The word “Chakra” is derived from the Sanskrit word which means “Wheel”. When it is literally translated from Hindi, it means “Wheel of Spinning Energy”. If you will, please imagine a chakra as a vortex-like, center of energy. Within our bodies, you have seven of these major energy centers and many more minor ones. This post is about the major energy centers commonly referred to as the seven chakras.
Chakras are our Energy Centers
The seven chakras are the energy centers of our bodies. Additionally, the study of the seven chakras is to bring greater awareness, balance, good-will, and overall contentment and happiness.
You may think of the seven chakras as invisible, rechargeable, energy points that need maintenance on a regular basis. Yet, to many in the Western world, this type of thinking is foreign and incomprehensible. However, over the past 50 years, there is a strong resurgence of curiosity and practice of Eastern cultures and philosophy.
Life Flows Smoothly with Balanced Chakras
Imagine the flow of energy from the 1st chakra (root chakra) to the 7th chakra (crown chakra). This is your whole being’s main source of energy and what keeps you balanced or unbalanced. Moreover, when all your chakras are in a state of balance and harmony, the energy flows smoothly and life is good.
However, the chakras might get distorted with blockages caused by too much stress from mental, emotional or physical issues. When this happens you feel dis-ease with your surroundings, or you might feel just plain ill. This also means that one or more of your chakras are out of balance.
The good news is, there are effective ways to deal with unbalanced or over-stimulated chakras. Below is a list of the seven chakras along with a brief explanation. Each item takes you to another post with more details about the chakra you select.
Chakras • Colors • Minerals • Chants
Red brings strength wherever it’s found. This color is one of energy, action, confidence, and courage. Moreover, it’s is closely associated with our most natural physical and spontaneous need to endure and the will to survive. The Base Chakra is the densest of the seven chakras so it makes sense that red is also the densest of all chakra colors.
Level: 1st Chakra • Root • Coccyx Perieum