In this short version of the complete guide of the 7 chakras, I like to show, who is interested, what it is about the chakras, what are they, what do they do and how you can work with them to balance and enhance your overall health.
The people of the eastern world, especially India, have known the chakras for thousands of years. Chakras are energy wheels (see picture below), rotating in circles along the spine, at the back, and at the front. The word Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning, “wheel of light” or “vortex”.
What does a Chakra actually do?
The chakra system is important to the holistic medicine to find the cause of a health issue. It gets the same acknowledgment to a diagnosis as all the other body systems like the blood, -nervous,-endocrine system, just to name a few.
Unfortunately, the western allopathic medicine hasn’t, yet, caught up in it to see the actual value in the chakra and meridian system as their eastern colleagues do.
The whole chakra system is an “all in one” connection.
Even though the chakras might be explained as separate, they are actually flowing into each other all the time. Meaning, if one chakra is out of balance it does have an impact on the other chakras as well, but its function will also be taking care off by the following or previous chakra.
This is making sure that energy still will flow and supports the whole body as much as it can. This will be especially important to any recovery after an accident or a chronic illness.
However, the chakras are not just there for the support of our physical body, no, our chakra system also does regulate and maintain the healthy function of our emotional, mental and spiritual bodies as well.
Besides a healthy and balanced chakra, there can be a weak (blocked/ closed) or an overactive (excess) chakra. The chakra system reacts, like any other vital system, to certain situations like shock, fear or joy. I.e. we can get a cramping feeling in the stomach area by feeling fear, or having butterflies in our stomach when being in love.
How many Chakras are there?
There are 7 Major chakras, but to be precise, the count would be actually infinite.
The following list is a short, but comprehensive version, of a more complex guide about the 7 chakras. It is more suitable for any beginner who likes to be acquainted with the subject but might feel overwhelmed otherwise with too much information.
I always believe that you need to start somewhere and build your way up.
Stay tuned for more in depths information about each chakra.
In the meantime, I hope you will find this short version informative enough to want to know and explore more.
THE 7 CHAKRAS
NAME: ROOT OR BASE CHAKRA “To be here and to have”
LOCATION: END OF THE SPINE
Color: RED complimentary GREEN
SOUND: NOTE C
PHYSICAL Support: SPINAL COLUMN, LEGS, FEET, BONES, TEETH, LRG. INTESTINES
PHYSICAL ISSUES: POOR CIRCULATION, VARICOSE VEINS, SORE BACK, DRY SKIN & HAIR, CONSTIPATION, DIARRHEA, HEADACHES
WEAK: FEELING DISCONNECTED FROM THE BODY, FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES, FEARFUL, ANXIOUS & RESTLESS, POOR BOUNDARIES (VICTIMIZED), DISORGANIZED
OVERACTIVE: OBESITY, OVEREATING, HOARDING, GREED, SLUGGISH, LAZY, FEAR OF CHANGE, RIGID BOUNDARIES, ADDICTION TO SECURITY
BALANCED: GOOD HEALTH, COMFORTABLE WITH OWN BODY, WELL GROUNDED,
GOOD VITALITY, GOOD SENSE OF SAFETY & SECURITY, STABILITY, PROSPERITY
EMOTIONAL ISSUES: LACK OF COMMITMENT, OPERATING OUT OF FEAR, UNFINISHED BUSINESS WITH PARENTS, ABUSIVE OR NEGLECTED CHILDHOOD, IN CONSTANT NEED FOR SAFETY & SECURITY IN THE WORLD
