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Then Seven Chakras and How They Relate To Our Wellbeing

The Seven Chakras

We have talked about the Chakras in our earlier posts to reveal what they are. Although there are many other chakras in our physical body and beyond our physical self, we will focus on the seven main chakras in our body individually in this post. What they are, how they appear, and how they affect our lives when they are blocked, under-active, overactive, or active (open) balanced.

The Muladhara or Root (Base) Chakra 

This chakra is at the base or root of the spine.
The color associated with this chakra is ruby red or red, and this represents the earth element, which allows us to stay grounded with our roots and connected with Mother Gaia (earth).
It also represents a sense of security, especially financially.

When this chakra is active or open and in its balanced form, it gives us a sense of security as a whole, which means we will feel more supported, secure, grounded, calm, and peaceful within ourselves.

If it goes under-active or blocked, then you might have a feeling of fear of unknown things or situations, be distressed, unhappy, not grounded, and always focused on financial crunch issues, feel insecure and less supported, and have doubtful energies that do not allow you to trust yourself or others. The color of the root chakra then may go muddy red or have a blackish tone if it is too densely impure or blocked. This may also contain energies from your past life or lives.

An under-active or blocked root chakra may also bring feelings of fear, anger, revenge, passion, violence, or frustration when things don't work well in life.
 
You may also experience too much materialism or job security issues, not be able to harmonize within the family or with friends, anxiety issues, emotional eating or eating disorders due to a feeling of lack of support from family or friends.
 
An imbalanced root chakra may cause illness or diseases such as unwanted addictions, pain in knees, legs and ankles, lower back pains which can be severe, depression, obesity, sciatica, prostate cancer, piles, hypertension, frequent urination, hemorrhoids, money issues, kidney stones, rectal cancer, stomach problems, swelling in ankles, diseases related to blood and bones, colitis and cold feet. An overactive root chakra may lead to issues related to the bladder, constipation, fatigue, and anemia.

The beej mantra associated with this chakra is "Lam".

The Svadhisthana or Sacral Chakra

This chakra is 3 inches below our navel.

The color associated with this chakra is orange, and this represents the water element, which allows us to feel connected with our relationships and express our emotions.

This chakra is associated with pleasure and enjoyment, especially sexual pleasure. It also connects us with our sexuality or expression of sexuality, emotions, intimacy, and sensuality.

When this chakra is active or open and in its balanced form, it lets us liberate and express our emotions and sexuality without getting overwhelmed or carried away.

An under-active or blocked sacral chakra may lead to senses of unemotional being, not being open or expressive in terms of emotions, sensuality, or pleasure.

An imbalanced sacral chakra may also lead to a lack of passion, guilt, anxiety, being less creative, relationship issues, obsessive or compulsive behavior, fears of intimacy, addiction to sex. This can further cause illnesses such as backaches, addiction to alcohol, junk food, bed-wetting, bladder, creative blocks, menstrual problems, fibroids, kidney problems, ovarian cysts, impotence, overeating, prostate diseases, testicular diseases, vomiting, womb problems, feelings of unworthiness and less enjoyment in life's daily pleasures or happiness.

An overactive sacral chakra gives the feeling of too much emotional and sensitive being, disturbed relationships, self-sabotaging thoughts, and a cautious approach towards physical appearance.

The beej mantra associated with this chakra is "Vam".

The Manipura or Solar Plexus Chakra
 
This chakra is 3 inches above our navel.
 

The color associated with this chakra is yellow, and this represents the fire element, which allows us to feel confident, disciplined, and dedicated (willpower) towards our goals and desires, especially job or career-related. It also represents the core of one's personality, identity, and ego.

It is basically one's personal power.

When this chakra is active or open, you will feel more confident, in control of your actions, boosted with positive energy, have dignity, be more responsible, and reliable.

An under-active or blocked Solar Plexus Chakra makes one passive (inactive), indecisive, anxious, fearful, doubtful, less confident, not taking appropriate actions to direct their lives to achieve their goals.

An imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra leads to feelings of shame, power, desire, fear, guilt, self-worth issues, choices of self-hood, fear of rejection, oversensitive to criticism, cautious about others' opinions and judgments towards one's self, low self-esteem, pessimism, inferiority, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, victim hood, fear of taking risks, inability to relax, blame game, sarcasm, confusion, lack of intellect, not being proactive, lack of courage.

An overactive solar plexus chakra creates feelings of being bossy, compulsive behaviors, and aggression.

The beej mantra associated with this chakra is "Ram".

The Anahata or Heart Chakra

This chakra is at the heart center.

