Many people in the eastern culture know about chakras and know that they are the energy center where the energy flows through your body.
The teachings of the chakras go back to ancient India times where they teach you that the Sanskrit word for chakra means an energy wheel. The energy is constantly spinning through the chakras and the body.
Science and Chakras
There are seven main chakras in the body, and they work with different organs and parts of the body to keep them healthy and strong. These energy channels will line up the physical, spiritual, and emotional part of the body.
The chakras have different parts of the body included in them and when you study the idea of the physical and metaphysical aspects of the body, you can see that the chakras are part of nature where they flow with the universe and the cells.
The chakras are part of your aura, and this means that you have your own type of energies. When the energy wheels are aligned and balanced, it can help you to be strong and healthy.
Using meditation and yoga to balance the chakras is important and even if the life energy is from ancient times, you can learn that this is a theory for people today.
Science has never proven that there are chakras or auras, but they also haven’t proven them to not exist.
Opening the Seven Chakras
The chakras start at the spine and move all the way to the top of the head. The seven chakras include:
If any of these chakras are blocked, it can cause your energy to not flow properly and can keep you from feeling healthy and strong.
This chakra is also called the Root chakra and is found at the base of the spine:
Mantra Associated: LAM
Which Element: Earth Element
What Does it Represent: Represents being grounded and safe.
If this chakra is blocked, it can cause health problems. It can get blocked from abuse, feeling unloved or neglected or trauma.
How to Know if the Muladhara is Blocked:
- Being afraid.
- Overthinking everything.
- Being disconnected from your emotions.
- Having anger.
- Not trusting.
- Being lazy.
- Having no confidence.
How to Open the Muladhara:
- Eat red foods.
- Wear the color red.
- Do meditation that is grounding meditation.
- Do grounding yoga poses.
- Chant using LAM
- Go barefoot in nature.
- Connect with your family or friends.
This chakra is also called the Sacral chakra and is located below the belly button.
Mantra Associated: VAM
Which Element: Water element
What Does it Represent: It represents your sexual functions, trust, and intimacy.
If this chakra is blocked, it can cause you to feel guilty and cause you to have bad relationships with other people around you. It can also block your creativity.
How to Know if the Svadhisthana is Blocked?
- No creativity.
- Feeling guilty.
- Being in bad relationships.
- Not feeling like you deserve to be loved.
- Not caring for others.
- Having no motivation.
- No sexual desires.
- Being insecure.
- Having no emotions.
- Having strong sexual desires that are not healthy.
- Wanting to be in complete control.
- Being addicted to something.
- Having bladder problems.
- Kidney problems.
How to Open the Svadhisthana:
- Eat foods that are orange.
- Wearing orange.
- Chanting with VAM
- Doing sacral chakra poses.
- Using affirmations of love.
- Being in healthy relationships.
- Being as creative as you can.
This is also called the Solar Plexus chakra and is found in the belly button area.
Mantra Associated: RAM
Which Element: Fire element
What Does it Represent: Represents having power and being strong.
When this chakra is blocked, it can make you feel like a victim, and it can cause your digestive system to not work properly.
How to Know if the Manipura is Blocked?
- Having stress.
- Stomach aches.
- Feeling like you have no power.
- Not believing in yourself.
- Giving your power away.
- Having stomach problems.
- Problems with the pancreas and the liver.
- Being overly aggressive.
- Letting the ego be in charge.
How to Open the Manipura:
- Eating yellow foods.
- Wearing the color yellow.
- Doing Solar Plexus yoga poses.
- Chanting using RAM.
- Using affirmations that you are enough.
- Doing yoga that focuses on fire.
- Doing breathing exercises.
The Anahata is also called the Heart chakra and is located in the center of the chest.
Mantra Associated: YAM
Which Element: Air element
What Does it Represent: Represents compassion, unconditional love, and forgiveness.
When this chakra is blocked it can happen because of trauma and not having enough love. This chakra can be affected negatively by not getting the love that you need.
How to Know fi the Anahata is Blocked?
- Having no compassion.
- Holding grudges.
- Not forgiving.
- Not able to let go of past relationships.
- Not able to keep good relationships.
- Closing off your heart.
- Being lonely.
How to Open the Anahata:
- Eating green foods.
- Wearing green clothing.
- Doing heart chakra yoga poses.
- Chanting with YAM.
- Using positive love affirmations.
- Affirmations that open your heart.
The Vishuddha is also called the throat chakra and is located in the throat.
Mantra Associated: HAM
Which Element: Ether element.
What Does it Represent: Represents openness, communication, and hearing.
If this chakra is blocked it can make you not say the truth or not speak what you need to speak. It can happen from trauma and can make you over speak or under speak.
How to Know if the Vishuddha is Blocked?
- Having throat pain.
- Sore throat.
- Problems telling the truth.
- Problems speaking.
- Feeling that you cannot express yourself.
- Not giving your opinion to others.
How to Open the Vishuddha Chakra:
- Eating blue foods.
- Wearing blue clothing.
- Doing throat chakra yoga poses.
- Chanting with HAM.
- Chanting with other mantras.
- Deep breathing.
- Voice affirmations.
The Anja is also called the third eye chakra and is located in the middle of the forehead.
Mantra Associated: KSHAM
Which Element: Light element.
What Does it Represent: Represents wisdom, intuition, higher self.
When this chakra is blocked you might not be able to reach your spiritual self or feel that you are lacking in your giftings.
How to Know if the Anja is Blocked?
- Not having intuition.
- Not able to concentrate.
- Unable to connect with your body, soul, and mind.
- No self-esteem.
- No confidence.
- Feeling cloudy.
- Not able to stay in the present.
- Eye problems.
How to Open the Anja Chakra:
- Eating indigo-colored foods.
- Wearing indigo.
- Meditating on fire.
- Doing heart chakra yoga poses.
- Chanting KSHAM
- Using nostril breathing.
- Going in nature.
- Meditating more.
This chakra is also called the crown chakra and is located on the top of the head.
Color: White or Violet.
Mantra Associated: OM
Which Element: All elements.
What Does it Represent: Being spiritual and mindful.
When this is blocked it can have problems on your relationships and can make you afraid of changes. When it is open you have more life and can reach your higher self.
How to Know fi the Sahasrara is Blocked?
- No intuition.
- Being overly egotistical.
- Not connected.
- Being afraid of death.
- No balance.
- Not able to remember things.
How to Open the Sahasrara:
- Eating white- or violet-colored foods.
- Wearing white or violet clothes.
- Meditating more.
- Chanting using OM
- Doing yoga poses.
- Doing positive affirmations.
- Using energy affirmations.
Other Ways to Open the Chakras
You can use crystals and other ways to open the chakras. Each one will take a different technique and will affect each person in a different way.
Opening your chakras is important if you want to feel powerful and strong. The energy in your body should be balanced and this is a form of healing that can take place in your body.
Try meditating more when you are having bad memories and feelings and let your emotional burden go. Learn to be more physically in the present and keep yourself balanced and strong to help your overall wellbeing.