CRYSTALS/GEMS: RED JASPER, BLOODSTONE, GARNET, HEMATITE
AFFIRMATION: I AM ROOTED IN LIFE AND IN MYSELF I AM SAFE, STABLE, AND SECURE
NAME: SACRAL OR SEXUAL CHAKRA “To feel and have pleasure”
Color: ORANGE complimentary BLUE
GLAND: OVARIES, TESTIS
SOUND: NOTE D
PHYSICAL Support: PELVIC AREA, REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM, KIDNEYS, BLADDER, ALL BODY LIQUIDS LIKE BLOOD, LYMPH, GASTRIC JUICES, CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID, MUCUS, SPERM
PHYSICAL ISSUES: FREQUENT & PAINFUL URINATION, LOWER BACK PAIN, SWOLLEN FEET & HANDS
WEAK: POOR SOCIAL SKILLS, FRIGIDITY, FEAR OF SEX, DENIAL OF PLEASURE, LACK OF COMPASSION & EXCITEMENT
OVERACTIVE: SEXUAL ACTING OUT (NYMPHOMANIA), ADDICTION TO ALL KINDS OF PLEASURE, EMOTIONALLY SENSITIVE, POOR BOUNDARIES, OBSESSIVE ATTACHMENT
BALANCED: HAVING THE ABILITY TO EXPERIENCE PLEASURE, ABILITY TO CHANGE & BEING CREATIVE, HAVING LOVE & EXCITEMENT FOR LIFE IN GENERAL
EMOTIONAL ISSUES: UNABLE TO GET ALONG WITH OTHERS, ALWAYS WORRIED WHAT OTHERS WOULD THINK OR SAY, FOLLOWING THE CROWD, POWER SEEKING
CRYSTALS/GEMS: CARNELIAN, CORAL, TIGER’S EYE
AFFIRMATION: I AM OPEN MYSELF TO OTHERS NATURALLY I AM CREATIVE AND HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM MY LIFE
NAME: SOLAR PLEXUS “I am powerful”
LOCATION: 3 FINGERS WIDE ABOVE THE NAVEL
Color: YELLOW complimentary VIOLET
GLAND: PANCREAS & ADRENALS
SOUND: NOTE E
PHYSICAL Support: LIVER, DIGESTIVE SYSTEM, SPLEEN, GALLBLADDER, AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, MUSCLES & LOWER BACK
PHYSICAL ISSUES: ULCERS, LIVER PROBLEMS, GALLSTONES, GAS PAINS, INDIGESTION, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, STRESS, FATIGUE, CONSTIPATION, DIARRHEA, DIABETES, MUSCLE CRAMPS & SPASM, DEPRESSION
WEAK: EASILY MANIPULATED, PROCRASTINATION, LACK OF DISCIPLINE, COLD EMOTIONALLY & PHYSICALLY, BEING A VICTIM MENTALLY & BLAMING OTHERS, UNRELIABLE, POOR SELF-WORTH
OVERACTIVE: IN NEED TO BE ALWAYS RIGHT AND HAVE THE LAST WORD, STUBBORNNESS & ARROGANT, OVERLY AGGRESSIVE, DOMINEERING & CONTROLLING, MANIPULATIVE, POWER HUNGRY, TEMPER TANTRUMS & VIOLENT OUTBURSTS, HAS A HIGH COMPETITIVE DRIVE
BALANCED: RESPONSIBLE & RELIABLE, HAS CONFIDENCE & SELF-ESTEEM, PLAYFULNESS & HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR, THE ABILITY TO MEET CHALLENGES, FEELING PEACE & HARMONY, WARM PERSONALITY
EMOTIONAL ISSUES: FEELING DEPRIVED OF ALMOST EVERYTHING IN LIFE, FEARING GROUP POWER THEREFORE NO TEAM PLAYER, JUDGMENTAL & CRITICAL, CONSTANTLY IN NEED OF CHANGE (JOB, HOUSE, PARTNER), ALWAYS PLANING NEVER MANIFESTING
CRYSTALS/GEMS: AMBER, CITRINE, GOLD, TIGER’S EYE, TOPAZ
AFFIRMATION: I AM ACCEPTING MYSELF COMPLETELY I AM STANDING IN MY PERSONAL POWER AND THIS POWER IS GROWING STRONGER EVERY DAY
NAME: HEART CHAKRA “To love & receiving love“
Color: GREEN complimentary RED
SOUND: NOTE F
PHYSICAL Support: HEART, BLOOD, CIRCULATION, LOWER LUNGS, RIB CAGE, UPPER BACK
PHYSICAL ISSUES: CHEST PAIN, LUNG CONGESTION, UPPER BACK TENSION, BLOOD PRESSURE IMBALANCE, HEARTBURN, COLD EXTREMITIES, TIGHT MUSCLES, ACHES & PINCHES, CRAMPS & NUMBING FEELINGS
WEAK: ANTI SOCIAL, WITHDRAWN, INTOLERANT, CRITICAL & JUDGMENTAL, LONELINESS, FEAR OF REJECTION, LACK OF EMPATHY
OVERACTIVE: CO-DEPENDENCY, DEMANDING, JEALOUSY, CLINCHING, OVER-SACRIFICING
BALANCED: WARMTH, HAPPINESS, STRONG CONNECTION TO ALL LIFE, COMPASSION, UNITY, PEACEFUL & LOVING
EMOTIONAL ISSUES: NEEDING RECOGNITION & CONFIRMATION FROM OTHERS, SELF-DOUBTING AND ALWAYS BLAMING OTHERS, FINANCIALLY & EMOTIONALLY INSECURE, WANTING TO POSSESS LOVE, MISTRUSTFUL OF LIFE
