“Chakras may…..be described as subtle centres of operation in the body ……or Principles which constitute the bodily sheaths.” Sir John Woodroff
“The chakras are specialized energy centres which connect us to the multidimensional universe. The chakras are dimensional portals within the subtle bodies which take in and process energy of higher vibrational nature so that it may be properly assimilated and used to transform the physical body.”
Richard Gerber in Vibrational Medicine
“The Chakra system is a seven-levelled philosophical model of the universe. …..A chakra is a centre of organisation that receives, assimilates and expresses life force energy.” Anodea Judith
“Every thought and experience you’ve ever had in your life gets filtered through these chakra databases. Each event is recorded into your cells…” Caroline myss
The chakra system is one of the most integrative models of life, teaching us how to live our lives in the most potential and productive way. If we are aware enough, the knowledge gently nudges us to balance ourselves, to look into the aspects of life which we have been missing. This is a map of journey towards healing and integration, towards reaching our higher potentials. This is done by taking into account, and by laying importance to the mundane as well as sacred or higher. Everything is sacred, everything is important. For few of us have the privilege of going and living a secluded life in the ashrams, devoting life to contemplative and esoteric goals. The rest of us, living our fast paced life, in the midst of all the chaos and noise, have to find our footing, so that we don’t get shaken by the storms and strong winds of life.
In layman language, chakra means a disc, while seen from the metaphysical; they are a series of circular energy centres in and around body. The function of the chakras is to spin and draw in this energy to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance.
The chakra system is intimately connected with the endocrine system.
|Sr. No.||Name of chakra||Areas||Location||Glands involved||Element|
|1.||Muladhara||Perineal||Base of spine, Coccygeal||Gonads/ Ovaries||Earth|
|2.||Swadhisthan||Sacral||Abdomen, Genitals, Lower Back, hips||Adrenal Glands||Water|
|7.||Sahasrara||Cerebral cortex||Top of the Head, Cerebral Cortex||Pineal||Thought|
General Information regarding Chakras:
Chakra 1: Muladhara
Main issues: Survival, Grounding, Nourishment, Trust, Home, Family, Appropriate Boundaries, Stability, Physical Health, Prosperity, Trust
Addiction: Food, Gambling, Shopping, Work
Diseases: Chronic Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Varicose Veins, Rectal Tumours/Cancer, Depression, Immune Related Disorders
Excessive: Heaviness, Sluggishness, Monotony, Obesity, Hoarding, Materialism, and Greed
Deficient: Fearful, Undisciplined, Restless, and Underweight
Balanced Characteristics: Good Health, Vitality, Well Grounded, Comfortable in One’s Body Shape, Sense of Trust in the World, Feeling of Safety and Security, Relaxation Ability, Stability, Right Livelihood, Ability to stand up for Oneself
Main Areas of Therapy: Birth Traumas, Abandonment, Physical Neglect, Poor Physical Bonding with Mother, Malnourishment
Chakra 2: Swadhisthan
Main Issues: Pleasure, Sensuality, Movement, Sexuality, Feeling, creativity, Sensation, Emotions, Desire, Need, Blame and Guilt
Purpose: Movement and Connection
Addiction: Alcohol, Sex, Heroin
Diseases: Disorders of Reproductive Organs, Spleen, Urinary System, Chronic Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Ob/Gyn Problems, Sexual Potency, Urinary Problems, Menstrual Difficulties, Loss of Appetite of food/sex etc
Excessive: Overly Emotional, Poor Boundaries, Sex Addiction, Co-Dependent Behaviour, Emotional Dependency, and Obsessive Attachment
Deficient: Frigid, Fear of Sex, Poor Social Skills, Fear of Change, Lack of Desire/Passion/Excitement, Impotent, Rigid, Emotionally Numb, Fearful of Pleasure
Balanced Characteristics: Graceful Movement, Emotional Intelligence, Ability to Experience Pleasure, Nurturance of Self and Others, Ability to Change, Healthy Boundaries
Main Areas of Therapy: Sexual Abuse (covert or overt), Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Coldness, Rejection, Emotional Manipulation, Physical Abuse, Alcoholic Families
Chakra 3: Manipura
Main Issues: Energy, Activity, Fear and Intimidation, Strength of Will, Purpose, Self Confidence, Self Esteem, Self Respect, Power, Care of Oneself and Others, Responsibility for making decisions and Personal Honour
Addiction: Amphetamines, Work, Caffeine, Cocaine, Anger
Diseases: Arthritis, Gastric or Duodenal Ulcers, Colon/Intestinal Problems, Diabetes, Indigestion, Anorexia/Bulimia, Liver Dysfunction, Hepatitis, Hypertension, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Excessive: Dominating, Controlling, Overly Aggressive, Need to be Right, Manipulative, Power Hungry, Temper Tantrums, Driving Ambition (Type A Personality), Competitive, Arrogant, Hyper Active
Deficient: Weak Will, Poor Self Esteem, Passive Sluggish, Easily Manipulated, Poor Self Discipline, Poor Digestion, Victim Mentality, and Blaming of Others
Balanced Characteristics: Responsible, Reliable, Balanced, Good Self Esteem, Balanced Ego Strength, Spontaneity, Playfulness, Sense of Personal Power
Main Areas of Therapy: Shame, Authoritarianism, Physical Abuse, Fear of Punishment, Enmeshment, Control/Power Issues
Chakra 4: Anahata
Main Issues: Balance, Compassion, Self Acceptance, Love, Relationships, Intimacy, Devotion, Reaching out and Taking in, Resentment and Bitterness, Forgiveness
Purpose: Love and Balance
Addiction: Tobacco (smoking), sugar, love, marijuana
Diseases: Disorders of Heart, Lungs, Thymus, Breasts, Arms, Asthma/Allergy, Lung Cancer, Bronchial Pneumonia, Tension between Shoulder Blades, Pain in the Chest, Breast Cancer
Excessive: Co-dependency, Poor Boundaries, Possessive, Jealousy, Demanding, Clinging, Overly Sacrificing,
Deficient: Shy, Lonely, Isolated, Bitter, Overly Critical, Anti-Social, Withdrawn, Cold, Depression, Fear of Intimacy, Narcissism
Balanced Characteristics: Compassionate, Loving, Empathetic, Self-Loving, Altruistic, Peaceful, Good Immune System
Main Areas of Therapy: Grief and Anger, Rejection, Abandonment, Loss, Unacknowledged Grief, Divorce, Death of Loved One, Sexual or Physical Abuse, Betrayal.
