Chakras: Foundation For Understanding
The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras (as many psychics, in fact, do) we would observe a wheel of energy continuously revolving or rotating.
Clairvoyants perceive chakras as colorful wheels or flowers with a hub in the center. The chakras begin at the base of the spine and finish at the top of the head. Though fixed in the central spinal column they are located on both the front and back of the body, and work through it.
Each chakra vibrates or rotates at a different speed. The root or first chakra rotates at the slowest speed, the crown or seventh chakra at the highest speed. Each chakra is stimulated by its own and complimentary color, and a range of gemstones for specific uses. The chakra colors are of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The size and brightness of the wheels vary with individual development, physical condition, energy levels, disease, or stress.
If the chakras are not balanced, or if the energies are blocked, the basic life force will be slowed down. The individual may feel listless, tired, out of sorts, or depressed. Not only will physical bodily functions be affected so diseases may manifest, but the thought processes and the mind may also be affected. A negative attitude, fear, doubt, etc. may preoccupy the individual.
A constant balance between the chakras promotes health and a sense of well-being. If the chakras are opened too much, a person could literally short-circuit themselves with too much universal energy going through the body. If the chakras are closed, this does not allow for the universal energy to flow through them properly which may also lead to dis-ease.
Most of us react to unpleasant experiences by blocking our feeling and stopping a great deal of our natural energy flow. This affects the maturation and development of the chakras. Whenever a person blocks whatever experience he is having, he in turn blocks his chakras, which eventually become disfigured. When the chakras are functioning normally, each will be open, spinning clockwise to metabolize the particular energies needed from the universal energy field.
As already mentioned any imbalances that exist within any chakra may have profound effects upon either our physical or emotional bodies. We are able to use our quartz crystals and gemstones to re-balance all our chakric centers and once the chakra has been properly balanced then our body will gradually return to normal.
The reason why crystals and gemstones are wonderful and powerful healing tools are because of what science calls its piezoelectric effect. (You can see this effect in the modern quartz watches). Crystals and gemstones respond to the electricity that is coursing through our body, and if the energy is sluggish, the constant electrical vibrations of the stones will help to harmonize, balance, and stimulate these energies.
The Seven Chakras
CROWN CHAKRA – SEVENTH CHAKRA
Located above the head, this chakra links individual and universal. The Crown chakra is associated with the pineal gland, brain and central nervous system.
The crown chakra is the body’s primary co-ordination center. It ensures a connection to universal sources of energy and with the world as a whole. A balanced crown chakra allows for expanded awareness on an emotional level.
Some signs that the Crown Chakra is out of balance are:
- Co-ordination difficulties
- Poor balance and clumsiness
- An attempt to stop new thoughts (in self or others)
- Lack of spiritual exploration
CROWN CHAKRA – Color
The color associated with the crown chakra is Violet. Violet is the ray of spiritual mastery. It is a blend of red (matter) and blue (spirit) and is associated with transformation. When working with the stones:
- Darker tones are associated with sorrow
- Deep purple symbolizes high spiritual attainment
- Pale Lilac means cosmic consciousness and love for humanity
- Bluish purple stands for transcendent idealism
All the violet stones are used with the crown chakra.
For healing, these stones are said to aid insomnia or any mental-related disorder.
- Running or cardio
Healing Foods: Since the Crown Chakra represents our spiritual connection to our surroundings, this Chakra does not benefit from healing foods. The Crown Chakra is more likely to benefit from breathing clean and fresh air and sunshine.
