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Sunlight is our main source and provider of light, heat and energy. Not only doessunlight sustain all life on Earth, but also it sustains the Earth itself.It provides plants with the energy for photosynthesis, which in turn sustains thelives of all animals and humans.Sunlight consists of energies in the form of the electromagnetic waves and partof this electromagnetic energy includes cosmic rays, gamma rays, x-rays, visiblelight rays, infrared rays, micro waves and short and long waves (radio waves). Weutilize many of these energies in our daily lives; however, we seem not to putmuch emphasis on the visible light rays. We refer to them as the visible light raysbecause of all the energies mentioned above we can see visually see light rays.By holding a prism towards the sun, we can break down the visible spectrum oflight rays into seven different beams of color.Light consists of the seven color energies: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigoand violet. We can see these seven colors in a rainbow, drop of rain or dew andeven in a snowflake.
Each color of the visible light rays has a different wavelength andvibrational frequency, which affects us differently.Red has the longest wavelength and the slowest vibrationalfrequency, which we innately recognize as warm and stimulating.violet has the shortest wavelength and the fastest frequency thatwe recognize as a cool and calming energy.We receive light and color information through our eyes, whichthen stimulates the retina and its cells, rods and cones. Theseimpulses, which travel through the optic nerve to the visual cortexof the brain via the pituitary, trigger other glands and their hormonesecretion to various parts of the body.Many body functions are stimulated or retarded by light and thedifferent colors of light and thus affect our chakra system.
Since light and its colors physically affect glandsand hormones, they will also have a markedinfluence on our moods and feelings.Science has proven that certain colors can calmthe mind while others stimulate mental activity.We need light energy for nourishing our brain, ouremotions and our physical body as well as our lightbodies and especially our chakras.Light can also enter through our skin and ourbreath. As well, we can receive additional colorenergy through a balance of various coloredfoods, herbs, vitamins, aromatherapy, sound, minerals, clothing, decor and color bathing
In reality little is known and understood about the human psycheand its intricate systems.medical science has proven that toxins and other impurities, whichinclude negative thoughts, chemical enhancements in our foodand other poor environmental factors, influence our body.Constant forms of “pollution” can cause chakra imbalances tomanifest, which may eventually affect us on a physical level.Since traditional health care systems at this time are unable tonaturally or totally alleviate symptoms or cure our problems, thismeans it is up to each individual to improve their health conditions.We also have to consider that we may be our own best doctor. Sounderstanding the chakra system is more about how you can helpimprove your own state of health and all levels of your being.
The benefit of learning about your ownchakra system is for you to understand on awhole (whole = body, mind and spirit inharmony) that when all parts of you (all ofyour seven chakra centers) arecommunicating equally and working inalliance with each other, you will have littleor no energy disorders. For example, if themental part of you is powerful and so arethe physical, emotional and spiritual partsof you equally as strong, it is then that youfeel at your optimum level.
Nowadays, we live in a fast world andoften forget about our “whole.”We put too much emphasis onindependence and very little oninterdependence.Our chakras are interdependent on eachother for harmony and balance.
Your mind alone cannot nurture your wholebeing, nor can a proper food diet solve allyour problems.It is important to understand that “all ofyou” has to be understood in order to keep“your house” in order.
Root chakra healing is important to ourdaily physical lives, interactions with theearths energy and our sense of personalworth; the ability to manifest security andstability for our basic survival needs isaffected by the state of our root chakra.
The root chakra representsphysicalenergy, vitality, beingconnected to theearth, materialpossessions, success inbusiness andmanifestations.It is associated with thecolor of red and is locatedat the base of the spine ortailbone. It is the energythat grounds us, connectsus to the earth andempowers our self worth, itis also associated with oursexual energies.
