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Chakra is a  Sanskrit word meaning wheel or vortex.  The Chakra Systems is often described as  "Wheels of Light".  The aura is a reflection of the state of these energy centers.  There are seven major Chakras and twenty-one minor Chakras within the body.  Each Chakra is an energy center to our bodies.  They both absorb and emit energy - acting as a channel to the energy that we are conveying through our bodies.  

The seven major Chakras are located near the hormonal glands along the spinal column.   There are three major energy streams flowing through and around the spine.  The stream on the left is often referred to as the feminine energy and relates to passion and emotions.  The stream on the right is thought of as masculine energy and relates to the intellect.

Chakras become imbalanced when there is too much or too little energy flowing through the Chakra.  Holding negative thoughts or blocking an emotional experience can cause the Chakras to become clouded or unbalanced.  Each Chakra has a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual influence on the body parts located nearest to it. When a Chakra becomes imbalanced it is reflected in the surrounding body parts.

Reiki has been found to be an extremely effective technique in balancing the Chakra system and healing our bodies.  Our body's natural tendency is to vibrate at the highest frequency possible.  When the universal life-force energy (or ki) is introduced to the body, the body readily moves from an out of balanced state (state of dis-ease) towards a more healthy state of being.

Crown Chakra : (7th Chakra is also known as Cosmic Consciousness Center, "I AM" Center, Sahasrara)

Is located on the top of the head and vitalizes the upper brain. .

The Crown Chakra is related to spiritual wisdom, goals and aspirations, universal truth.  It  connects you with message from higher realms; and can be experienced as a pressure on the top of the head. This Chakra is also associated with a sense of direction.

Blockage can manifest as confusion, depression, inability to learn, problems with right eye

Glands and organs: Pineal gland, cerebral cortex and central nervous system

Gem - Amethyst     Aroma - Lotus     Color - Violet * White * Gold

Element - Thought      Function - Understanding    Tone - B

Third Eye Chakra : (6th Chakra is also known as Consciousness Awareness Center, Ajna)

The Brow Chakra is Is located in the middle of forehead and vitalizes the lower brain, and central nervous system, and vision.  It is related to the Pineal Gland and can be thought of as a physical eye with the capabilities of looking upward.  Intuition, thought, psychic awareness, dreams, and visions are associated with this Chakra.  The Third Eye, is associated with extra sensory perception (ESP), the set of all inner senses that correspond to the outer senses, which together comprise spirit-to-spirit communication.

Blockage can manifest as ear eye and nose problems, specifically the left eye, headaches nightmares, and problems with the nervous system.

Glands and organs: Pituitary gland, nose ears and eyes

Gem - Lapis Lazuli      Aroma - Star Anise     Color - Indigo 

Element - Light      Function - Intuition    Tone - A

Throat Chakra :  (5th Chakra is also known as Cornucopia Center, Visuddha)

Is located in the throat and is associated with the color blue.

The element of ether, the most subtle physical element (corresponding to what we find in deep space) is associated with this Chakra. The ether is the crossover between the physical and the spiritual dimensions. Someone looking at the world through this Chakra watches the manifestation of their goals. The Will Arm represents manifesting what you want, and the Feeling Arm represents manifesting what makes you happy. Hopefully, the two point to the same thing.  The throat Chakra is associated with abundance, and with the state of consciousness called, "grace," where it seems that what you want for you is also what God wants for you. Accepting what the abundant universe offers you requires a sense of unconditionally receiving.

The Throat Chakra relates to creativity, communication, speech, hearing, and self-expression.

Blockage can manifest as a feeling of pressure in the throat when you are not communicating your emotions properly.  Other symptoms may include sore throat, stiff necks, thyroid, laryngitis, hearing problems, lung and bronchial problems.

