The word Chakra is Sanskrit. Chakra translates to wheel or disk. Chakra refers to wheels of energy or spinning energy disks throughout the body. There are seven main chakras. The Chakras start at the base of the spine and are aligned through to the crown of the head.
These spinning wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and the major organs.
Each of the Chakras also corresponds to our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of Being. Since everything is energy, it is paramount that our seven main chakras stay fluid, aligned, balanced, and flowing.
To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where physical particles of matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy is called Prana in sanskrit or called Chi or Qi in Chinese . Prana or Chi/Qi is vital life force energy. It is the vital inner energy field in your body. At the cellular level, at conception, when sperm enters ovum the energy was and remains life force energy. Life force energy keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.
Prana, Chi / Qi, life force energy, can not flow when any Chakra has blockage. Energy moves from the lowest Chakra —Root Chakra to the highest Chakra —Crown Chakra
ॐ mind + emotion + body + soul ॐ
are intimately connected
All of the seven chakras are important and interconnected with each other. The balancing of one chakra will create energetic vibrational change in another chakra. However, it is very important to fully balance the 1st Chakra, Root Chakra-Muladhara before we proceed to other chakras, or we will lack the stability and rootedness necessary for true transformation and personal growth. We cannot grow and change unless we feel safe and secure which is the principle of the 1st chakra Root -Muladhara.
Moreover, conscious awareness of an imbalance in one area requires practice and clearing so that the other chakras will begin to synchronize and be in relative balance.
Imbalance in your Chakras means that some Chakras are over-active, and some are under-active. Many people who are new to the ideas of Chakra balancing or Chakra healing mistakenly think that means just opening the Chakras. However, like all things in life the keyword is “balance”, not too much, and not too little.
Since the Chakras receive and transmit energy (mind – emotion -body – soul ) too much or too little may effect the way we think, act and feel. For example, an under active Heart Chakra may translate into miserly and selfish personality. However, over-active flow through the Heart Chakra may translate into a person who is generous compassion person but can easily be taken advantage of by others. The key is Chakra assessments and then balancing them so they are in energetic harmony.
This Blog will be a Series starting with this Introduction and progressing through a teaching on each of the 7 main chakras. The Blogs that follow will be uploaded and linked as I write them: 1st Chakra-Root- Muladhara