How the Chakra system is linked with us

and how they affect us...

MULADHARA   CHAKRA

1). The Root Chakra

 

Colour: Red (warm & stimulating)

 

Element: Earth

 

Aspect: Active Yang principle

 

Plane: Material

 

Consciousness Issues: Survival, security, connectedness, groundedness, safe-in-the-world, fear, anger, manifestation, material world, bodily care & hygiene, kinesthetic feeling, movement, social order, family issues, instincts, etc.

Endocrine Gland: Adrenals

 

Location: Base of spine, perineum

 

Area of influence: Skeleton, feet, ankles, legs, large colon, blood circulation

 

Signs of deficiency: Fear, anxiety, insecurity, etc

 

Signs of excess: Greed, hoarding, anger, weight gain, constipation, IBS, etc

 

State of balance: physical strength, stamina, robust health, fit & healthy body, able to conquer fears, balance between the material and spiritual sides of life, etc

 

Healing methods:
 

  • Yoga Postures – Tadasana, Uttanasana, Dog pose, Standing poses, Janu Sirsasana, Supta Virasana, Supta Baddha Konasana, Child’s pose, etc

 

  • Essential Oils – Cedarwood, Cypress, Juniper, Vetivert, Black Pepper

 

  • Gemstones – Ruby, Red Garnet, Coral

 

Fun ideas:
 

  • Red Food – beetroot, red kidney beans, tomatoes, radish, red peppers, rhubarb, red apples, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, etc

  • Nature – Red Rose, Pink Hibiscus, Red Carnation, Red Tulip, autumn leaves, walking in the woods, and forests close to the trees and their roots, caves

  • Activities – Food shopping, paying bills, earning money, walking, stepping-out-into-life, gardening, pottery and clay work, etc

 

SVADHISTHANA

2). The Sacral Chakra

 

Colour: Orange (warm & stimulating)

 

Element: Water

 

Aspect: Receptive Yin principle

 

Plane: Material

 

Consciousness Issues: Sense of identity, creativity, emotional well-being, sociability, boundaries, fertility and reproduction, sense of pleasure, sexual energy, sense of belonging, of one’s place in the world, relationships, gut feelings, etc

 

Endocrine Gland: Gonads (ovaries in women, testes in men)

Location: Between the pubis and the navel

 

Area of influence: Lower back, sacrum, hips, uterus, bladder, kidneys

 

Signs of excess: Over-emotional, lack of boundaries, abuse, addiction, etc

 

State of Balance: Good self-esteem, express emotions freely and creatively, ability to enjoy life

 

Healing Methods:
 

  • Yoga Postures – Poses that open the groins and hips, eg Supta Baddha Konasana, Sukhasana, Pidgeon Pose (first part), Legs in Gomukhasana, Upavista Konasana, Supta Virasana, etc

 

  • Essential Oils – Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Petit Grain, Neroli (all parts of the orange tree)

 

  • Gemstones – Amber, Fire Opal, Topaz, Mandarin Garnet

 

Fun Ideas:
 

  • Orange Food – Pumpkin, orange peppers, carrots, papaya, apricots, oranges, clementines, satsumas, peaches, mangoes, etc

  • Nature – Rising & setting sun, ripe fruit orchards, autumn leaves, bonfires, orange Lilies, Californian Poppies, Marigolds, etc

  • Activities – Laughing, creative play, handicrafts, visiting art galleries, building a fire in the hearth or outdoors, dancing, planting, bathing, swimming, laundry, etc

MANIPURA

3). The Solar Plexus

 

Colour: Yellow

 

Element: Fire

 

Aspect: Active Yang principle

 

Plane: Material

 

Consciousness Issues: Self-worth, ego, confidence, get-up-and-go, will, study, decisiveness, ability to act, to choose, sensible risk-taking, assimilation, personal power center, power, control, freedom, etc

 

Endocrine Gland: Pancreas (islets of Langerhans)