Complete Seventh Chakra Diagram:
Sanscrit name: Sahasrara (thousand-fold)
Location: The crown of the skull
Symbol: A lotus with thousand petals
Central issue: Awareness, spiritual search for meaning, issues of karma and grace, grace bank account, spiritual awakening, divine discontent
Color: Purple, white, gold, silver
Essential Oils: Jasmine, frankincense
Crystals and Stones: Diamond, clear quartz, moldavite, selenite, pyrite
Stars and Astrological Signs: The planets Saturn and Neptune, the signs Capricorn and Pisces
Sound or mantra: Om
Body: The soul, the karmic, causal body
Orientation to self: Self-knowledge
Goals: Wisdom, knowledge, spiritual connection, consciousness
Rights: To know
Developmental stage: Throughout life
Identity: Universal identity
Level of relationship: Relationship to our life’s true purpose, relationship between the ego and the higher self, relationship to God and spirit
Organs: The muscular and skeletal system, skin, central nervous system
Excessive: Over-intellectualization, spiritual addiction, confusion, dissociation from body
Deficient: Spiritual cynicism, learning difficulties, rigid belief systems, apathy, materialism, greed, domination of others
Balanced: Sense of spiritual connection, open-minded, wisdom and mastery, broad understanding, intelligent, thoughtful, aware, ability to perceive, analyse and assimilate information
Physical Dysfunctions: Energetic disorders, mystical depression, coma, migraines, brain tumours, amnesia, chronic exhaustion not linked to physical disorder, sensitivity to light, sound and other environmental factors
Addictions: Religion, spiritual practices
Traumas and Addictions: Spiritual abuse, forced religiosity, blind obedience, misinformation, lies, withheld information, invalidation of one’s beliefs
Spiritual challenges: Hope and faith, spiritual conscience. Spiritual quests and questions of your life: For what purpose was I born? What is truth? What is the deeper meaning of life? Can I find that? Failure to hear and respond to these questions can lead to anxiety and depression.
HEALING STRATEGY: Reestablish physical, emotional, spirit connection, spiritual discipline, meditation, examine belief systems, goal setting
I accept and acknowledge my spirituality.
Divinity resides within.
I am open to new ideas.
Information I need comes to me.
I am guided by higher power.
I am guided by inner wisdom.
The world is my teacher.
THIRD EYE CHAKRA – BROW CHAKRA – SIXTH CHAKRA
Located between the eyes, this chakra is intelligence and psychic power. Third eye chakra is associated with the pituitary gland, eyes, nose, ears and skeletal system.
The brow chakra is directly related to your senses of sight and hearing. It has to do with perception. It is the seat of understanding that affects how we see the world we live in and how we make sense of what is being perceived. Balancing this chakra can help remove confusion or indecision and increase the ability to see clearly and make important distinctions.
Some signs that the Brow Chakra is out of balance are:
- Jumping to conclusions
- Inability to see the bigger picture in life situations
Place an azurite on the third eye during meditation to increase understanding and inner vision.
BROW (THIRD EYE) CHAKRA – Color
The color associated with the third eye chakra is Indigo. Indigo is the symbol of spiritual attainment, self-mastery and wisdom. It aids in the opening of the third eye (inner and outer vision) and opens the doors to the subconscious, so that negative elements can be eliminated and higher elements can be attained.
All the indigo stones (indigo, sapphire, azurite) are used with the third eye chakra.
Healing and the third eye chakra
For healing, these stones are said to aid the treatment of mental disorders.
- Child’s Pose or other types of yoga poses with forward bends.
- Eye exercises.
- Herbal oil treatment (see above image).
