A guide to chakras.

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A guide to Chakras.

A chakra is defined as a wheel, or vortex of energy. There are seven primary chakras that flow through a human’s energetic system. They have been called “windows to the soul" and they also have various symbols.

This is because they provide humans with subtle connections into their soul consciousness. It is through the seven energy centers that vitality pulses throughout our system energizing many of our physical, emotional and mental states.

The chakra symbols are there to help guide you to open your chakras

By removing blockages within our chakras we are able to remove blockages within our lives. We can discover our true self and purpose in life. In that discovery we can live to our fullest expression and potential.

There are seven main chakras that are healing points in the body.

1. The Root Chakra.

This is located at the base of your spine. The Root Chakra helps you feel grounded.

It has to do with making sure that your basic needs are met.

If you feel that you don't have enough money or food and that your basic needs are not met this could be a symptom that your Root Chakra is out of balance.

Other symptoms are feeling angry, afraid and having problems with your weight. You may also suffer from arthritis.

Ways to fix that are to walk barefoot outside (if possible), also spend more time surrounded by nature.

Dancing is also a great way to balance your Root Chakra

Also plenty of country walks and making sure that you wear something red are good ways of balancing your Root Chakra. Other things to do would be to take up gardening.

Colour: Red.
Element: Earth.
Metal: Lead.
Sense: Smell.
Musical note: C.
Mantra: RA.
Star signs: Capricorn & Aquarius.
Gemstones: Red coral, Ruby and Garnet.
Incense: Sandalwood.
Planets: Earth and Saturn.
Best activity: Country walks.

2. The Sacral Chakra

This is located just above the base of the spine. The Sacral Chakra has to do with creativity and your sexual being.

It also has to do with your ability to connect with others.

If you feel that you are unable to get close to anyone and that you have problems in your relationships, this could be a symptom that your Sacral Chakra is out of balance.

Other symptoms are feeling jealous, possessive and not wanting any sexual contact whatsoever.

You may also have kidney problems and lower back pain. Ways to fix that are to take up swimming, walking and sexual intimacy with your partner.

Taking lots of long leisurely baths and making sure that you wear something orange can also help.

Other things to do would be to taste lots of different foods.

Colour: Orange.
Element: Water.
Metal: Tin.
Sense: Taste.
Musical note: D.
Mantra: MA.
Star signs: Sagittarius & Pisces.
Gemstones: Carnelian and Moonstone.
Incense: Ylang Ylang.
Planets: Moon.
Best activity: Swimming.

3. The Solar Plexus.

This is located in your stomach. The Solar Plexus has to do with your inner power and your intellect.

It also has to do with your self confidence.

If you feel that things are getting on top of you and that everyone is taking advantage this could be a symptom that your Solar Plexus is out of balance.

Other symptoms are feeling stressed, fearful and wanting to be in charge all the time.You may also suffer from poor digestion and stomach ulcers.

Ways to fix that are to read lots of good books, do lots of puzzles, anything to expand your outlook and making sure that you wear something yellow.

Other things to do would be to practice calm breathing to relax you.

Colour: Yellow.
Element: Fire.
Metal: Iron.
Sense: Sight.
Musical note: E.
Mantra: DA.
Star signs: Scorpio & Aries.
Gemstones: Tigers Eye and Amber.
Incense: Cinnamon.
Planets: Mars and Sun.
Best activity: Puzzles.


4. The Heart Chakra.

This is located in the middle of your chest. The Heart Chakra has to do with love and your ability to give and receive freely.

It is also the centre chakra so it is key to healing all the chakras in the body.

If you don't like yourself very much and you feel that you don't have much love and kindness in your life this could be a symptom that your Heart Chakra is out of balance.

Other symptoms are always feeling angry and unloving. You may also suffer from heart and chest problems. There are ways to fix that. They are spending time with loved ones and doing things that you love.

Donating to charity, sharing things and making sure that you wear something green can also help. Other things to do would be to do a hobby that you love.

Colour: Green.
Element: Air.
Metal: Copper.
Sense: Touch.
Musical note: F.
Mantra: SA.
Star signs: Libra & Taurus.
Gemstones: Emerald, Jade and Rose Quartz.
Incense: Lavender.
Planets: Venus.
Best activity: Spending time with loved ones.

5. The Throat Chakra.

This is located in your throat. The Throat Chakra is to do with communication and expressing yourself.

If you don't feel able to express yourself or that you find yourself saying things that you don't mean this could be a symptom that your Throat Chakra is out of balance.

Other symptoms are being shy and emotional. You may also suffer from colds and have lots of sore throats. Ways to fix that are to sing, chant, hum, have meaningful conversations with others and making sure that you wear something blue.

Other things to do would be to express yourself through art or poetry.


Colour: Blue.
Element: Ether.
Metal: Mercury.
Sense: Hearing.
Musical note: G.
Mantra: SE.
Star signs: Virgo & Gemini.
Gemstones: Aquamarine and Turquoise.
Incense: Frankinsense.
Planets: Mercury and Neptune.
Best activity: Singing.

6. The Third Eye.

This is located in your forehead. The Third Eye is to do with your intuition and insight.

If you feel that you are always getting things wrong or that you find it difficult to make decisions this could be a symptom that your Third Eye is out of balance.

Other symptoms are feeling detached and passive aggressive. You may also suffer from headaches and eye problems. Ways to fix that are to meditate and making sure that you wear something indigo.

Other things to do would be to paint.

Colour: Indigo.
Element: Light.
Metal: Silver.
Sense: Sixth sense.
Musical note: A.
Mantra: SO.
Star signs: Cancer & Leo.
Gemstones: Indigo and Saphire.
Incense: Aniseed.
Planets: Jupiter.
Best activity: Meditating.

7. The Crown Chakra.

This is located at the top of your head. The Crown Chakra is to do with your spiritual being.

If you feel disconnected in general or that you feel too cynical this could be a symptom that your Crown Chakra is out of balance.

Other symptoms are feeling bigoted and closed minded. You may also suffer from depression. Ways to fix that are to focus on your goals, remember all your dreams and making sure that you wear something violet.

Other things to do would be to have a head massage.

Colour: Violet.
Element: Thought.
Metal: Gold.
Sense: Oneness and unity.
Musical note: B.
Mantra: GN.
Star signs: All.
Gemstones: Diamond and Amethyst.
Incense: Rose.
Planets: Uranus and the Universe.
Best activity: Remembering your dreams.

So this guide should tell you all about chakras.

There are also many other chakras as well. These are the 7 main ones.


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