Generic Name: Root or Base ChakraEastern Name: MuladaharaLocation: At the base of the spineColor: RedMusical Note: C Smoky Quartz, Garnet, Alexandrite, Ruby, Agate,Crystals and Gemstones: Bloodstone, Onyx, Tigers Eye, Rose Quartz It is linked to survival instincts, a good self-image, andAttributes: our ability to ground ourselves in the physical world. Manifests as paranoia, insecurity, a feeling of being outBlockage Symptoms: of touch with gravity, fertility issues, and low libido in either sex.Too Open: Dishonesty, bullying, hyperactivity, defensivenessBody: PhysicalGlandular Connection: Gonads (testes in men, ovaries in women)
When the root chakra is blocked we often become spacey, frustratedwith our work, and feel physical pain in our feet, knees, legs, hips andlower back.Sexual drive is often extremely low or non existent as well and lack ofself confidence is also commonly associated to a blocked or unhealthyroot chakra.The first step to root chakra healing is by understanding if your rootchakra is working at its full potential.
If you are feeling pain the lowerextremities of your body this is usually asign of root chakra blockage as itsignifies you are not accessing theearths energy.It can also manifest in health issuessurrounding; anemia, cancer, heartdisease, gynecological problems anddrug addictions.
Concentrating on any one thing or performing mundane tasks such as balancing your checkbook are difficult and are often put off until the last possible moment. Feeling of spaciness or being easily distracted is a sign of not being connected to the earths energy. Constant worry and stress over your financial situation or sense of security with home and work is a symptom of root chakra blockage. A feeling of helplessness, unworthiness, lack of self confidence or unhappiness with your physical body are also signs and extreme blockage of your root chakra can lead to depression. It’s also linked to the sex drive, so if a woman has an blocked up Root Chakra, for instance, she might not find sex pleasurable or a man whose Root Chakra is blocked could be impotent. But if their chakras are grounded and free, they will have a good, satisfying sex life. This is just one aspect of the characteristics of the Root Chakra.
Exercise, enjoy your physical body; walk, run, dance, do yoga, play sports, stretch. By utilizing our bodies in a physical way we are allowing the energy to flow through and into us through our root chakra. This does not mean over exerting or exhausting yourself but partaking in any physical activity helps, it is a way of showing gratitude for our bodies. To ground yourself visualize the color red; a juicy red apple, a bright red lollipop or cherries. Red is the root chakra color, focusing on the associated color focuses energy into it. Root chakra healing can occur by imagining the chakra at the base of your spine as a bright red glowing ball of light. Another way to ground yourself is to pamper your feet, get a pedicure, soak them in salts or women can even paint their toenails red.
For overcoming feelings of stress, worry or helplessness, meditation and affirmations are wonderful to clear the mind and gain a positive outlook. Here are a few affirmations you can use: I am surrounded with love, support and light through all of my choices in life and give to the world my love, support and light. I am grateful for my body, how it supports me and carries me through everyday, and all the freedoms it allows me. I am grateful for my family, friends, work and health. The root chakra is an important part of our overall health both physically and mentally. By using these wonderful tools root chakra healing can occur.
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine or tailbone and is represented by the color red. Visualize a glowing ball of red light in that area of your body. Earth is the element of the root chakra, for feeling grounded walk barefoot in the summer or wear red socks in the winter. Use your body physically; exercise, dance, hike, what ever it is you enjoy doing with your body do it. During meditation chant “ohm” on the musical note of C, as this note resonates with the root chakra. Using your sense of smell is a wonderful way to bring back balance to your root chakra. Scents to use are patchouli, lavender, hyacinth, cinnamon, sandalwood, musk and cedar wood; burn candles, take a bubble bath, use essential oils or burn incense. Wear or hold gems that energize the root chakra; ruby, garnet, red jasper, bloodstone, smoky quartz or black tourmaline work wonders. Eating foods that feed the root chakra is another way to bring balance back to it. It is no wonder that root vegetables are among some of the best to include in your diet; carrots, potatoes, radishes, beets, and garlic to name a few. Protein rich foods are also great to include such as eggs, tofu, and peanut butter. When adding spices to your foods use cayenne, paprika and pepper.
