Your Chakras – Gateway to your soul
ekah svayam san jagatah sisrikshaya
dvitiyayatmann adhi yogamayaya
srijasy adah pasi punar grasishyase
yathorna nabhir bhagavan sva shaktibhih
Meaning: “O Lord, you are one without a second, desiring to create, you create, maintain and dissolve the creation by winding up your energies. The diffusion of these energies are under the control of your secondary energy, viz., yogamaya (linking energy), just as a spider creates a cobweb by its own energy and again winds it up.”
Origin of Chakra:
The word comes from Sanskrit CACRA meaning “wheel” or “circle” (Also, cognate to both words) and sometimes referring to “wheel of life”. The earliest known mention of chakras is found in the later Upanishads, including specifically the Brahma Upanishad and the Yogatattva Upanishad.
What is Chakras?
‘Everything is Energy’. This is a widely accepted theory in Quantum Physics and a scientifically proven fact.
There are fourteen great nerve centers in the physical body, in the astral body and in the body of the soul. And these centers are called Chakras. Chakras are considered vortexes in which etheric energy can enter or leave the human energy body, which in turn affects the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the human. They are energy centers that govern the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the human form, whether or not the human is aware of them. These vortexes are metabolizing centers in the human energy body. Their healthy functioning is vital to having a healthy human body, mind and emotional life. They are also vital to experiences of divinity, or altered states of consciousness.
It is a common belief that children see chakras and the auric layers around humans until they shut down these extra-sensory perceptions. This happens because of the need to connect more fully with physical existence or because they are in environments not supportive to such endeavors. Often, a child is told that he or she is seeing something that isn’t there. Eventually the child lets go of this experience and ability, considering it “not real” in human life.
Chakras and auras can most easily be seen with the inner eye, psychic perception, during meditations or healing sessions. They can also be seen by the physical eye after much meditation, concentration, training and study of the human energy field. Some people who can see them do so without formal training. Sometimes the ordinary person will see auras spontaneously and unexpectedly. Others work for years to achieve the spiritual power (siddhi) of aura viewing.
How many Chakras are there in human body?
Although most people have heard of seven chakras, there are actually 114 in the body. The human body is a complex energy form; in addition to the 114 chakras, it also has 72,000 “nadis,” or energy channels, along which vital energy, or “prana,” moves. When the nadis meet at different points in the body, they form a triangle. We call this triangle a chakra, which means “wheel.” We call it a wheel because it symbolizes growth, dynamism and movement, so even though it is actually a triangle, we call it a chakra. Some of these centers are very powerful, while others are not as powerful. At different levels, these energy centers produce different qualities in a human being.
THE PRIMARY “CHAKRS” AND HOW THEY WORK
- Mooladhara or Root Chakra:
It is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the color red. Mooladhara is really made up of two terms: “Moola” means the root or source, and “adhar” means the foundation. It is the very basic foundation of life.
We can speak in terms of lower and higher chakras, but such language is often and too easily misunderstood.
In the physical body, your energies need to be in the Mooladhara chakra to some extent. Otherwise, you cannot exist. If the Mooladhara chakra alone is dominant, food and sleep will be the predominant factors in your life. It is like comparing the foundation of a building to the roof; the roof is not superior to the foundation. The foundation of the building is more basic to the building than the roof, and the quality, life span, stability and security of the building depends, to a large extent, on the foundation rather than the roof. But in terms of language, the roof is higher, and the foundation is lower.
Located at the base of the spine.
Earth, survival, grounding, stillness
Contains the primary 8 cells that have all of the knowledge of
creation and remain the only cells in your body that do not
change in your lifetime. It grounds us in the physical world.
Colour Frequency: RED
Natural Element: Earth
2. Swadhisthana or Spleen/Sacral:
The second chakra is “Swadhisthana.” This chakra is located in the sacrum and is considered to correspond to the testes or the ovaries that produce the various sex hormones involved in the reproductive cycle.
If your energies move into Swadhisthana, you are a pleasure seeker. When this chakra is active, you enjoy the physical world in so many ways. If you look at a pleasure seeker, you will see that his life and his experience of life are just a little more intense compared with a person who is only about food and sleep.
Located just beneath the navel, and
related to our sexual and reproductive capacity.
Blockage manifests as emotional problems or sexual guilt.
