the lotus flower. See it starting to spin clockwise. Watch as pedals fall off of the flower that represent blockages in the Chakra. Visualize the color of the chakra expanding outside of your body as this white healing light penetrates it. Place the palm of your hand 4 inches away from the chakra and begin to move your hand clockwise. You are beginning to assist the miracle healing energy in clearing your chakra. You may start to feel tingling in the palm of your hand as your chakra opens with each rotation.

After you have cleared and opened your chakra, take several deep breaths and come back to the present moment.