Introduction to Chakras

Foreword

Today people are waking up to the fact that their physical, mental and spiritual health is deeply connected. Our body comprises of seven chakras, and these chakras determine our overall wellbeing. It is proper functioning of all the chakras that ensures appropriate energy flow to all body parts including our vital organs. Thus chakra cleansing and balancing is needed to enjoy good health and happiness which translates to overall abundance in all spheres of life.

Brief Description of Chakras and Their Role

As Aura permeates our physical body it creates swirling vortexes of energy at specific places which are our endocrine glands. These vortexes of energy look like spinning wheels and hence the name ‘Chakras’.

There are seven major Chakras, each of which controls specific organs in the body and are in turn governed by expressions, feelings and senses, including the sixth sense.

As we go through different experiences and challenges that life poses to us in our path to realisation of perfection, our thoughts, attitudes and reactions which tend towards fears or negativity, block our chakras. These negative emotion(s), faulty beliefs or rigid, dogmatic spiritual perceptions have to be released in order to open the chakras.

Once chakras get blocked, the free flow of energy to the chakras gets inhibited and you develop emotional disorder and physical ailment related to the chakras. By working with your Chakras, you can clear away the stagnant negative energy/ belief that does not serve your highest purpose. This broadens your perspective which will assist you in making the changes necessary for better health, harmonious relationships and personal and financial wellbeing.

All the endocrine glands, with their hormones, work together to keep the body in perfect health. Hormones have many effects on many organs, tissues and bodily functions. Endocrine glands bring to life many spiritual qualities like will power, persistence, exertion, but they can also cause apathy, indifference, or laziness when hormone production is interrupted. Endocrine glands are also transformers of cosmic powers into the vital energy necessary for the physical body.

Since the human body is susceptible to external atmospheric changes, diseases of different types find it eay to enter the body. When the Chakras are unbalanced, it’s even easier for diseases to weaken the native. Following are the well-known ailments that arise when the Chakras are out of harmony.

Disease Symptoms Related Chakra 1 Related Chakra 2
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Fidgety with hands, feats, restless, runs or climbs when not needed, talks excessively, and interrupts others Muladahara Chakra Therapy Ajna
Encopresis Repeated passage of feces into inappropriate places like clothing or floor, either involuntary or intentional, once in a month for at least 3 months at aged 4.
Seperation Anxiety Disorder Anxiety concerning separation from home, recurrent excessive distress, physical symptoms like headaches, stomachaches, nausea, or vomiting angarkaya
Anemia Shortage of Red Blood Cells
Arthritis Inflammation of joints, pain, stiffness, swelling, redness and causes decrease in range of motion Hrit, Ajna
Bone Cancer/ Bone Diseases
Sciatica Ajna, Hrit
Varicose Veins Aching or heaviness in legs especially at night.
Autistic Disorder Impairment in social interaction marked by poor nonverbal behaviour, ineffective communication with peers, and repetitive stereotypical bheaviour Swadhisthana Chakra + Manipura Chakra + Hrit Padma Chakra + Sahasrara Chakra
Language Disorder Limited vocabulary, errors in tense, or having difficulty recalling words or producing complex sentences Swadisthana Chakra Therapy vishudha, Ajna
Backache Stiffness or Pain in the lower back
Bowel Obstruction Blockage of small or large intestine Muladhara, Hrit
Bright’s Disease Disorder of Kidney’s
Constipation
Diarrhoea Loose Motions Manipura, Hrit
Fever Typhoid High fevers, weakness, stomach pain Muladhara
Prostate Problem Lowering of hunger, chills and fever, burning sensation during urination Muladhara
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) Doesn’t pay close attention to details, makes careless mistakes, often forgets and cannot concentrate for long Vishudha
Endometriosis PCOs Pain from pelvis going down through legs, infertility, difficulty in getting pregnant, diarrhea, constipation, and irregular or heavy menstrual bleeding.
Fertility Issues Impotence Muladhara
Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disability Intellectual deficits and difficulty in communication, social/interpersonal skills, academics, work, leisure, health, and safety manipura, Hrit
Enuresis Repeated urinating into bed or clothes, whether involuntary or intentional and twice a week for at least 3 consecutive months at aged 5 years.
Acidity Indigestion with acid and gas Manipura Chakra Therapy Hrit
Acne Pimples Hrit
Conduct Disorder Aggression towards people and animals, destructive of property, deceitfulness or theft and seriously violating rules muladhara
Gall Stones Stone buildup in Gall bladder Hrit
Bilious Fever Fever with Nausea and vomiting Anhata Chakra Therapy
Breast, lung cancer Hrit, Vishudha
Depression Hopelessness and emptiness, general loss of interest, weight changes, changes in sleep patterns, anger, and concentration problems. Hrit, Swathisthana
Hay Fever Allergic rhinitis
Allergies Parts prone to allergy include eyes, nose, lungs, skin and caused by exaggerated immune response to foreign substances
Diabetes High Blood Glucose. Loss of weight, frequent urination, increased thirst and hunger Hrit Padma Chakra Therapy Manipura
Hypertension Severe headaches, fatigue or confusion, dizziness, nausea, problems with vision, chest pains, breathing problems and irregular heartbeat. Anahata
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Negativistic, behavior lasting at least 6 months like loses temper, argues with adults, blames others for mistakes, and is often touchy manipura, Sahasrara
Asthma Breathless causing trouble sleeping, lung cavity inflammation tightness or pain in chest, cough attacks when suffering from flu or respiratory virus Visuddha Chakra Therapy
Bulbar Paralysis Speech and swallowing problems Hrit
Thyroid Exhaustion and drained of energy, feeling anxious and edgy, inexplicable weight gain, hair thinning, changes in appetite and high blood pressure, etc.
Alopecia Bald Patches on Scalp Sahasrara, Hrit
Specific Learning Disorder (reading, writing, and math) Deficits in word reading accuracy, deficits in number sense, arithmetic facts and math reasoning Ajna, Sahasrara
Stuttering Disturbance in fluency and time patterning of speech like sound and syllable repetitions and whole-word repetitions Hrit, Swathisthana
Hair Fall Thinning of hair at the top, patches of bald spots on the scalp or any other part, and receding hairline.
Goitre Enlargement of Thyroid gland
Insomnia Trouble falling asleep, waking up too early in the morning, feeling tired after waking up and unable to get things done during the daytime. Swathisthana
Sinus Problem Sinus infection symptoms include sinus headache, facial tenderness, pressure or pain in the sinuses, fever, cloudy discolored drainage, and feeling of nasal stuffiness Ajna Chakra Therapy muladhara
Brain tumour Sahasrara Chakra Therapy Hrit
Cerebrospinal Meningitis Acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord Hrit
Convulsions Contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body Hrit
Delusions Belief held with strong conviction Muladhara
Epilepsy Neurological disorder causing siezures Hrit
Migraine Restless or nervous, feeling very sleepy, thirsty or hungry, and depressed or cranky
Paralysis Changes in feelings, character or behavior, awkwardness, loss of awareness for even a short moment, forgetfulness, thinking, understanding, writing or reading Vishudha, Swathisthana, Hrit
Psoriasis sores and scaling of the skin Hrit
Skin Cancer Hrit, Manipura
Vertigo Sensation of motion or spinning that is often described as dizziness due to inflammation of area around ears