The color associated with this chakra is Emerald Green and represents the air element, love, peace, and compassion. When you emit love and compassion energies, this chakra sends the Emerald Green Light energies and when you need self-love, it receives and also represents the Ruby Pink color, so sometimes it is half green and half pink as both light energies associate and reside in this chakra.

It is the source of your deep connection to yourself and others, unconditional love, generosity, care and compassion, kindness, and respect for yourself and others.

When this chakra is active or open, you will have feelings of self-love and also have loving compassion towards others. It is about attachment, caring, and nurturing because love is the essence of our existence and all spiritual traditions as a unifying force. An open and balanced heart chakra yields fruitful and loving relationships with oneself and others.

An under-active or blocked heart chakra causes a person to be cold, non-responsive to love or affection, and unfriendly.

An imbalanced heart chakra causes feelings of being critical, judgmental about oneself and others, irritating, lack of compassion, cold in relationships, inability to set boundaries, inability to handle grief, stuck in materialistic lures, isolation, loneliness, fear of accepting and giving love, demanding, perfectionist, and making decisions solely based on logic and intellect. It may also lead to heart problems, pain in the upper back, neck, shoulders and arms, stiffness in the upper body, lung problems, weak or overactive immune system, allergies, asthma, blood circulation issues, breast cancer, bronchitis, fatigue, cough, high blood pressure, influenza, lungs, nail biting, pain in lower arms and hands, respiratory problems, breathing issues, sleep disorders, addiction to smoking, tremors.

An overactive heart chakra can be characterized by overwhelming loving compassion or obsessed love, which may make others uncomfortable at times. Over caring, too emotional and despite being empathetic, you become sympathetic. Too much love can suffocate other people around you or make you too sensitive towards other people's sufferings.

The beej mantra associated with this chakra is "Yam."

The Vishudha or Throat Chakra

This chakra is at the base of the throat.

The color associated with this chakra is blue or aqua blue and represents the Akash element, communication, truth, the first chakra towards spiritual ascension from among the upper chakras. This helps you take a stand for yourself and seek knowledge beyond time and space, beyond cultural and family conditions. It gives you the confidence to express yourself. It also means being mindful and having a pure mind free from cluttered thoughts. Blue is a guiding energy, representing trust, faith, calmness, healing, and soothing.

The blue color encourages you to move towards the truth of subtle energies, speak and seek the truth, and accept the spirit.

When this chakra is active or open, you will be a good listener, supporting another person's expression, an excellent communicator, or public speaker/auditor. You will have a resonant voice, a flexible neck, a healthy thyroid gland, excellent metabolism, a strong upper body, good oral health, great rhythm (dancing, singing, or composing music), calm, peaceful, living in truth and acceptance, and expression to the spirit within, understanding the subtle energies.

An under-active or blocked throat chakra yields to a lack of self-expression, inability, or fear of putting feelings or expressions into words and speaks less or becomes shy.

An imbalanced throat chakra may cause illness/issues related to hyperthyroid, stiff neck, jaw problems, throat infections, tooth and gum problems, hearing loss, tinnitus, toxins in the body, poor communication, inability to think abstractly, poor rhythm, tone-deaf, weak voice, asthma, bronchitis, cough, ear infections, fear, hearing problems, hay fever, hoarseness, laryngitis, lost voice, mental confusion, mouth ulcers, sore throat, stammering, tonsils, issues with upper digestive tract, whooping cough, vomiting.

An overactive throat chakra causes one to sometimes become a chatterbox (speaking too much), bad listener.

The beej mantra associated with this chakra is "Ham".

The Ajna or Third Eye Chakra

This chakra is between the two eyebrows.
 
The color associated with this chakra is Indigo, and it represents the "Clairvoyance" (clear seeing), perceiving, command. It also represents the combination of all elements and beholds the divine light presence.

It enables you to see both your inner and outer worlds and helps you see beyond the illusions to the truth that lies behind any situation or words being said. It reflects clear thoughts and self-realization and self-reflection. It helps us connect with our higher self and inner guidance, the gift of God (sixth sense).

When this chakra is active or open, you will have excellent clairvoyance, you will dream a lot (lucid dreaming), you will be highly intuitive, be able to hear your inner voice (the divine guidance), and have stronger gut feelings or sixth sense. It is a natural process and cannot be done forcefully. It is a divine gift always available to us.

You will be at peace, have wisdom, and in-depth knowledge of things you have never read or heard about. You will be comfortable with psychic experiences. You might sense, feel, hear, or see visions, have thoughts, or even foresee through your intuition what will happen in the future. It helps and supports you in understanding the divine and the universe, and it helps in becoming one with the divine (the unity state of consciousness). You will have a good memory, be able to think symbolically, remember dreams, be able to visualize, be imaginative, have mental strength and endurance.

