All About The 7 Chakras – Their Importances, Features, Tips And How To Solve Blockage
If you ever wanted to know all about the 7 chakras, then you have come to the right place. I will explain to you their significance, how to open them and remove possible blockages.
The teaching of the chakras is of great importance both in Tantric Hinduism and in the yoga tradition. Humanity understands chakras as the energy centers of the body through which our life energy flows.
Overall, our body has seven major chakras: one chakra over the other and all seven chakras in the upper body. Translated, Chakra means “wheel” or “circle,” thus, they are usually represented as an energy vortex in the body.
Certain emotions or experiences can trigger blockages of the chakras, so that this interrupts the free flow of life energy. Depending on the circumstances, this can affect several chakras or only one.
A blocked or weakened chakra usually influences the surrounding chakras, as well. Those are normally the ones that lie above and below the conditioned chakra.
In Kundalini Yoga, they understand this life energy as a sleeping snake in the pelvic region. Only when all the chakras are open can the energy, the serpent power, ascend from the bottom chakra to the top one. Through the opening of the last chakra, one can finally achieve spiritual enlightenment.
The seven main chakras; our most powerful energy points
We consider the seven main chakras as the most essential points of human energy. They run along the spine to the apex. Each chakra takes on a different meaning and each chakra holds certain characteristics and colors. The last chakra, the crown chakra, corresponds to three colors.
The goal is to dissolve all blockages of the chakras, allowing the energy to flow freely through the body. As it rises from the lowest to the highest chakra, one begins with the enumeration of the central chakras at the lowest chakra and ends with the crown chakra.
Root Chakra (Muladhara)
The Root Chakra is the lowest chakra, which is also called Muladhara. It sits on the pelvic floor at the level of the coccyx and is represented by four leaves. It symbolizes the basic trust and develops especially in the first years of childhood.
If the root chakra is open, you feel safety, security and you simply sparkle and glow with life force. Signs of a blockage of this chakra are deep-seated anxiety, depression and lack of self-confidence. The root chakra corresponds to the color red.
Sacral Chakra (Svadhishthana)
About a hand’s breadth below the navel is the sacral chakra. The second chakra stands for sexuality, partnership and ‘joie de vivre.’ You recognize the sacral chakra under the other chakras on the six leaves. If it is in harmony, you easily spray with excitement about things, feel vital and love the closeness to your partner.
This is how you can recognize your needs with an open sacral chakra and fulfill them. For example, the sacral Chakra thrives when you take a walk in the fresh air, have human contact or enough rest. If the Sacral Chakra is closed, on the other hand, sexual disorders, worries and feelings of guilt increase. The color of the chakra is orange.
Solar Plexus (Manipura)
The solar plexus claw lies about two fingers above the belly button in the stomach. The power of the Manipura strengthens self-esteem, intuition and independence. People with pronounced solar plexus have an excellent gut feeling and can make decisions easily.
A closed chakra frequently occurs due to emotions such as shame or fear of losing control. Due to the lack of intuition one quickly develops control compulsions and suffers from emotional fluctuations. It differs from the other chakras by the ten leaves and the yellow color.
Heart Chakra (Anahata)
In the middle of the chest is the heart chakra, which gives us energy for harmony, compassion and reconciliation in life. As a chakra of love, the heart chakra makes loving feelings for oneself and for others possible. People with an open heart chakra find it easy to forgive others out of love for their environment, life, and themselves.
However, sadness and loss can block the heart chakra and affect other chakras. You can recognize this by the fact that one is unkind to oneself, often argues or feels bitterness. The color of the chakra is green.
Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
The throat chakra sits at the level of your larynx and is the energy for clear communication. People with whom the fifth chakra is open know who they are, openly express their opinions and let their creativity run wild. When the throat chakra is open, one appreciates the exchange with others and is able to express himself well.
If you pretend to yourself, lie and do not reveal your authenticity, the chakra closes. One starts to feel impulsive, inner restlessness and shyness. With a blocked throat chakra, you have difficulty showing yourself the way you are, for fear of the reactions of others. The color of the chakra is light blue.
Third Eye Chakra – Brow Chakra (Ajna)
Directly between the eyebrows is the forehead chakra. The sixth chakra stands for knowledge, wisdom and higher consciousness. This chakra has the meaning of the “third eye.” Through this, we can more clearly discern the things around us, understand our inner strength, and look beyond the physical world.
People with an open brow chakra can rely on their intuition and perception. If the frontal chakra is blocked, it may be due to lack of concentration, fear of loss, severe headache or calcification of the pineal gland. It is distinguished from the other chakras by the color blue/purple and two leaves.
Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
The last chakra, the crown chakra, is the most difficult to open of all chakras. It lies above the crown and touches the head just in the center. The crown chakra carries immense importance. It is open to the top and connects us to the greater whole, the divine and the spiritual.
Through this sense of connectedness and perfection, one gains inner peace, self-realization and recognizes the meaning of life. If the crown chakra is closed, we feel aimlessness, world pain and despair. The colors of the chakra are purple, white and gold. The symbol distinguishes itself from all other chakras: a thousand-petalled lotus.
The side chakras – Discovery of the new time
Knowing all about the 7 chakras must also include the fact that in recent decades, the teaching of the chakras has spread throughout the world. Since then, they’have made the discovery of additional energy points in the human body, the so-called minor chakras. You can encounter these energies in the hands, feet, knees and elbows, for example.
They, too, are assigned different colors. However, in the traditional understanding of the chakras, they do not play a crucial role, as the seven main chakras most strongly activate the life energy.
How can I open my chakras?
There are different ways to open your chakras. First, look at from which chakra the blockage stems from, and then work to release the emotions from that chakra. You should strengthen your blocked chakras consciously. To help you do this, I put together seven tips to support you.
Yoga can ignite unexpected powers in you! And, many associate especially Kundalini Yoga with the teaching of the chakras. We understand this specific type as ‘the yoga of energy’ and that it has the goal to break through internal barriers and let the life energy flow freely.
“Kundalini” means “serpent power” and understands human energy as a sleeping serpent beneath the root chakra, waiting for its awakening through the exercises. Thus, yoga can take on a very special meaning in your life to strengthen the chakras.
Energy creates gems, for example, from magma inside the earth, or by high pressure on a rock. The stones are able to store this power and to transfer it to humans. Their color also plays an important role. To each chakra belongs a specific gemstone that complements the energy and dissolves disharmonies in the body. The gemstone is designed to help you strengthen your chakras.
When meditating the mind comes to rest and you can arrive within yourself and at your body. Therefore, one attributes importance to meditation in the chakra theory. Through regular meditation, you become more and more sensitive to how the body’s state and where blockages or tensions occur.
Through this fine body feeling, one can quickly determine the blocked chakra and then deliberately meditate with the associated emotion. The goal is to perceive the chakras in order to work with them afterward.
When you realize a blocked chakra, then focus your attention on the affected chakra. If several chakras are affected, start with the lowest chakra – the root chakra.
Fragrances appeal to our senses and can be both stimulating and calming. Many people utilize essential oil blends through aromatherapy, which are specifically tuned to the vibrations of the seven chakras.
Thus, you can apply them during yoga, meditation or anytime in between, as scents do have a meaning when opening the chakras. The oils should support the energy flow of chakra by responding to our senses.
Singing bowls not only help to delve deeper into meditation, but one can also use them to open blocked chakras. You can either use bowls specifically for the particular chakra or create different sounds in a normal singing bowl.
Then, feel which frequencies resonate on the inside and focus on deepening these emotions during the chakra meditation.
Each color corresponds to a frequency range of the visible light spectrum. Like the colors, the seven main chakras have a frequency on which their energy vibrates, each chakra has a different one.
Therefore, analogous to the doctrine of spectral colors, they assign seven hues, which correspond to the energy of the chakras, and, thus, can amplify them.
If one of the chakras is blocked, you can specifically incorporate the respective color into your everyday life, e.g., through gems, fabrics or pictures. This should strengthen the chakra and unfold its original power again.
7. Ayurvedic Nutrition
Spiritual teachers particularly recommend an Ayurvedic diet in order to open chakras. This brings together our holistic well-being with the digestion and the food we eat. In Ayurveda, there are three different types – Vata, Kapha and Pitta – for which there are different recommendations for meals.
With the right foods and a well-balanced diet, you can manage and positively influence your chakras. Depending on which chakra you want to support, or which of the three types of Ayurveda is most present within you at the time being, you can freely shift the focus of your nutrition.
Personal note to my starlings
My dear starlings, I hope I covered the most essential points regarding the main chakras. All about the 7 chakras is a broad topic, which I may delve deeper into later on. For now, it’s just important that you, especially the beginners, know what chakras are and how essential it is to keep them balanced and clear.
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Thus, be love, compassion, peace, harmony, happiness and deepest fulfillment at the same time. You are unique, beautiful, precious and endlessly loved, so keep on sparkling.