Shivoham chakras

What are chakras in human body?

We all are aware that there are 7 chakras in human body. These seven chakras are the centres in our bodies in which energy flows through. “Chakra” is a Sanskrit word literally meaning "wheel." Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness. So it is important for us that we understand our chakra system and try to keep these clean so that energy flow could not get block

These seven chakras are :

  • Root chakra (Muladhara).
  • Navel chakra (Swadhisthana).
  • Solar plexus chakra (Manipura)
  • Heart chakra (Anahata)
  • Throat chakra (Vishuddha).
  • Third eye chakra (Ajna)
  • Crown chakra (Sahasrara).

Why is Chakra Cleansing & Balancing Necessary?

A chakra cleanse is important as a blocked chakra stops the flow of energy. This can interfere with day-to-day life but it can also create a spiritual block. This could start out as psychological symptoms: feeling distant, unable to concentrate, a lack of motivation, perhaps even feelings of depression; If left untreated it can lead to physical symptoms such as headaches (for your Crown or Third Eye Chakras) or stomach pains for the Solar Plexus or Sacral Chakras. You can either chakra cleanse regularly whether blocked or not or you can resort to cleansing chakras only when symptoms strike.

If you are unhealthy or have unbalanced emotions, full of anxiety & stress, poor sleep, low performance at work, unfocused study, struggling to earn money, then you are definitely suffering from unbalanced chakras. Here is list given below to identify that which of your chakra is imbalanced.

How do we know that our Chakras are balanced ?

Crown Chakra (Sahasrara Chakra)

The crown or the seventh chakra is located at the top of the head. It is our connection to the Universe. In Sanskrit, the Crown Chakra is termed as the Sahasrara (the ‘thousand fold’ Chakra). It covers body parts including Head, brain, ears, eyes, pineal gland, skeletal and muscular systems as well as the skin.

Imbalanced crown chakra signs include feeling lonely, depressed, suffer from obsessive thoughts , live in the past or constantly think about the future , scared from God worships all the day, , anxious, rigid, selfish, confused and lethargic & lack of values and ethics. If your crown chakra is balanced, you will be able to say to yourself “I am at peace”.

Third Eye Chakra (Anja or Agya Chakra)

Just above and between the two eyebrows, on the forehead, over the bridge of the nose. Hindu women wear a Bindi, a circular dot in this region on their forehead. The colour of this chakra is Indigo. It covers the eyes, nose, ears, brain, nervous system, the pituitary and pineal glands. If your third eye chakra is imbalanced then it can cause overactive imagination, One tends to live in a fantasy world, Judgmental, think they are over intellectual, Weak chakra also cause a person to have memory or learning problems, difficulty in imagination, quite insensitive towards others. They are not able to react to situations.

Physically, you may be suffering from migraines, headaches, nightmares or poor vision .If your third eye chakra is balanced, you will feel calm, in control of your life and fully able to solve any problem.

Throat Chakra (Vishuddhi Chakra)

This chakra is located at the pit of the throat. Its colour is blue. Thyroid and Parathyroid glands are connected to this chakra. It impacts communication, hearing, listening, self-expression and decision making etc. If you have a blocked or imbalanced throat chakra, persons with overactive throat chakra tend to speak very loudly, try to dominate others with their loud voice, don’t allow others to speak before them. People with underactive Throat Chakras tend to whisper; they are afraid of openly expressing their views. They have trouble explaining or expressing themselves.

Physically, you might be suffering from frequent colds, neck or shoulder problems, hearing difficulties or issues with your thyroid. If your throat chakra is balanced you will be able to express yourself and communicate freely with confidence.

Heart Chakra (Anahata Chakra)

Known as the balance point of all seven Chakras, the heart or the fourth Chakra is located at the center of the breastbone. This Chakra deals with love and relationships and represents the energy center for an individual’s happiness and feelings of compassion. Its colour is green. In the overactive mode, the heart or Fourth Chakra makes the individual feel overwhelmed by emotions. She/he tends to experience extreme grief, sadness, jealousy, greediness, anger etc. without any control over these feelings.

A blocked heart chakra can mean you are someone who is finding it difficult to form long-lasting, loving relationships. You might feel your life is loveless, and your heart may feel broken. Physically, you may have heart issues or problems with your blood pressure. You may suffer from asthma or lung problems. If your heart chakra is balanced, you will be able to be loved and give love.

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura or Hara Chakra)

The Third Chakra or the Solar plexus chakra is known as the Manipura Chakra in Sanskrit. Its colour is yellow. ‘Mani’ stands for pearl or jewel and ‘pura’ stands for city. Thus, the Manipura Chakra is responsible for ‘pearls of wisdom’, wellbeing, clarity and common sense in every individual. Experts call the Third Chakra the ‘self-power chakra’- one’s self-confidence, self-discipline and the ability to achieve goals all come from it. The Third Chakra impacts the stomach, liver, large intestine, pancreas and also the eyes and face.

Judgmental, critical, angry, over-energetic and aggressive personalities tend to have an overactive Third Chakra. Likewise, a person with a hyperactive Solar plexus Chakra tends to bully others. She/he has the attitude of ‘I am always right’ and tends to turn a deaf ear to advice given by others..

Those with underactive chakra tend to be shy, lacking self-confidence or having severe emotional issues. These are the nervous type of people who constantly think about others and worry about what everyone thinks of them. If your solar plexus chakra is imbalanced then you may experience emotional difficulties such as anger. You may feel helpless, and find it difficult to start and finish tasks. Physically, you may experience digestive problems. If your solar plexus chakra is balanced, you will be motivated and organized, ready to achieve your goals.

Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana Chakra)

The sacral chakra or the second chakra is known by many different names such as the navel chakra, abdominal chakra or the Svadishthana chakra. Svadishthana is the Sanskrit word for ‘abode of the self or the dwelling of the mind’. Thus, the second Chakra is concerned with center of sensuality, creativity and procreation. It is located in abdominal region. He second chakra impacts all bodily fluids, taste, blood circulation, reproductive functions, large intestine, kidneys and lower back etc.

A person with an overactive sacral chakra will be overly dramatic or highly emotional. She/he tends to have an unhealthy mental, emotional or physical attachment to others around. There are many physical symptoms which indicate that the second chakra is imbalanced or not functioning as intended: Aches and pains, irregular menstrual cycle, kidney and urine infections and other serious disorders like infertility issues, fibroids or cysts etc. are also likely in these individuals. Muscular tension is another sign that something is wrong with the second chakra..

A blocked sacral chakra can lead to feelings of despair. You will find it difficult to think of new ideas and will lack creativity, finding it difficult to find solutions to even the most simple, everyday problems. Physically, you may suffer from kidney problems, infertility, impotence or problems with your urinary tract. When your sacral chakra is balanced, you will be full of ideas and creativity. You will feel in complete control of your destiny..

Root Chakra (Mooladhar Chakra)

The root chakra or the first chakra is called the Muladhara (pronounced ‘Moola-dhaara’) Chakra. It is the most important Chakra mainly since it directs energy to all other chakras and also helps connect the individual to his/her physical world. It is located at the base of the spine. It effects over large intestine, Immune system and all reproductive organs.

Low self-esteem is a tell-tale sign of a blocked root chakra. You may also lack energy and feel exhausted all of the time. Physically, you may have problems with controlling your weight, and you may experience lower back pain, muscle pains and arthritis. Depression, laziness, anemia, IBS (irritable Bowel Syndrome) and so on. Hence, balancing the Root chakra is essential. If your root chakra is balanced, you will feel full of confidence with plenty of energy.