CRYSTALS/GEMS: AVENTURINE, EMERALD, GREEN AGATE, JADE, ROSE QUARTZ, AMETHYST
AFFIRMATION: I AM OPENING MY HEART AND SHARE WITH OTHERS I AM OPEN TO RECEIVE AND GIVE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE I AM LOVE
NAME: THROAT CHAKRA “To speak & hear the truth”
LOCATION: THROAT/NECK AREA
Color: BLUE complimentary ORANGE
SOUND: NOTE G
EMOTION: LYING/ TRUTH
PHYSICAL Support: JAW, NECK, THROAT, VOICE, AIRWAYS
PHYSICAL ISSUES: COUGHING, COLD SYMPTOMS, TICKLE & PHLEGM IN THROAT, GOITER, EMPHYSEMA, STUFFED OR A RUNNY NOSE, DEPRESSION
WEAK: FEAR OF SPEAKING, DIFFICULTIES TO PUT FEELINGS INTO WORDS, SHY, QUIET, NOT TRUSTING IN ONCE OWN INTUITIVE POWERS
OVERACTIVE: TOO MUCH TALKING, TALKING AS A DEFENSE, DOMINATING VOICE, INABILITY TO LISTEN, COARSE/ BLATANT LANGUAGE
BALANCED: IS ABLE TO EXPRESS FEELINGS & THOUGHTS OPENLY, HAS A COLORFUL/CLEAR SPEECH, IMAGINATIVE, ABLE TO TRUST OWN INNER GUIDANCE
EMOTIONAL ISSUES: CLINGING TO TRADITION, RESISTING CHANGE, RIGIDITY & STUBBORNNESS, TRAPPED BY FIXED IDEAS, SURRENDERING TO SUPERIORS CONSTANTLY
CRYSTALS/GEMS: AQUAMARINE, SAPHIRE, TURQUOISE
AFFIRMATION: I AM EXPRESSING MYSELF FREELY & EASILY I COMMUNICATE MY THOUGHTS CLEARLY & EFFECTIVELY
NAME: BROW CHAKRA OR 3RD EYE CHAKRA “The right to see beyond the veil”
LOCATION: FOREHEAD BETWEEN THE EYEBROWS
Color: INDIGO complimentary YELLOW
SENSE: LIGHT/ COLOR/ TO SEE BEYOND THE PHYSICAL REALM
SOUND: NOTE A
PHYSICAL Support: FACE, EARS, EYES, NOSE, SINUS, NERVOUS SYSTEM
PHYSICAL ISSUES: SLEEP DISTURBANCE, DIFFICULTIES TO CONCENTRATE, SINUS & NOSE CONGESTION, PAIN IN THE EYES/ EARS/ HEAD, CAN’T MAKE DECISIONS EASILY, HORMONE PROBLEMS, DEPRESSION
WEAK: LACK OF IMAGINATION, CAN’T SEE THE FUTURE, EASILY LOST (LOSING THE HEAD) UNDER STRESS, POOR VISION/HEARING/MEMORY
OVERACTIVE: PROBLEMS IN CONCENTRATING, OBSESSED, DELUSIONS, HALLUCINATIONS, NIGHTMARES
BALANCED: INTUITIVE IMAGINATION, HAS AN INSIGHT ABOUT THE WORLD WE ARE LIVING IN, IS ABLE TO THINK & LIVE HOLISTICALLY WITH NATURE, ADVANCED INTELLECTUAL SKILLS = CAN SEE BEYOND THE VEIL
EMOTIONAL ISSUES: FEAR OF THE FUTURE, WORRYING, FORGETFULNESS, UNDISCIPLINED, OVER-SENSITIVITY TO IMPRESSIONS OF OTHERS
CRYSTALS/GEMS: LAPIS LAZULI, TANZANITE, MOONSTONE, SILVER
AFFIRMATION: I AM PERFECTLY ATTUNED TO MY VISION, I AM EXPRESSING MY VISION WITH CLARITY AND INSIGHT
NAME: CROWN CHAKRA “The right to know and to learn”
LOCATION: TOP OF THE HEAD
Color: VIOLET/ PURPLE/ WHITE complimentary YELLOW
SOUND: NOTE B
PHYSICAL Support: BRAIN & CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
PHYSICAL ISSUES: NERVOUS SYSTEM IS OUT OF BALANCE, POOR SHORT TERM MEMORY, RINGING IN EARS/ TINNITUS, TIRED, POOR CO-ORDINATION, DIMMING OF VISION
WEAK: SPIRITUAL CYNICISM, FEAR OF DEATH, UNCERTAINTY & LACK OF PURPOSE IN LIFE
OVERACTIVE: LIKE TO INTELLECTUALIZE EVERYTHING (MAD SCIENTIST), SPIRITUAL ADDICTION, DISASSOCIATION FROM THE BODY, CONFUSION
BALANCED: INTELLIGENT, IS THOUGHTFUL AND AWARE OF ONESELF AND THE ENVIRONMENT, SENSE OF SPIRITUAL CONNECTION, OPEN MINDED, WISDOM
EMOTIONAL ISSUES: FEELING MISUNDERSTOOD, IN NEED OF SYMPATHY ALL THE TIME, SHAME, IN SELF-DENIAL, NEGATIVE SELF IMAGE
CRYSTALS/GEMS: AMETHYST, RUBY, DIAMOND, ROSE QUARTZ, CLEAR QUARTZ
AFFIRMATION: I AM ONE WITH ALL CREATION, I AM CONSCIOUSLY LIVING MY DIVINE PURPOSE
The use of Tools to Raise the Vibration and to Balance of the Chakra System
The following tools are just a few suggestions what you can do to balance the function of your chakra system as well as raising your overall vibration too.
