“Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries.” – Carl Jung
We are all made of energy.
And the balance and restoration of this energy in our body is key to leading a healthy life. Our energy system comprises of seven main centres, which are referred to as ‘chakras’. The chakra or the energy system are the vibrations that we send out, and the imbalance in the system – when the flow of energy through the body gets impaired or disrupted, leads to illness and disease.
The 7 main chakras are located linearly in the body and house our mental and emotional strengths. Each is associated with not only a specific colour, but also physical ailments and dysfunctions. When we have a physical issue, it creates weaknesses in our emotional behaviour and vice versa. When we release the decayed energy from the body, it can undo any stiffness and malfunction in that area.
Derived from the Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “disc”, let us look at what each chakra represents, according to mindbodygreen.com -
1st or Root Chakra - Sits at the base of your spine, at your tailbone
Physical imbalances in the root chakra include problems in the legs, feet, rectum, tailbone, immune system, male reproductive parts and prostrate gland. Those with imbalances here are also likely to experience issues of degenerative arthritis, knee pain, sciatica, eating disorders, and constipation.
Emotional imbalances include feelings affecting our basic survival needs: money, shelter and food; ability to provide for life’s necessities.
When this chakra is balanced, you feel supported, a sense of connection and safety to the physical world, and grounded.
2nd or Sacral Chakra - Located two inches below your navel
Physical imbalances include sexual and reproductive issues, urinary problems, kidney dysfunctions, hip, pelvic and low back pain.
Emotional imbalances include our commitment to relationships. Our ability to express our emotions. Our ability to have fun, play based on desires, creativity, pleasure, sexuality. Fears of impotence, betrayal, addictions.
When this chakra is balanced, we have an ability to take risks, we are creative, we are committed. We are passionate, sexual and outgoing.
3rd or Solar Plexus Chakra - Located three inches above your navel
Physical imbalances include digestive problems, liver dysfunction, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach ulcers, pancreas and gallbladder issues, colon diseases.
Emotional imbalances include issues of personal power and self-esteem, our inner critic comes out. Fears of rejection, criticism, physical appearances.
When this chakra is balanced, we feel self-respect and self-compassion. We feel in control, assertive, confident.
4th or Heart Chakra - Located at the heart
Physical imbalances include asthma, heart disease, lung disease, issues with breasts, lymphatic systems, upper back and shoulder problems, arm and wrist pain.
Emotional imbalances include issues of the heart; over-loving to the point of suffocation, jealousy, abandonment, anger, bitterness. Fear of loneliness.
When this chakra is balanced we feel joy, gratitude, love and compassion, forgiveness flows freely, trust is gained.
5th or Throat Chakra - Located at the throat
Physical imbalances include thyroid issues, sore throats, laryngitis, ear infections, ulcers, any facial problems (chin, cheek, lips, tongue problems) neck and shoulder pain.
Emotional imbalances include issues of self-expression through communication, both spoken or written. Fear of no power or choice. No willpower or being out of control.
When this chakra is balanced, we have free flowing of words, expression, communication. We are honest and truthful yet firm. We are good listeners.
6th or Third Eye Chakra - Located in the middle of the eyebrows, in the center of the forehead
Physical imbalances include headaches, blurred vision, sinus issues, eyestrain, seizures, hearing loss, hormone function.
Emotional imbalances include issues with moodiness, volatility, and self-reflection; An inability to look at ones own fears, and to learn from others. Day-dream often and live in a world with exaggerated imagination.
When this chakra is balanced we feel clear, focused, and can determine between truth and illusion. We are open to receiving wisdom and insight.
7th or Crown Chakra - Located at the top of the head
Physical imbalance include depression, inability to learn, sensitivity to light, sound, environment.
Emotional imbalances include issues with self-knowledge and greater power. Imbalances arise from rigid thoughts on religion and spirituality, constant confusion, carry prejudices, “analysis paralysis.” Fear of alienation.
When this chakra is balanced, we live in the present moment. We have an unshakeable trust in our inner guidance.
At aekum, the Chakra Light Healing or the Chakra Bed helps with the balancing and alignment of our chakras.
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