Location: Above navel and below breast bone

 

Area of influence: Liver, spleen, gall bladder, stomach, small intestine

 

Signs of lack: Low self-esteem, digestive disorders, diabetes, sense of persecution, etc

 

Signs of excess: Skin irritations, elitism, power-hungry, stubbornness, over sensitivity, frustration, pent-up anger or hatred, etc

 

State of Balance: An ability to act, decisiveness, self-esteem, assimilated knowledge, dynamic, etc

 

Healing Methods:
 

  • Yoga Postures – Abdomen strengthening postures, eg Navasana, Leg raises, Twists, Sun Salutation, Passive Backbends, Setu Bandhu, Supta Virasana, Warrior Poses, etc

 

  • Essential Oils – Lemon, Lime, Lemongrass, Citronella, Grapefruit, (all citrus smelling oils in the lemon spectrum), Peppermint, Basil, Ginger, Chamomile, (oils for digestion)

 

  • Gemstones – Tiger’s Eye, Citrine, Chrysoberyl

 

Fun Ideas:
 

  • Yellow Food – Yellow split peas, yellow courgettes, yellow peppers, bananas, grapefruit, lemon, yellow apples, yellow pears, pineapple, etc

  • Nature – The sun at midday, golden beaches, yellow water lilies, daffodils, primroses, yellow crocuses, sunflowers, etc

  • Activities – Cooking and eating, sunbathing, study, decision taking, etc

ANAHATA

4). The Heart Chakra

 

Colour: Emerald Green

 

Element: Air

 

Aspect: Receptive Yin principle

 

Plane: The bridge between the 3 lower chakras on the material plane and the 3 upper chakras on the spiritual plane

 

Consciousness Issues: Giving & receiving, harmony & balance, love, peace, service, ‘wounded child’ resides here, trust, compassion, forgiveness, letting go, etc

 

Endocrine Gland: Thymus

Location: Cardiac plexus

 

Area of influence: Heart, upper chest, upper back, lungs

 

Signs of lack: Loneliness, shyness, afraid of getting hurt, feels unworthy of love, etc

 

Signs of excess: High blood pressure, jealousy, possessiveness, lung and breast problems, etc

 

State of Balance: Ability to forgive, connected to those we love, ability to release suppressed trauma, ability to heal, able to receive and to give love, etc

 

Healing Methods:

 

  • Yoga Postures – Passive bolster work, Heart and Chest openers, Gomukhasana & Garudasana arms, Backbends, etc

 

  • Essential Oils – Geranium, Rose, Lavender

 

  • Gemstones – Emerald, Peridot, Jade, Malachite, Watermelon Tourmaline, Rose Quartz

 

Fun Ideas:
 

  • Green Food – Green apples, green peppers, broccoli, spinach, peas, avocado, cabbage, kale, cucumber, celery, courgettes, marrows, grapes, gooseberries, kiwi fruit, limes, lettuce, runner beans, etc

  • Nature – Green grass, springtime, meadows and fields, trees, green plants, green glades, pink lotuses, etc

  • Activities – Parenting, unconditional love, peace marches, silent vigils, charity work, making donations, contemplation of nature, etc

VISUDDHA

5). The Throat Chakra

 

Colour: Sky blue

 

Element: Ether (crossing over between the physical and spiritual dimensions)

 

Aspect: Active Yang principle

 

Plane: Spiritual

 

Consciousness Issues: Communication, inner truth, perception and creation of art, inner voice, transformation and change, honest self expression, self-knowledge, etc

 

Endocrine Gland: Thyroid, parathyroid

 

Location: Pharyngeal plexus in the throat

Area of influence: Throat, neck, jaw, mouth, teeth, ears

 

Signs of lack: Throat ailments, stiff neck, under-active thyroid gland, shoulder tension, etc

 

Signs of excess: Over-active thyroid gland, stuttering, inability to listen, over talking, deafness, etc