You can choose what is more to your liking and leave the rest behind or if you are still not sure which one is more suitable for you, try one at the time and see how it does feel to you. If you like more than one, no problem, you can choose and use more than one at the same time.
For example, wear a specific color and a crystal/gemstone and meditate once a day. You can’t overdo it or do not enough. We are all humans, but still different in how we handle things’. Just listen to your Intuition (or gut feeling) and try what does feel good to you. As long, you are doing something to change whatever you like to have changed in your life, you are doing it right.
A meditation of only 5-10 minutes once a day will increase your vibration over time. Sometimes after only 2 weeks, people will notice a positive change like a change of thought patterns, attitude to certain subjects, more general vitality, just to name a few.
Meditation can be done with or without music. Music has to be non-vocal and should give you calmness and relaxation when you listen to it.
Visualization can be done even with your eyes open when you can daydream you also can visualize.
Put one chakra in front of your “eyes” and visualize the color, which represents the chakra, is cleaning out any dark spots and let the chakra vibrate clear and healthy.
You can easily support your chakras with colors. To do so try, for example, for 10 days to work with one color and closely observe what it does to you energetically. You can wear every day one piece of cloth in the color of the chakra you are working with. Sometimes just a scarf or an undergarment is good enough.
CRYSTAL & GEMS:
To have one or two crystals/gems are sometimes all that it takes to feel better. It doesn’t matter how small they are but, you should be able to wear and carry them with you without feeling stopped doing your daily activities.
Necklace or, tumbled stones carried in your pockets near your body, are good choices. To clean them once in a while is necessary too.
Write down an affirmation or two on a piece of paper and speak it out loud (if possible) multiple times throughout the day.
If you are aware that you are not having an allergic reaction to any essential oils, this tool is especially a very good one to use. Most essential oils are being used in a diffuser or a special oil lamp. However, sometimes just taking a few good sniffs throughout the day is plenty.
Putting a few drops into the bathtub or in a foot bath is very soothing and relaxing.
If you, like me, hiding from exercise, you can still do something without feeling guilty all the time. Besides yoga, which is really awesome to balance the chakras, but not everyone’s cup of tea, there is still walking, swimming, dancing, even gardening to choose from.
Try also to walk barefoot, especially outdoors on the grass. By doing so, you are grounding yourself better, which will help you to stand your woman or man in everyday life.
Music does play a huge role as well and you probably have wondered why there is for each chakra also a special music note attached?
It is quite simple because each music note has the necessary vibration/frequency the assigned chakra is vibrating from or, and this is more important when you like to tune-up a chakra, it reacts the most to it.
You don’t need to be a musician to understand music notes or understand music at all. However, if you use i.e. a tuning fork with the frequency of the note C, you can simply hold this tuning fork, in this case assigned to the first chakra, right in front of the same.
Repeat it 7 x, 3 x a day
If you enjoy classical music you can listen to a concerto specially written in one or more notes, see here for more information or watch the following video.
I hope you can and will use the information I have provided in this article.
It is never too late to start with something new and you might be surprised how wonderful it can be to feel better and be more balanced to tackle all the things’ life sometimes can throw at us.
I also like to hear your own experience with the chakra system and if you like to do so please leave a comment below.
If you have more questions, I too encourage you to leave them in a comment. I am more than happy to answer them if I can.
Always have an outstanding day