Chakras – The Life’s Energy and Spirit!

Chakras is a Sanskrit word meaning, "wheels or disks of energy."  

The Chakras are considered the center of life’s energy, also known as prana, shakti, or chi.  This energy flows along pathways called nadis. The Chakras “spin” or rotate drawing in Universal Life Force Energy, keeping the body in balance spiritually, mentally, emotionally and even physically. Literally we are spinning with energy –and giving it to others or sucking (or borrowing….that is a nicer name) energy from others…..

These Chakra centers are located on the midline of the body running north and south. Traditionally there are seven Chakras governing our psychological properties. The root chakra (the base chakra) deals with human instinct, and as you move through higher chakras they begin to be more and more about human emotional, mental, and ultimately spiritual dimensions.

When Chakras are "open," they are considered to be operating normally.  When they are “closed” they can shut up the organs, glands and areas of your life associated with them.  

When closed, there could be memories buried from childhood trauma, abuse, a belief system, or hurtful emotions that have not been cleared. Tension can build up in the chakras. And over time, all Chakras and body arts are affected from our posture, poor metabolism, short breathing, and emotions. Disease in the body is often rooted in blocked pranic energy.  It’s time to release and let go! 

In the movie Avatar, I love that the population, the Na'Vi, plugged in to Eywa (awa) - the mother tree, and as they did they all were able to receive guidance, heal and discern.  I like to think of our chakras as just that, portals that have the ability to become connected to a divine Source – and that Source can connect to us and fill us up with divine energy, guidance and healing!  

Some believe there are seven chakras, others believe in nine or more.  I like to focus on the basic seven.  There are many ways to balance chakras.  An easy way to balance a chakra, is to imagine we are looking down at our bodies, or at another person.

Make a circular movement to the left (lefty loosy) to loosen the chakras and open them.  (This would be rotating our own hands above our chakra locations clockwise to the right.)  To tighten in or secure a thought or affirmation into a specific chakra, rotate the opposite way. This would be to the right (righty tighty) if we were working on another person, or to our left if we were laying down working on ourselves. 

I just LOVE the chakra system!  I have balanced so many chakras I could never count.  The results have been amazing!  People who leave abusive relationships after years, find new jobs because they are now speaking their truth, become financially secure, fall in love and just plain increase their wellbeing by realizing they are electric! LOVE THOSE ATOMS!

The Seven Chakras Are As Follows:

1 Root Chakra

Color: Red

Location: Base of spine in tailbone area

Balanced: You feel grounded, stable and secure. You trust others. 

Out of Balance Feelings of fearfulness, nervousness, materialistic, greedy.

Healing Foods: Red colored foods!  Goji berries, apples, beets, red veggies (red peppers, tomatoes etc.), hot spices like cayenne, vegetables from the ground i.e. potatoes, parsnips, rutabagas, and carrots

What affects this Chakra: Survival issues, primary/basic needs such as shelter, food, and human connection, money (too much, too little, too obsessed.) 

2  Sacral Chakra

Color: Orange

Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel 

Balanced: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, creativity, passionate and sexual balance

Out of Balance Over emotional, uncomfortable sexually or over active sexually, non-intimate, unemotional

Healing Foods: Oranges, tangerines, maca, raw cacao, grapefruits, apricots, nuts, 

 3 Solar Plexus Chakra - Navel Chakra

Color: Yellow

Location: Upper abdomen in small intestinal area

Balanced: Confident, in control of our life, Self-worth, mental energy, healthy self-esteem.

Out of Balance: Passive, indecisive, timid. If over active you may be domineering and aggressive.

Healing Foods:  Herbal teas like peppermint and chamomile, raw sauerkraut, probiotic foods, sprouted whole food grains

4 Heart Chakra

Color: Green

Location: Center of chest just above your heart

Balanced: Strong ability to love, feel joy, inner peace, outward and inner kindness and affection, empathy, healing, compassionate, friendly, enjoy harmonious relationships.

Out of Balance: May be cold and distant, not love oneself nor feel others love.  If over-active, you may be suffocating people with your love 

Healing Foods: Green superfoods – Chlorella, spirulina- blue green algae, alfalfa, etc. Green foods such as leafy greens (kale, collards, spinach, lettuce, etc.), Green tea , Hawthorne berries  

5 Throat Chakra

Color: Blue

Location: Throat

Balanced: Communication, self-expression of feelings, speaking truth, self-expression and talking in general.

Out of Balance: Holding secrets, sharing lies, not speaking much, not standing in or speaking your truth. If over-active, you may speak too much, be domineering and keep people at a distance. 

Healing Foods: All fruits, especially berries, fresh juices

6 Third Eye Chakra (Brow Chakra)

Color: Indigo

Location: Forehead, between the eyes 

Balanced: Can focus and see the big picture, good intuition, imagination, wisdom, make decisions, insight and visualization.

Out of Balance: You may be too rigid in your thinking, and rely on beliefs more than own feelings. Confused easily. If over-active, you may live in a fantasy world, have hallucinations.

Healing Foods: Organic grapes and blueberries, raw cacao, lavender herb and essential oil and lavender tea.

 7 Crown Chakra

Color: Violet

Location: The very top of our head towards back – on top of spine.

Balanced: Fully connected spiritually, feelings of Inner and outer beauty, bliss, wisdom, being one with the world, unprejudiced. 

Out of Balance: Unaware spirituality, rigid in thinking. If Chakra is over-active you may intellectualize things too much and/or be addicted spiritually.  May be ignoring your bodily needs.

Healing Foods: Sunshine, fresh air, deep breathing – no foods associated with this chakra.

If you recognize a chakra is off go stand outside with bare feet or cotton socks (10 minutes ALWAYS balances!), eat the foods you need too, wear some color, get on a BioMat, balance with Tachyon or just spin the wheels.  We cover and teach about Chakras during EMPOWERED so don’t delay in registering for a weekend that covers frequency and energy along with every system of the body and empowers YOU to take control of your life…and ENERGY!

Go balance and enjoy FEELING GREAT!

 Karen

Fully balanced, yet still enjoying life mildly out of control! 

 

 

Karen Urbanek