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What are CHAKRAS?

A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO ALL 7 CHAKRAS


The chakras are energy centers along the body and are distributed throughout the spine, from the coccyx to the crown.


Chakra means, in Sanskrit, circle.

- energy circles in different parts of the body.


It is a concept widely used in Eastern culture and disciplines such as yoga or meditation. The seven main chakras represent together the union between consciousness, mind, and body. In this way, our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves come together. Chakras absorb energies from outside and feed them to the human energy system. They receive, distribute and transform the life energy in and around us.


A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO ALL 7 CHAKRAS  The chakras are energy centers along the body and are distributed throughout the spine, from the coccyx to the crown.  Chakra means, in Sanskrit, circle.  - energy circles in different parts of the body.   It is a concept widely used in Eastern culture and disciplines such as yoga or meditation. The seven main chakras represent together the union between consciousness, mind, and body. In this way, our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves come together. Chakras absorb energies from outside and feed them to the human energy system. They receive, distribute and transform the life energy in and around us.

In Hinduism / Buddhism, one speaks of an “enlightened person” when all seven chakras are completely open and the life energy (Prana) flows without blockages and disturbances.



Chakras can be open or blocked:


Blocked chakras impede the flow of energy in the body, causing not only emotional and mental problems but also physical pain and illness. According to chakra teachings, certain emotions and experiences can trigger this blockage.


Open Chakras is the free flow of pranic energy throughout the body, said to lead to mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.


Energetic practices such as yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, healing stones, and nutrition help to activate the chakras and ensure the free flow of energy.



1. THE ROOT CHAKRA (MULADHARA)

The Root Chakra is based at the end of our spine in-between the genitals and the anus. This Chakra is the solid foundation for all the Chakras above. If this Chakra is closed all the others cannot open up fully.   Open Chakra :  - more grounded and balanced - strengthens the basic  trust and brings stability - experience of willpower, courage and life force  Blocked Chakra :  - creates depression and fear - the self confidence is low - prone to tantrums - triggers depression
The Root Chakra is based at the end of our spine in-between the genitals and the anus. This Chakra is the solid foundation for all the Chakras above. If this Chakra is closed all the others cannot open up fully.   Open Chakra :  - more grounded and balanced - strengthens the basic  trust and brings stability - experience of willpower, courage and life force  Blocked Chakra :  - creates depression and fear - the self confidence is low - prone to tantrums - triggers depression


The Root Chakra is based at the end of our spine in-between the genitals and the anus. This Chakra is the solid foundation for all the Chakras above. If this Chakra is closed all the others cannot open up fully.


Open Chakra :


- more grounded and balanced

- strengthens the basic trust and brings stability

- experience of willpower, courage and life force


Blocked Chakra :


- creates depression and fear

- the self confidence is low

- prone to tantrums

- triggers depression




2. THE SACRAL CHAKRA (SVADHISTANA)

The Sacral Chakra is located at the level of the hip bones, about a hand's width below the navel.. Svadhistana is primarily responsible for our sexuality and our feelings. It is the original zest for life, the divine creative power and the seat of unfiltered original emotions.    Open Chakra :  - enjoyment of life - feeling of abundance - sense of creativity - passion, partnership and sexuality  Blocked Chakra :  - creates guilty feeling - leads to unsatisfying feeling and joylessness - experience of concerns and worries
The Sacral Chakra is located at the level of the hip bones, about a hand's width below the navel.. Svadhistana is primarily responsible for our sexuality and our feelings. It is the original zest for life, the divine creative power and the seat of unfiltered original emotions.    Open Chakra :  - enjoyment of life - feeling of abundance - sense of creativity - passion, partnership and sexuality  Blocked Chakra :  - creates guilty feeling - leads to unsatisfying feeling and joylessness - experience of concerns and worries


The Sacral Chakra is located at the level of the hip bones, about a hand's width below the navel.. Svadhistana is primarily responsible for our sexuality and our feelings. It is the original zest for life, the divine creative power and the seat of unfiltered original emotions.


Open Chakra :


- enjoyment of life

- feeling of abundance

- sense of creativity

- passion, partnership and sexuality


Blocked Chakra :


- creates guilty feeling

- leads to unsatisfying feeling and joylessness

- experience of concerns and worries




3. THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA (MANIPURA)

The Solar Plexus Chakra is located between the navel and the solar plexus. Emotions are controlled here consciously and unconsciously. Our mental structures, our beliefs and our self-perception as a personality are formed from this process.  Open Chakra :  - feeling of self-worth - good gut feeling - inner independence - empowerment  Blocked Chakra :  - leads to digestive problems - creates anxiety - low self-esteem - feeling of anger and frustration
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located between the navel and the solar plexus. Emotions are controlled here consciously and unconsciously. Our mental structures, our beliefs and our self-perception as a personality are formed from this process.  Open Chakra :  - feeling of self-worth - good gut feeling - inner independence - empowerment  Blocked Chakra :  - leads to digestive problems - creates anxiety - low self-esteem - feeling of anger and frustration

The Solar Plexus Chakra is located between the navel and the solar plexus. Emotions are controlled here consciously and unconsciously. Our mental structures, our beliefs and our self-perception as a personality are formed from this process.


