This is the first article in a series I’m writing on the chakras. In this series I’ll be focusing on the seven main chakras: the root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra, and the crown chakra.
The word chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheels of light.” The chakras are subtle energies that radiate throughout the body. They interact with the physical body by flowing through concentrated spirals of energy. They are literally spinning wheels of energy. They are not supernatural, paranormal, or weird! They are one of the keys to physical health, emotional stability, and mental clarity so it’s important to understand them.
How Do the Seven Chakras Function?
Chakras are centers of awareness in the human body. They are also psychic energy centers. One of the most important elements of psychic development is being able to open your chakras to receive information. They are constantly spinning and taking in energy from your surroundings. Each chakra corresponds to a specific body system. They influence cells, organs, the hormone system, and affect your thoughts and feelings. They act as conductors to filter energy through the physical body. Since our physical bodies are like energetic maps, disease will manifest to show us where there’s an imbalance. If your chakras are congested, energy filtration will be sluggish leaving you feeling tired and depressed. If there is too much energy flowing through your chakras it can lead to excess body heat, aggression, and stress. All of which are precursors to disease!
The Seven Chakras and Maintaining Balance
In order to physically heal, you need to have more than a cure. A cure tackles the symptoms of a condition but true healing assures a state of wholeness. In order to do this, you need to create a positive lifestyle change. Physical health isn’t just about what you put in your body. Learning to cope with stress, being able to manage your emotions, and feeding your spirit are also essential parts.You have to learn how treat your body in a holistic way. Balancing your chakras plays a significant part. If they’re sluggish or overactive you’ll feel out of balance, and the longer you’re out of balance the better your chances of getting ill.
The Seven Chakras and Benefits to the Mind, Body, and Spirit
There are so many benefits to having a balanced chakra system that listing them all would be impossible. However, I have created the following manageable list:
Benefits to the body: strengthen the body’s defenses, detoxify and improve functioning of internal organs, help heal the circulatory system, strengthen metabolism, increase oxygen retention, slow the aging process, increased energy.
Benefits to the mind: diminish anxiety, curb mood swings, diminish mental fatigue and depression, more restful sleep, experience better relaxation and inner peace.
Benefits to the spirit: improved concentration, improved memory, thoughts become more positive, more clarity, recognizing your own true purpose in life.
Like I said, this is a short list of benefits you’ll receive from having a balanced chakra system but profound nonetheless! If you’re looking to treat yourself in a holistic way, be sure to include your chakras!
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