Introduction to Chakras
Today people are waking up to the fact that their physical, mental and spiritual health is deeply connected. Our body comprises of seven chakras, and these chakras determine our overall wellbeing. It is proper functioning of all the chakras that ensures appropriate energy flow to all body parts including our vital organs. Thus chakra cleansing and balancing is needed to enjoy good health and happiness which translates to overall abundance in all spheres of life.
Brief Description of Chakras and Their Role
As Aura permeates our physical body it creates swirling vortexes of energy at specific places which are our endocrine glands. These vortexes of energy look like spinning wheels and hence the name ‘Chakras’.
There are seven major Chakras, each of which controls specific organs in the body and are in turn governed by expressions, feelings and senses, including the sixth sense.
As we go through different experiences and challenges that life poses to us in our path to realisation of perfection, our thoughts, attitudes and reactions which tend towards fears or negativity, block our chakras. These negative emotion(s), faulty beliefs or rigid, dogmatic spiritual perceptions have to be released in order to open the chakras.
Once chakras get blocked, the free flow of energy to the chakras gets inhibited and you develop emotional disorder and physical ailment related to the chakras. By working with your Chakras, you can clear away the stagnant negative energy/ belief that does not serve your highest purpose. This broadens your perspective which will assist you in making the changes necessary for better health, harmonious relationships and personal and financial wellbeing.
Every major chakra has a link to the seven endocrine glands of the physical body. Endocrine glands are glands that secrete their hormones directly into the blood stream. Each chakra is also ruled by a specific planet and specific deities. The planets seen in Astrology charts are planets in the chakras.The table below gives the relation.
|Muladhara (Root)||The Adrenal Medulla (above the Kidneys)||Red|
|Swathisthana (Sacral)||The Sexual Organs (Testes and Ovaries)||Orange|
|Manipura (Solar Plexus)||The Pancreas||Yellow|
|Anahata (Heart)||The Thymus||Green|
|Vishuddha (Throat)||The Thyroid Gland||Blue|
|Ajna (Third eye)||The Hypothalamus||Indigo|
|Sahasrara (Crown)||The Pituitary Gland||Violet|
All the endocrine glands, with their hormones, work together to keep the body in perfect health.Hormones have many effects on many organs, tissues and bodily functions. Endocrine glands bring to life many spiritual qualities like will power, persistence, exertion, but they can also cause apathy, indifference, or laziness when hormone production is interrupted. Endocrine glands are also transformers of cosmic powers into the vital energy necessary for the physical body.
Since the human body is susceptible to external atmospheric changes, diseases of different types find it eay to enter the body. When the Chakras are unbalanced, it’s even easier for diseases to weaken the native. Following are the well-known ailments that arise when the Chakras are out of harmony.
|Disease||Symptoms||Related Chakra 1||Related Chakra 2|
|Acidity||Indigestion with acid and gas||Manipura||Hrit|
|ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)||Doesn’t pay close attention to details, makes careless mistakes, often forgets and cannot concentrate for long||swadhisthana||Vishudha|
|ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)||Fidgety with hands, feats, restless, runs or climbs when not needed, talks excessively, and interrupts others||Mula||Ajna|
|Allergies||Parts prone to allergy include eyes, nose, lungs, skin and caused by exaggerated immune response to foreign substances||Anahata Chakra||–|
|Alopecia||Bald Patches on Scalp||Vishudha||Sahasrara, Hrit|
|Anemia||Shortage of Red Blood Cells||Muladhara||–|
|Arthritis||Inflammation of joints, pain, stiffness, swelling, redness and causes decrease in range of motion||Muladhara||Hrit, Ajna|
|Asthma||Breathless causing trouble sleeping, lung cavity inflammation tightness or pain in chest, cough attacks when suffering from flu or respiratory virus||Vishuddha||–|
