What the heck are Chakras or Energy Centres I hear you ask? Chakras are the invisible energy centres throughout our bodies. They are responsible for distributing energy to our organs, mind and body. How do we know they are there if they are invisible? Take a look at this YouTube video which will explain more.
Chakras or Energy Centres
As shown in the image the Chakras have a colour corresponding to the various parts of the body.
Red chakra is known as the root chakra. This is responsible for us feeling connected and grounded and is related to having our basic needs met. It is our security and safety. Its element is Earth.
Orange chakra is known as the sacral chakra associated with our various emotions, our creative processes. Also our sexuality and it is also responsible for compassion we feel for other people. It’s element is Water.
Yellow Chakra is also known as our Solar Plexus chakra responsible for our identity, our strength and personal power. Also it emphasises our self esteem and helps with confidence and determination to follow your true path. Its element is Fire.
The Green Chakra is known as the Heart Chakra associated with self love and love of others, accepting of ourselves and others, compassion and sincerity. Its element is Air.
Blue Chakra is known as the Throat Chakra responsible for our creative expression and being able to communicate in an open and honest way. Its element is Sound.
Indigo Chakra is known as the Third Eye Chakra associated with intuition, trust, meditation and being lucid. Its element is Light
Purple Chakra is known as the Crown Chakra responsible for knowledge, spirituality, connection with the universe, consciousness and fulfilment and is located at the top of the head. Its element is Thought.
When Chakras or Energy Centres are unbalanced, our lives are affected in a negative way. It could be physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually or a bit of everything.
So what causes our Chakras to be unbalanced?
It maybe any emotional upset, marital conflict, relationship problems with others, eating unhealthy food, too much technology, negative surroundings, and more. So it make sense to get our chakras in balance again, we need to make some changes to improve our lives. For example: look at ways to improve our relationships, do meditation, practise mindfulness, eat more healthy foods including vegetables, fruit and starches, limit ourselves to less time on technology and improve surroundings as much as possible.
Once chakras are balanced everything flows as it should, the energy flows around the body in a smooth way and we are in balance in all areas of our lives. It is possible for just a couple of chakras to be out of sync. However, this can affect the other Chakras or Energy Centres so we need to help ourselves completely by using the steps suggested above in the previous paragraph, even if they are not all out of balance.