Thursday, July 2, 2009

Chakras

My overdue info on chakras is finally here. This is only a very short version of the many things you can get to know on chakras. I would also recommend you this book which I found very helpful - Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith for more in depth study of them.

Chakras according to Eastern tradition, are energy vortexes found in our body that when balanced lead to a healthy phyiscal and mental being. We have 7 chakras in total and hereunder is the name and some info on all of them.


  • 1st chakra or the root chakra known as Muladhara - this is located at the base of the spine & pubic bone. As the name suggest, this chakra is what keeps us grounded, feeling safe. When in balance we get the feeling of belonging. Its associated with our basic needs of food, shelter, safety- in otherwords, survival.



  • 2nd or sacral chakra known as Svadhisthana - this is located just below the navel. Its associated with pleasure, sensuality and feelings. When balanced our emotions are free to flow and their fluidty seems like water which is their element.



  • 3rd or solar pelux chakra also known as Manipura - this is located above the navel. here is where we develop a sense of self.



  • 4th or heart chakra also known as Anahata - this is located near the heart as the name implies. It creates compassion and unconditional love in us.



  • 5th or Throat chakra also known as Visuddha - this is of course located at the throat. It is associated with our voice, i.e. we give voice to our opinions without fear and listening and so our communication skills.



  • 6th or Brow chakra also known as Ajna - this is known as the third eye and located between the eyes behind the forehead. If deficient we will suffer from poor memory, lack of imagination and also bad eyesight. It is associated with creativity and inutition.



  • 7th or Crown chakra also known as Sahasrara - this is located at the top of the head. Its meaning is thousandfold because when open it is never ending. Its symbolises the highest state of enlightenment possible. Associated with thought, it develops our mind.

For each chakra there are also physical dysfunctions as well as physcological, if you found this interesting, let me know and I will give more details on each chakra either to you personally by email or through further posts.


Hope you enjoy this reading and I wish you all a good weekend.

4 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Dropped by from SITS! WOW, beautiful blog. I need to come back and read more all your posts.
Have an outstanding weekend!

Ms Cupcake said...

Morning! Now following your blog.

Checking in from sits. The big holiday weekend is almost here!

Ms Cupcake
Zen Cupcake

Jasmine said...

When I was in Trinidad... they have street vendors that "sale" chakras... I always find it so interesting.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Stopping by to give you a big welcome to the SITStahood. Glad you could join us and we look forward to seeing you around!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Chakras

My overdue info on chakras is finally here. This is only a very short version of the many things you can get to know on chakras. I would also recommend you this book which I found very helpful - Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith for more in depth study of them.

Chakras according to Eastern tradition, are energy vortexes found in our body that when balanced lead to a healthy phyiscal and mental being. We have 7 chakras in total and hereunder is the name and some info on all of them.


  • 1st chakra or the root chakra known as Muladhara - this is located at the base of the spine & pubic bone. As the name suggest, this chakra is what keeps us grounded, feeling safe. When in balance we get the feeling of belonging. Its associated with our basic needs of food, shelter, safety- in otherwords, survival.



  • 2nd or sacral chakra known as Svadhisthana - this is located just below the navel. Its associated with pleasure, sensuality and feelings. When balanced our emotions are free to flow and their fluidty seems like water which is their element.



  • 3rd or solar pelux chakra also known as Manipura - this is located above the navel. here is where we develop a sense of self.



  • 4th or heart chakra also known as Anahata - this is located near the heart as the name implies. It creates compassion and unconditional love in us.



  • 5th or Throat chakra also known as Visuddha - this is of course located at the throat. It is associated with our voice, i.e. we give voice to our opinions without fear and listening and so our communication skills.



  • 6th or Brow chakra also known as Ajna - this is known as the third eye and located between the eyes behind the forehead. If deficient we will suffer from poor memory, lack of imagination and also bad eyesight. It is associated with creativity and inutition.



  • 7th or Crown chakra also known as Sahasrara - this is located at the top of the head. Its meaning is thousandfold because when open it is never ending. Its symbolises the highest state of enlightenment possible. Associated with thought, it develops our mind.

For each chakra there are also physical dysfunctions as well as physcological, if you found this interesting, let me know and I will give more details on each chakra either to you personally by email or through further posts.


Hope you enjoy this reading and I wish you all a good weekend.

4 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Dropped by from SITS! WOW, beautiful blog. I need to come back and read more all your posts.
Have an outstanding weekend!

Ms Cupcake said...

Morning! Now following your blog.

Checking in from sits. The big holiday weekend is almost here!

Ms Cupcake
Zen Cupcake

Jasmine said...

When I was in Trinidad... they have street vendors that "sale" chakras... I always find it so interesting.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Stopping by to give you a big welcome to the SITStahood. Glad you could join us and we look forward to seeing you around!