Have you ever wondered what chakras were? Learn what the 7 chakras are, where are they and why each one is 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.
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.
Location: Very top of the head
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
Primary Function: Intuition, Imagination
Corresponding Body Part: Brain, Eyes, Ears, Nose
Signs of block: Headaches, Learning difficulties, Hallucinations, Nightmares
Location: Base of the throat
Primary Function: Communication
Corresponding Body Part: Throat, Thyroid, Lungs, Mouth, Arms
Signs of block: Nervousness, Feeling alone, Fear
Location: Center of the chest
Primary Function: Love, Compassion
Corresponding Body Part: Heart, Circulatory System, Blood
Signs of block: Unforgiving, Hopelessness, Untrusting
Solar Plexus Chakra
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
Location: Below the belly button
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
Location: Base of the spine
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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