 

State of Balance: Honest self-expression, artistic expression, listening to one’s intuition, hearing the voice of inner guides, etc

 

Healing Methods:
 

  • Yoga Postures – Ustrasana, Setu Bandhu, Shoulder Stand, Plough, etc

 

  • Essential Oils – Tea-tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus

 

  • Gemstones – Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Blue Sapphire, Aquamarine

 

Fun Ideas:
 

  • Blue Food – Blue Berries, water

  • Nature – The blue sky, the sea, lakes (especially high-altitude lakes), Himalayan Poppy, Blue Cornflower, Bluebells, etc

  • Activities – Singing, public speaking, poetry readings, acting, writing, painting, drawing, etc

AJNA

6). The Brow or Third Eye Chakra

 

Colour: Purple

 

Element: Sixth sense

 

Aspect: Receptive Yin principle

 

Plane: Spiritual

 

Consciousness Issues: Soul’s path, psychic ability, receiving guidance, channeling, inner guide, imagination, intuition, telepathy, visions, dreaming, awareness of other world dimension, clairvoyance, ability to distinguish reality from fantasy, awareness of the motivation behind our actions, etc

Endocrine Gland: Pituitary

 

Location: Eyebrow center (the place of the bindi)

 

Area of influence: Eyes, sinuses, forehead, temples

 

Signs of lack: Poor memory, eye problems, confusion, etc

 

Signs of excess: Headaches, poor concentration, nightmares, etc

 

State of Balance: Visionary, able to visualize, insightful, intuitive, avenue for wisdom, open mindedness, seeing the real picture, ability to see patterns (symbolic or literal), etc

 

Healing Methods:
 

  • Yoga Postures – Supported forward bends, blindfold practice, Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), etc

 

  • Essential Oils – Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tuber Rose, Cardamon

 

  • Gemstones – Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey Quartz

 

Fun Ideas:
 

  • Purple Food – Aubergine, purple kale, purple grapes, blackberries, mulberries, myrtle, figs, etc

  • Nature – Autumn mists, shooting stars, Purple Iris, African Violet, Wisteria, etc

  • Activities – Art appreciation, meditation, philosophy, religion, giving and receiving healing therapies, contemplation and reflection, etc

SAHASRARA

7). The Crown Chakra or Thousand–Petalled Lotus

 

Colour: Violet or Golden white light

 

Element: Consciousness, Mind

 

Aspect: Integration of Yin and Yang principles

 

Plane: Spiritual

 

Consciousness Issues: Connection with the Divine, Higher Self, Higher Purpose, Higher Consciousness, Humanitarianism, gift of Cosmic Consciousness, the well from   which intuitive knowledge is drawn, integration of the whole, personal identification with the infinite, inner light, etc

Endocrine Gland: Pineal

 

Location: Top of the head

 

Area of influence: Brain

 

Signs of lack: Metaphysical angst, apathy, materialism, skepticism, mystical depression, exhaustion not related to illness, elitism, overly intellectual, etc

 

Signs of excess: Migraine, headaches, sensitivity to light, sound, environment, etc

 

State of Balance: Sense of purpose, connectedness to one’s spirituality, unity, etc

 

Healing Methods:
 

  • Yoga Postures – Head stand, supported Dog Pose, Handstand, Svasana, Meditation, etc

 

  • Essential Oils – Frankincense, Myrrh, Jasmine

 

  • Gemstones – Diamond, Opal, Pearls, Quartz Crystal, Moonstone, Iolite

 

Fun Ideas:
 

  • White or Golden Food – Milk, honey, dates, almonds, brazils, walnuts, rice, oats, soya beans, chick peas, pomegranate juice, etc

  • Nature – Rainbows, mountains, frost, ice, snow, Jasmine, White Lotus, Lilac, white Wisteria,

  • Activities – Humanitarianism, silent reflection, spiritual practice, prayer, meditation, etc

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