This meditation uses the earths naturalfrequency of 7.83hz combined with othergrounding tones. Producing an experienceof wholeness and oneness with the earthand all living things around you.
The Sacral Chakra is the second chakra out of the seven and can befound right below the belly button in the lower area of your stomach.This particular chakra is in charge of a person’s sexual organs, lowerportion of the spine, large intestines and the bladder.It also affects how your emotions are working, how well you can use yourbrain for things like making decision, your skills, how well you controlyourself, whether or not you get addicted to something, as well as yourability to handle sexual relationships and how creative you may be.
The sacral chakra helps you to learn how to make your own reality andcan be affected by emotions like love, fear and hate.If you concentrate on good choices instead of evil ones, you will havepositive outcomes, but if not, then fear and irrational things couldhappen.This chakra also works to help us balance out lives and teaches us tounderstand that there is more to life’s relationships than just acceptingor rejecting something or someone.
Physical malfunctionsDisorders of reproductive organsKidney, spleen and bladdertroubleMenstrual difficultiesLow back painLack of flexibility on a physicaland emotional level.Sexual dysfunctions(infertility, impotence, frigidity)Knee, wrist and ankle troubleDeadened sensesLoss of appetite forfood, sex, life...
If you are troubled and your Sacral Chakra is blocked, it can show upas low back pain, constipation or even sexual type diseases.It can also cause emotional distress, cloudy mental thinking, andapathy.If you let it continue, it will get worse and you will have trouble makingeven simple daily decisions.
Generic Name: Genital, Sex, or Sacral ChakraEastern Name: Swadhisthana The second chakra is located just beneath (two finger-widths)Location: from the navel.Color: Red-OrangeMusical Note: DCrystals and Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Topaz, Aventurine, Moonstone, Jasper Relates to the quantity of sexual energy and vitality, security,Attributes: creativity, and sincerity. Manifests as emotional problems, sexual guilt, lust, and baseBlockage Symptoms: emotions.Too Open: Sexually addictive, manipulative, and excessive behavior.Body: EthericGlandular Connection: Lymphatics
If your sacral chakra is working correctly then you will have the propermotivation to make the decisions in life that you need to make to surviveand thrive in today’s fast paced world.Your creativity will be unmatched and you will have less physical ailments.You will feel more confident and not think of yourself as a victim,because you will be in charge of your own emotions.You will also enjoy a more fulfilling sex life.
Balanced characteristicsEmotional intelligenceGraceful movementAbility to experience pleasure and sexualityNurturance of self and othersAbility to changeHealthy boundariesComfort with intimacy - To go with the flow.
Generic Name: Navel or Solar Plexus ChakraEastern Name: ManipuraLocation: Behind the solar plexusColor: YellowMusical Note: E Yellow Citrine, Apatite, Calcite, Kunzite, Rose Quartz, IronCrystals and Gemstones: Pyrites (Fools Gold), Topaz, Malachite The third chakra gives us a sense of our personal power in theAttributes: world (willpower). It also relates to destiny, psychic ability, determination, assertion, personal power, and purpose. Manifests as a sense of victimization, an inability to manifest,Blockage Symptoms: overemotional and attached love, or a fear of being alone. Judgmental, workaholic, lack of humor, anger, addictiveToo Open: behavior.Body: AstralGlandular Connection: Adrenals (the cortex and medulla)
The Navel Chakra can be foundbetween the navel and thebottom of the rib cage.The parts of the body affectedthe navelsmall intestinePancreasgall bladderdigestive systemkidneyliver.
This Chakra is in charge of a person’s sense of self, where your self-esteem and will power come from.It is sometimes shown as meaning fire, and has aspects of powers thatlet a person “burn” out the pessimistic aspects of the past and achievethe power to rule and direct your life effectively.It can also help a person learn to meditate and cleanse their spirit fromnegative thoughts that sometimes cause us to take actions that welater regret.This chakra is a fire element and so it is related to feelings of being thirstyor hungry, or being tired.