- Purple colored fruits (grapes, blueberries)
- Lavender flavored spices or tea
Complete Sixth Chakra Diagram:
Sanscrit name: Ajna (to perceive)
Location: The centre of the forehead, brow
Symbol: A circle surrounded on each side by two large lotus petals ( or a lotus with 96 petals ), and inside it a triangle
Central issue: Intuition, imagination, ability to see one’s life clearly, use of the mind/intellect
Essential Oils: Geranium, lavender, rosemary, spearmint
Crystals and Stones: Amethyst, azurite, fluorite, lapidolite
Stars and Astrological Signs: The planets Jupiter, Uranus, Mercury, Neptune and signs Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces
Sound or mantra: Ham-ksham
Sense: Intuition (the sixth sense)
Body: The high mental body
Orientation to self: Self-reflection
Goals: Psychic perception, imagination, clear seeing, accurate interpretation
Rights: To see
Developmental stage: Adolescence
Identity: Archetypal identity
Level of relationship: Our relationship to knowledge, wisdom and vision
Hormonal glands: The pituitary and the pineal gland
Organs: The brain, nervous system, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, face, the pineal and pituitary gland
Excessive: Hallucination, nightmares, obsessions, delusions, difficulty concentrating, headaches
Deficient: Poor vision and memory, insensitivity, lack of imagination, difficulty visualizing, difficulty seeing the future, can’t remember dreams, denial
Balanced: Intuitive, perceptive, imaginative, good memory, able to visualize, able to think symbolically, able to remember dreams
Physical Dysfunctions: Headaches, eye and ear disease, nose and sinus problems, facial nerve problems, nightmares, brain tumour, stroke, neurological disturbances, seizures, full spinal difficulty, learning disabilities
Addictions: Hallucinogens, marijuana
Traumas and Abuses: Frightening environment (war, violence), what you see does not go with what you are told, invalidation of intuition and psychic occurrences
Spiritual challenges: Pride and the ability to make judgements. The spiritual lessons relate to insight and intuition, to seeing beyond the visible.
HEALING STRATEGY: Meditation, visual stimulation, create visual art, coloring and drawing, working with memory, dream work, hypnosis, guided visualization, past life regression therapy
My inner vision is clear and strong. I trust my intuition and inner vision.
I see all things in clarity.
I am open to the wisdom within.
I can manifest my vision.
THROAT CHAKRA – FIFTH CHAKRA
Located at the throat, this chakra is associated with creativity, self-expression and the search for truth. The Throat chakra is associated with thyroid gland, upper lungs and respiratory system.
The throat chakra brings out your inner truth.
The throat chakra allows us to communicate our thoughts and feelings. It is directly connected to the ability to express inner creativity. Both teaching and learning are affected by the balance of the throat chakra.
Some signs that the Throat Chakra is out of balance are:
- Difficulty expressing oneself
- Poor learning ability
- Habitual lying
- Fear, doubt, uncertainty
THROAT CHAKRA – Color
The color associated with the throat chakra is Blue. Blue is the symbol of inspiration, devotion, infinity and religious goals. It produces calm and peace. The throat chakra is the focusing point of the spoken word, and the expression of feelings via communication.
All the blue stones – sapphire, lapis lazuli, blue topaz, aquamarine, turquoise, chrysocolla and sodalite – are used with the throat chakra.
Healing and the throat chakra
For healing, these stones are said to aid the treatment of any blockage or disease of the throat. It is also helpful when inflammation occurs, since blue is a cooling color. It is also said to aid with internal bleeding and nervous conditions.
Deep blue indicates intense power, and light blue (or azures) symbolize high ethical inspiration.
- Shoulder stand (see above image)
- Singing, chanting
- Juices and teas
- Fruits (all kinds)
Complete Fifth Chakra Diagram:
Sanscrit name: Vissudha (purification)
Symbol: A circle surrounded by 16 lotus petals, and inside it a circle, or a circle containing a triangle
Central issue: Communication, self-expression, self-discipline, speaking one’s truth
Color: Blue, light blue, turquoise
Essential Oils: Lavender, patchouli
Crystals and Stones: Lapis lazuli, aquamarine, sodalite, turquoise, sapphire, blue lace agate, blue tourmaline, blue quartz
Stars and Astrological Signs: Planets Venus, Mercury, Uranus and Mars and the signs of Taurus, Gemini and Aquarius
Sound or mantra: Ham
Body: The mental body
Orientation to self: Self-expression
Rights: To speak and to hear the truth
Developmental stage: 7 to 12 years
Identity: Creative identity
Level of relationship: Relationship with our personal truths
Element: Ether – Akasa
Hormonal glands: The thyroid and parathyroid gland
Organs: Throat, thyroid and parathyroid glands, the neck, vocal cords and organs, mouth, teeth and gums, jaw, ears, muscles
Excessive: Too much talking, talking as a defence, inability to listen, gossiping, interruptions, over-extended, stuttering
Deficient: Fear of speaking, small, weak voice, difficulty putting feelings into words, shyness, tone deaf, poor rhythm
Balanced: Good listener, resonant voice, good sense of timing and rhythm, clear communication, lives creatively
Physical Dysfunctions: Raspy throat, chronic soar throat, mouth ulcers, gum difficulties, scoliosis, laryngitis, swollen glands, thyroid problems, headaches, pain in the neck and shoulders, ear infections and problems
Addictions: Opiates, marijuana
Traumas and Abuses: Lies, secrets, verbal abuse, constant yelling, excessive criticism (blocks creativity), authoritarian parents, alcoholic, chemical dependent family
Spiritual challenges: To recognize that your strength of will is measured not by how well you exert your will over others, but how well you control yourself. Conscious self-control and discipline means living according to the truth that every thought you have is either a potential act of grace or a potential weapon. Right thought leads to right speech leads to right acting.
