Chakra Healing

“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  
3. Manipura Solar Plexus Lumber   Pancreas     Fire  
4. Anahata   Thoracic   Heart area   Thymus     Air  
5. Vishuddhi   Cervical     Throat     Thyroid     Ether Sound
6.   Agya   Thalamic   Brow     Pituitary     Light  
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

Physical Identity

Purpose: Foundation

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

Emotional Identity

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

Ego identity

Purpose: Transformation

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

Social Identity

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

Creative Identity

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 

Archetypal Identity

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

Universal identity

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

Affirmations

Muladhara:

  • 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.

Swadhisthan :

  • 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.

Manipura:

  • 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.

Anahata:

  • 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.

Vishuddhi:

  • I hear and speak the truth.
  • I believe in myself.
  • I express myself with clear intent.
  • Creativity flows in and through me.

Agya:

  • I see all things in clarity.
  • I am open to the wisdom within.
  • I can manifest my vision.
  • I open myself to new ideas.

Sahasrara:

  • 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.

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