What is a chakra?
Chakra is a Sanskrit word for “wheel”. Chakras are often seen by healers and psychic intuitives as spinning wheels of light, vortices, or funnels of energy and are the configuration in the structure of the energy field of the body. In Eastern tradition, the chakras are depicted as lotuses. Their spirals of light indicate the contrasting energies of psyche and spirit: the fiery energies or darker helix contrast with the lighter, spiritual energies and lighter helix, all of which must be brought together in balance. They are more commonly known as the centers of the Endocrine System in Western medical terminology.
There are seven major chakras of the body:
|Crown||7||Pineal||Violet-White||Upper Brain, Right Eye|
|Forehead||6||Pituitary||Indigo||Lower Brain, Left Eye, Ears, Nose, Nervous System|
|Throat||5||Thyroid||Blue||Bronchial & Vocal Apparatus, Lungs, Alimentary Canal|
|Heart||4||Thymus||Green – Pink||Heart, Blood, Vagus Nerve, Circulatory System|
|Solar Plexus||3||Pancreas||Yellow – Gold||Stomach, Liver, Gall Bladder, Nervous System|
|Base||1||Adrenals||Red||Spinal Column, Kidneys|
Each major chakra is located on the front of the body and is paired with its counterpart on the back of the body. Together they are considered to be the front and rear aspect of one chakra. The frontal aspects are related to the person’s feelings – the rear ones to his will and the three located on the head – to his mental processes.
ASSOCIATED PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTION
|MENTAL CENTERS||ASSOCIATED WITH:|
|7 Crown Center||Integration of total personality with life; spiritual aspects of mankind|
|6A Forehead Center||Capacity to visualize and understand mental concepts|
|6B Mental Executive||Ability to carry out ideas in a practical way|
|5B Base of Neck||Sense of self within society and one’s profession|
|4B Between Shoulder Blades||Ego will or will towards the outer world|
|3B Diaphragmatic Center||Healing, intentionality towards one’s health|
|2B Sacral Center||Quantity of sexual energy|
|1 Coccygeal Center||Quantity of physical energy, will to live|
|5A Throat Center||Taking in and assimilating|
|4A Heart Center||Heart feelings of love for others, openness to life|
|3A Solar Plexus||Great pleasure and expansiveness, spiritual wisdom, and consciousness of universality of life. Who you are within the Universe|
|2A Pubic Center||Quality of love for the opposite sex, giving and receiving physical, mental and spiritual pleasure|
Retain this information to memory as it the foundation towards understanding the function of the chakras.