Energy Centers of the Body

Hi all, I hope you enjoyed my last post.  I will be honest, it’s been a tough week for me, and I fell behind on centering myself and being mindful of my emotions.  Certain emotions make us vulnerable and, when feeling vulnerable, we are prone to act out through our behaviors.  This has been my experience and, a couple of days ago, I was not being mindful of my feelings and I lost my sense of using my wise mind. Therefore, I want to focus on raising our vibrational energy to lift our mood, and to help us connect with our mind, body, and soul which translates to our past, present, and future.

A language used in Hinduism created the word Chakra; this language is called Sanskrit.  Chakra translated means “wheel”.  Our 7 Chakras are the energy sources of the body.  They are constantly circling and creating energy where matter meets consciousness.  Each chakra is connected to a massive nerve center in the body.  The Nervous System is nourished and leads towards healing when we focus on our chakras. Each one of the 7 chakras holds a vibrational frequency that varies depending on the placement of the focused chakra.  This frequency is transformed into a specific color, and enhances the positive vibrations in our body, mind, and spirit. Each and every one of our bodies is made up of energy.  When feeling down, our energy vibrations are lower, and when feeling motivated and happy, our energy vibrations are higher.  Healing crystals are also a great way to raise our energy levels. 

The first chakra is the Muladhara also known as the Root Chakra. The name indicates that this chakra is the basis of the whole system.  It is the root of our bodies, aiding in feeling balanced and grounded in life and to the earth.  This chakra is located at the base of the spine.  Each chakra relates to an element; the root chakra’s element is the earth.  It is the strong parts of the body such as bones, intestines, and the body as a whole.  The earth element of the Root Chakra is to stay grounded but also to feel alive, safe, and healthy. The color of this chakra is red, representing the slowest vibration in the spectrum.  Therefore, the affirmation is “I am safe”.  Try to repeat this everyday while focusing on the lower area of the spine.

Svadhisthana is also known as the second chakra.  The Sanskrit name also translates into “to taste with pleasure”.   The second chakra is known as the Sacral Chakra, in relation to the moon and how it pushes the oceans into motion. This chakra is our center of pleasure, emotions, sexuality, and movement.  It is located between our naval and genitals.  The Sacral Chakra’s element is water and this represents the liquid in our bodies: circulation, sexuality, and reproduction.  It’s other water-like qualities include fluidity, change, and surrender.  The second chakra is more about letting go and creating space for the flow of changes that occur in life.  The Sacral Chakra’s color is orange which represents a spectrum of powerful physical and spiritual energy.  The second chakra affirmation is “My sexuality is vibrant.” Say this affirmation when feeling insecure or down on yourself.  I personally like to use it as much as possible.

The Manipura is known as the Solar Plexus Chakra.  This translates into “lustrous gem”.  Coincidentally, the color of the solar plexus is yellow because it is the most radiant location in our bodies.  It is located right underneath the sternum to the naval. This specific area of the body is the part in which our nervous system is very present.  These body parts notify the brain when we feel threatened or scared, but these body parts are also the ones that you get good butterflies from as well.  For example, when you’re in a relationship and you get butterflies from the other person’s kiss.  It is known that the Manipura also rules our metabolism. This chakra’s ruling element is fire.  If you are putting healthy, organic foods into your body, the energy of your digestive system will heal.  We often forget that digestion and our digestive systems are continuously at work and a lot of our bodily energy is stored there.  The affirmation for this chakra is: “I am powerful”.

The Anahata is the fourth chakra, also known as the Heart Chakra.  Anahata translates to “sound made without two things striking.” The Heart Chakra is our core: our spiritual center.  This chakra is located in the cardiac plexus ruling over the lungs and the heart; it is also associated with the Thymus Gland.  The fourth chakra is the love center in which we are free from old hurts; when it is opened and innocent, we can become free.   We can change and feel a new wholeness of our entire being. The element of this chakra is air associated with openness, freedom, lightness, and spirit. The color of the Heart Chakra is green.  And the affirmation is: “I am open to love”.

Vissuddha is the fifth chakra also known as the Throat Chakra.  Vissuddha translates to “pure, or purification.”  This is the energy center of self-expression and freedom of speech: our vibrations, creativity, and communication. Most find that this chakra creates and receives communication not only from our own being, but from others as well.  The Throat Chakra is located in the throat surrounded by the neck and shoulders.  Some other aspects include regulating the temperature of the body (the thyroid gland).  The color of the fifth chakra is a light blue.  The element of the Throat Chakra is “ether”, which is seen as space, the carrier of sound, and spirit.  The upper three chakras all share different elements of earth, air, and fire.  We must communicate to have connection, and for this reason this chakra is so important.  Saying the affirmation “I speak my truth” everyday can relieve stuck emotions and stresses in the body.

Ajna is the 6th chakra, which is known as the Third Eye Chakra.  Ajna means “to perceive or to command”.  The Third Eye has the ability to see and to create or to visualize; it cannot change the images that we perceive with our eyes, but it helps to enable us to try letting light into the images that we see in our mind’s eye.  Doing so will increase the possibility that you will develop a better understanding or perception of that image.  It is known that the Third Eye Chakra is located at the center of the head at eye level.  It is in the center of your forehead between your eyes.  As said earlier when discussing the throat chakra, the element of the Third Eye is “ether”.  This element is perceived as a subtle vibration, a sound.  Since we have now reached the sixth chakra, we come across a higher and much faster vibration of sound.  Ajna beings embrace the electromagnetic spectrum where we see visible light that transfers into our inner consciousness.  The color of the Third Eye is indigo, not to be confused with the light blue color of the Throat Chakra.  Its affirmation is “I trust my intuition.”

Lastly, we have Sahasrara the seventh chakra, the Crown Chakra.  Sahasrara means “thousandfould” representing the petals of the lotus flower.  The Crown Chakra is reached through our journey up the spine as we come to approach the divine, also known as the “source”.  It is through this amazing chakra that we reach a level of greater understanding, more profound than any of the other chakras.  Finally, we have arrived at the last element of our being which is thought.  This chakra is located right on top of the head where a queen wears her crown.   It is related to the pituitary glands and the hippocampus.  At the unconscious level, the Crown Chakra is the wisdom stored in our bodies, our consciousness, and knowledge of the divine.  The Crown Chakra’s color is Violet or white, some books and people say that it is white, but I perceive it as a beautiful lavender color spreading light that we can look to for healing whenever we need this vision.  The affirmation for this last beautiful chakra is: “I am light”.