|Autistic Disorder||Impairment in social interaction marked by poor nonverbal behaviour, ineffective communication with peers, and repetitive stereotypical bheaviour||swa+ manipura+hrit padma+crown||–|
|backache||Stiffness or Pain in the lower back||Swadhishthana||–|
|Bilious Fever||Fever with Nausea and vomiting||Anahata||–|
|Bone Cancer/ Bone Diseases||–||Muladhara||–|
|Bowel Obstruction||Blockage of small or large intestine||Swadhishthana||Muladhara, Hrit|
|Breast, lung cancer||–||Anahata||Hrit, Vishudha|
|Bright’s Disease||Disorder of Kidney’s||Swadhishthana||–|
|Bulbar Paralysis||Speech and swallowing problems||Vishuddha||Hrit|
|Cerebrospinal Meningitis||Acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord||Sahasrara||Hrit|
|Conduct Disorder||Aggression towards people and animals, destructive of property, deceitfulness or theft and seriously violating rules||manipura||muladhara|
|Convulsions||Contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body||sahasrara||Hrit|
|Delusions||Belief held with strong conviction||Sahasrara||Muladhara|
|Depression||Hopelessness and emptiness, general loss of interest, weight changes, changes in sleep patterns, anger, and concentration problems.||Anahata||Hrit, Swathisthana|
|Diabetes||High Blood Glucose. Loss of weight, frequent urination, increased thirst and hunger||Hrit||Manipura|
|Diarrhoea||Loose Motions||Swadhishthana||Manipura, Hrit|
|Encopresis||Repeated passage of feces into inappropriate places like clothing or floor, either involuntary or intentional, once in a month for at least 3 months at aged 4.||mula||–|
|Endometriosis PCOs||Pain from pelvis going down through legs, infertility, difficulty in getting pregnant, diarrhea, constipation, and irregular or heavy menstrual bleeding.||Swadhisthana||–|
|Enuresis||Repeated urinating into bed or clothes, whether involuntary or intentional and twice a week for at least 3 consecutive months at aged 5 years.||Swathisthana||–|
|Epilepsy||Neurological disorder causing siezures||Sahasrara||Hrit|
|Fertility Issues Impotence||–||Swadhisthana||Muladhara|
|Fever Typhoid||High fevers, weakness, stomach pain||Swadhishthana||Muladhara|
|Gall Stones||Stone buildup in Gall bladder||Manipura||Hrit|
|Goitre||Enlargement of Thyroid gland||Vishudhdha||–|
|Hair Fall||Thinning of hair at the top, patches of bald spots on the scalp or any other part, and receding hairline.||Vishudha chakra||–|
|Hay Fever||Allergic rhinitis||Anahata||–|
|Hypertension||Severe headaches, fatigue or confusion, dizziness, nausea, problems with vision, chest pains, breathing problems and irregular heartbeat.||Hrit||Anahata|
|Insomnia||Trouble falling asleep, waking up too early in the morning, feeling tired after waking up and unable to get things done during the daytime.||Vishudhdha||Swathisthana|
|Language Disorder||Limited vocabulary, errors in tense, or having difficulty recalling words or producing complex sentences||swa||vishudha, Ajna|
|Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disability||Intellectual deficits and difficulty in communication, social/interpersonal skills, academics, work, leisure, health, and safety||swadhisthana||manipura, Hrit|
|Migraine||Restless or nervous, feeling very sleepy, thirsty or hungry, and depressed or cranky||Sahasrara||–|
|Oppositional Defiant Disorder||Negativistic, behavior lasting at least 6 months like loses temper, argues with adults, blames others for mistakes, and is often touchy||hrit||manipura, Sahasrara|
|Paralysis||Changes in feelings, character or behavior, awkwardness, loss of awareness for even a short moment, forgetfulness, thinking, understanding, writing or reading||Sahasrara||Vishudha, Swathisthana, Hrit|
|Prostate Problem||Lowering of hunger, chills and fever, burning sensation during urination||Swadhishthana||Muladhara|
|Psoriasis||sores and scaling of the skin||Sahasrara||Hrit|
|Seperation Anxiety Disorder||Anxiety concerning separation from home, recurrent excessive distress, physical symptoms like headaches, stomachaches, nausea, or vomiting||mula||angarkaya|