With free and clear Chakras, you realize abundance in loving relationships, you are in touch with your feelings and creativity, you access your personal power, you are able to fully give and receive love, you are open to express yourself and communicate freely, you gain an inner understanding of your being and the world that you live in, and you become connected to your highest self and feel an internal harmony that everyone should experience. Following are the therapies that help unleash the blocked chakras.

Chakra Therapy

Chakras are the energy centers in an individual’s body. Imbalances and blockages in Chakras lead to various physical and mental ailments. It’s not very uncommon to find an individual’s Chakra to be unbalanced or blocked. Balancing or unblocking of Chakras is performed through Chakra Therapy. Blockages in Chakras can be caused by various reasons such as negative emotions, fears and erratic lifestyle. As the Chakras are the gateways of flow of the universal energies to a human body, they have a direct impact on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of an individual. There are many a benefits of Chakra balancing through Chakra Therapy, the primary benefits being optimal physical, mental and emotional health.

There are numerous ways using which an individual’s Chakras can be balanced or unblocked. Chakra Sadhana or Chakra Meditation, Yoga, Aroma and Color Therapy and other energy healing techniques are some of the ways which are used to balance Chakra. But the best and easiest way to balance Chakras is by using Rudraksha beads and Gemstones. Rudraksha beads emit frequencies and Gemstones radiate colors that resonate with various Chakras and thus help balance Chakras. However, we look at the following mysterious therapies that heal the blocked Chakras:

Healing through Aroma therapy:

Chakra Aromas
Muladhara (Root) Vetiver, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ginger, Myrrh, Patchouli, Clove and Cedar.
Swathisthana (Sacral) Sandalwood, Tangerine, Orange, Geranium, Texas Cedar wood and Pepper.
Manipura (Solar Plexus) Myrrh, Frankincense, Balsam Fir Needle, Lemon and Lavender.
Anahata (Heart) Rose , Eucalyptus, Bergamot, Geranium, Rosemary, Peppermint and Tea Tree.
Vishuddha (Throat) Lavender, Geranium, Coriander and Chamomile.
Ajna (Third eye) Vanilla, Bergamot, Lemon and Orange.
Sahasrara (Crown) Neroli, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense and Rose

Using aromatherapy is one of the easiest and potent ways to balance and decongest Chakras. Other than their aroma various essential oils have various medicinal and mystic properties and thus have been used to treat physical, psychological and energetic imbalances since ages.

There are few ways using which an individual can use aromatherapy to balance Chakra. The primary method is to use a diffuse, to diffuse one or a selection or aromas using essential oils. This is best practiced while meditating or practicing yoga. The other methods include applying various essential oils directly on the location of the Chakra or using them for body massage or in bath waters.

