The Chakra System

 I am sure many of you have heard people refer to the Chakra’s. They are very important in overall health as they give deeper meaning to the “dis-ease” in the body and are messages to help you discover what your problem is whether it is physical or emotional.

The word Chakra in Sanskrit (a beautiful ancient Hindu language) describes the Chakra system as wheels of light or energy centers. If any of them are blocked, illness (mental or physical) can occur so it’s important to keep the channels clear so energy can freely flow through them. Think of them like a clogged drain. The water flows and things run smoothly until the pipe gets clogged. Then nothing can flow, a backup occurs and the flow is disrupted. The chakras work the same way. There are seven main chakras and they all correspond to a different area of the body and they are all associated with specific emotional states. Each chakra has a color associated with it. Here is a brief description of what each chakra represents.

First Chakra – This is called your root or base chakra. The color is red. It is located at the base of the spine, and it deals with your survival, emotional and physical needs. It helps to keep you grounded. Feelings of safety, fear and trust are also associated with the first chakra. Organs associated with the First Chakra include muscles, bones, hips, spine, blood, and the immune system.

The Second Chakra – This is referred to as the sacral chakra. The color is orange, located below the navel and it represents your sexuality, creativity, finances, personal power, relationships, and pleasure. The organs associated with the second chakra include uterus, ovaries, vagina, cervix, large intestine, lower vertebrae, pelvis, appendix, and bladder. The search for pleasure, obsessive attachments to stuff, money and jealousy can drain the second chakra.

The Third Chakra represents the development of your personality, self-esteem, and ego. It is yellow. The organs associated with the third chakra include the area of your solar plexus: your abdomen, upper intestines, liver, gall bladder, stomach, kidney, pancreas, spleen, adrenal system, and middle spine.

The Fourth Chakra is located in your heart center and represents your intuition and love. It is green. The organs associated with the fourth chakra include the heart, lungs, blood vessels, shoulders, ribs, breasts, diaphragm, and upper esophagus. People who have heart attacks many times have a “broken heart.” Our lungs govern our breath and without breath we cannot survive. What is taking your breath away?

The Fifth Chakra, or the throat chakra. is blue and represents your faith and higher communication. Here is where you discover your inner truth and use your voice to convey it to the world. The organs associated with the fifth chakra include the thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, throat, mouth, teeth, and gums. If you say someone is a pain in your neck, the next time you have one, think about who it could be coming from.

The Sixth Chakra, which is referred to as the “third eye,” represents your intuition, intellect, visualization, imagination, and reasoning. The color is indigo and the organs associated with the sixth chakra include the brain, eyes, ears, nose, and pineal gland. When you have problems with your ears and eyes, think about what you don’t want to see or hear?

The Seventh Chakra is your connection to your spiritual self and the divine, where you allow spirituality to become a part of your physical life. The organs associated with the seventh chakra include any organ of your system and it is a rainbow of colors with purple being the dominant color.

So next time you are having problems in a certain area of your body, just observe and be aware and see if you can make a connection.

Peace & health,