A Beginner's Guide to Chakras
The word Chakra originates from Sanskrit and means wheel. Chakras are energy centers within the human body that help to regulate all its processes, from organ function to the immune system and emotions. We can commonly count 7 chakras positioned throughout your body, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency, that is depicted through a specific chakra color, and governs specific functions that help make you, well, human.
Read over the reflections section of each Chakra to find out what blockages your may be experiencing.
Location: Base of the Spine
Endocrine Gland: Adrenal Cortex
Physical Organs: Spine, hip joints, rectum, blood, immune system
Physical Dysfunction: Chronic lower back pain, Sciatica, Rectal Tumors/cancer, chronic fatigue/depression, fibromyalgia, arthritis, skin problems, immune-related disorders
Psychological Functions: Survival, safety and security, independence, money, food, career, home, physical safety, physical belonging
Challenge: Any fears or worries about physical needs (money, career, home, belongings)
· Do you feel grounded or connected?
· Do you feel secure and safe?
· Are you financially stable?
· Do you catch yourself daydreaming?
· Do you give up easily?
· Do you take time for yourself?
· Do you prioritize others?
· Do you show signs of addiction?
· Do you exercise, eat healthy, and rest?
Location: Halfway between your root chakra and belly button
Endocrine Gland: Ovaries, testicles
Physical Organs: Sexual organs, large intestine, pelvis, appendix, bladder
Physical Dysfunction: Chronic lower back pain, Sciatica, OB/GYN Problems, Pelvic Pain, Sexual Potency, Urinary Problems, Creativity, Appendicitis
Psychological Functions: Movement and connection, this chakra controls our desire to serve pleasures through sound, taste, smell, touch, and sight
Challenge: Guilt and Blame
· Do you feel emotionally stable?
· Do you feel creative?
· Do you feel blocked?
· Are you in touch with your sensuality?