Open Chakra :


- feeling of self-worth

- good gut feeling

- inner independence

- empowerment


Blocked Chakra :


- leads to digestive problems

- creates anxiety

- low self-esteem

- feeling of anger and frustration



4. THE HEART CHAKRA (ANAHATA)

The fourth chakra is located in the center of the chest, at heart level.  Anahata Chakra is the center of compassion, empathy, love and, forgiveness. It is responsible for our circulatory and heart systems on a physical level.  Open Chakra :  - feeling of love and harmony - experience of peace - healing - goodness  Blocked Chakra :  - leads to accusations and preconceptions - creates bitterness and grief - unkindness - prone to disputes
The fourth chakra is located in the center of the chest, at heart level.  Anahata Chakra is the center of compassion, empathy, love and, forgiveness. It is responsible for our circulatory and heart systems on a physical level.  Open Chakra :  - feeling of love and harmony - experience of peace - healing - goodness  Blocked Chakra :  - leads to accusations and preconceptions - creates bitterness and grief - unkindness - prone to disputes


The fourth chakra is located in the center of the chest, at heart level.

Anahata Chakra is the center of compassion, empathy, love and, forgiveness. It is responsible for our circulatory and heart systems on a physical level.


Open Chakra :


- feeling of love and harmony

- experience of peace

- healing

- goodness


Blocked Chakra :


- leads to accusations and preconceptions

- creates bitterness and grief

- unkindness

- prone to disputes


5. THE THROAT CHAKRA (VISHUDDA)

Vishuddha Chakra is the throat chakra and can be located around the larynx. The throat chakra is strongly associated with communication skills, both physically and emotionally.  Open Chakra :  - clear and strong communication skills - openness  and authentic self-expression  - expressiveness - easy learning  Blocked Chakra :  - leads shyness - lack of drive - tiredness and restlessness - forgetful
Vishuddha Chakra is the throat chakra and can be located around the larynx. The throat chakra is strongly associated with communication skills, both physically and emotionally.  Open Chakra :  - clear and strong communication skills - openness  and authentic self-expression  - expressiveness - easy learning  Blocked Chakra :  - leads shyness - lack of drive - tiredness and restlessness - forgetful


Vishuddha Chakra is the throat chakra and can be located around the larynx. The throat chakra is strongly associated with communication skills, both physically and emotionally.


Open Chakra :


- clear and strong communication skills

- openness and authentic self-expression

- expressiveness

- easy learning


Blocked Chakra :


- leads shyness

- lack of drive

- tiredness and restlessness

- forgetful


6. THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA (AJNA)

  The Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of the head in between the eyebrows. In this stage of conciousness, wisdom and knowledge are attained- is known as “the seat of intuition.”  Open Chakra :  - wisdom  - good intuition  - conciousness - knowledge  Blocked Chakra :  - leads to stress - lack of concentration - fear of loss - meaninglessness
  The Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of the head in between the eyebrows. In this stage of conciousness, wisdom and knowledge are attained- is known as “the seat of intuition.”  Open Chakra :  - wisdom  - good intuition  - conciousness - knowledge  Blocked Chakra :  - leads to stress - lack of concentration - fear of loss - meaninglessness


The Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of the head in between the eyebrows. In this stage of conciousness, wisdom and knowledge are attained- is known as “the seat of intuition.”


Open Chakra :


- wisdom

- good intuition

- conciousness

- knowledge


Blocked Chakra :


- leads to stress

- lack of concentration

- fear of loss

- meaninglessness




5. THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA (AJNA)

The crown chakra is located at the highest point of the body on the top of the head. It represents spirituality and the connection to the divine. Awareness center of spirituality, enlightenment and religion.  Open Chakra :  - strong connection to the divine - understanding of the meaning in life - abundance - spirituality - fullness and stillness  Blocked Chakra :  - world pain - aimlessness - emptiness and futileness - feeling of stress and despair
The crown chakra is located at the highest point of the body on the top of the head. It represents spirituality and the connection to the divine. Awareness center of spirituality, enlightenment and religion.  Open Chakra :  - strong connection to the divine - understanding of the meaning in life - abundance - spirituality - fullness and stillness  Blocked Chakra :  - world pain - aimlessness - emptiness and futileness - feeling of stress and despair


The crown chakra is located at the highest point of the body on the top of the head. It represents spirituality and the connection to the divine. Awareness center of spirituality, enlightenment and religion.


Open Chakra :


- strong connection to the divine

- understanding of the meaning in life

- abundance

- spirituality

- fullness and stillness


Blocked Chakra :


- world pain

- aimlessness

- emptiness and futileness

- feeling of stress and despair


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