The 7 chakras are part of the most commonly known chakra system made of seven energy centers located along the spine and ending in the brain, from the perineum area to the top of the head.
The mainstream chakra system is based on a Hindu chakra system that recognizes seven distinct “wheels” or “centers” of energy that are perpetually in motion along the human body’s spinal column. Each possessing its own color and vibrational frequency, these wheels are the catalysts of consciousness and human function. They govern various emotional issues, from our survival instincts and self-esteem to our ability to communicate and experience love.
Are you in Survival Mode? Living in Fear? You may have an Unbalanced Root Chakra. This energy center is located at the base of our spine. When off balance, it can make us feel low energy, easily angered, alienated from ourselves and others. When our Root Chakra is balanced, it makes us feel secure, stable, full of health, energy, and vitality.
The Sacral Chakra connects to our feelings, emotions, sexuality, and creativity. Sometimes we can feel the difference immediately when we are in balance or off balance. When off balance we may feel jealousy, guilt, possessiveness, the shame of our body/sexuality. When in balance this chakra brings us grace, flexibility, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and creativity.
Did you know you had Power? We all have the power to act, to make choices, change our circumstances, etc. The Solar Plexus is connected to our self, personal power, and autonomy. When off balance it can threaten our self-confidence, cause depression and confusion. When in balance it brings us harmony and protection, the feeling of being comfortable with oneself and with others. Which way are you exercising your Personal Power?
The Heart Chakra is all about LOVE, located in the region of the heart, connects us to our emotional self, bringing harmony, forgiveness, sincerity, and love. When off balance it can lead to over-loving, jealousy, abandonment, anger, loneliness and bitterness. When in balance we feel Joy, love, gratitude, and compassion. If you are carrying around Grief, then we have some healing to do.
The Throat Chakra located (you guessed it, in the throat region), connects us to our expressive self, reinforcing communication, speech, and healing. When off balance there may be issues of self-expression, fear of no power or control. When in balance, we can express our truth without worrying about what others may think. Go ahead and Express yourself!
Do you want to connect to your Intuition? The Third Eye Chakra located in the middle of the eyebrows connects to our cosmic insight. When off balance there may be moodiness, day-dreaming, and distrust. When in balance, we feel open and focused a deep spiritual connection, strong morality and can easily determine between truth and illusion.
The Crown Chakra located at the top of the head connects us to our higher consciousness. When off balance there may be depression, an inability to learn, rigid thoughts on religion, constant confusion and a feeling of alienation. When in balance we live in the NOW with a strong trust in our inner guidance.