Two months ago, the final class of my Diploma in Kinesiology was about chakras and auras and I loved every minute of it. The common idea of a chakra is a vortex of energy in the shape of a spinning, spiral shaped wheel. Modern mystic Belinda Davidson describes chakras as being our willing workers which help us in all areas of our life. She writes, “Each one of your chakras energetically fuels and sustains aspects of your life and your body. They do this by receiving energy for your energy field from the universe and then transporting this energy into a certain area of your life and body. Think of the chakras as happy, eager, diligent workers, who spend all day looking after, managing and organising every aspect of your life.”
In kinesiology class we learnt there are seven major chakras and 21 one minor ones. The first major chakra, located at the perineum, is the Base chakra and is all about our tribe, sense of belonging, physical survival and security. It is red in colour.
Just below our navel is our second chakra, the Sacral chakra and it concerns emotions, sexuality and addictions. It is orange in colour.
Third up is the Solar Plexus chakra. It’s under our rib cage and is yellow. It is related to our thinking and where our personal power lies. Tip: if you’re ever feeling verbally or emotionally attacked, hold your hand over your third chakra to activate your personal power.
The Heart chakra is next and its beautiful green energy is about love for self, forgiveness and compassion. Being the fourth chakra, it is also the bridge between the lower and the upper chakras.
The Throat chakra, our fifth one, helps us to speak our truth as well as being true to ourselves. Interestingly quite a few people have issues with this which sometimes has to do with being persecuted in a past life.
Our sixth chakra, our Third Eye or Brow one, is indigo or purple and it’s related to intuition, wisdom and insight. Psychic abilities are enhanced with a strong Third Eye chakra.
The last major chakra, our seventh one, is the Crown one and sits right on top of your head (while some people think it’s above your head). This is our connection with the Divine and is coloured violet.
In Belinda Davidson’s School of the Modern Mystic, which I loved completing its Level One course, she also talks about the next five chakras ascending above your head.
Some interesting chakra facts:
- Each chakra has a colour which corresponds to the colours of the rainbow and in the same order
- Every chakra is connected to a layer in your aura
- All the major chakras are related to one of the major endocrine glands: pineal, pituitary, thyroid, thymus, pancreas, adrenal and gonads
- There are spiritual life lessons or challenges which relate to each chakra. As you master each chakra’s challenge you gain power and self knowledge.
So how are your chakras feeling? A guide to knowing how well they are doing is to look at how you’re feeling and if there are some areas of your life which may need a boost. If you’re feeling as if you’re on your own, your Base chakra may need attention. If you find it hard to speak your truth, your Throat chakra may need some balancing.
If you sense that one or some of your chakras need help, either strengthening or reducing the energy of them, there are a variety of ways to do this: you can use crystals, meditation, surrounding or dressing yourself in the chakra’s colour and even by putting your hands over them you can draw extra energy into them. In kinesiology school we were taught some really lovely and easy ways to restore balance.
Many thanks to Dr Bruce and Joan Dewe for chakra knowledge shared in class notes for VEF 302. Thanks also to Kristyna Matkova for her magical photo. Copyright: <a href=’http://www.123rf.com/profile_matahiasek’>matahiasek / 123RF Stock Photo</a>