Colour Frequency: Orange
Natural Element: Water
3. Manipura or solar plexus/navel chakra:
The third Chakra is knwon as Manipura or Soloar Plexus, is symbolised by a downward pointing triangle with ten petals, along with the color yellow. The seed syllable is Ram, and the presiding deity is Braddha Rudra, with Lakini as the Shakti. Manipura is related to the metabolic and digestive systems. Manipura is believed to correspond to Islets of Langerhans, which are groups of cells in the pancreas, as well as the outer adrenal glands and the adrenal cortex. These play a valuable role in digestion, the conversion of food matter into energy for the body. The colour that corresponds to Manipura is yellow. Key issues governed by Manipura are issues of personal power, fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, introversion, and transition from simple or base emotions to complex. Physically, Manipura governs digestion, mentally it governs personal power, emotionally it governs expansiveness, and spiritually, all matters of growth.
If your energy moves into the “Manipura” chakra you are a doer in the world. You are all about action. You can do many, many things.
3rd Chakra: Solar Plexis: Seat of Emotions. Gives us a sense of personal
power in the world. Blockage manifests as anger or a sense of victimization.
Colour Frequency: Yellow
Natural Element: Fire
4. Anahata or heart chakra:
The Anahata literally means the “un-struck.” is symbolised by a circular flower with twelve green petals called the heart mind. Within it is a yantra of two intersecting triangles, forming a hexagram, symbolizing a union of the male and female. The seed mantra is Yam, the presiding deity is Ishana Rudra Shiva, and the Shakti is Kakini. Anahata is located in the heart area and is like a transition between your lower chakras and your higher chakras, between survival instincts and the instinct to liberate yourself. The lower three chakras are mainly concerned with your physical existence. Anahata is a combination; it is a meeting place for both the survival and the enlightenment chakras.
If your energies move into the “Anahata” chakra, you are a creative person. A person who is creative in nature, like an artist or an actor, is someone who lives very intensely — more intensely, perhaps, than a businessman, who is all action.
synopsis: 4th Chakra: Heart Chakra: Blockage can manifest as immune
system or heart problems, or a lack of compassion.
Colour Frequency: GREEN
Natural Element: Air
5. Vishuddha or Vishuddhi or throat chakra:
Our fourth Chakra is called Vishuddha or Vishuddhi or throat chakra, which literally means “filter” or “Purification”. This energy center is associated with your voice. It relates to your ability to speak your truth, express ideas clearly, truthfully, and gracefully, and become harmoniously attuned to both inner and outer vibrations. It is is depicted as a silver crescent within a white circle, with 16 light or pale blue, or turquoise petals. The seed mantra is Ham, and the residing deity is Panchavaktra shiva, with 5 heads and 4 arms, and the Shakti is Shakini. Vishuddha may be understood as relating to communication and growth through expression. This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation. Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually, it governs a sense of security.
If your energies move into Vishuddhi, you become a very powerful human being, but this power is not just political or administrative. A person can be powerful in many ways. A person can become so powerful that if he just sits in one place, things will happen for him. He can manifest life beyond the limitations of time and space.
synopsis: 5th Chakra: Throat: Tied to creativity and communication.
Feels pressure when you are not communicating your emotions properly.
Colour Frequency: BLUE
Natural Element: Ether (Combination of 1 and 4 Element)
6. Ajna or third-eye chakra: The sixth chakra, called ajna, is located at the third eye (in between and just above eye level). “Ajna” means command. It is symbolized by a lotus with two petals, and corresponds to the colours violet, indigo or deep blue, though it is traditionally described as white. It is at this point that the two side nadi Ida (yoga) and Pingala are said to terminate and merge with the central channel Sushumna, signifying the end of duality, the characteristic of being dual (e.g. light and dark, or male andfemale). The seed syllable for this chakra is the syllable OM, and the presiding deity is Ardhanarishvara, who is a half male, half female Shiva/Shakti. The Shakti goddess of Ajna is called Hakini. Ajna (along with Bindu), is known as the third eye chakra and is linked to the pineal gland which may inform a model of its envisioning. The pineal gland is a light sensitive gland that produces the hormone melatonin which regulates sleep and waking up, and is also postulated to be the production site of the psychedelic dimethyltryptamine, the only known hallucinogen endogenous to the human body. Ajna’s key issues involve balancing the higher and lower selves and trusting inner guidance. Ajna’s inner aspect relates to the access of intuition. Mentally, Ajna deals with visual consciousness. Emotionally, Ajna deals with clarity on an intuitive level.
If your energies move into the “Agna” chakra, located between your eyebrows, you are intellectually enlightened. You have attained to a new balance and peace within you. The outside no longer disturbs you, but you are still experientially not liberated.
6th Chakra: Third Eye Pineal Gland:
Often connected to the forehead.
Is a physical eye at the base of the brain
with the capabilities of looking upward.