Balanced characteristicsSpontaneityResponsibleReliableVitalityBalancedEffective willGood self esteemBalanced ego strengthWarmth in personalityConfidencePlayfulnessSense of humorAppropriate self disciplineSense of ones personal powerAble to meet challenges
Generic Name: Heart ChakraEastern Name: AnahataLocation: Between the breastColor: Bright Grass GreenMusical Note: FCrystals and Gemstones: Emerald, Green Calcite, Amber, Azurite, Chrysoberyl, Jade, Rose and Watermelon Tourmalines The fourth chakra is the heart chakra, which gives us the ability to express love for ourselves andAttributes: others. It is also related to compassion and intuitiveness. Can manifest as immune system or heart problems or a lack of compassion, a suppression of love towards others and self, or love will be felt only for a short time before it is withdrawn. FearBlockage Symptoms: and rage can also accumulate with a block to this chakra, as well as feeling stuck and being afraid to let new things manifest. Also feeling unworthy, self-pitying, and fearing rejection.Too Open: An overstimulated chakra can result in a "bleeding heart" and possessiveness.Body: FeelingGlandular Connection: Thymus
LoveBalanceSelf loveSelf acceptanceRelationshipIntimacyCompassionForgivenessDevotionReaching out and taking in Social acceptance
LoveBalanceSelf loveSelf acceptanceRelationshipIntimacyCompassionForgivenessAnima/Animus (Feminine and masculine qualities)DevotionReaching out and taking in - Social acceptance
Heart disordersAsthmaLungs, Thymus, Breast and Arms issuesShortness of breathBreathing difficultiesSunken chestCirculation problemsImmune system deficiencyTension between shoulder bladesChest painHigh blood pressureCoronary diseasePneumonia / Emphysema
Here we encounter the realm of Love and Compassion, where webecome conscious of others and leave behind the ego self.The Heart Chakra is at the centre of the Chakra system, representing abridge between the three upper Chakras and the three lower Chakras.It needs to be open to allow the energy of the Earth to balance with theenergy of the Cosmos.When the Heart Chakra has been balanced, we can truly andcomfortably interact with the outside world; we learn to balance takingin and letting go, giving and receiving, loving and beingloved, harmonizing the internal aspect of ourselves with the externalworld around us.Without balance, it is more difficult to achieve healthy and fulfillinglasting relationships.
The Heart Chakra represents our social identity and is concerned with self-acceptance as its basic level.A balanced Heart Chakra allows us to find the balance in Love. The moreit is open and the more we are compassionate for oneself and others.
Generic Name: Throat ChakraEastern Name: VishuddhaLocation: ThroatColor: Sky BlueMusical Note: GCrystals and Gemstones: Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Sodalite, Turquoise, Sapphire Personal responsibility, creativity, communication, logic, andAttributes: reason. Manifests in problems like laryngitis or sore throats, creative blocks, or general problems communicating with others. A blockBlockage Symptoms: can also manifest as rigidity, prejudice, and an inability to accept other peoples views.Too Open: Extremely chatty, arrogance, self-righteousnessBody: MentalGlandular Connection: Thyroid and Parathyroids
CommunicationCreativityVibrationSoundListeningResonanceFindingones own voiceSymbolic thinkingExposure to larger world
Here we encounter the realm of Creativity and Inspiration.The Throat Chakra shows us that everything is sound and vibration, andthat communication with oneself and others is essential in order tounite, to become one.
We express ourselves and our personal truth, we identify ourselves andwho we are (the right to speak).We communicate with the outside world from a place of security in thelower Chakras, where we have built a healthy foundation, emotionalunderstanding and sense of connection, healthy ego, social confidenceand compassion for others.
Expressing our personal truth in communication is liberating; it can bedone via dancing, singing, talking, painting etc....When there is restriction in communication, there will be a separationbetween body and mind.As we mature, responsibility for meeting our own needs rest withourselves, this manifests in not blaming others when things gowrong, knowing that we are making our world through each and everyaction.
