“Chakras are psychic centers that lie along the axis of the spine as consciousness potentials. The chakras are not materially real and are to be understood as situated, not in the gross body, but in the subtle or etheric body. Repositories of psychic energies, they govern the whole condition of being.” ~Tantra-Kundalini.com
Chakras are energy centers in the body. There are seven main chakras arranged vertically from the base of the spine to the top of the head. ‘Chakra’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. These wheels are believed to spin as they receive and transmit energy.
Chakras require balancing so energy flows freely and one chakra does not overpower others. Blocked energy causes imbalance, and often leads to illness. Well-balanced chakras are responsible for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. It is important to understand how to keep energy flowing smoothly through the chakras, keeping the mind and body in a state of harmony.
Each chakra relates to certain functions within the body (glands, organs, and body systems) as well as specific life issues. External life and internal habits (limiting beliefs, low self-esteem and mental tension) can produce imbalances in our chakras. These imbalances may be temporary (from situational challenges) or chronic (from past pain or internalized beliefs).
Our chakras are interdependent and when one chakra is out of sync, it can affect the neighboring chakras. When a chakra is imbalanced, it is thought to be over-active, under-active or blocked. We, in turn, we are not able to function optimally.
Focusing on balancing chakras can bring greater self-understanding and healing on many levels. When we have areas that are physically or emotionally closed down, we have a deficient chakra that needs to be opened. When a chakra is excessive, it becomes a dominating force and balance is found by opening and energizing the surrounding, stagnant chakras. When balanced, the chakras are able to receive and transmit energy properly, resulting in harmony and balance.
As we explore the aura and the chakras, it is important for us to view our journey not as revolutionary, but rather as very traditional. Chakras, as well as auras and electromagnetic fields, are as old as the earth itself. The chakra system, in fact, is a part of the ancient and lost mysteries. And, in the end, the chakra system in our bodies is how we find our way back to the most ancient mystery of all – God, the Oneness, the Omniscient. ~Rosalyn L. Bruyere – Wheels of Light
You may fool yourself some of the time, you may fool others some of the time. But you can never fool your body. It is the most sensitive barometer of our inner world. ~Deborah L. Hall
The whole universe appears as a dynamic web of inseparable energy patterns… Thus we are not separated parts of a whole. We are a Whole. ~Barbara Ann Brennan
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.~Nikola Tesla
Chakras are energy-awareness centers. They are the revolving doors of creativity and communication between spirit and the world. ~Michael J. Tamura
Your personal vibration or energy state is a blend of the contracted or expanded frequencies of your body, emotions, and thoughts at any given moment. The more you allow your soul to shine through you, the higher your personal vibration will be. ~Penney Peirce – Frequency
Chakras are psychic centers that lie along the axis of the spine as consciousness potentials. The chakras are not materially real and are to be understood as situated, not in the gross body, but in the subtle or etheric body. Repositories of psychic energies, they govern the whole condition of being. ~Tantra-Kundalini.com
Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives, regardless of the exterior circumstances. ~Cybéle Tomlinson