Some popular aromas that balance specific Chakras are: (Aromas >>> Chakras)

God Goddess Related to Chakra


Muladhara Chakra Deity

LORD GANESHA
Lord Ganesha is one of the celestial deities holding the divine prominence in Vedic scriptures. His form, intellect, divinity and strengths are glorified in the Ganesh Purana. He is Ganesha or Ganapati who is the lord of masses that worship him for his blessings. He is the first Vedic deity worshipped first at the altar before other deities at a ritual or a venture. He is the ruling deity of the Muladhara Chakra and blesses his devotees with wisdom and ability to face challenges and obstacles in life. He has a pot belly signifying contentment and fullness. He holds a fragrant Modak in His left hand signifying the bliss of satisfaction that he provides. His vehicle, the Mouse, signifies that one needs to curb vices (signified by mice) to achieve his state.

Swadhisthana Chakra Deity

LORD KRISHNA
Lord Krishna is known as the Eighth incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is one of the most revered incarnations in the Vedas. He played the most crucial and critical part in the Mahabharata. Lord Krishna is also known as Vasudeva, Gopala and Bala Krishna. His legends span from His ever-pleasing childhood, to pleasing the residents of Vrindavana, to killing the demons, to attracting the Gopis to sharing the highest philosophical discourse on Dharma with His friend and disciple Arjuna in the Mahabharata.

Manipura Chakra Deity

LORD RAMA
Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu was the king of Ayodhya and is considered as the highest worshipped deity in the Vedic customs (Hinduism). Lord Rama and Lord Krishna are considered to be the most significant avatars of Vishnu. He is considered the Supreme Being, rather than an avatar in a few sects. The Vedic magnum opus Ramayana details His idealistic nature, duties toward others and renunciation. Rama was the eldest son of the king of Ayodhya, Dasharatha and his wife Kausalya. He is referred to as Maryada Purushottama.

Anahata Chakra Deity

LORD VISHNU
Lord Vishnu is one of the most important and revered pantheons of Hindu Gods. He is part of the Holy Divine Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh, as per Hinduism, where Lord Brahma is the Creator, Lord Shiva depicted as the destroyer or transformer and Lord Vishnu is the preserver of the Universe, the protector of all realms of existence. This Hindu Triad represents that all three Divine forces are part of one. However, the Puranas also say that Lord Brahma came into being from a Lotus, which appeared from Lord Vishnu’s navel. Therefore as per this legend, Lord Vishnu is the one who was responsible for Lord Brahma is the creator of the Universe.

Visuddha Chakra Deity

GODDESS SARASWATI
In the Vedas, Saraswati is the Goddess of Learning, Wisdom, Knowledge, Music, Arts and Skills. In Sanskrit, Saraswati means “the essence of the self”. Goddess Saraswati is the consort of Lord Brahma, and hence, source of all knowledge herself. Since knowledge is necessary for creation, Saraswati symbolizes the creative power of Brahma. She is a beautiful goddess being elegant, graceful and glowing with the light of knowledge. She is often worshipped by the knower of Vedas, the seers and the inquisitive students. She is the river of consciousness that enlivens creation; being the dawn-goddess whose rays dispel the darkness of ignorance.

Ajna Chakra Deity

GODDESS DURGA
Durga is the Active Energy of the Supreme Lord. She is the embodiment of purity, knowledge, truth and self-realization. As a warrior goddess, She is also known as Shakti or Devi. In Sanskrit, the word ‘Durg’ means a Fort, or a protected fortified place that is safe. Also, ‘Durga’ means the one who is invincible. Also ‘Dur’ means ‘prison’ and ‘Ga’ means ‘go or approach’. It means the one who sends or makes the miscreants go into the prison. She is the Active Principle in the Universal affairs. She punishes the disturbing elements. She is in charge of this material world which is described as ‘Dukhalaya’ or the place full of miseries (‘Dukha’ means pains and ‘Alaya’ means place as in ‘Vachnalaya’-library, ‘Bhojnalaya’-place where food is served).

Sahasrara Chakra Deity

LORD SHIVA
In Sanskrit, the word Shiva means ‘The Auspicious One’. Lord Shiva is one of the holy Trinity or Forces behind the cosmic functioning. The Trinity includes Lord Brahma who performs creative tasks, Lord Vishnu, who maintains the created manifestations and Mahesh (Shiva) who annihilates the manifestations through His Cosmic Dance called the Tandava. Lord Shiva is known by many different names such as Mahadev, Mahesh, Mahayogi, Bhole Nath, Pashupati, Nataraja, Shankara, Vishwanath, Bhava, Bhujangapatihari and Bhairava and so on.

Hrit Padma Chakra Deity

GODDESS SHRI LAKSHMI
Goddess Lakshmi is the Goddess who governs all the forms of wealth and auspiciousness. It is She who paves a w way for success and all the forms of prosperity. Mother Lakshmi is often depicted in several colors: Pink, Gold and White. When Lakshmi’s skin color is Pink, She is the Divine Mother. When Her skin is Gold, She is the Universal Shakti and when Her skin is white, She is Mother Earth. As the consort of Lord Vishnu (Narayana), She is the Mother of divinity, wellbeing and beauty. Sri Lakshmi embodies Sublime Beauty, Siddhi, Peace, Strength, Balance, Auspiciousness, Opulence and Wisdom.

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