Chakras are energy spots. Through chakra, the energies flow. There are seven chakra points in a human body in total, and each chakra has its own distinct quality. In Sanskrit, ‘chakra’ means ‘wheel’, and the exact definition of chakra is “wheel of spinning energy”, a whirling vortex like the powerhouse of energy.
Chakra is vital because even a block at one point can cause illness. One must understand and analyze the function of each Chakra and the necessary steps that can be taken to keep the energy flowing. Each point of the seven chakras is governed by “spiritual laws” and “principles of consciousness” which can be used for building a positive life.
Know these Seven Chakra Points
1. Crown Chakra
Location: Top of your head. (Coordinated with cerebral cortex, central nervous system, and pituitary gland)
Association: Information, understanding, acceptance, bliss, inner and outer beauty
Purpose: The chakra is considered to be the point of connection with God and is used for the divine purpose and spiritual destiny.
Blockage Implication: Can lead to psychological problems like headaches, mental illness, neuralgia, senility, photosensitivity, coordination problems, epilepsy, varicose veins and blood vessel problems.
2. Third Eye or Brow Chakra
Colour: Indigo (a combination of red and blue)
Location: Centre of the forehead at the eye level or between the eyebrows
Association: Question, perception, knowing, inner vision, intuition, imagination, wisdom, ability to think, decision making
Purpose: The chakra is for finding answers to the spiritual aspect of human life on earth and beyond
Blockage implication: Can lead to problems like lack of foresight, thyroid imbalances, mental rigidity, ‘selective’ memory, depression, fevers, flu, infections, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, and sleeping disorders.
3. Throat Chakra
Colour: Blue or Turquoise
Association: Communication, creativity, self-expression, truth, judgment.
Purpose: Senses of outer and inner hearing, self-healing, innovation, transformation, purification
Blockage implication: Writer’s block, creativity block, fever, communication problems, infection, thyroid imbalances, neck problems, hormonal disorders such as PMS, mood swings, menopause and bloating
4. Heart Chakra
Association: Compassion, love, joy, harmony, inner peace.
Purpose: The chakra point is considered as “heart of the soul.” People derive feeling of love through Heart Chakra, and the feeling of unconditional love proceeds to solar plexus chakra. Even after that, it passes to a sexual spot where the feelings are released.
Blockage implication: Heart problems, Stoic, Lung problems, weak immune system, heart cancer, breast cancer, blood pressure, passivity, inhumanity
5. Solar Plexus Chakra
Location: Few inches above the navel in the upper abdomen
Association: Digestive system, muscles, pancreas, adrenals
Purpose: It represents emotional stability and feeling of confidence. The chakra also coordinates for joy, laughter, aggression and power.
Blockage implication: Anger, Feeling of revenge, lack of direction, frustration, nervousness, ulcer, constipation
6. Sacral Chakra
Location: Between base of spine and navel
Association: Circulatory System, lower abdomen, bladder, reproductive organs, and glands, kidneys
Purpose: It displays desire, sexuality, pleasure, creativity and procreation
Blockage implication: Eating disorder, sexual guilt, compulsive behavior, emotional problems, impotency
7. The Base/Root Chakra
Location: Perineum (Base of your spine in the tailbone area)
Association: It’s associated with earth and is related to earthly grounding and surviving physically.
Purpose: It controls fight response and financial independence
Blockage implication: Depression, fear, procrastination, cold feet, paranoia, defensiveness