THE 7 CHAKRAS


 Within the eastern philosophy, one say that we are energies and everything around us is energy. It means that everything is connected and effects us.

Our energy body has about 72 000 energy channels, nadis, where the energy flows. One talk mainly about seven or eight larger energy points in the body, Chakra, where the energy meets. Chakra is sanskrit and means life of energy. 

For us to be in balance it is important that the energy flows free through our chakras. We can get an imbalance or blockage in one chakra if we have pushed away a feeling or a difficult event, trauma. 

The body’s chakras have different colors and energy frequencies. The lower are somewhat lower in frequency since they are in contact with the earth and the higher vibrations are in contact with the intuitive, spiritual and the universe.


CHAKRA ONE

Sanskrit Name: Muladhara(root)
Location: Base of Spine
Color: Red

Element: Earth
Purpose: Foundation
Basic rights: To be here and have
Identity: Physical
Orientation: Self-preservation
Mantra: Lam/Lang
Crystal: Red Jasper (in Lakhmi’s chakra massage)

Stands for: Courage, stability, security and setting boundaries. Connects us with the earth, our base. If we lose contact with the earth we become like a tree without roots and will have trouble standing up when the storm comes. 

Symptoms of imbalance: Low in energy, insecurity, fear, and depression. A feeling of standing still in the personal life and profession, exhaustion, problems with the genitals. 


CHAKRA TWO

Sanskrit Name: Svadhistana
Location: Lower abdomen

Color: Orange
Element: Water
Purpose: Movement and Connection
Basic rights: To feel and have pleasure
Identity: Emotional
Orientation: Self-Gratification
Mantra: Vam/Vang
Crystal: Carnelian (in Lakhmi’s chakra massage)

Stands for: Passion, creativity, life joy, energy, spontaneity, confidence, sexuality, balance between masculinity and femininity. Breaks down negative feelings as fear and anger. Stands for our relations with our feelings and other people. To be able to separate need and craving. 

Symptoms of imbalance: Not in control over one’s feelings, not satisfied, difficulty to meet friends or partner, confirmation needs, urine, and gynecological problems, sexual problems. 


CHAKRA THREE

Sanskrit Name: Manipura 
Location: Solar Plexus
Color: Yellow
Element: Fire
Purpose: Transformation
Basic rights: To act and to be an individual
Identity: Ego Identity
Orientation: Self-definition
Mantra:Ram/Rang
Crystal: Yellow Jasper (in Lakhmi’s chakra massage)

Stands for: Self-esteem, to stand up for who you are, gut feeling, life energy, will and self-discipline. Our inner fire. 

Symptoms of imbalance: Tiredness, stomach problems, lack of endurance, problems from passed feelings or when you have gone against your gut feeling. 


CHAKRA FOUR

Sanskrit Name: Anahata
Location: Chest, Heart
Color: Green
Element: Air
Purposes: love, Balance
Basic rights: To love and be loved
Identity: Social
Orientation: Self-acceptance, Acceptance of others
Mantra: Yam/Yang
Crystal: Aventurine (in Lakhmi’s chakra massage)

Stands for: The true love. A balanced heart chakra gives a feeling of understanding and accepting others, animals and nature for who they are. To give and receive love without fear and calculation. To accept and love yourself. This chakra is seen as a bridge between our lower and higher chakras. 

Symptoms of imbalance: Relationship problems – both letting in and letting go, people, cries, depression, feeling of imbalance, judging towards others, negative view of the world. Heart and lung disease, asthma, high blood pressure. Give love to receive love, seeks confirmation and appreciation from others. 


CHAKRA FIVE

Sanskrit Name: Vissudha
Location: Throat
Color: Blue
Element: Sound
Purpose: Communication, Creativity
Basic Rights: To speak and to be heard
Identity: Creative
Orientation: Self-expression
Mantra: Ham/Hung ”Hang”
Crystal: Sodalite (in Lakhmi’s chakra massage)

Stands for: Communication, to express and live our truth to ourselves and others. Expressing what you feel and think, No judgment or harsh towards others.

Symptoms of imbalance: Difficulty to communicate and say what you feel and want to say, sore throat, neck problems, insomnia, thyroid problems.  


CHAKRA SIX

Sanskrit Name: Ajna
Location: Forehead, third eye, brow
Color: Indigo/white
Element: Light
Purpose: Pattern recognition
Basic rights: To see
Identity: Archetypal 
Orientation: Self-reflection
Mantra: Sham/Aum
Crystal: Amethyst (in Lakhmi’s chakra massage)

Stands for: Intuition, dreams, our memory, our higher self, visualizations, the divine within us. 

Symptoms of imbalance: Headaches, nightmares, concentration difficulties, sight problems, difficulty to remember, difficulty to understand the spiritual world.


CHAKRA SEVEN

Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara
Location: Cerebral cortex
Color: Violet/white
Element: Thought
Purpose: Understanding
Basic rights: To know and to learn
Identity: Universal
Orientation: Self-knowledge
Mantra: Om/Moola Mantra/ Ogum Satyam OM
Crystal: Amethyst (in Lakhmi’s chakra massage)

Stands for: connects us with higher energies, our destiny, the universe. Insight, peace. 

Symptoms of imbalance: Fear of death, insecurity, lack of will to evolve spiritually, low self-esteem, feeling of being lost, difficulty to have one’s feet on the ground. 

 


CHAKRA EIGHT – AURA 

Location: Around the physical body. 
Stands for: Your aura and protection around the body.
Color: Gold
Element: Soul
Symptoms of imbalance: Difficulty to stand against outer negativity and illness. 


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