Chakra (which in Sanskrit is spelled Cakra, the “c” being pronounced as a “ch”) is a Sanskrit term which means spinning wheel or vortex. Today, the modern usage of the word is “Wheel of Light”
Definition of Chakras
Chakra (which in Sanskrit is spelled Cakra, the “c” being pronounced as a “ch”) is a Sanskrit term which means spinning wheel or vortex. Today, the modern usage of the word is “Wheel of Light,” although originally it was used to refer to a chariot wheel.
Interestingly, the ancient healers’ description of the Chakras or Energy Centers first studied and written about 2600 years ago has proven to be anatomically correct. The location of the 7 Chakras which everyone has, correspond to our bodies as follows:
- The first five are the five main nerve ganglia of the spinal column where the nerve endings form junctions. At the nerve ganglia, nerves from different organs and parts the body join the spinal cord.
- The other two are the upper and lower areas of the brain.
Each Chakra is also associated with one of the seven endocrine glands. Thus each organ, the entire body and its functions are connected to our Chakras by the nerves which generate out from them and by the endocrine glands associated with them.
What blocks a chakra?
Childhood traumas, cultural conditioning, limited belief system, bad habits, physical and emotional injuries. Or even just lack of attention all contribute to chakra blockage.
Difficulties abound in life, for each one, we develop a coping strategy. If these difficulties persist, these coping strategies become chronic patterns, anchored in the body and psyche as defense structures. It is important to recognize the blocks we carry, find and understand their source and meaning, and develop tools to heal them.
Chakras and Vibration
Everything moves, from atoms to planets millions of light years away. Electrons move around the nucleus of an atom. Planets revolve around their suns. Everything moves and therefore everything vibrates.
Where there is vibration, there is sound. Every part of our body vibrates at a specific sound frequency. Each of the seven Chakras has a specific sound associated with it. Colours also vibrate at a specific frequency. And each Chakra has a colour associated with it.
That is why the use of colour and sound can return balance to our Chakras causing restored health.
The Key To Health and Healing.
Chakras are associated with our physical, mental and emotional states.
When energy does not flow freely from the Chakras, the body does not function properly. We need to reestablish the free flow of energy in order to heal.
The key to health is for our 7 chakras to be in balance. Through stress of any kind, physical, emotional, psychological, our Chakras can become unbalanced or out of tune. Eventually, disease can result. returning our Chakras to balance can heal our diseases. Or better yet, keeping our Chakras in balance can keep us healthy physically, emotionally and psychologically
The positive effects of Chakra Balancing include:
* Happiness and inner peace can be achieved* Endurance, health and heightened spirituality* Coming into balance with the inner and out world* Sexuality, sensuality and love without overwhelming feelings of lust
* Awareness of inner feelings at the spiritual level* Enhanced capacity to express love* Spiritual growth and ongoing maturity* Inner and outer healing, self-awareness and heightened consciousness
* Kindness and the attainment of an affectionate lifestyle and being* Increased confidence without manic periods of overconfidence* The realization of one’s true self and purpose in the universe.
What can take place in a chakra balancing session?
- use of a pendulum to test each charka and its vibration level
- visualization methods
- the use of colour, sound and crystals
- Reiki or aromatherapy can be used as well
- needle-less acupuncture or cupping is sometimes used
- cleansing, balancing and charging each chakra
- discussion and work