CommunicationCreativity (create our uniqueness)VibrationSoundListeningResonanceFinding ones own voiceSymbolic thinkingEtheric bodyExposure to larger world.
Sore throatStiff neckThyroid problemsHearing problemsDisorders of throat, ears, voice, andneckTightness of jawToxicity (due to the Chakra namemeaning Purification)Trouble speakingAsthmaColdsTonsillitis
The Throat Chakra represents our creative identity and is concerned withself-expression as its basic level.Sound pulsates through all things; if we are not into our power(individuality), we will express what people want to hear.With a healthy Throat Chakra, we have the courage to be different and nolonger need to deny the truth.We vibrate into expression, self expression, creativity and we are able totake care of our own personal needs.The Throat Chakra leads to an ever-expanding growth of consciousnessand eventual transcendence of the personal self.
Resonant voiceGood listenerGood sense of timing and rhythmClear communicationLives creatively.
Generic Name: Brow or Third Eye ChakraEastern Name: AjnaLocation: Between the eyebrowsColor: IndigoMusical Note: A Amethyst, Purple Apatite, Azurite, Calcite, Pearl, Sapphire, BlueCrystals and Gemstones: and White Fluorite This chakra is the seat of intuition, awareness, and inner vision.Attributes: A feeling of brotherhood can also be felt with this chakra when healthy Manifests as sinus or eye problems, a wish to control others,Blockage Symptoms: egotismToo Open: Authoritarian, impatient behaviorBody: Higher MentalGlandular Connection: Pineal
IntuitivePerceptiveImaginativeGood memoryGood dream recallAble to think symbolicallyAble to visualize
Here we encounter the realm of Insight and Illumination.The Brow Chakra is the seat of inspiration and intuition.With it, we can have a clear picture of reality and how the worldworks.We develop our own understanding plus the understanding of thelower Chakras; we can decipher patterns that influence our life andhave the ability to think symbolically and abstractly.It allows us to see physically and intuitively, revealing the tuition fromwithin, our inner master.
EyesEarsBrowSinusesForeheadNoseAutonomous nervous systemBrainPituitary glandBase of skull.
Blurred visionLoss of memoryHeadaches and MigrainesVision problemsParalysisEpilepsyNightmaresEarachesEye strainBlindnessSchizophrenia
The Brow Chakra represents our archetypal identity and is concerned withself-reflection as its basic level.With a balanced Brow Chakra, we can see our way through, having theability to implement our creative ideas which will follow through byaction. Our thoughts can manifest matter, where we can make changesto the outer world through our minds.It allows us to see the bigger picture in situations that seemed previouslystuck or stagnating.The Brow Chakra is our inner wisdom, something that cant be taught.
IntuitivePerceptiveImaginativeGood memoryGood dream recallAble to think symbolicallyAble to visualize.
AwareThoughtfulAbility to perceiveanalyze and assimilate informationIntelligentOpen mindedAble to questionSpiritually connectedWisdom and masteryBroad understanding
Generic Name: Crown ChakraEastern Name: SahasraraLocation: Right above the top of the headColor: WhiteMusical Note: BCrystals and Gemstones: Diamond, White Tourmaline, White Jade, Snowy Quartz, Celestite This chakra is related to ones spiritual connection to the universe, theAttributes: ability to be open to all, and an overall cosmic understanding. Blockage can manifest as psychological problems, a feeling ofBlockage Symptoms: alienation from others, and condemnation.Too Open: Psychotic or manic-depressive tendencies, frustrationBody: Soul or Ketheric/CausalGlandular Connection: Pituitary
The Crown Chakra represents our universal identity and is concerned withself-awareness as its basic level.It is the symbol of expanded consciousness, the centre of our creative will,related to our whole health on every level of being. It is where we connectconsciously with our true self, finding our life purpose, finding why our spiritcame to Earth embodied as us.When the Crown Chakra is balanced and open, we are fully present andliterally Spirit on Earth, with every cell of our being we are in full harmonywith the entire cosmos, where nothing and everything are one, and whereself-knowledge and inner knowing are integral part of our daily lifesexperience.We can open to the mystery of heaven and will naturally seek knowledgeand higher understanding, beyond ourselves.