HEALING STRATEGY: Learn communication skills, letter writing, inner child communication, practice silence (excessive), story telling, singing, chanting, toning, release voice, loosen neck and shoulders
I easily and gracefully express my deepest feelings and emotions.
I hear and speak the truth.
I express myself with clear intent.
Creativity flows in and through me.
My voice is necessary.
HEART CHAKRA – FOURTH CHAKRA
Located near the center of the breastbone or sternum, this chakra represents higher consciousness and love. The Heart chakra is associated with the heart, thymus gland, lower lung and circulatory system.
The heart chakra acts as the balance point for all the chakras. It governs our relationships and how we interact with other people. A balanced heart chakra is expressed in acceptance of self and others, personal values and ethics, following one’s unique direction in life.
A balanced Heart Chakra means expansion, freedom and growth.
Some signs that the Heart Chakra is out of balance are:
- Difficulty in relationships
- An attempt to live vicariously through another
- Dependence on someone else for your happiness
HEART CHAKRA – Color
The color associated with the heart chakra is Green. Green symbolizes harmony, creativity, health, abundance and nature. It is the combining of yellow (soul) and blue (spirit). Green, nature’s color, offers new energy and revitalizes tired nerves.
All the green stones – emerald, green tourmaline, malachite, jade, chrysoprase, dipotase, peridot, aventurine, moss agate, green jasper – are used with the heart chakra.
For healing, green is used to balance the vibrations of the nervous system. It is said to aid any heart problem or blood pressure disorder. Although green is the primary color used with the heart chakra, it can also be effective to use pink stones if more softness, affection and love seem to be needed in working with the heart chakra.
- Bikram Yoga
- Love, love, love. Simply opening up our hearts to others is the best healing exercise to open up the Heart Chakra.
Complete Fourth Chakra Diagram:
Sanscrit name: Anahatra (unstruck)
Location: Chest, hart, cardiac plexus
Symbol: A circle surrounded by 12 lotus petals, and inside it a six-pointed star
Central issues: Love, unconditional love, self-love, forgiveness, relationships, intimacy, devotion, depression and loneliness
Color: Green and pink
Essential Oils: Sandalwood, rose, cedarwood
Crystals and Stones: Rose quartz, emerald, jade, aventurine, malachite, rhodonite
Stars and Astrological Signs: Planets Venus, Saturn, Sun and the signs Libra, Leo and Sagittarius
Sound or mantra: Yam
Body: The feeling body
Orientation to self: Self-acceptance
Goals: Stability, trust, physical health, prosperity, grounding
Rights: To love and be loved
Developmental stage: 4 to 7 years
Identity Social identity
Level of relationship Loving relationships with significant others, with oneself and with all life
Hormonal glands: The thymus gland
Organs: Hearth and circulatory system, lungs, bronchial tubes, shoulders and arms, diaphragm, thymus gland, the immune system, the skin, the upper back
Excessive: Demanding, jealousy, co-dependency, poor boundaries, overly sacrificing, possessive
Deficient: Antisocial, withdrawn, cold, shy, critical, judgmental, intolerant, loneliness, depression, fear of intimacy and relationships, lack of empathy, narcissism, bitter
Balanced: Compassionate, loving, self-loving, empathetic, peaceful, balanced, good immune system
Physical Dysfunctions: Disorders of the heart, lungs, thymus, breast, arms, asthma, allergy, circulation problems, immune system deficiency, tension between shoulder blades
Addictions: Tobacco (smoking), sugar, love, marijuana
Traumas and Addictions: rejection, abandonment, loss, shaming, constant criticism, abuses to lower chakras, unacknowledged grief, divorce, death, conditional love, loveless environment, sexual and physical abuse, betrayal
Spiritual challenges: To learn compassion, the value of forgiveness, unconditional love
HEALING STRATEGY: Self-discovery, codependency work, forgiveness, inner child work, work with arms, reaching out, taking in, breathing exercise
I freely and easily give and receive love. Totally forgive others and myself for all past errors and judgements.
