Lately I’ve been reading a lot about chakras. It is a very interesting and deep issue from which I want to continue learning, but I would like to share this basic information for those who do not know what I’m talking about.
The word chakra comes from Sanskrit which means wheel or circle. The chakras are not physical bodies; they are centers of energy located in our body, which regulate the flow of our energy, known as prana.
Why is it important to understand them?
If the energy is blocked in our chakras then it appears as physical, mental or emotional imbalance (sickness), so it is important to know what represents each of the chakras and what we can do to keep our energy flowing so we can maintain our physical, mental and spiritual health.
Types of chakras
We have seven main chakras located along the spine. Each is connected to an endocrine gland, so that we can associate them with parts and functions of our body and specific aspects of our behavior and human development.
The lowers are related to our emotions and basic needs, while the upper correspond to our most complex mental and spiritual faculties.
Likewise it is believed that the first five are associated with the physical earth elements (water, fire, air and ether) and the last two are associated with the cosmic energy and the light.
In turn, each chakra is represented by a color.
The seven primary chakras
Techniques to balance the chakras
We can use the practice of asanas to stimulate an unbalanced chakra.
For example, performing the camel pose (Ustrasana) we stimulate the Anahata chakra (related with the heart), which allows us to awaken the power of unconditional love.
Meditation is another tool to balance the chakras; the best technique is the visualization of the colors of each chakra.
Alimentation can also help us to balance some deficiencies in our energy system; roughly the first chakra o is associated with proteins, the second with liquids, the third with carbohydrates, the forth with vegetables, the fifth with fruits and sixth and seventh, since they are nor not related to bodily processes, they can’t be associated with aliments.
In addition, there are several therapies to rebalance them, such as Reiki or Chromotherapy. I’ve only tried the Balinese Chacra Aura Therapy and it was really interesting.
Little by little I will upload more information about this.
Love and gratitude