What Is A ďChakraĒ ?
'Chakras', loosely defined, are your bodyís 'Energy-Portals' through which your body absorbs vital energies from the Universe. Once absorbed by the Chakras, these vital energies then get distributed throughout the body through a variety of physical and energetic pathways.
Diagram 1. The 'Throat Chakra'
The Location of the Chakras
The human Aura is
composed of 7
(Note: It's actually 12 chakras if you include the back chakras -see diagram below)
Explanations of the 7 Primary Chakras
Note: The explanations of the 7 Primary Chakras given below combine insights from ancient yogic meditation masters as well as from more modern 'New Age' spiritual teachers and psychic healers.
ZiJi Disclaimer: While I have personally verified much of the following information of the 7 Primary Chakras myself through direct communication with my own and other people's chakras, I must add my own insight that there are infinite dimensions to all the chakras, and every person's chakras are completely unique to them. When I tune into and communicate with your chakras I try NOT to have any preconceived ideas in my mind so that your chakras can communicate their unique consciousness to me. In reading the descriptions of the 7 Primary chakras below, I would encourage you to NOT get caught up in the details of each chakra since healing sessions with me might reveal aspects of your chakras that are not adequately described below. In particular, it is important to recognize that emotions rarely reside in one chakra exclusively, typically being echoed in several chakras simultaneously.
This 1st or Root chakra is traditionally associated with the color red. In its idealized, untraumatized state, the vortex is pointing downwards from a point located in between the legs. It is the bottom end of the main energy channel running vertically up and down the center of the body. This chakra holds the basic needs for survival, security and safety. The root chakra is powerfully related to our contact with the Earth, providing us with the ability to be grounded on the physical plane. This is also the center of manifestation when you are trying to make things happen in the physical world, in business or to gain material security. The Adrenal gland is the gland associated with this chakra. Physical problem areas include the hips, legs, knees, feet, spine, kidneys, bones, lower back, large intestine, appendix, and sexual organs. Difficult emotions related to this chakra, as noted by various sources, include fearfulness, anxiety, lack of confidence, frustration, ungroundedness, and sexual dysfunction.
NOTE: A manĻs sexual organs are located primarily in his Root Chakra, so male sexual energy is usually experienced primarily as physical. A women's sexual organs are located primarily in her second chakra (the Belly Chakra), so female sexual energy is usually experienced primarily as emotional. Both chakras are associated with sexual energy.
This 5th or Throat chakra is traditionally associated with the color blue. In its idealized, untraumatized state, the front vortex is located approximately where the Adam's apple is, while the back vortex is located in the center of the back of the neck. The gland associated with this chakra is the Thyroid gland. Physical problem areas include throat, neck, jaw, teeth/gums, thyroid, upper respiratory, skin, ear, upper back, shoulders, arms and hands. The Throat Chakra is the center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity via thought, speech, and writing. When this chakra is balanced you may feel musically or artistically inspired, highly communicative, self-expressed, and motivated to follow your dreams. Difficult emotions related to this chakra, as noted by various sources, may include feeling suppressed, frustrated, powerless, and an inability to express oneself. These emotions may lead one to be more timid vocally or possibly more aggressive vocally.
This 6th or Third Eye chakra and is traditionally associated with the color purple and also sometimes indigo. In its idealized, untraumatized state, the front vortex is located above the physical eyes pointing outwards from the center of the forehead, while the back vortex is pointing out the center of the back of head. The gland associated with this chakra is the Pituitary gland. The Third Eye is the center for intelligence and thought, imagination and visualization, deep perception, psychic ability, higher intuition, and spiritual insight. Physical problem areas may include eyes, face, skull-head, brain, sinus, ear, lymphatic and endocrine system. Difficult emotions related to this chakra, as noted by various sources, include feeling emotionally detached, mentally unfocused, intellectually stagnant, non-assertive, and afraid of success.
This 7th or Crown chakra is traditionally associated with the color white and also sometimes with violet. In its idealized, untraumatized state, its vortex is pointing upwards from the crown of the head. It is the top end of the all-important main energy channel that runs vertically up and down the center of the body. The gland associated with the Crown Chakra is the Pineal gland. It is the center of purity, spirituality, faith, peace, selflessness, humanitarianism, devotion, inspiration and enlightenment. It
also controls a personís values, morals, and ethics. It is the gateway to a personís higher or 'cosmic' consciousness. The soul comes into the body through the Crown Chakra at birth and leaves from it at death. Physical problem areas include muscular system, skeletal system, head, skin, chronic exhaustion, and sensitivity to light, sound and one's environment. Difficult emotions related to this chakra, as noted by various sources, include over intellectualizing, dissociation with the body, a lack of purpose and meaning to life, and a lack of inspiration.
There are 7 layers of the aura which surround the human body at increasing distances from the physical body
Each of these layers has their own set of 12 Chakras, which are connected to, but still distinct and individual, from the 12 Chakras on all the other layers.
So, technically speaking, there are 12 Chakras multiplied by 7 layers, making a total of 84 Chakras in the human aura.
And each of these 84 Chakras vibrate at different frequencies and radiate different colors !
Finally, the energies from the 84 chakras flood into the human body, following the body's energy meridian pathways or channels, taking these energies to every body part, organ cell, etc., in the body. These energy meridian pathways are the same pathways as is described in ancient Chinese Acupuncture Meridian diagrams (see images below).
Diagram 4. Acupuncture Meridian diagram
Diagram 5. Imagined image of colors pouring through the body's energy meridian pathways
* An Important Point To Remember
Nobody has perfectly spinning Chakras !
A person's aura is an exotic combination of the 84 imperfect Chakras spinning simultaneously plus the distribution of these imperfect energies throughout the body via the energy meridian pathways.
At any given moment in time, a personís aura is filled with moving and shifting combinations of colors, which again, is the result of all of the 84 Chakras combining with each other and the distribution of these colors throughout the body via the energy meridian pathways. This is shown in the picture below.
Diagram 6. The 84 Chakras creating a multi-colored auric field surrounding the body, as well as bringing multi-colored energies deep inside the body through the energy meridian channels.
It is important to realize that a personís emotions have a lot to do with how each of the 84 Chakras are spinning individually and also how they are combining with each other to flood the aura with shifting multi-colored light patterns.
Emotional traumas from this lifetime (and past lifetimes if you believe in reincarnation ) become frozen inside a personís aura, being the main force behind the uneven distribution and distortion of these 84 chakra energies as they stream through the body's energy meridian pathways.
Chakras and Food
There is also a direct relationship between how much food we need to eat and how open our chakras are.
The more blocked our chakras are, the more food we need to eat.
As well, a person will be more attracted to less healthy or 'junk' foods in direct proportion to how blocked their chakras are.
When our chakras are more open, we literally 'eat light', while cutting down on food intake.
As well, when our chakras are more open, our body naturally craves more healthy and nutritious foods.
In addition, our metabolism and our ability to burn fat increases when our chakras more open.
The basic Yin-Yang of the Aura
Right to Left Balance: The right side of the aura holds the 'Yang', 'masculine' or action-oriented aspect of the aura, while the left side of the aura holds the 'Yin', 'feminine' or receptive side of the aura.
Back to Front Balance: The back side of the aura holds the 'Yang' aspect, while the front side of the aura holds the 'Yin' aspect.