There is an infinite supply of love.
I live in balance with others.
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA – THIRD CHAKRA
Located midway between the rib cage and the navel, this is the sense of identity. The Solar plexus chakra is associated with the pancreas, liver, gall bladder, spleen, digestive system and nervous system.
The solar plexus chakra is associated with the fire element because fire provides warmth and comfort, but also can cause fear and terror. This chakra spans a wide emotional area.
The solar plexus chakra allows one to really know oneself.
Some signs that the Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance are:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Poor ability to make decisions or judge a situation accurately
- A feeling that you are more important than other people
- Trouble taking action or getting things done
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA – Color
The color associated with the solar plexus chakra is Yellow. Yellow is the symbol of the mind, intellect, high intelligence and wisdom. It is a positive magnetic vibration that acts as an equalizer for irritable conditions of the nervous system.
All the yellow stones – topaz, citrine, yellow zircon, amber – are used with the solar plexus chakra.
For healing, these stones are said to aid in the treatment of diabetes and constipation. They can also be used to neutralize a haggard or a fat condition.
- Kundalini Yoga, Boat Pose (image above)
- Dancing. Shake those hips!
- Yellow colored foods (corn)
- Grains and fiber (granola, whole wheat bread)
- Teas (peppermint, chamomile tea)
Complete Third Chakra Diagram:
Sanscrit name: Manipura ( lustrous gem )
Location: Solar plexus, below the diaphragm
Symbol: A circle surrounded by ten lotus petals, and inside it a triangle
Central issue: Power, self-esteem, self-image, energy, will, responsibility
Essential Oils: Juniper, lavender, bergamot, rosemary
Crystals and Stones: Citrine, amber, tiger’s eye, peridot,, yellow tourmaline, yellow topaz
Stars and Astrological Signs: Sun, the planets Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and the signs of Leo, Sagittarius and Virgo
Sound or mantra: Ram
Body: The astral body
Orientation to self: Self definition
Goals: Vitality, purpose, strength of will, vitality, spontaneity
Rights: To act and be an individual
Developmental stage: 18 months to 4 years
Identity: Ego identity
Level of relationship: Basic relationship with inner self
Hormonal glands: The pancreas and the adrenal
Organs: The respiratory system and diaphragm, the digestive system, stomach, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, the small intestine, the lower back, the sympathetic nervous system
Excessive: Overly aggressive, dominating, controlling, blaming, arrogance, manipulative, power hungry, stubbornness, hyperactivity, excessively ambitious and competitive
Deficient: Low energy, weak will, poor self-esteem, passive, sluggish, fearful, poor self-discipline, emotionally and physically cold, victim mentality, blaming of others, unreliable, poor digestion
Balanced: Feeling of tranquillity and inner harmony, self-acceptance, respect for the nature and emotions of others, feeling of unity with the rest of humanity, responsible, reliable, confidence, spontaneity, sens of humour, able to meet challenges
Physical Dysfunctions: Arthritis, digestive disorders, ulcers, colon and intestinal problems, anorexia or bulimia, pancreatitis, diabetes, gallstone, allergies, problems with the stomach and liver
Addictions: Amphetamines, cocaine, caffeine, work, anger
Traumas and abuses: Shaming, authoritarianism, physical abuse, fear of punishment, dangerous environment, age inappropriate responsibilities, inherited shame from parents
Spiritual challenges: Maturation of the ego
HEALING STRATEGY: Risk taking, grounding, emotional contact, deep relaxation, stress control, vigorous exercise, sit-ups, psychotherapy (release or contain anger, build ego strength, work on shame issues, strengthen will)
I can do whatever I will to do.
