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Chakra Healing for Optimum Physical and Emotional Wellness

Updated on November 1, 2011

Chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel and in ancient Eastern traditions chakra is the word designed to describe swirling energetic hotspots throughout the body. There are numerous chakras going from the fingertips to the bottom of your toes. However, there are 7 major chakras that run roughly from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. These 7 chakras are what are commonly referenced when people discuss the body’s energy centers.

Chakras, as outlined above, are energy hotspots all over the body that fuel the body’s entire energetic system with divine energy (otherwise known as prana or chi). Because all things in the world are made from matter, and matter is constructed of energy, we understand that all things in the world are made of energy. Chakras are the energy centers found in all living things that keep them glowing with life.

Energy flows into and out of chakras that use it to energize the body’s meridians (or energetic bloodstream). In addition to fueling the meridians, chakras directly supply the body’s organ systems, tissues, muscles, and cells with energy to thrive. Because physical and emotional toxins can obstruct the chakras, sometimes energy becomes blocked or stagnant and the organ systems that the chakras feed becomes deficient. Keeping your chakras healthy and clear is essential in insuring ideal physical health for your body.

The 7 main chakras not only energize the physical body with energy, they energize the emotional body as well. Each chakra is responsible for different emotions, feelings and perceptions correlating with facets of your life. In fact, quite often it’s the emotional portion of our being that controls the physical outcome. This means it’s usually an emotion or an emotional tie to a situation in our lives that causes our chakras to be depleted of energy. Damaging emotions are responsible for many of the toxic blockages that lead to our chakras being partially blocked. Because of this, many physical problems or physical dis-ease is a direct response to years of emotional turmoil.

The tricky part with emotional dis-ease is that it’s not always easily understood; meaning it may not always be stored in the 1/6 of the brain we use, called the conscious. Rather it is residing in the other 5/6 of the brain, also known as the subconscious. The subconscious can store many past emotional disturbances that may not have registered consciously but have deeply affected you on a subconscious and energetic level.

Fortunately there are ways to clear our undesired subconscious beliefs, conscious beliefs and the chakra centers. However, before you can clean them out and optimize your physical and emotional health, you must determine where your imbalances lie. The following breakdown will give you a sense of what physical and emotional dis-ease is linked to which chakra.

Root Chakra

Location: base of spine

Vibration: red

Emotional and Mental Connections: safety and security of friends and family, the

power to provide for oneself, the ability to remain true to oneself, feeling a sense

of safety, security and home, social and familial law and order

Anatomy: adrenal glands, white and red blood cells, bones, DNA, feet, immune

system, joints, legs, muscles, the prostate, rectum, male reproductive organs, skin, tailbone

Sacral Chakra

Location: about 2 " below the belly button

Vibration: orange

Emotional and Mental Connections: blame and guilt, money and sex, creativity,

sexuality, respect in relationships

Anatomy: bladder, hips, kidneys, large intestine/colon, ovaries, uterus

Solar Plexus Chakra

Location: about two inches above the navel

Vibration: yellow

Emotional and Mental Connections: power and control, faith, fear and intimidation,

self-esteem, self-confidence and self-respect, responsibility for

decisions, care of oneself as well as others, dignity, sensitivity to


Anatomy: gallbladder, liver, pancreas, small intestine, stomach

Heart Chakra

Location: center of chest

Vibration: green

Emotional and Mental Connections: absolute love and hatred, resentment and bitterness,

despair and animosity, self-centeredness, isolation and commitment, forgiveness and

compassion, hope and faith

Anatomy: armpits, arms, blood vessels, breasts, hands, heart, lungs, lymphatic

system, shoulders, wrists

Throat Chakra

Location: right below Adam’s apple

Vibration: pale blue

Emotional and Mental Connections: choice of strength and willpower, personal

expression, following one’s dreams, using personal power to create,

addiction, judgment and criticism, faith and intelligence, ability to

make decisions

Anatomy: cheeks, chin, ears, larynx, lips, mouth, neck, nose, pharynx, thyroid,

throat, tongue, upper esophagus

Third-Eye Chakra

Location: in between eyebrows

Vibration: indigo

Emotional and Mental Connections: self-evaluation, truth, intelligence,

feelings of adequacy, openness to the thoughts of others, capacity to learn from

experience, emotional intelligence

Anatomy: brain, eyebrows, eyes, forehead, neurotransmitters, pineal gland,

regulation of hormone function

Crown Chakra

Location: crown of head

Vibration: violet

Emotional and Mental Connections: ability to trust life, ideals, integrity, courage,

humanitarianism, selflessness, capacity to be aware of the larger pattern, trust and

inspiration, spirituality and devotion

Anatomy: central nervous system, supplies each cell with life-force or divine

energy (prana, chi), works together with the root chakra to create consciousness

and bring life to all cells, in turn bringing life to the physical body

There are many techniques utilized by energy medicine practitioners to heal and restore stability to the chakras, as well as unravel negative programs being held in the brain and body resulting in emotional and physical dis-ease. For more information check out our website at


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