|Sinus Problem||Sinus infection symptoms include sinus headache, facial tenderness, pressure or pain in the sinuses, fever, cloudy discolored drainage, and feeling of nasal stuffiness||Ajna||muladhara|
|Skin Cancer||–||Sahasrara||Hrit, Manipura|
|Specific Learning Disorder (reading, writing, and math)||Deficits in word reading accuracy, deficits in number sense, arithmetic facts and math reasoning||Vishudha||Ajna, Sahasrara|
|Stuttering||Disturbance in fluency and time patterning of speech like sound and syllable repetitions and whole-word repetitions||Vishudha||Hrit, Swathisthana|
|Thyroid||Exhaustion and drained of energy, feeling anxious and edgy, inexplicable weight gain, hair thinning, changes in appetite and high blood pressure, etc.||Vishuddha||–|
|Varicose Veins||Aching or heaviness in legs especially at night.||Muladhara||–|
|Vertigo||Sensation of motion or spinning that is often described as dizziness due to inflammation of area around ears||Sahasrara||–|
With free and clear Chakras, you realize abundance in loving relationships, you are in touch with your feelings and creativity, you access your personal power, you are able to fully give and receive love, you are open to express yourself and communicate freely, you gain an inner understanding of your being and the world that you live in, and you become connected to your highest self and feel an internal harmony that everyone should experience. Following are the therapies that help unleash the blocked chakras.
Chakras are the energy centers in an individual’s body. Imbalances and blockages in Chakras lead to various physical and mental ailments. It’s not very uncommon to find an individual’s Chakra to be unbalanced or blocked. Balancing or unblocking of Chakras is performed through Chakra Therapy. Blockages in Chakras can be caused by various reasons such as negative emotions, fears and erratic lifestyle. As the Chakras are the gateways of flow of the universal energies to a human body, they have a direct impact on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of an individual. There are many a benefits of Chakra balancing through Chakra Therapy, the primary benefits being optimal physical, mental and emotional health.
There are numerous ways using which an individual’s Chakras can be balanced or unblocked. Chakra Sadhana or Chakra Meditation, Yoga, Aroma and Color Therapy and other energy healing techniques are some of the ways which are used to balance Chakra. But the best and easiest way to balance Chakras is by using Rudraksha beads and Gemstones. Rudraksha beads emit frequencies and Gemstones radiate colors that resonate with various Chakras and thus help balance Chakras. However, we look at the following mysterious therapies that heal the blocked Chakras:
Healing through Aroma therapy:
Using aromatherapy is one of the easiest and potent ways to balance and decongest Chakras. Other than their aroma various essential oils have various medicinal and mystic properties and thus have been used to treat physical, psychological and energetic imbalances since ages.
There are few ways using which an individual can use aromatherapy to balance Chakra. The primary method is to use a diffuse, to diffuse one or a selection or aromas using essential oils. This is best practiced while meditating or practicing yoga. The other methods include applying various essential oils directly on the location of the Chakra or using them for body massage or in bath waters.
Some popular aromas that balance specific Chakras are: (Aromas >>> Chakras)
|Muladhara (Root)||Vetiver, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ginger, Myrrh, Patchouli, Clove and Cedar.|
|Swathisthana (Sacral)||Sandalwood, Tangerine, Orange, Geranium, Texas Cedar wood and Pepper.|
|Manipura (Solar Plexus)||Myrrh, Frankincense, Balsam Fir Needle, Lemon and Lavender.|
|Anahata (Heart)||Rose , Eucalyptus, Bergamot, Geranium, Rosemary, Peppermint and Tea Tree.|
|Vishuddha (Throat)||Lavender, Geranium, Coriander and Chamomile.|
|Ajna (Third eye)||Vanilla, Bergamot, Lemon and Orange.|
|Sahasrara (Crown)||Neroli, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense and Rose|