What are Chakra

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Many people ask the question – What are chakra? Crucial to your holistic well being are certain points of life force (life energy vortexes – so to speak) known as chakra. It is taught in yoga that we as humans have four(4) bodies:

Physical, Mental, Causal and Astral

It is in the astral body where the Chakra reside, acting as transformers that move and regulate the flow of energy or life force between the four bodies.

It is believed that Chakra are areas (centers) of the body (connected to major organs or glands that influence other body purple kundalini lnkparts) where energy is collected.

It is thought that there are over 200 Chakras in all. The consensus of opinion is that there are 7 main Chakras aligned along the spinal cord (starting from the end of your spine or tail bone, and going upward to the top of your head). Each of these Chakra govern a specific physical region of the body dictating certain emotions and personality traits.

 The 7 Chakra are as follows:

Root Chakra – color red – base of spine – physical Governs the excretory system. Influences feelings of security and fear.

Sacral Charka – color orange – lower abdomen – emotions and sexuality Influences self expression and creativity.

Navel Chakra – color yellow – right above the navel (solor plexus) – metabolic energy Affects the digestive system. Influences willpower and anger.

Heart Chakra – color green / pink – center of chest – link spirit and matter – rules the circulatory system. Influences the expression of love.

Throat Chakra – color blue – throat area – perfection Presides over the auditory and speech systems. Influences communication.

Intuative (third eye) Chakra – color indigo – center behind forehead – perception (insight) and inspiration

Crown Chakra – color white – top of head – spiritual realm – Rules the brain and nervous system. Influences the experience of enlightenment.

The reason you might see this number as 5 instead of 7 at times is because Tibetan Buddhists put the traditional seventh and sixth Chakras as one and the traditional first and second Chakras as one. Voila, you now have 5 Chakra.

For the Buddhists this fits well with the five Buddha families, five aggregates of ego, five poisons, etc. all with specific vibrations that manifest as colors, sounds, and elements.

This five Chakra system is actually equal to the seven.

Our Chakra can be either healthy or diseased.

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