The Seven Chakras
The word chakra means disc, vortex, or wheel, and refers to the spinning wheels of energy in the human body. Basically, the chakras represent the seven major energy centers in the body.
"Major Centers of both electromagnetic activity and vital energy are recognized in indigenous cultures the world over. In the Huna tradition of Hawaii, they are called Auw centers; and in the Cabala, they are the "Tree of life" centers. In the Taoist Chinese tradition the term is Dantien, and in Yogic Theory they are called "Chakras."" -William Collinge, Subtle Enery
Each chakra is related to a gland system, so you could say that the chakras are like the energetic counterpart for each gland.
Each chakra is associated with different emotions in the body (e-motion is simply energy in motion). So by balancing the energy of each chakra through affirmations, guided meditation, and visualization, you balance your emotions (which eventually balances your physical body).
There are differing versions though most of the models are like this:
5. Solar Plexus Chakra - Yellow - The solar plexus is the source of personal power and emotions. When we get that "gut feeling" it is in the solar plexus area.
6. Sacral chakra - Orange - The sacral chakra is the source of trusting the universe and welcoming change. It allows you to feel that you are enough and that things will work out.
7. Root chakra - Red - The root chakra is the seat of the body and is the center of physical health, sex, and vitality. Often people with a balanced root chakra are said to be grounded which refers to someone who is well connected to the world around them.
Understanding Energy and Chakras
"Each major chakra in the human body is a center of swirling energy positioned at one of seven points, from the base of your spine to the top of your head. Memory is energetically coded in your chakras just as it is chemically coded in your neurons.
Think of the seven chakras as concentrated areas of energy. People often do meditations with the intent of balancing one or all of their chakras. Many who are familiar with western medicine feel skeptical of the usefulness of these meditations or "don't believe in chakras" at all.
Just because one may not be able to see energy or chakras, that doesn't mean they aren't there. It simply means one has to become more sensitive to feeling the energy that is already there.
We can't see radio waves yet we can still benefits from using them. The 7 chakras concept is simply a model to describe a deeper, spiritual and energetic part of ourselves. Try using a crystal pendulum to check your chakras and you will be able to actually see how the energy is flowing in each chakra.
By putting conscious focus onto maintaining balanced energy through meditation, our body actually creates change within us directed toward that intention.
Whether you prefer to think in terms of balancing the 7 glands, or the 7 chakras, or both, you can still benefit greatly from listening to chakra meditations and affirmations.
The program that I used was created by Stephane Hemon. It's a set of 7 guided chakra meditations ranging from 20-30 minutes each focused on instilling beliefs and affirmations to solidify your inner game, build your emotional strength, and boost your self-confidence. It also has a 60 page ebook explaining chakras, a video on how to check chakras using a crystal pendulum, and a 20 minute tuning fork meditation featuring forks specifically tuned to the frequency needed to awaken each chakra.
changes happened slowly and subtly yet they were very profound. I soon realized that I felt like a completely different person. It was after one of these meditations that I felt the burst of inspiration to transform my blog into Yang Town. It really changed me on a deep level and I highly recommend checking it out at InnerGameChakras·com