Chakras, in Hindu metaphysical tradition and other belief systems, are centres of Prāṇa, life force, or vital energy. Chakras correspond to vital points in the physical body i.e. major plexuses of arteries, veins and nerves.
Chakras are whirling centres of energy situated on the midline of the body and head, which in general are about three to four inches in diameter. The seven major chakras govern our psychological processes, by controlling energising vital organs in the body. Those on the lower body refer to our instinctual properties and those on the upper body refer to our mental properties.
They have to be open to work for us, when they are they work to bring our instincts, feeling and thoughts together. But for most people not all chakras are fully open and some are over active causing an imbalance.
The chakras have several functions; they control and energize, and are responsible for the proper functioning of the whole physical body and its organs. The endocrine glands are controlled by some of the major chakras.
Every organ, gland and body system is connected to a chakra and all chakras are connected to a colour. The chakras draw in information and energy from our surroundings, from microwaves to colours, therefore receiving data about our environment and the people in it. They also vibrate their energy outwards so now that explains why some people’s energy affects us.
The major seven chakras are
- The Root chakra is about being physically there and feeling at home in situations. – colour is red and affects the adrenal functions
- The Sacral chakra is about feeling and sexuality – colour is orange and it affects the sexual organs
- The Solar plexus chakra is about asserting yourself in a group –colour is yellow and it affects the pancreas
- The Heart chakra is about love, kindness and affection –is green and works with the thymus
- The Throat chakra is about self-expression and talking – colour is blue and works with the thyroid
- The Third Eye chakra is about insight and visualization – is indigo and affects the pituitary gland
- The Crown chakra is about wisdom and being one with the world – is violet and affects the pineal gland
There is several ways to energise your chakras here are a few to get you started
- Be aware of what you are thinking, a thought is an energy form. So constant negative thoughts will deplete a chakras energy e.g. anger is a red thought and will affect the root chakra.
- Food contains nature’s energy and the colour of the food reflects the energy it contains. So eat food of all colours contained in your chakras to remain balanced and its good for you!
- Clothes we wear will affect our mood and therefore our energy, light transfers the colours we wear into energy that our chakras can absorb. The brighter the colour the more vibrant the energy.