Chakra 5: Vishuddhi
Main Issues: Clear Communication, Creativity, Resonance, listening, Finding One’s Own Voice, Personal Expression
Purpose: Communication and Creativity
Addiction: Opiates, Marijuana
Diseases: Disorders of Throat, Ear, Voice, Neck, Chronic Sore Throat, Mouth Ulcers, Scoliosis, Laryngitis, Thyroid Problems,
Excessive: Excessive Talking, Talking as a Defence, Inability to listen, Stuttering, Gossiping, Dominating Voice
Deficient: Fear of Speaking, Small Weak Voice, Shyness, Poor Rhythm, Difficulty Putting Feelings into Words
Balanced Characteristics: Good Listener, Resonant Voice, Good Sense of Timing and Rhythm, Clear Communication
Main Areas of Therapy: Lies, Mixed Messages, Verbal Abuse, Constant Yelling, Excessive Criticism, Addiction
Chakra 6: Agya
Main Issues: Psychic Perception, Clear Seeing, Imagination, Intuition, Visualisation, Insight, Self Evaluation, Truth, Intellectual Abilities, Ability to learn from Experience, Openness to the Ideas of Others
Purpose: Pattern Recognition
Addiction: Hallucinogens, Marijuana
Diseases: Brain Tumour/Haemorrhage, Stroke, Neurological Disturbances, Blindness/Deafness, Full Spinal Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Seizures
Excessive: Headaches, Hallucinations, Difficulty Concentrating, Delusions, Obsessions, and Nightmares
Deficient: Poor Memory, Poor Vision, Unimaginative, Denial (can’t see what is going on), Difficulty seeing Future
Balanced Characteristics: Intuitive, Perceptive, Imaginative, Good Memory, Good Dream Recall, Able to Visualize
Main Area of Therapy: Working on Beliefs/Patterns, Intuition Psychic Occurrences
Chakra 7: Sahasrar
Main Issues: Transcendence, Higher Power, Divinity, Wisdom, Knowledge, consciousness, spiritual connection, Awareness
Purpose: Understanding and Oneness
Addiction: Religion, Spiritual Practices
Diseases: Coma, Migraines, Brain Tumours, Amnesia, Cognitive Delusions, Mystical Depression
Excessive: Overly Intellectual, Spiritual Addiction, Confusion, Dissociation from Body
Deficient: Learning Difficulties, Apathy, Spiritual Cynicism, Limited and Rigid Belief Systems
Main Areas of Therapy: Spiritual Abuse, Forced Religiosity, Blind Obedience
- It is safe for me to be here.
- The Earth supports me and meets my needs.
- I love my body and trust its wisdom.
- I enjoy and completely enrol in the process of life.
- I am here and I am real.
- I deserve pleasure in my life.
- Life is pleasurable.
- I move easily and effortlessly.
- I absorb information from my feelings.
- I flow through all my sensuous experiences.
- My sexuality is sacred.
- I honour the power within me.
- I accomplish tasks easily and effortlessly.
- I flow with the flow of life.
- I can do whatever I will to do.
- I am worthy of love.
- I open myself to give and receive unconditional love.
- I am loving to myself and others.
- There is an infinite supply of love.
- I live in balance with others.
- I hear and speak the truth.
- I believe in myself.
- I express myself with clear intent.
- Creativity flows in and through me.
- I see all things in clarity.
- I am open to the wisdom within.
- I can manifest my vision.
- I open myself to new ideas.
- Divinity resides within me
- I am one with the Universe.
- I am guided by higher power.
- I am guided by inner wisdom.
- The information I need comes to me.