Chakras – Souls path to receive infinite energy of the universe

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Since the ancient times, the word Chakra is found in various sects and yogic books. Its meaning in Sanskrit is defined as ‘wheel’. The name as this is suggested because of the shape in which the energy force lies in our body, revolving. According to psychics, they believe they can spot the chakras believe them to take a circular shape. According to the ancient sects the chakras are assumed to be present in 7 different places throughout our bodies, responsible for various emotional and mental attributes which balances our life. Different chakras have their own unique shapes and unique attributes, responsible for the balance for different traits of our mind and mood. Spiritualists believe that even the rotating speed of each chakra is different. The vibration or speed of rotation of chakra is slowest of the Root chakra (Placed at the base of spine) and highest of the Crown (located at the top of the head). It is advised to practice the exercises which open the chakras at regular intervals of time for they are the one which creates harmony and balance in a person’s life.
Blocking of chakra result in blocking of life force and it slows down the healthy functioning of the body. This causes the person to feel depressed and feel tired. He not only suffers in mental stress but such weak body also becomes a home to various diseases. This in turn manifests negative feelings as fear, doubt, jealousy aggression etc.
However, it is important to create a balance between the opening and closing of each chakra. If the chakra is kept open for much longer or too often, our brain might get short circuited by the extreme universal energy flowing through us. Closing or blocking the chakra will cause an individual to feel disconnected from the universes infinite energy and the person may fall ill and catch diseases.
With the above mentioned, let us look upon the major chakras present in each of us.

Chakra and its types:

  1. Root Chakra, the first: Before starting our understanding of the chakras, let us look upon the most basic chakra, Root Chakra. It is called Muldhara in Sanskrit and is located between the pubic bone in front and the tailbone in the back at the base of the spine. Mantra ‘Lam’ is associated with the chakra mentioned above. This Chakra carries the needs of an individual to survive, feel safe and secure. It has a strong connection with the mother earth. It is usually supported by sense of smell of an individual. It is activated through Power.
    Excessively opening this chakra causes a person become possessive. However lack of its opening causes one to feel homeless, unguarded and victimised.
  2.  Sacral Chakra, the second: The chakra that comes after the above is called belly or sacral chakra. In Sanskrit, it is known as the Swadhishtana. It is found two inches below navel. The attributes usually involved with the above are creativity, intuition, sexuality and self-worth. In general terms, some ones worth in its own creativity is governed by this chakra. Mantra ‘Vam’ is needed to be recited in order to open the chakra. Purity is the attribute that activates this chakra.
    Excessive opening of this chakra means a person becomes lustful, deceptive, addicted and manipulative. However if this chakra is never tapped into, a person feels submissive, gets the feeling of being a martyr and shut down.
  3. Solar plexus Chakra, the third chakra: This chakra is also known as the Manipura in Sanskrit and is situated slightly above the navel. Mantra ‘Ram’ is associated with the above chakra. This chakra holds the impulses, anger, strength and ego of an individual. It also fuels our own creativity.  Spiritual influences and astral travels are also associated with this chakra. Happiness is the key to activation of this chakra.
    Excessive opening of this chakra causes a person to become egoistic, self-absorbed and ambitious. When this chakra is not opened, it causes a person to become a martyr, he feels disliked and has apparently low or no self-worth.
  4. Heart Chakra, the fourth chakra: Known as Anahata in Sanskrit, this chakra is the one who governs our heart. It is located in the centre of chest and is governed by the mantra ‘Yum’. This is the centre of love, care, compassion and spirituality. This is where the major life force of an individual dwells. The ‘Heartbreak’ someone suffers is because of this chakra. When the person loses love, his chakra automatically gets blocked and thus he feel disconnected, un-loved, ruthless sometimes and emotionless. This is devastating to someone as this is where the mind and spirit unites, in the heart chakra. This chakra is activated when a person practices Selfless love.
    Opening this chakra excessively causes a person to show inappropriate emotions and has no particular emotional boundaries.
  5. Throat Chakra, the fifth chakra: Sanskrit defines this chakra as ‘Vishuddha’ and governs the air passage of a body. Located at the ‘V’ of the collar bone, this chakra holds the key of communication, sound, thoughts, speech and writing. The basic key to change and transformation also resides in the above chakra as the anger finds shelter in this chakra. Chanting the mantra ‘Hum’ will work for you if you wish to govern the chakra stated above. Peace is responsible for activating this chakra.
    Extreme opening of this chakra causes a person to speak judgmental, hurtful and uncontrollably to someone. A person however lacks faith, creativity and stays silent as a child if the chakra is blocked.
  6. Third eye Chakra, the sixth chakra: Known as the third eye today and as Ajna in the Vedas; this chakra is situated between the eyes on the forehead. The mantra ‘Aum’ is associated with this chakra. This chakra is connected with psychic powers of an individual, higher intuitive powers and energies of spirit and light. This chakra can also neutralize and purify the negative thoughts that may cross your mind. It is said that through the power of Third eye chakra, one can guide, tune him/herself and attain a higher form. This chakra is activated through Truth and Knowledge.
    Opening this chakra excessively may cause one to be over analytical and become overly intellectual. Yet on the other hand, blocking such force may cause vague or duped thoughts.
  7. Crown Chakra, the seventh chakra: The final chakra was called Sahasrara in Sanskrit and is placed on the top of the skull. Its element being Spirit represents highest consciousness and enlightenment. This chakra can tap into your spirit. It provides divine wisdom and extreme intelligence. It is believed that during birth, the spirit enters this body through the crown itself and leaves when a person dies through the same route. Experiencing bliss will activate this chakra.
    Opening this Chakra overly causes a person to act as a cult leader and an ego maniac. On the other hand, not opening this chakra will cause a person to suffer from no spiritual inspiration.