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.

ROOT CHAKRA

Color: Red

Location: Base of the Spine

Element: Earth

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)

REFLECTION

· 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?

SACRAL CHAKRA

Color: Orange

Location: Halfway between your root chakra and belly button

Element: Water

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

REFLECTION

· Do you feel emotionally stable?

· Do you feel creative?

· Do you feel blocked?

· Are you in touch with your sensuality?