Chakras are energy centers located along the central channel of the body from the base of the body to the top of the head which are thought as whirling, wheel-like vortexes which energy flows into and out of a person. The word in Sanskrit means "wheel" or "disk" however the concept comes from Buddhist traditions. There are sever major energy centers which corresponds to specific glands, organs, and facets of your life. Energy flows through the system in two ways, vertical or horizontal. Disturbances in the chakra's flow of energy can result in disturbances in a person's health, emotions, mind, spirt, or life. 

What are Chakras?
How to Balance your Chakras

You can balance your chakras with meditations (guided and musical), Yoga, Reiki healing, Conscious Breathing, Physical Exercise, Positive Thinking & Affirmations, and Essential Oils. 

Chakra Breakdown

Root Chakra

Function

Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded. Physical identity, survival, stablity, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency. 


Location

Base of the spine in tailbone area. 


Emotional Issues

Survival issues such as financial independence, money and food.

 

Color

Red

When Balanced

Feeling grounded, centered, committed and independent with energy and vitality, strength and stillness, good digestion.

When Imbalanced

Physical: insomnia, low energy, lower back pain, sciatica, constipation, depression, immune-related disorders, obesity, eating disorders

Emotional

ungrounded, fearful, rage and anger, low self-esteem, insecure, obsessed with comfort, alienation, and possessiveness. 

Chakra Affirmation

Today I am present in my body.
I am a divine being, protected by spirit and secure within nature.
I release fear and gain trust in the process of life.
I am grounded, centered, and fully present.
I am worthy.
​I BELONG. 

Sanskrit Name: Muladhara

Sacral Chakra

Function

Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences. Emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships.


Location

Lower abdomen, about two inches below the navel and two inches in


Emotional Issues

sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure and sexuality.

 

Color

Orange

When Balanced

Feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, and creative, with a sense of belonging and humor

When Imbalanced

Physical: lower back pain, sciatica, decreased libido, pelvic pain, urinary problems, poor digestion, depressed immune system, low energy, hormonal imbalances, menstrual problems. 

Emotional: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, obsession with sex, power and money, need for control, and lack of creativity. 

Chakra Affirmation

I feel a fire-like spark for life burning within.
I am a sensual being, driven by passion.
I embrace pleasure and intimacy.
​I feel creative and inspired. 

Sanskrit Name: Svadhishthana

Solar Plexus Chakra

Function

Our ability to be confident and in control of our lives. 
Sense of belonging, clarity of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego. 


Location

Upper Abdomen in the stomach area


Emotional Issues

self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem. 

Color

Yellow

When Balanced

Energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, clear mental focus.

When Imbalanced

Physical: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon disease, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure

Emotional: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self-image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility. 

Chakra Affirmation

I live with integrity and a high respect for myself and others.
I am in alignment with the abundant flow of the universe.
I stand courageous and full of personal power.
I am empowered and I empower others.
​I am more than enough. 

Sanskrit Name: Manipura

Heart Chakra

Function

Our ability to love. Social identity, trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, wisdom, stability, mental patience, compassion, empowerment, issues of the soul

Location

Center of the chest just above the heart


Emotional Issues

Love, joy, and inner peace.

Color

Green

When Balanced

feeling of completeness, wholesome and unconditional love, compassionate, empathic, friendly, optimistic, motivated, nurturing, outgoing.

When Imbalanced

Physical: Thoracic spine, upper back and shoulder problems, asthma, heart conditions, shallow breathing, lung disease like pneumonia.

Emotional: Difficulty with love, lack of hope, compassionate, and confidence, despair, moody, envious, fearful, jealousy, anger, and anxiety. ​

Chakra Affirmation

I open my heart space and I am inviting loving vibrations.
I am able to let go of hurt, to forgive myself and others.
Love fills my heart and heals me.
I love deeply, with a genuine passion and trust.
​I radiate with the essence of pure love. 

Sanskrit Name: Anahata

Throat Chakra

Function

Our ability to communicate. Communication, creativity, and self-expression, truth, self-knowledge, intuition


Location

throat

 

Emotional Issues 

communication, self-expression of feeling and the truth

 

Color

Light Blue

When Balanced

Creative and expressive, constructive communication, contentment, centered, conscious listening, positive self-expression, honesty

When Imbalanced

Physical: Thyroid dysfunctions, sore throat, stiff neck, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, gum or tooth problems, teeth grinding, scoliosis, laryngitis, hearing problems. 

Emotional: lack of faith and willpower, poor decision making and personal expression, low creativity, criticism, and addiction. 

Chakra Affirmation

I speak in alignment with my most authentic truth.
I express my thoughts genuinely and with clarity.
I communicate my feelings with ease.
I listen with interest.
​I am a divine receiver. 

Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha

Third Eye Chakra

Function

Our ability to focus on and see the big picture. self-knowledge, wisdom, intellect, clairvoyance, action of ideas, detachment, insight, understanding, intuitive reasoning, visualization


Location

Forehead between the eyes (also called the Brow Chakra)

 

Emotional Issues 

Intuition, imagination, wisdom and the ability to think and make decisions. 

Color

Dark Blue

When Balanced

Creative visualization, imagination, manifestation, intuition, cosmic consciousness/understanding, openness to the metaphysical, spiritual connection, concentration and focus.

When Imbalanced

Physical: Headaches, nightmares, eye-strain, learning disabilities, panic depression, blindness, deafness, seizures, spinal dysfunction.

Emotional: Poor judgment, critical evaluation, delusional concept of reality, confusion, fear of truth, discipline, and lack of concentration.

Chakra Affirmation

I envision myself in alignment with a divine universal wisdom.
I trust my intuition and follow it with ease.
I have a clear vision of my spiritual path.
I can see the light within every soul.
I am insightful and intuitive. 

Sanskrit Name: Ajna

Crown Chakra

Function

The highest chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually. Intuitive knowing, connection to spirituality, duality, emotional feelings, integration of the whole, conscious awareness.


Location

the very top of the head. 

 

Emotional Issues 

inner and outer beauty, our connection to spiritually and pure bliss. 

Color

Purple

When Balanced

feeling of oneness with the universe, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, more open, more effective learning, cosmic consciousness and spiritual awareness

When Imbalanced

Physical: Chronic exhaustion and sensitivity to light and sound

Emotional: Lack of purpose, trust, inspiration, values and ethics, loss of identity, disbelief in any spiritual realities, selfishness, apathy, sense of fear, materialism.

Chakra Affirmation

My life is divinely guided and I am always going in the best direction.
The divine knowledge of the universe flows freely through me.
I am open to receive the limitless abundance of the universe.
I am a wise being, free of judgement or assumption.
I am on a path to enlightenment and spiritual advancement.

Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara

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