The word Chakra comes from the Sanskrit ‘cakra’ meaning ‘wheel’ or ‘circle’ also at times referred to as the ‘wheel of life’. Some traditional sources describe the human body of possessing five or seven chakras; even others claim the presence of eight.
Knowledge of the chakras goes back to the beginning of time. The birthplace of the human race is said to have occurred in Tanzania, Central Africa, in which there is a mountain considered sacred to the country, known as Mount Meru. Myth would have it that the ‘journey of life’ is represented in this venerated Mountain in the climb from bottom to top; Root Chakra to Crown Chakra. Interestingly enough mention of ‘Mount Meru’ appears in ancient Egyptian and Indian mythology demonstrating that both these ancient cultures possessed knowledge and understanding of the chakra system as it relates to the human body.
Another primary source of chakra knowledge and teachings have been derived from the ancient Hindu scriptures ‘The Upanishads’ originally passed down through oral teachings for approximately a thousand years before being recorded in written form somewhere between 1200 – 900 BCE.
It is from Tantric Yoga that the majority of our current teachings on the human energy field have evolved. Tantric philosophy and teachings uphold a number of ancient esoteric fields including those of the Chakras, Astronomy, Astrology, Kundalini and Hatha yoga.
The last half of the 20th century has seen a re-emergence in the disciplines and practice of ancient wisdoms and teachings. Modern day research into Bio-Magnetic Fields and Resonance, and Quantum Physics’, now support and indeed verifies the efficacy of working on and within the human Bio-Magnetic as a means of healing. In fact practitioners specialising in Energy/Chakra work on the premise that all ill health is initially identified in the individual’s energy field, prior to its’ actual physical manifestation.
The benefits of a regular ‘energetic tune-up’ would appear to be a worthwhile exercise for all aspects of health. These energy centres are located in a straight line between the head and the feet. They are responsible for our physical, mental and spiritual functioning. Any blockage in either of them could lead to impaired mental, physical or spiritual functioning.
These energy centres are located in a straight line between the head and the feet. They are responsible for our physical, mental and spiritual functioning. Any blockage in either of them could lead to improper mental, physical all spiritual functioning.
The Seven Chakras
It is located at the base of the spine (coccyx) and symbolizes the link between our physical existence and the outer world. It is associated with our overall wellbeing and health. A blockage in this chakra surfaces as illness
Located on the naval and is associated with sexuality, feelings of affection, compassion, empathy and friendship. A blockage in this chakra manifests as sexual problems and social incompetency.
It is located on the solar plexus and is associated with digestion systems, gut feelings and personal expression. Blockages in this chakra manifest inform of over conceptualization, low self-esteem and digestion problems.
It is located in the middle of the chest and is associated with love, kindness and emotional balance. Blockages manifest in form of possessiveness, anger and respiratory and cardiac issues.
Located on the throat; it is associated with communication. Blockages manifest inform of challenges in self-expression.
It is located in the space between the eyebrows. It is associated with mental clarity hence a blockage can manifest inform of mental cloudiness and eye problems.
Located on the top of the head; It is associated with a connection to the universe/God. An imbalance in this chakra can manifest inform of depression or spiritual disconnect.
“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.” Elizabeth A. Behnke
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