In my previous posts, I have mentioned the energy centers of the human body that are described in the practice of Ayurveda. Chakra is actually the Sanskrit word that would translate to “wheel”. The human body includes seven important chakras and also many minor chakras. These 7 chakras start from the bottom of the tailbone and finish on the top of the head. The root (1st chakra) has the slowest revolving speed while the crown (7th chakra) rotates the fastest. When these chakras are unhealthy, unbalanced or clogged up, illness and disease can develop more easily. This leads to overall poor mental and physical health.
Stimulation for each chakra comes from its individual and complimentary color. These chakra colors consist of the 7 colors of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
Chakras have a clear connection among themselves and also the condition of its corresponding organ.The following are the 7 chakras and their related organs in the body:
- 1st chakra (root) – connected to large intestines, anus, has some effects on kidney functioning
- 2nd chakra (naval) – connected to the reproduction system, sex gland, testicles, urinary system, bladder and kidneys
- 3rd chakra (solar plexus) -connected to gall bladder, spleen, liver, small intestine and stomach
- 4th chakra (heart) – associated with the heart and arms
- 5th chakra (throat) – associated with throat and lung area
- 6th chakra (3rd eye) – associated with the face, nose area, eyes and brains.
- 7th chakra (crown) – related to the whole being, not corresponding to any particular organ.
According to Dr. Gerber, “anatomically, each major chakra is associated with a major nerve plexus and a major endocrine gland.”1.
The practice of modern medicine trains practitioners to treat every individual disease as a standalone illness. We rarely appreciate the interconnectedness of the endocrine system, the energy system and our emotions.
Understanding the location of the Chakras helps when you’re dealing with a condition such as insomnia or reaching a healthy weight
I also have audio content available through my podcast, and which I have previously discussed chakra blocks and insomnia as well as chakra blocks and weight gain.
If you are at a place in which you are curious about your body, starting with an understanding of the Chakra system is an important tool. You can easily began to understand how stress leads to adrenal stress, or how holding anger in the abdomen can lead to diabetes.
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1.Gerber, R., & M.D., G. R. (2001). Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies (3rd ed.). Bear & Company.