I honour the power within me.
I accomplish tasks easily and effortlessly.
In a smooth and healthy way, I release all unresolved emotions.
I claim my personal power.
SACRAL HARA CHAKRA – SECOND CHAKRA
Located at the genitals, this chakra monitors sexuality and reproduction. Sacral hara chakra is associated with reproductive organs, stomach and colon.
SACRAL HARA CHAKRA – Color
The color associated with the sacral hara chakra is Orange. Orange symbolizes energy. It is a combination of red (for personality) and yellow (for wisdom). Orange integrates these to help us overcome anger and develop self control.
All the orange stones – carnelian, orange jasper, fire opal – are used with the sacral hara chakra.
For healing, these stones are essential for health and vitality. It regulates food intake. Orange is warm and positive.
- Pelvic thrusts
- Cobra Yoga Pose
- Orange colored foods (oranges, tangerines)
- Nuts (any kind)
Complete Second Chakra Diagram:
Sanscrit name: Svadhisthana (sweetness)
Location: Lower abdomen
Symbol: A circle surrounded by five or six lotus petals.
Central issue: Sexuality, emotions, financial, creativity,
codes of honour and ethics
Essential Oils: Rosemary, juniper, sandalwood, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang
Crystals and Stones: Amber, Citrine, Topaz, Moonstone, Fire Agate, Orange Spinel, Fire Opal;
Stars and Astrological Signs: Moon, Planets Venus and Pluto, and the signs of Libra, Cancer, and Scorpio;
Sound or mantra: Vam
Sense: Touch and taste
Body: Ethereal body
Orientation to self: Self-gratification
Goals: Pleasure, healthy sexuality, feeling
Rights: To feel, to want
Developmental stage: 6 to 24 months
Identity: Emotional identity
Level of relationship: One-on-one
Hormonal gland: Pancreas
Organs: Sexual organs, large intestine, lower vertebrae, pelvis, the kidneys, appendix, bladder, prostate, hip area, the lymphatic system, all the body fluids;
Excessive: Sexual, pleasure addiction; excessively sensitive and strong emotions; invasion of others, seductive manipulation; obsessive attachment; emotional dependency.
Deficient: Poor social skills; frigidity, fear of sex, lack of desire, passion, excitement, denial of pleasure; fear of change; rigidity in attitudes
Balanced: Graceful movements; emotional intelligence; ability to experience pleasure; nurture of self and others; ability to change; healthy boundaries
Physical Dysfunctions: Sexual dysfunctions; ob/gyn. problems; Dysfunctions of reproductive organs, spleen, urinary system; loss of appetite for food, sex, life; chronic lower back pain, sciatica;
Addictions: Alcohol, sex, heroin
Traumas and Abuses: Sexual, emotional abuse, neglect, rejection, emotional manipulation, physical abuse, alcoholic families, denial of child’s feelings, inherited (untreated incest, sexual issues)
Spiritual challenges: Negative one-to-one control patterns need to be confronted
HEALING STRATEGY: Movement therapy, emotional release, inner childe work, boundary work, assign healthy pleasures, develop sensate intelligence
I accept and acknowledge my sexuality. My physical health is strong and pure.
I deserve pleasure in my life.
I absorb information from my feelings.
Life is pleasurable.
I move easily and effortlessly.