The Crown Chakra is the entry point and initial transformation of theCosmic energy. It has the highest vibration of the seven major Chakrasand represents the highest human perfection, our true Essence.The Crown Chakra is associated with our universal consciousness, ouroneness with all things and our spirituality.Spirituality can represent our journey towards self-discovery morethan being associated with a particular religion; it is more a sense ofcontentment and purpose. If this Chakra is not open properly or blocked, we may feel disconnected and separated. The Crown Chakra remains folded around the pineal gland like an unopened flower, which is why this Chakra is also called The Thousand Petal Lotus.Like the Brow Chakra, it is associated with our intuition. When the BrowChakra and Crown Chakra are activated as a single unit, they constitutea functional element known to ancients as The Third Eye.As we realize the magnificent scope of the cosmos, we have theopportunity to transcend our smaller, more limited world and identify withthe entire universe.
DepressionComaMigrainesConfusionBrain tumorsAmnesiaNeuralgiaCognitive delusionsAlienationMental illnessBoredomApathyInability to learn
Chakra One – From the womb to 1 years old. Use sounds, touch, smells, toenhance their awakening.Chakra Two – Toddlers and Development – Offer visual tools, handson expression, routines.Chakra Three – Will and willingness. Remember sharing, non-judgment. Meditation replaces time out.Chakra Four – Ages 4-7 Encourage creativity, exploration, socialinteraction. Meditation and independence, and pretend.Chakra Five – Ages 7-12 - Share archetypes, recognize theirindependence, encourage insight. Encourage problem solving.Chakra Six – Adolescence – Teach responsibility, involve them in socialand environmental issues.Chakra Seven – Early adulthood – Encourage them to take astance, hold onto value’s and ethics. Confidentiality is key.
Standing PoseStand with both feet togetherflat on the ground in along, strong posture with relaxedshoulders and neck.Place your palms togetheragainst the chest, with theelbows slightly raised and spinetall but relaxed. This is prayerposition, which is also known asnamaste.Prayer position promotesbalance between both sides ofthe body and develops a senseof respect and love for the mindand body.It stretches your shoulders andelbows and makes your wristsflexible.Stay in this pose for a fewbreaths.
Up PoseBreath in and stretch our armsup to the ceiling with your palmstogether.Arch your back if you canwithout strain.
Bend PoseBreath out and bendforward, folding over your legsand taking your head forward.Place your hands on the floor byyour feet.
Flat BackBreath in and come to a flatback and look forward.
Lunge PoseBreath out, forward bend.Breath in and lunge your rightleg back
Plank PoseBreath out and step your left legback so that your body issupported in one long line onyour hands and toes.This is plank pose. Hold theposition and inhale.
Upward Dog PoseBreath out and lower your kneesand chest to the floor.Breathe in, roll your toes over sothat your feet are pointed andlift your body up, arching yourback.This pose is called upward dog.
Downward Facing Dog PoseBreath out, roll your toes backand raise your hips to the ceilinginto downward dog.Straighten your arms and hangyour head down.Aim your heels toward the mat.
Lunge PoseBreath in and step your right footforward into a lunge.
Forward BendBreath out, bring your left footforward and step into a forwardbend position.
Breath out, bend forward.Breath in, return to standingposition with your arms stretchedabove your head, palmstogether.
Breath out and return to startingpoint, reverse prayer.
Keep a crystal that has the balancing energy you desire, in your bra oryour pocket through the day.Place healing stones on the photograph of a person that you want tosend healing to. The photograph will be connected to the essence ofthe person and the person will receive the distant healing energies.Place the corresponding colored crystal on the corresponding Chakra.
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