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Chakras: A Brief Summary

Chakra Chart Summary Of  Your Chakras

The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras (as many psychics, in fact, do) we would observe a wheel of energy continuously revolving or rotating.

Clairvoyants perceive chakras as colorful wheels or flowers with a hub in the center. The chakras begin at the base of the spine and finish at the top of the head. Though fixed in the central spinal column they are located on both the front and back of the body, and work through it.

Each chakra vibrates or rotates at a different speed. The root or first chakra rotates at the slowest speed, the crown or seventh chakra at the highest speed. Each chakra is stimulated by its own and complimentary color, and a range of gemstones for specific uses. The chakra colors are of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The size and brightness of the wheels vary with individual development, physical condition, energy levels, disease, or stress.

If the chakras are not balanced, or if the energies are blocked, the basic life force will be slowed down. The individual may feel listless, tired, out of sorts, or depressed. Not only will physical bodily functions be affected so diseases may manifest, but the thought processes and the mind may also be affected. A negative attitude, fear, doubt, etc. may preoccupy the individual.

 

CROWN CHAKRA – SEVENTH CHAKRA 

Located above the head, this chakra links individual and universal. The Crown chakra is associated with the pineal gland, brain and central nervous system.

The crown chakra is the body’s primary co-ordination center. It ensures a connection to universal sources of energy and with the world as a whole. A balanced crown chakra allows for expanded awareness on an emotional level.

Some signs that the Crown Chakra is out of balance are:

  • Co-ordination difficulties
  • Poor balance and clumsiness
  • An attempt to stop new thoughts (in self or others)
  • Lack of spiritual exploration

THIRD EYE CHAKRA – BROW CHAKRA – SIXTH CHAKRA 

Located between the eyes, this chakra is intelligence and psychic power. Third eye chakra is associated with the pituitary gland, eyes, nose, ears and skeletal system.

The brow chakra is directly related to your senses of sight and hearing. It has to do with perception. It is the seat of understanding that affects how we see the world we live in and how we make sense of what is being perceived. Balancing this chakra can help remove confusion or indecision and increase the ability to see clearly and make important distinctions.

Some signs that the Brow Chakra is out of balance are:

  • Jumping  to conclusions
  • Confusion
  • Indecision
  • Inability to see the bigger picture in life situations

THROAT CHAKRA – FIFTH CHAKRA

Located at the throat, this chakra is associated with creativity, self-expression and the search for truth. The Throat chakra is associated with thyroid gland, upper lungs and respiratory system.

The throat chakra brings out your inner truth.

The throat chakra allows us to communicate our thoughts and feelings. It is directly connected to the ability to express inner creativity. Both teaching and learning are affected by the balance of the throat chakra.

Some signs that the Throat Chakra is out of balance are:

  • Difficulty expressing oneself
  • Poor learning ability
  • Habitual lying
  • Fear, doubt, uncertainty

HEART CHAKRA – FOURTH CHAKRA

Located near the center of the breastbone or sternum, this chakra represents higher consciousness and love. The Heart chakra is associated with the heart, thymus gland, lower lung and circulatory system.

The heart chakra acts as the balance point for all the chakras. It governs our relationships and how we interact with other people. A balanced heart chakra is expressed in acceptance of self and others, personal values and ethics, following one’s unique direction in life.

A balanced Heart Chakra means expansion, freedom and growth.

 Some signs that the Heart Chakra is out of balance are:

  • Difficulty in relationships
  • An attempt to live vicariously through another
  • Dependence on someone else for your happiness

SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA – THIRD CHAKRA

Located midway between the rib cage and the navel, this is the sense of identity. The Solar plexus chakra is associated with the pancreas, liver, gall bladder, spleen, digestive system and nervous system.

The solar plexus chakra is associated with the fire element because fire provides warmth and comfort, but also can cause fear and terror. This chakra spans a wide emotional area.

The solar plexus chakra allows one to really know oneself.

Some signs that the Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance are:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Poor ability to make decisions or judge a situation accurately
  • A feeling that you are more important than other people
  • Trouble taking action or getting things done

SACRAL HARA CHAKRA – SECOND CHAKRA

Located at the genitals, this chakra monitors sexuality and reproduction. Sacral hara chakra is associated with reproductive organs, stomach and colon.

SACRAL HARA CHAKRA – Color

The color associated with the sacral hara chakra is Orange. Orange symbolizes energy. It is a combination of red (for personality) and yellow (for wisdom). Orange integrates these to help us overcome anger and develop self control.

All the orange stones – carnelian, orange jasper, fire opal – are used with the sacral hara chakra.

For healing, these stones are essential for health and vitality. It regulates food intake. Orange is warm and positive.

Healing Exercises:

  • Pelvic thrusts
  • Cobra Yoga Pose

Healing Foods:

  • Orange colored foods (oranges, tangerines)
  • Nuts (any kind)

ROOT CHAKRA – BASE CHAKRA – FIRST CHAKRA

Located at the base of the spine and groin area, this is the animal or base nature. It is also taste and smell. The Root chakra is associated with adrenals, kidneys, muscles and arterial blood.

The Root Chakra links us to the physical world, solidity and support – especially to the physical body. It is the foundation of energy. Manifests strongly in the motivation to ensure personal survival by way of food, rest, and sexual expression. Spiritually, the base chakra has to do with protection of individual integrity. It is an energy center that provides a solid ground from which to establish our equilibrium in order to ascend to higher awareness.

Some signs that the Base Chakra is out of balance are:

  • Restlessness
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of interest in the real world or practical survival
  • Volatile emotions
  • Obsession with one thing
  • Selfishness

NURTURE YOUR CHAKRAS!

Meditation (Self) Peaceful Flutes

These are the ultimate precious gifts of meditation, yet people are initially drawn to meditation for many different reasons. Some begin meditating because of a doctor’s recommendation, seeking the health benefits of lowered blood pressure, stress reduction, and restful sleep. Others come to meditation seeking relief from the fearful, angry, or painful thoughts that constantly flood their mind. Still others come to meditation to find greater self-understanding, to increase their intuitive powers, or to improve their ability to concentrate.

It is accurate to say that the purpose of meditation depends on the meditator – but it is also true that anyone who meditates regularly receives profound benefits on all of these levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Peaceful Haunting Flute Meditations

Smoothie Time: Orange Protein Punch

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Smoothies are an incredible source of energy, well balanced nutrition. The key is to invest in a really good blender (and don’t whine about the price, you’re worth it). That’s a weapon that, if you use diligently, your body will thank you over and over for it!

Do these steps in order (It does matter!)

1. Blend your non-frozen ingredients first.
2. Add any frozen ingredients.
3. Add the ice last so you can adjust your level of frozen goodness!
4. Finally, you can adjust the level of extract/syrup if you have too little sweetness for your liking.
5. Enjoy!

Orange Protein Punch

Serves 2

8oz Tropicana 50 OJ
2 Scoops About Time Protein Powder
2 1/2 tbsp Nuts N’ More Peanut Butter (or any natural peanut butter)
2 tbsp Torani Raspberry Syrup
1 tsp Orange Extract
1 Cup Frozen Mango Chunks
7 Coconut Water Icecubes (plain is fine, but coconut adds nice flavor, or you can use 1 tsp Coconut extract and 7 icecubes)
Blend and enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL CONTENT:

Per Serving:

Calories:  306
Fat:  7.5g
Sat Fat:  .4g
Carb:  27.8g
Protein:  33.6g

Now go out there and grab that day!

Meditation I: Serene Nature Mix

Flute & Babbling Brook Meditation One Hour