Chakras Made Easy
The concept of chakras comes to us from the yogic literature of the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, thousands of years ago. Chakras are centers of energy found in everyone, and these centers receive, transform and distribute the universal life force throughout the body. As such, chakras play an important part in our physical, emotional and spiritual health.
While the traditional chakra system is made up of seven major chakras and several hundred minor chakras, other systems identify additional chakras located above and beyond the uppermost chakra in the traditional system, known as the Crown Chakra. The system described in this course looks at the seven major chakras and their functions.
HOW CHAKRAS WORK
Each chakra rotates in a spiral vibration, originating outside our auric field and then flows into various points along the spine, which are connected to the nervous system. Each chakra vibrates at a different frequency; the first chakra vibrating at the slowest densest vibration in the aura, moving up thru the seventh, which vibrates at a faster, more refined frequency. A healthy chakra can be identified by its clear and vibrant color, and the speed and smoothness of its movement. An unhealthy chakra is usually seen as having murky coloration and erratic or sluggish movement.
The activity of the chakras corresponds specifically to both physiological and psychic functions. For example, the first chakra focuses on your basic survival, so attends to both your bodily well being, as well as your basic sense of safety in the world. In the deepest sense, the chakras function as windows to the soul. Each chakra, like a window, allows a particular view and perception of some part of your physical, psychological and emotional life.
Each chakra has a specific tone, color and filter, which allow a person to organize and digest information energetically and use it in our physical world. Just as various sizes and shapes of windows, along with shades, blinds, drapes, curtains, or nothing covering the window at all, will influences your perception of reality, so too, does each chakra, depending upon its health, also reveal the world to you, both inside and out.
Imagine, for example, that one window is clear, another is cracked and distorted, and yet another fogged over. Just as you can see then how the condition of the windows of your home affect your view of your neighborhood, and so too do your chakras need to be clear and in good repair in order to give you the best, so too, most accurate view and experience of life.
The health and vibrancy of each chakra is influenced by both the energies that surround you and the energies projected from your own belief system (your thoughts and feelings.) This combined energy is then recorded and stored in your body and consciousness affecting how you feel and experience life. The more aware and informed you are about the state your chakras are in, and the more knowledge you have in how to keep your chakra system functioning properly, the happier and healthier you will be.
When your chakras are healthy and clear, your life flows smoothly. When any one of them is sluggish, shut down, or its vibration is weak, the imbalance can show up as a physical symptom affecting a particular area of your body, or as an emotional or psychological symptom affecting your outlook.
For example, a weak or sluggish third chakra can lead to low self-esteem and problems with your stomach. A weak or sluggish fourth chakra is associated with having difficulties opening up to others and with a weak heart.
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to rebalance and stimulate the vibrational flow of your chakras. By working with this program, you will first come to understand the nature of each chakra. Second, you will learn how to tell if any of your chakras are in need of attention, and third, I’ll show you simple behaviors you can do to work with each chakra to bring your life back into harmonious and healthy flow. The result is that you will start to feel more confidence, energized, and peaceful—at every moment in any situation.
COLORS OF THE CHAKRAS
The chakras teach us that we are bodies made up as rays of light. Each chakra has a color that resonates with a specific frequency on the color spectrum. As this light is refracted it moves through our chakra wheels, the corresponding color appears due to the varying degrees of this wave like energy.
For example, the crown chakra reflects white/violet because it has the shortest wave length, and white being the highest color on the color spectrum, while the root chakra reflects the color red, which has the longest wave length, and red is the lowest color on the color spectrum.
When interpreting chakra energy many people misunderstand that chakras moving slowly are stuck, and congested. The first three chakras are oriented towards the physical experience which is a more dense energy frequency so they naturally move slower than the middle and upper chakras. The heart chakra acts as the bridge between the physical chakras and the etheric spiritual experience which are centered in chakras five, six, and seven.
The colors that come through our chakra system affect us deeply, emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. This spectrum of light affects every living cell. Because of this we can use color frequencies to rejuvenate our chakras and help us move toward wholeness.
I want to take the opportunity to explain that the particular color of each chakra correspond to the classic color spectrum. Knowing this, work from the crown chakra, associate each of the following specific colors, working from the crown downward until you become familiar with colors of the chakras as follows:
7. Crown – Violet (white/gold)
6. Third eye (Brow) – Indigo
5. Throat – Blue
4. Heart – Green
3. Solar plexus – Yellow
2. Sacral – Orange
1. Root – Red
When you are familiar with the colors of the chakras you can use the color wheel to help better assess and strengthen the energetic condition of each chakra. Start by answering the following questions in your journal.
Which color is the easiest to imagine?
Which is your favorite color? How does that color make you feel?
What color is your least favorite? When surrounded by that color how does it make you feel?
As you explore these questions, allow your third eye, your sixth chakra to activate and open and see if you can recall specific memories associated with your favorite and least favorite color. Write these memories down in your journal. Trusting your intuition and working with the previous lessons, what does your attraction to specific colors and resistance to others tell you about your chakras? You may wonder if your interpretation is accurate, but remember, the point of this course is to help you connect with your inner guidance, so feel the vibration and trust your first response and the awareness it brings, and you will energetically feel whether or not your insights are valid. No one knows your chakra system better than you, even if you are new to conscious awareness of your chakras.