Introduction to Chakras
What is a chakra? Chakra is pronounced "shock-ras" it is a Sanskrit word that translates to wheel of light or energy vortex. Chakras are circular energy centers in and around your body that serve as revolving doors between your body, mind, spirit and energy field known as aura. They draw in energy from the universe and transmit it to our organs. They are responsible for specific physical, emotional, mental and spiritual processes. The chakras are life itself, a symbol of the connection between the psychological, emotional, spiritual & physical worlds.
There are major and minor chakras; the seven major chakras are positioned in alignment along the spine and they manage your most critical body functions and issues. The minor chakras are located in the palms of your hands and on the soles of your feet. The minor chakras regulate the less fundamental needs.
The seven major chakras are associated with the endocrine system, central nervous system, and the spine. Each chakra is in charge of supplying energy to a particular gland, which in turn is in charge of a particular set of organs. The health of the gland is directly affected by the chakra. The chakras are like gauges or meters that
can tell you about the health of a particular organ. Our health is dependent on the proper functioning of our chakras. Illness (both mental and physical) can occur when the chakra is out of alignment, imbalanced or blocked.
Blocks cause the chakras to slow down their rotation or become overactive which interferes with the amount of energy being supplied to the body so that the glands and the corresponding organs are adversely affected. When unbalanced, physical or emotional illness can occur. When balanced, the major chakras can help that part of the
body to function properly. Healthy chakras are anywhere from three to five inches in diameter, and the minor chakras in the hand and feet are two to three inches in diameter.
There is a clear connection between the condition of a chakra and the condition of the corresponding organ as well as with our mind and spirit. A chakra can be over active, under active or in balance. You can balance your chakras by using essential oils, gemstones, color, and Reiki. Click here to view chakra chart card and click here to view detailed chakra chart.
The chakras and the physical body - Every chakra corresponds to an organ within our body.
The crown chakra does not have a corresponding organ but is related to the whole being.
The third eye (forehead) chakra belongs to the brain, face, nose, eyes etc.
The throat chakra relates to the lungs and the throat.
The heart chakra belongs to the heart and the arms.
The solar plexus chakra is in relation to the liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen and the small intestine.
The navel chakra belongs to the reproduction system, the testicles/ovaries and the urinary bladder and kidneys.
The root chakra belongs together with the large intestine, rectum, and the kidneys.
Chakras and the endocrine system
The chakras change energy from one level to another by distributing Ki (also called Chi, Prana, Mana depending on belief system) to the physical body. This is partly done through the endocrine system that regulates other systems in the body. According to tradition each chakra also corresponds to one of the major glands in the body.
The crown chakra is usually connected to the pineal gland.
The third eye chakra has a connection to the pituitary gland.
The throat chakra corresponds to the thyroid gland.
The heart chakra belongs together with the thymus.
The solar plexus chakra is related to the pancreas.
The navel chakra to the ovaries or testicles.
The root chakra is in relation to the adrenal gland.
The endocrine system plays a major role for the body's daily health. The glands release hormones directly into the blood stream and control all aspects of growth, development and daily activities.
Physical problems are often the result of a blockage in the energy flow in the system made up of meridians and chakras causing the organs or glands to not function properly.