The physical body is a series of separate, yet related systems of energy. This system is referred to in the ancient texts as the Chakras. A Chakra is the interface point between the physical and non-physical form. The Chakra wheels of light are structural blueprints, serving a conduits for the compliment energy information held in the Higher Self or Cosmic Forces. They lie along a linear pathway between the Crown Chakra, located at the top of the cranium, and the Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine. Actually we have 72 Chakras on the body and 22 which we can work with our inner self, including the 7 primary Chakras.
The knowledge about the location of these energy circles and their functions can help understand the way they keep the body going.
There are seven energy centers in our body. Starting from the bottom we shall move to the top.
1. Mulaadhar or Root Chakra
2. Swadhishthaan or Sacral Chakra
3. Manipur or Solar Plexus
4. Anahat or Heart Chakra
5. Vishudh or Throat Chakra
6. Agya or Third Eye Chakra
7. Sahastrar or Crown chakra
Mulaadhar or Root Chakra
It is considered the base of entire energy system.
This energy center lies between anus and genital.
This lotus shaped chakra has 4 petals having crimson red color.
This chakra represents Earth element in our body.
This is the seat of our vitality. Our survival instincts are connected to this center.
This chakra helps regulate the activities below are hips-i.e. legs, knees, ankles and feet.
Gland: Suprarenal and adrenal.
Organs: Base of back bone, kidney, bladder
Negative emotion: Lack or Shortage of thing
Positive emotion : Abundance
Crystal: Jasper, Clear Quartz
Located at the base of the spine (Kidneys – Spinal Column)
Vitalizes the Kidneys and feeds the life giving system – the will to live – and the fundamental instincts for survival. Stores our Chi energy.
For grounding; Kundalini energy is stored here, transformation can occur when these energies are aroused and allowed to rise up within you and penetrate each Chakra above. The energy joins the Shakti energy at the Heart Center, continues on and leaves the body through the top of the head – or Crown Chakra. As this happens, spiritual growth and awareness of other levels of energy and perceptions occur.
Swadhishthaan or Sacral Chakra
This energy center is located above reproductive organ but below navel region.
This lotus shaped chakra has 6 petals having orange color.
This chakra represents Water element in the body.
This is the center of sexual energy in our body. This is also the seat of “I”ness or ego.
This center governs the sexual activity in our body.
Organs: Reproductive organs
Negative emotions : Greed
Positive emotion : Creativity
Crystal: Topaz, Carnelian
Gonads, Sexual Organs, Sacral – Lower back
Located between the Asis bones of the hips. Vitalizes the sexual life organs of reproduction and processes prana (or oxygen) from the atmosphere which then vitalizes the entire system of major and minor Chakras.
For health, sexual energies, digestion, and purification. This energy can be used for creativity, spiritual awareness and integration. It also influences our self-esteem.
Manipur or Solar Plexus Chakra
This is the exact center of our physical body.
This chakra lies behind the navel.
This lotus shaped chakra has 10 petals having yellow color.
This chakra represents Fire element in human body.
Also known as death center in human body-we can feel tightening around it when we are scared or full of anxiety.
Organs: Stomach, liver, pancreas
Negative Emotion : Jealousy
Positive Emotion : Happiness
Crystal: Emerald, Black Obsidian
Pancreas – Adrenals – Stomach – Gall Bladder – Nervous System
Vitalizes the sympathetic nervous system, which activates our involuntary muscles and gets the body ready for activity. (Adrenaline) This Chakra can bring to us joy, sadness, gut feeling reactions and heightens emotion.
This is the male creative force or YANG energy in the body. It brings to us our desires, other people, and controls our emotions and physical power. The Solar Plexus energy helps to create our future and causes us to have “gut feeling reactions” or “psychic impressions”. When out of balance or holding negative energy, it can cause us to think and act in unhealthy ways.
Creates the possibilities of choices. What are the consequences of my actions and how will they be effected? Take a different choice than your conditioned response by following your intuition and integrity. Witness your body’s energies – do you feel comfortable or uncomfortable? When we choose actions that bring happiness to others the energy that returns to us is happiness and success. This is a very important Chakra and houses our will, intention and integrity.
Anahat or Heart Chakra
This energy center is placed in the rib-cage at the height of heart.
This lotus shaped chakra has 12 petals having green color.
This chakra represents Vaayu or wind element in our body.
This center is the symbol of compassion. The emotion of love flows out from here.
Organ: Heart, hands and blood circulation system
Negative emotion: Hatred, Fear
Positive emotion: Love
Crystal: Rose Quartz, Amber
Thymus – Circulatory System – Blood
Vitalizes the life stream through the pumping of the heart center, and controls the circulation of the blood. The heart feeds all cells within the body structure. Vitalizes the vegans nerve, the largest nerve in the parasympathetic nervous system. When open it helps us remove fear blocks, and brings compassion in the form of spiritual love. Through our Heart Chakra we can feel a connection and sense of oneness with others.
