The 7 Chakras
When this chakra is active or open and in the balanced form it gives us a sense of security as a whole means we would feel more supported, secure and grounded, calm and peaceful within ourselves.
An overactive root chakra may lead to issues related to Bladder, constipation, fatigue, anemia.
Beej mantra associated with this chakra is "Lam".
This chakra is associated with pleasure and enjoyment especially the sexual pleasure. It also connects us with our sexuality or expression of sexuality, emotions, intimacy, sensuality.
When this chakra is active or open and in the balanced form it lets us liberate and express our emotions and sexuality without getting overwhelmed or carried away.
An underactive or blocked sacral chakra may lead to senses of unemotional being, not getting opened or expressive in terms of emotions, sensuality, pleasure.
An imbalanced sacral chakra may also lead to lack of passion, guilt, anxiety, being less creative, relationship issues, obsessive or compulsive behavior, fears of intimacy, addiction to sex. This can further cause illness such as Backache, Addiction to alcohol, junk food, Bed wetting, Bladder, Creative blocks, Menstrual problems, Fibroid, Kidney problem, ovarian cyst, impotence, Over eating, Prostate diseases, Testicular disease, Vomiting, Womb problems, feeling of unworthy and less enjoyments in life's daily pleasures or happiness.
An overactive sacral chakra gives a feeling of too much emotional and sensitive being. Disturbed relationships, self-sabotaging thoughts, cautious towards physical appearance.
Beej mantra associated with this chakra is "Vam".
The Manipura or Solar Plexus Chakra
It is basically one's personal power.
An underactive or blocked Solar Plexus Chakra makes one's self 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, over sensitive to criticism, cautious about others opinions and judgment towards one's self, low self-esteem, pessimism, inferiority, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, victim hood, fearful to take 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 behaviours, and aggressive.
Beej mantra associated with this chakra is "Ram".
The Anahata or Heart Chakra
This chakra is at the heart centre.
The color associated with this chakra is Emerald Green and represents the air element and 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 Ruby Pink Color so sometimes it is half green and half pink as both light energies associate and reside in this chakra.
It is a centre of your deep bonding with self and others, unconditional love, generosity, care and compassion, kindness and respect for self and others.
An underactive or blocked Heart Chakra yields a person to be cold, non-responsive to love or affection, unfriendly.
An imbalanced Heart Chakra leads to feelings of being critical, judgmental about self and others, irritating, lack of compassion, cold in relationships, inability to set boundaries, unable to handle grief, stuck in materialistic lures, isolation, loneliness, fear to accept love and give love, demanding, perfectionist and taking decisions based totally on reasoning and intellect. It may also lead to heart problems, pain in upper back, neck, shoulders and arms, stiffness in 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/hands, respiratory problems, breathing issues, sleep disorders, addiction to smoking, tremor.
An overactive Heart Chakra overwhelming loving compassion or obsessed love which may make others uncomfortable sometimes. Over caring, too emotional and despite being an empathetic you become sympathetic. Your too much love can suffocate other people around you or too sensitive towards other people's sufferings.
Beej mantra associated with this chakra is "Yam".
The Vishudha or Throat Chakra
This chakra is at the base of throat.
The color associated with this chakra is Blue or Aqua blue and represents the akaash element, communication, truth, the first chakra towards spiritual ascension from among the upper chakras. This helps you take a stand for yourself, seek knowledge beyond time and space, beyond cultural and family conditions. Gives courage of self expression. It also denotes being mindful or 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, speaking and seeking truth, acceptance of the spirit.
When this chakra is active or open, you will be a good listener supporting other person let express him/herself, an excellent communicator or public speaker/auditor. You will have resonant voice, flexible neck, healthy thyroid gland, excellent metabolism, strong upper body, good oral health, great rhythm (dancing, singing or composing music), calm, peaceful, living in truth and acceptance and expression to spirit within, understanding the subtle energies.
An underactive or blocked Throat Chakra yields to lack of self expression, inability or fear to put feelings or expressions to words and speaks less or becomes shy.
An imbalanced Throat Chakra may cause illness/issues related to hyper thyroid, 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.
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' (the clear seeing), perceiving, command. It also represents the combination of all elements and beholds the divine light presence.
It enables you to see both inner and outer world and helps you see beyond the illusions, the truth which lies behind any situation or words being said. It reflects clear thoughts and self realization, self reflection. It helps us connecting with our higher self and inner guidance the gift of god (Sixth sense).
When this chakra is active or open, you will have an excellent clairvoyance and you will dream a lot (lucid dreaming), you will be strongly intuitive, be able to hear your inner voice(the divine guidance), 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 more peace, have wisdom, in depth knowledge of things you 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 future. It helps and support you in understanding the divine, the universe and 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, able to visualize, be imaginative, have mental strength and endurance.
An underactive 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 others 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, unable to be in the witness point of view, will be dualistic, invalidate the psychic experience, mystical visions or intuition or sometime being spaced out or disconnected with 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 of your headaches, vision problems, sinus infections, nasal congestion, allergies, night blindness, poor memory, inability to think abstractly, lack of imagination, insensitive, sociopath behaviour, poor decision making. It may also cause illness like allergies, amnesia, anxiety, blood circulation, blindness, brain tumor, cataracts, cancers, chronic tiredness, squint eyes, deafness, dizziness, drugs, dyslexia, ENT, ear-ache, fainting, glaucoma, growth issues, left eye problem, long eyesight issues, migraines, nervousness, nervous breakdowns, scalp problems, short eyesight issue, sty tension, tremor, vomiting.
An overactive Third Eye Chakra causes you to live in your own world of imagination, frequent daydreaming or even hallucinations.
Beej mantra associated with this chakra is "Aum (Om)".
The Sahasrara or Crown Chakra
This chakra is at the top centre of our head and 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, the 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 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 anythings which is co-created and has existence in the universe. You are one with the universe, you are one with this divine light.
You will have serenity, peace within self and outside and in your life, joy. You will have a deeper meaning of life and understanding behind everything that exists.
When this chakra is active or open, you have no judgments, enhanced awareness of self and everything else with coexists with and around you. It encourages selfless giving, deep wisdom, oneness with the divine, spiritual freedom, transcendence, unity state of consciousness, connected to the spirit and the soul world, acceptance of self as a spirit. It connects you well with all of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self. A balanced Crown Chakra yields to stay open-minded, curious, and deep thinker. Violet color denotes the imagination, deep analysis, intellect, introspectiveness, emotionally balanced, calm, joyful, connected with heaven, grounded with Mother Gaia (earth).
An underactive or blocked Crown Chakra may causes it also encourages the 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 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, grows feelings of being overwhelmed, confusion, frustration, isolation, lack of inspiration.
An imbalanced Crown Chakra may lead to illness related to brain tumor, amnesia, coma, autism, headaches at the crown of the head, 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 comes 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 and Chakra cleansing (with crystals) and removing the blocks or karmic energies through Energy healing techniques(there are many different modalities to practice, best one is Reiki and Lama Fera), positive affirmations, visualization techniques or Yoga hand mudras associated with this chakra. You can also use associated essential oil therapies, color therapy to balance the chakras.
Hope, this article throws light on the our subtle existence and help many of you with the deeper understanding of how to maintain our life healthy, happy, joyful, peaceful and calm with keeping our energies cleansed and balanced.