The 7 Chakras

The 7 Chakras

Have you ever wondered what chakras were? Learn what the 7 chakras are, where are they and why each one is important.

Chakras - what are they and why are they important

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What are Chakras

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel”. The energy points in our body are chakras and we have 7 of them. Well, actually there are 7 main chakra and about 21 minor chakras. We are not going to go into minor chakras, though, and will focus on the 7 major chakras.

So, what is a chakra? In super simple terms, chakras are specific energy points in our body. Think of them each like a whirlpool or spinning disk. Something that is fluid and moves. These are not energies that one can see with the naked eye. But many of us really can “see” them, but we are using our intuition to do so. And if you are one that can see color or aura’s then you might “see” them this way too.

Each chakra contains nerves, organs, emotions, energy and more. They can be clear, they can be blocked or somewhere in between. When one says they need their chakras cleared, they are referring to clearing out the “junk” that might be blocking the energetic flow.

Blocked Chakras

Here is an example of a blocked chakra. I often had a blocked throat chakra. I struggled with speaking my truth, feared being along, and I have Hashimoto’s. Nobody has ever said that Hashi’s has anything to do with my throat chakra, but it makes sense to me.

The way I think about chakras and my body is this: just like we want blood to flow freely through our arteries and veins, we want energy to freely low through our chakras. If energy can not flow through and things get backed up, well, consider what would happen if your arteries got clogged…..

So let’s briefly go into the 7 chakra and some basic characteristics about each one. I have an abbreviated list of things like functions and imbalances. Each one has many more properties, but here are the main ones in each category.

7 chakras

Crown Chakra

Location: Very top of the head

Color: Red

Primary Function: Awareness, Intelligence, Enlightenment

Corresponding Body Part: Brain, Nervous System

Signs of block: Depression, Confusion, Loss of faith

Third Eye Chakra

Location: Between the eyes and up just a bit

Color: Indigo

Primary Function: Intuition, Imagination

Corresponding Body Part: Brain, Eyes, Ears, Nose

Signs of block: Headaches, Learning difficulties, Hallucinations, Nightmares

Throat Chakra

Location: Base of the throat

Color: Blue

Primary Function: Communication

Corresponding Body Part: Throat, Thyroid, Lungs, Mouth, Arms

Signs of block: Nervousness, Feeling alone, Fear

Heart Chakra

Location: Center of the chest

Color: Green

Primary Function: Love, Compassion

Corresponding Body Part: Heart, Circulatory System, Blood

Signs of block: Unforgiving, Hopelessness, Untrusting

Solar Plexus Chakra

Location: Stomach

Color: Yellow

Primary Function: Self-Esteem, Confidence

Corresponding Body Part: Digestive Track, Kidney, Stomach, Adrenals, Small Intestines

Signs of block: Inability to concentrate, Memory issues, Fear, Sugar addictions, Insomnia, Eating disorders

Sacrum Chakra

Location: Below the belly button

Color: Orange

Primary Function: Sexuality, Pleasure, Creativity

Corresponding Body Part: Upper Intestines, Sex Organs, Skin, Stomach, Bladder

Signs of block: Self esteem issues, Low libido, Unbalanced emotions

Root Chakra

Location: Base of the spine

Color: Red

Primary Function: Physical Identity, Stability, Grounding

Corresponding Body Part: Legs, Feet, Rectum, Immune System, Pancreas

Signs of block: Feelings of insecurity, Not feeling grounded, Anxiety, Addictions

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