Unconditional Love, self-acceptance, and the place where Spirit can guide us to higher levels of being and loving. The heart is the Mother in all of us. Kindness, Forgiveness, Love, Peace and Harmony along with Laughter and Playfulness.
Vishudhi or Throat Chakra
Its location is in the throat region.
This lotus shaped chakra has 16 petals having blue color.
This center represents Ether or Aakash element in our body.
This chakra represents the power of communication and the level of freedom of expression. Emotions cause throat choking is the simplest example.
Organs: Throat, Esophagus(food pipe),Lungs, Respiratory system
Negative emotion: Disappointment, Feeling low
Positive emotion: Thankfulness
Crystal: Sapphire, Turquoise
Thyroid, parathyroid – Alimentary canal – Lungs
Located between the shoulder blades. Vitalizes the lungs and voice. Communicates the concrete thoughts received from the Solar Plexus.
Self-expression, communication, affluence, discernment. This is the Mother Chakra and begins the three YIN or female energy chakras of the body. You can inflict pain or kindness with the voice. What is more important to know is the voice represents our “Intent”. We will decree a thing and it will be so. Therein lies the mystery of manifestation. As Louise Hay states in “You Can Heal Your Life”, …”where thoughts go, energy flows.” Our life experiences comes directly from our thoughts, then speaking it, then our actions. Inherent within every intention and desire is the mechanics for it’s fulfillment. The voice had great organizing power.
Agya or Third Eye Chakra
This energy center is located in the forehead little above two eye-brows.
This 2 petal lotus is sky blue in color.
This center governs the Ether element in the body.
This center represents concentration, determination and knowledge.
Organs: Spine, lower brain or hypothalamus, left eye, nose and ears
Negative emotion: Anger
Positive emotion: Awakening
Crystal: Ruby, Lapis
Brow Ridge Chakra – Pituitary – Left Eye – Nose
Vitalizes the cerebellum (or lower brain) and central nervous system, which consist of the brain fibers connected at the base of the brain and top of the spinal cord – or 9th Chakra, and anchors the conscious stream from the etheric body.
Knowledge, truth, freedom of the etheric double, intuition. The Third Eye helps you to see all circumstances around you, and is the key to wisdom and controlling/directing the “Life Force” energies. While meditating and working the chakra energies, colors, pictures, feelings and an inner knowing will come to you through the Third Eye. This is the ultimate power center for healing others, and allows you to Astral Project or work with your “etheric double” at will.
Sahastrar or Crown chakra
This is the center through which our body is connected with the cosmic energy.
This energy center is located on top of the head.
This chakra is shaped like a fully bloomed 1000 pedaled lotus having violet color.
This chakra represents the highest form of consciousness in a human being. Also known as point of enlightenment or moksha or nirvana.
Organs: Upper brain and right eye.
Though it is already mentioned earlier, I would like to remind the readers once again that these chakraas are not present in the physical body. But they are there in the aura body and can be seen under the state of deep meditation.
This very basic information given above gives an over-view of the field of energy and its importance in human body.
Center of the top of the head
Pineal – Connects to 8th Chakra – 6 inches above the head – Right Eye
Vitalizes the cerebrum (or upper brain) and anchors the etheric stream into the physical body. It is the direct connection to our Higher Self and brings reverence, knowledge of Infinity, insights from the Spiritual Self – or Etheric Double and brings dedication to God from the Spiritual Will.
Immortality, Angels, Grace, Communing with the Divine Forces, Self-Realization. Through the Crown Chakra you can literally reach the heavens or other energy realms. You can rise through the center of your head and “astral travel” with your Guides. You can project healing, and pure, unconditional love energies anywhere in the Universe. This is where the “power of prayer” becomes reinforced. This is the center where you bring in the Spiritual Forces through Shakti Energy to purify the body and join the kundalini energies in order to reach a “nirvana” or total purification and re calibration of the cellular structure and DNA system of the body. You can “erase karma” through Divine Grace brought through the Crown Chakra into the Heart Center.
The seventh chakra, associated with the pineal gland, interfaces with an Infinite Grid of radiant energy – information – light frequency – as well as a higher HOLOGRAPHIC expression of itself as a pineal gland. It is through this interface that the reality of the human experience becomes apparent. The human being is not the individual and independent being as we perceive. Rather, it is a continuation of energy seeking expression through multiple energy vortexes of expression. The body is connected to one level of an interlocking series of grids, connected to the Hierarchy, with each system sustaining its own range of energy information. These grids, having seven sections or sets of vibrations, with seven levels of knowledge in each section, are ranges of experience referred to as Dimensions.
In aging or illness, the Chakras begin to collapse into the body and slow their rate of spinning. the ancients knew of this and designed rites or rituals of mantras and meditation techniques to maintain the vitality and spin-rate of the chakras. Recommended as a daily meditation practice, these movements are not aerobic in nature, through they may be performed quickly and are used in Tibetan Monasteries as a mode of prayer, meditation and physical maintenance.