ROOT CHAKRA – BASE CHAKRA – FIRST CHAKRA
Located at the base of the spine and groin area, this is the animal or base nature. It is also taste and smell. The Root chakra is associated with adrenals, kidneys, muscles and arterial blood.
The Root Chakra links us to the physical world, solidity and support – especially to the physical body. It is the foundation of energy. Manifests strongly in the motivation to ensure personal survival by way of food, rest, and sexual expression. Spiritually, the base chakra has to do with protection of individual integrity. It is an energy center that provides a solid ground from which to establish our equilibrium in order to ascend to higher awareness.
Some signs that the Base Chakra is out of balance are:
- Lack of energy
- Loss of interest in the real world or practical survival
- Volatile emotions
- Obsession with one thing
ROOT CHAKRA COLOR
The color associated with the root chakra is Red. Red symbolizes life, vitality, strength and the physical nature of man. In nature, red represents heat, fire and anger. Rose-red is the color of universal harmony. The red stones, ruby, garnet, red jasper, bloodstone, rose quartz, coral – are used with the root chakra.
For healing, these stones are said to be excellent for anemia and other blood deficiencies. Red offers a healing vibration for emaciation, depression or lethargy.
- Stomping your bare feet on the ground. Remember, the Root Chakra is all about feeling “grounded.”
- Practicing Kundalini Yoga can open up your lower spine. Bridge Pose is another good yoga pose to try out (see above image).
- Red colored foods (apples and beets)
- Hot spices (Red cayenne peppers and Tabasco sauce)
- Vegetables from the ground (potatoes and carrots)
Complete First Chakra Diagram:
Sanscrit name: Muladhara (root)
Location: Base of spine, at the seat of Kundalini
Symbol: A circle surrounded by four lotus petals, with a square inside it.
Central issue: Survival, stability, acceptance, self-preservation, deep-rootedness, perception, grounding, fear and safety
Essential oils: Patchouli, cedarwood, sandalwood
Crystals and Stones: Garnet, Ruby, Agate, Onyx, Haematite, Red Jasper, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Bloodstone, Red Coral;
Stars and Astrological signs: Planets Mars, Pluto, and Saturn; Signs of Aries, Taurus, Scorpio, and Capricorn;
Sound or mantra: “Lam”
Body: The physical body
Orientation to self: Self-preservation
Goals: Stability, grounding, physical health, prosperity, trust
Rights: To be here, to have
Developmental stage: Womb to 12 months
Identity: Physical identity
Level of relationship: Tribal
Hormonal glands: Sexual and adrenal
Organs: Immune system, base of spine, legs, bones and bone marrow, feet, rectum, physical body support
Excessive: Sluggish, lazy, tired, monotony, obesity, overeating, hoarding, materialism, greed, Fear of change, addiction to security
Deficient: Fearful, anxious, restless, lack of discipline, underweight, financial difficulty Chronic disorganization
Balanced: Good health, vitality, well grounded, sense of trust in the world, feeling safe and secure, stability, prosperity, ability to relax
Physical Dysfunctions: Frequent illness, disorders of the bowel, large intestine, bones, teeth, problems with legs, feet , base of spine(chronic lower back pain, sciatica); eating disorders; depression; immune-related disorders; skin problems; lack of energy;
Addictions: Food, gambling, shopping, work
Traumas and Abuses: Birth trauma, abandonment, physical neglect, poor physical bonding with the mother, malnourishment, feeding difficulty, major illnes or surgery, physical abuse, inherited traumas (eg. war, poverty, etc.)
Spiritual challenge: How well we manage our physical world;
HEALING STRATEGY: Physical activity, lots of touch, massage, reconnect with the body, grounding, Hatha yoga, look at earliest childhood relationship to mother, reclaim your right to be here;
It is safe to me to be here.
The earth supports me and meets my needs.
I love my body and trust its wisdom.
I am interested in abundance.
I am here and I am real.
I trust my Higher Self fulfills all mu needs. My life is full of prosperity.
NURTURE YOUR CHAKRAS!