Glands and organs: Thyroid, parathyroid, hypothalamus, throat and mouth

Gem - Blue Sapphire    Aroma - Frankincense    Color - Blue 

Element - Sound * Ether     Function - Communication      Tone - G

Heart Chakra :  (4th Chakra is also known as Living Love Center, Anahata)

The Heart Chakra is located in the center of the chest. It anchors the life-force for the Higher Self and energizes the blood and physical body with the life-force. It balances the energies of all the other Chakras.  The Heart Chakra  is associated with the parts of the consciousness concerned with relationships and our perceptions of love and compassion.  The relationships  implied here are with those people closest to your heart - partners, parents, siblings, children.  The physical sense associated with this Chakra is the sense of touch, in its aspect of relating to the person inside the body. 

Blockage can manifest as immune system or heart disease,  circulatory problems, high blood pressure, arms and hands, or a lack of compassion.  Individual may also experience extreme sensitivity about being touched.

Glands and organs: Heart, thymus gland, circulatory system, arms, hands, lungs

Gem - Emerald * Jayde    Aroma - Rose    Color - Green   

Element - Air    Function - Love    Tone -F

Solar Plexus Chakra :  (3rd Chakra is also known as Power Center, Manipura)

The Solar Plexus Chakra is located above the navel and below chest.   It  associated with the parts of our consciousness having to do with perceptions of  will, power, accomplishments, ego, control and freedom. The Solar Plexus Chakra vitalizes the sympathetic nervous system, digestive processes, metabolism, and emotions. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced it represents an ease of being, and comfort with what is real for one's self (being comfortable with who you are).

The physical sense associated with this Chakra is the sense of sight.  Anyone with impaired eyesight experiences tension at the level of their solar plexus Chakra about the issues of power, control, or freedom. Nearsighted people also experience tensions at the level of the Root Chakra, and experience the world through a perceptual filter of fear or insecurity. Those who are farsighted experience tension also at the level of the throat Chakra, and see the world through a perceptual filter of anger or guilt.  Astigmatics see through the emotional perceptual filter of confusion.

Blockage manifests as anger or a sense of victimization, ulcers , stomach problems, hypoglycemia, liver problems, gallbladder, problems with the digestive system and diabetes.

Glands and organs: Pancreas, stomach, liver, gallbladder, nervous system, and muscles

Gem - Citrine * Topaz    Aroma - Carnation    Color - Yellow   

Element - Fire     Function - Power * Energy    Tone - E

Sacral Chakra : (2nd Chakra is also known as Sensation Center, Spleen Chakra, Hara, Svadhisthana)

The Sacral Chakra is located just beneath the navel (the lower abdomen).   and related to our sexual and reproductive capacity, assimilation of food, and the physical force of vitality.  It is associated with the parts of our consciousness concerned with food and sex.  It is the source of communication from the body to the person within it, about what the body wants or needs, and what it finds pleasurable. The physical sense of taste is associated with this Chakra. When someone does not have a clear relationship with water

Blockage manifests as emotional problems or sexual guilt, bladder or kidney troubles, low back pain, and anything to do with the reproductive system.  It may also manifest as a fear of water or an individual's unwillingness to feel their emotions.

Glands and organs: Ovaries, testicles, prostate, genitals, spleen, womb and bladder

Gem - Carnelian    Aroma - Sandelwood    Color - Orange   

Element - Water    Function - Creation * Sexuality    Tone - D

Root Chakra :  (1st Chakra is also known as Security Center, Kundalini Chakra, Muladhara)

The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine.   It 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. The Root Chakra grounds us in the physical world. It is also associated with Life-force, survival, self-preservation and instincts and  is associated with the parts of our consciousness concerned with security, survival, or trust (including money, home, and job). When this Chakra is balanced, the person is able to feel secure, be present in the here and now, and be grounded.

Blockage may manifest as  constipation, obesity, leg and knee problems, a sense of insecurity or fear.

Glands and organs:  adrenals, kidneys, and colon

Gem - Garnet * Hematite    Aroma - Cedar * Clove    Color - Red   

Element - Earth    Function - Stability * Grounding    Tone -C









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