Chakra Healing

Chakra is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning wheel and the chakra healing therapy involves seven centres of energy which our body is composed of. The chakras are said to act rather like a valve in regulating the flow of energy throughout our body. The chakras interact with our body by way of the endocrine and nervous system and each of the seven are related to one of the seven endocrine glands.

They are each related also to a group of nerves called plexus. Particular parts and functions of our body are related to each of the chakras and are controlled by the plexus or gland that is linked with the particular chakra.

Everything that you think or feel can be divided amongst seven categories and for each of these a chakra is associated with it. For example when you feel stressed the chakra that is linked to that part of the body is affected and is detected by the nerves of the plexus, it is when tension keeps re occurring within the body that physical signs will show.

The seven chakras are said to be aligned in the body and each have a different name and colour associated with that chakra, it is when all of the chakra’s are aligned that we are in the peak of health. When the chakra’s become misaligned we begin to experience symptoms of ill health.

The Seven Chakra’s and the Body

The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head and is linked to the colour violet. Problems relating to the head, brain and entire nervous system are thought to be linked to disruption of this chakra. Feelings of isolation are linked to this chakra and the pineal gland is associated with the crown chakra.

The Brow Chakra can be found in the centre of the forehead and is linked with the colour indigo this chakra is linked to the forehead, temples and the carotid plexus. The pituitary gland is associated with the brow chakra and it is thought this chakra brings out the spiritual side in us.

The Throat Chakra is located at the base of the throat and the colour sky blue is linked with it, the throat, neck, arms and hands are all linked with the throat chakra and the cervical plexus is linked with it as is the thyroid gland. It is also thought that self expression is linked with the throat chakra and it brings out our artistic side.

The Heart Chakra is in the centre of our chest and is linked to emerald green; it governs the heart and the circulatory system and the lungs. It is linked to the thymus gland which controls our immune system. It is thought to affect relationships and love and illnesses such as asthma indicate problems with the heart chakra.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is found in the solar plexus region and is associated with the colour yellow, the muscular system, large intestine and liver are all linked with the solar plexus chakra. Feelings of power and control are all linked to this chakra.

The Orange Chakra is located in the centre of the abdomen and is linked with the colour orange, it is linked with the gonads and the reproductive system and sexual organs are linked with the orange chakra. The ability to have children is linked also as is the emotions.

The Root Chakra is found at the perineum and red is the associated colour; it is linked to our adrenal glands and governs the skeletal, bladder and lower extremities. It is associated with survival or terror.