If you have an under-active or blocked third eye chakra, you will have a dependency for guidance on others to think about you or your situation and guide you. You will rely more on other people's belief systems. You will remain confused all the time.

An imbalanced third eye chakra may cause illness/issues related to sadness, depression, loneliness, or delusions, hallucinations, nightmares, obsessions, arrogance, aloofness, and superiority flashes of anxiety-provoking visions. You will be unable to see the deeper truth and connection, to be in the witness position, to be dualistic, to invalidate psychic experiences, mystical visions, or intuition, and to occasionally be spaced out or disconnected from self, others, and the divine.Basically, you won't find your place of existence in this universe or the purpose of your life.

This imbalance may be a reason for your headaches, vision problems, sinus infections, nasal congestion, allergies, night blindness, poor memory, inability to think abstractly, lack of imagination, insensitive sociopath behavior, and poor decision making. It may also cause illnesses like allergies, amnesia, anxiety, blood circulation, blindness, brain tumors, cataracts, cancers, chronic tiredness, squint eyes, deafness, dizziness, drugs, dyslexia, ENT, ear-ache, fainting, glaucoma, growth issues, left eye problems, long eyesight issues, migraines, nervousness, nervous breakdowns, scalp problems, short eyesight issues, sty tension, tremors, and vomiting.

An overactive third eye chakra causes you to live in your own world of imagination, frequent daydreaming, or even hallucinations.

The beej mantra associated with this chakra is "Aum".

The Sahasrara or Crown Chakra

This chakra is at the top centre of our heads and is the gateway to the universal transcendental (the higher consciousness). The Root Chakra was the first step of the ladder upwards to the divine. This Sahasrara Chakra is the top of the ladder, the gateway to the Divine, infinity.

The color associated with this chakra is violet, or white. It has no element or thought associated with it as it is "Ik Onkar the Parambrahma itself." It gives a feeling and sense of unity and the selfless realization that everything and everyone is radically related and connected to each other in a web of life (the sacred geometry). This unity brings a feeling of mystical oneness with everything and everyone on this earth, be it nature, animals, other human beings, or anything that is co-created and has existed in the universe. You are one with the universe. You are one with this divine light.

You will have serenity, peace within and without, and in your life, joy. You will have a deeper meaning in life and an understanding of the reason behind everything that exists.

When this chakra is active or open, you have no judgments, enhanced awareness of self, and everything else that coexists with and around you. It promotes selfless giving, profound wisdom, oneness with the divine, spiritual freedom, transcendence, unity of consciousness, connection to the spirit and soul worlds, and acceptance of oneself as a spirit.It connects you well with all of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self. A balanced Crown Chakra yields the ability to stay open-minded, curious, and deep-thinking. The violet color denotes imagination, deep analysis, intellect, introspective, emotionally balanced, calm, joyful, connected with heaven, grounded with Mother Gaia (earth).

An under-active or blocked crown chakra may cause it to also encourage materialistic greediness, domination, disagreement with the beliefs of others and their viewpoints, cognitive delusions, impairment, slow learning, over-intellectualizing, deep grief, sadness, suffering even within the joys of life, stuck on the level of physical plane existence (the physical body's life on earth). It may also cause psychosis, dissociation from the body, being disconnected and not grounded enough to stay connected with your subtle energies well, growing feelings of being overwhelmed, confusion, frustration, isolation, lack of inspiration.

An imbalanced crown chakra may lead to illness related to brain tumors, amnesia, coma, autism, headaches at the crown of the head, and learning disabilities.

An overactive crown chakra It may also cause psychosis, dissociation from the body, being disconnected and not grounded enough to stay connected with your subtle energies well, over-intellectualizing, spirituality may come first in your mind all the time, you may ignore your physical needs like food, water, shelter.

You can keep your chakras active and balanced by various practises like meditating and chanting the beej mantras, chakra cleansing (with crystals), and removing the blocks or karmic energies through energy healing techniques (there are many different modalities to practice, the best ones are Reiki and Lama Fera), positive affirmations, visualization techniques, or yoga hand mudras associated with this chakra. You can also use associated essential oil therapies and color therapy to balance the chakras.

Hope, this article throws light on our subtle existence and helps many of you with a deeper understanding of how to maintain a healthy, happy, joyful, peaceful, and calm life by keeping our energies cleansed and balanced.

Love, Light, Peace, Gratitude and lots of Blessings to all...!!!!
Sai Nathaye Namah!

Praise to the Lord!

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