Updated: Jun 5
Working at an energy based store, I keep expanding my knowledge of the metaphysical and spiritual aspects of life. One particular area that I’d like to focus on today is Chakras and their energies. For those who are new to the concept of Chakras, allow me to give a brief overview: Everything in this world is made up of energy, even us. We have multiple energy nodes within our bodies, but there are seven common nodes we refer to as the Chakras. These Chakras allow energy to flow within our bodies, creating balance and harmony. Sometimes these nodes can be blocked, causing problems both emotional and physical. Here are the seven main Charkas and a little information about each one.
Location: Base of spine/tailbone
Principles: Survival, Security, Trust, Primal Energy, Grounding.
Proper functioning: Health, Courage, Patience, Safety, Security.
Improper functioning: Worry, Paranoia, Procrastination, Defensiveness, Thoughts revolve around Security and Material Possessions, Seeking out Sensual Indulgences or Thrills.
Location: Between base of spine and navel
Principles: Desire, Pleasure, Sexuality, Creativity
Proper functioning: Enthusiasm, Creative flow, Emotional gratification, Passion.
Improper functioning: Lack of Self-esteem, Restlessness, Emotional problems, Sexual guilt/impotence, Loss of sense of wonder.
Location: Above Naval
Principles: Willpower, Laughter, Joy, Identity/Shaping of Self
Proper functioning: Happiness/Joy, Acceptance of Self, Self-control, Warmth, Humor.
Improper functioning: Ego, Holding back expression of emotions, loss of self-control, feelings of gloom and easily angered, misuse of power.
Location: Heart Center
Principles: Love, Compassion, Harmony, Peace.
Proper functioning: Happiness, Love, Faith, Devotion, Compassion.
Improper functioning: Cold/Indifferent, Need of love and affections from others, Depression, Easily Hurt when experiencing rejection, unempathetic.
Principles: Creativity, Human Expression, Communication, Truth.
Proper functioning: Ability to completely express thoughts and feelings without fear, honesty, and remaining true too oneself.
Improper functioning: Difficulty communicating one’s truth, dishonesty, creative blockage.
Third Eye Chakra
Principles: Wisdom, Intuition, Mental Powers, Inner Vision.
Proper functioning: Inner Knowledge, Intuition, Psychic Abilities, High mental powers of memory, focus, and will.
Improper functioning: Over-emphasis of mental, Intellectual arrogance, Selective memory, Depression.
Location: Top of Head
Principles: Information, Understanding, Acceptance, Bliss, Spiritual
Proper functioning: Higher Consciousness, Spiritual Awakening, Peace and Calmness.
Improper functioning: Depression, Confusion, Boredom, Lack of Interest in World.