Clairvoyance, psychic abilities, imagination, dreaming
Colour Frequency: INDIGO
Natural Element: Light
7. Sahasrara Or crown chakra:
The seventh chakra, called sahasrara, is located at the crown of the head. “Sahasrara” means thousand-petaled and represents a thousand-petaled lotus flower, generally considered to be the state of pure consciousness, within which there is neither object nor subject. When the Kundalini energy rises to this point, it unites with the male Shiva energy, and a state of liberating samadhi is attained. Symbolized by a lotus with one thousand multi-coloured petals, it is located either at the crown of the head, or above the crown of the head. Sahasrara is represented by the colour white and it involves such issues as inner wisdom and the death of the body.
Its role may be envisioned somewhat similarly to that of the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones to communicate to the rest of the endocrine system and also connects to the central nervous system via the hypothalamus. According to Gary Osborn, the thalamus is thought to have a key role in the physical basis of consciousness and is the ‘Bridal Chamber’ mentioned in the Gnostic scriptures. Sahasrara’s inner aspect deals with the release of karma, physical action with meditation, mental action with universal consciousness and unity, and emotional action with “beingness.
If your energies move into “Sahasrar,” at the crown of your head, you become ecstatic beyond all reason. You will simply burst with ecstasy for no reason whatsoever.
7th Chakra Crown: Connects you with message from higher realms.
Can be experienced as a pressure on the top of the head.
spiritual connection, understanding, knowing, bliss, God
Colour Frequency: PURPLE
Natural Element: Thought
The Biology behind CHAKRAS
The 7 Chakras and Endocrine Glands
Each of the chakras in the body is paired with an endocrine gland and governs its function. So before we go any further, here are each of the chakras, their corresponding gland, and their function:
- Root chakra (1st) — Reproductive glands (testes in men; ovaries in women); controls sexual development and secretes sex hormones.
- Sacral chakra (2nd) — Adrenal glands; regulates the immune system and metabolism.
- Solar Plexus chakra (3rd) — Pancreas; regulates metabolism.
- Heart chakra (4th) — Thymus gland; regulates the immune system.
- Throat chakra (5th) — Thyroid gland; regulates body temperature and metabolism.
- Third Eye chakra (6th) — Pituitary gland; produces hormones and governs the function of the previous five glands; sometimes, the pineal gland is linked to the third eye chakra as well as to the crown chakra.
- Crown chakra (7th) — Pineal gland; regulates biological cycles, including sleep.
How Chakras and Glands Work Together
Disturbances in the subtle energy of the chakras translate into physical manifestation and symptoms who are likely associated with the corresponding glands and organs. It is not to say that chakras are physical or physiological in nature. They are considered as energy centers that influence our being at many levels, including the physical and biological levels.
Whenever one of our energy centers is thrown off balance by a blockage, physical maladies can happen. It is important to remember that chakras function on the same principle as a pendulum. If one of them is underactive or overactive, signs will start to manifest that it’s “out of rhythm”. Chakra balancing is in order.
The disturbance is felt either at the level of that specific or the level of another chakra or set of chakras connected to it. For instance, when the throat chakra is blocked you may experience sore throat, neck pain, or laryngitis. Similarly, when the heart chakra is out-of-sorts, high blood pressure and heart-related problems can arise.
GEO-BIOLOGY AND CHAKRAS:
Geo-biology studies the influences of earth energies on all forms of life. The earth is threaded with a grid of energy lines or meridians of electromagnetic energy which have a powerful influence on all living things. Most ancient monuments and sacred temples around the world have one thing in common: the presence of strong earth energies which have the power to alter and uplift human consciousness.
As the DD team made their first geo-biology studies onsite, they were mesmerized by the high vibrational energy points and energy lines they measured across the land. Thirteen different energy spots are located on the outer circle or periphery path, which is now a silence and meditation pathway to welcome and prepare every participant.
Coming closer to the heart of the land where the Pyramid is located, they measured 7 different energy points, each vibrating on a different colour. When a visible ray of white light crosses a transparent crystal, it separates into 7 main colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and purple. Our body works like a crystal as it diffracts the cosmic light in 7 main rays, concentrated in 7 energy centres, called ’’chakras’’.
These energy points progressively increase in vibration and form together the ’’Chakra trail’’ which interestingly, has the form of a human foetus, symbolising the re-birthing process. Each participant will need to spend sufficient time on each chakra point to tune in to its increasing vibration and be properly prepared for the energy level inside the Pyramid. The retreat programme therefore contains several days of preparation, harmonising each chakra from red (base chakra) to purple energy (crown chakra).
Healing and Balancing Chakras by Various Methods:
So, now you know what and where the chakras are and where some imbalances might be, shown through your emotions or in physical symptoms and sensitivities. Now it’s time to move on to how to heal and balance chakras through my various process of healing –
find my Yoga Page: https://www.facebook.com/keyayogaandhealing/