What are the 7 chakras and their meanings?
Did you know that Chakra is a part of the Hinduism?
Chakra is a part of Yoga that is an Indian word that includes many different ways of moving your body.
From the beginning, Yoga has different meaning depending on who you asked.
Later the Hinduism made it a part of their religion and claim it as it belongs to the Hinduism.
Yoga is one of the Hinduism’s six orthodox philosophical systems and a very big part of this is Chakras, which I soon will write about.
Some people say that Yoga and chakra ARE Hinduism.
This means, you can not do Yoga without becoming a part if the Hinduism. If this is true I don´t know.
Personally, I want to do things that make me feel good and if that this then would bring me to Hinduism that is okay. What do you think? Please comment below.
So… What is chakra energy?
We are all energy, like I wrote in this article, and also is everything around us. In our body, we have energy points where the energy connects and should flow free. If the energy can not flow freely through this different point you will not feel like the best version of you.
The 7 Chakras – Overview
We have 7 different chakras.
These are the chakras from the lowest part in your body up to your head and over.
-The Root Chakra (Muladhara)
-The Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)
-The Solar Plexus (Manipura)
-The Heart Chakra (Anahata)
-The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
-The Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
-The Crown Chakra (Sahaswara)
The Root Chakra, Muladhara
This is the lowest chakra and the one that we first develop as a child.
It is seated in the bottom of your spine and goes down your legs into the earth.
When the energy is free and can flow through your root chakra you feel peaceful, fearless and calm.
If the energy does not flow freely this can make you feel anxiety, fear and no calmness.
The Sacral Chakra, Svadhisthana
Here you have your creativity and sexual chakra.
This chakra we develop when we are around 3-4 years old.
If this chakra is unbalanced you may feel addictions, sexual frustration, or depression.
You can heal your self by allowing the energy to flow and doing this by playing like a child. Draw, dance, or just act as a child would in a game.
You can also keep this chakra in balance by sustaining a healthy sexual life and open up your self to those emotions that might come up.
The Solar Plexus Chakra, Manipura
This chakra is about your inner self.
When you have clear goals and now exactly what you are looking for the energy goes freely in this third chakra.
If you, on the other hand, feel like you are lost and don´t know really where you are heading this means you chakra is not really in balance.
The Heart Chakra, Anahata
Here you will find all your love. Not the love just for one person, I mean the overall love.
Forgiveness, kindness, and gratefulness live here.
To love and be kind is not the same thing as saying yes to everyone. Love can actually be to say No because this is the will help in the long term.
A closed heart chakra can give you fear, jealousy or a feeling that you need things and need to “own” others.
To get a balance there are a lot of things you can do but one that I like more is to write gratitude lists. In this way, you pay attention to the positive things and give them thanks.
The Troat Chakra, Vishuddha
This is the first of the three higher chakras.
When you express something creative, this is where your energy comes from.
Here you can express your self with sound.
This Chakra helps you to find the truth and not lie.
In Sanskrit, vishuddha means ‘pure’.
The Third Eye Chakra, Ajna
This is seated between your eyes and is going into your brain.
If you “listen” carefully, this chakra will guide you in the right direction.
Here you can also find clarity your dreams and fantasy.
The Crown Chakra, Sahaswara
If you open this chakra you will feel that you are one with everything.
Everyone can do this but it requires a lot of practice.
When you meditate or pray you to connect to the “higher” you that actually is “we”. If you get this connection you have opened the Crown Chakra.
Color: violet or white
But I have to make sure you don´t open this last door to fast. Some times people are too eager to find the highest version that they force the power. This can lead to thing like psychosis.
I don´t mean to scare you, just give your self-time.
Take it slow and you will find your way.
Unforntenly the scientists haven’t looked much into this yet so nobody really knows for sure how to go the safest way and what might not be so good.
I bet this will soon come though, now when so many people take use of Yoga and chakra.
Last words and Summary
To let the energy flow freely helped so many people so I really think this can be a way for anyone who likes to get a better connection with them self.
Yoga is a good way to start out if you are a newbie. In the Yoga, you work through your chakras and by the time this will bring more energy to you and more peace in life … And not to forget: A great body shape!
If you are worried, just take it slow and if you feel “bad”, just quit.
There are so many other ways to find your inner self and to be more spiritual. You will find something that works for you!
Me for example, I do some yoga but not much. Mostly I do gratitude and try to just stay still and reflect with to judgment to find my inner peace and more spiritually.
Please comment and write how you practice or if you have questions!