What is the chakra system?
Even if you’re new to the spiritual or intuitive world you have probably heard the terms chakra or chakra system quite a bit. The chakra system is made of up energy centers within our bodies. Each of these energy centers directly corresponds to physical ailments, emotions, and even spiritual blocks.
The work chakra translates from Sanskrit to mean “wheel” and when translated from Hindu means “spinning wheel of energy”. I like to think of them as mini vortices within the body.
Our chakras often get unbalanced and when this happens we can experience physical and emotional discomfort. We can even manifest disease. The deeper you dig into spirituality and intuition, the more you find that it is incredibly important to work with your chakras on a regular basis. This helps to maintain a healthy system overall – mind, body, and spirit!
To keep your chakras balanced you must first know what each chakra does and where it is located in the body.
The 7 Chakras
Chakra #1 – The Root Chakra
Corresponding color – Red
Located – At the base of your spine
Spiritual, energetic, and emotional connections – Groundedness, survival, money, logic, self-esteem
Intuitive Connection – grounding, stability, reality
Physical connections – Lower back pain, constipation, depression, foot and knee pain
Chakra #2 – The Sacral Chakra
Corresponding color – Orange
Located – Just below the belly-button
Intuitive Connection – creativity, blocks, and wounds
Physical connections – reproductive organs, bladder, digestion, addiction, hormonal imbalance
Chakra #3 – The Solar Plexus Chakra
Corresponding color – Yellow
Located – Just below the diaphragm
Spiritual, energetic, and emotional connections – Filter for all emotions, sensitivity, trust, sense of purpose, confidence, energy center for the body
Intuitive Connection – Helps to balance the body, acts as a filter for the spiritual system, seed to the soul, clairsentience
Physical connections – liver, digestion, metabolism, energy, mental stability, anxiety
Chakra #4 – The Heart Chakra
Corresponding color – Green
Located – Center of the chest
Spiritual, energetic, and emotional connections – Love, worthiness (self and others), emotions, acceptance (self and others), joy, happiness, feeling deeply
Intuitive Connection – empathy, seeing past perception, feeling
Physical connections – chest and heart, breathing, anxiety, shoulders, and arms
Chakra #5 – The Throat Chakra
Corresponding color – Blue
Located – Center of the throat
Spiritual, energetic, and emotional connections – speaking your truth, opinions, strength, respect, teaching, moving forward
Intuitive Connection – clairaudience, channeling
Physical connections – sinuses, throat, eating, swallowing, teeth and gums, ears
Chakra #6 – The Third Eye Chakra
Corresponding color – Violet/Indigo/Purple
Located – In-between the brows/forehead
Spiritual, energetic, and emotional connections – Seeing all angles, creativity, vision, emotions, spirituality, intuition
Physical connections – headaches, sinuses, brain, clarity, sleeping, mental issues,
Chakra #7 – The Crown Chakra
Corresponding color – White/gold
Located – above the head
Spiritual, energetic, and emotional connections – bliss, spirituality, full body connection, thinking, knowing, open-mindedness
Intuitive Connection – psychic abilities, allowing a spiritual connection to flow, the channel for receiving, divine connection
Physical connections – disease, discomfort, nerves, neurological
Know that it is important to keep all of the chakras balanced and aligned but issues with a certain chakra mean that you may have a block there.
When you read through this list and find areas that you would like to improve upon, work with, or that you currently have issues with; then I invite you to look more deeply into this chakra. Work with this charka through meditation, visualization, and assistance from your guides. You can also wear corresponding colors, use essential oils, crystal jewelry, and eat foods that connect to that chakra.