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History of the Chakra System

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Now that the chakras have become New Age parlance, there are many interpretations of their meaning and function being bandied about. While this popularity is making the chakras a household word, it is also spreading a lot of confusing, conflicting, and often erroneous information. It is important to realize the chakras come from an ancient tradition, which many New Age ... Read More »

Auras and the Chakras

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Our physical body is surrounded by a cocoon of light, called the aura. It is often described as egg-shaped. Light energy is drawn into this egg, which acts like a prism, changing the light (or breaking it down) into its component color elements. Color energy then enters the body vibrating along the nerve centers and through the chakras. According to ... Read More »

Plato and the Chakras

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The concepts closest to the chakras in the west were first developed by Plato. This Greek philosopher lived in the fifth century B.C.E. and taught that our psyche consists of: epithymia or desire, thymos or righteousness, and nous or logos or the ability to contemplate the divine. He relegated these three levels of the psyche to three types of people: ... Read More »

Crystals and the Chakras

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Crystals can be used to balance the chakras. Following are three balancing techniques using crystals that you can do yourself. Technique You will need seven clear quartz crystals about the same size and weight, either natural or tumbled. Lie down and place a crystal on each of the seven major chakra centers. If a stone rolls to a different position ... Read More »

Taoism and the Chakras

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Taoism and the Chakras Your physical body is surrounded by a cocoon of light, called the aura. It is often described as egg-shaped. Light energy is drawn into this egg, which acts like a prism, changing the light (or breaking it down) into its component color elements. Color energy then enters the body vibrating along the nerve centers and through ... Read More »

Chakras Sounds

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Sounds and the Chakras According to the ancients, there are certain vibrations, sounds, that correlate to the different color vibrations of the chakras. The Hindu call them bija or seed sounds. A listing of the seed and petal sounds of each chakra can be found by clicking on the seven chakra mandalas above. According to Hindu tradition, all of the ... Read More »

1st Chakra-Root or Muldhara Chakra

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Root or Muldhara Chakra The root chakra is located at the base of the spine where the snake, the kundalini, is coiled three and one half times when at rest. This is the chakra of manifestation and is associated with grounding, survival and beginnings. According to Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama in Theories of the Chakras, when the root chakra is in ... Read More »

2nd Chakra-Sacral or Svadhisthana Chakra

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Sacral or Svadhisthana Chakra The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen, centered between the navel and the genitals and is the vortex of change, emotion, pleasure and movement. It deals with opposites, polarities and empathy. This chakra corresponds to the nerve ganglion, is connected to the sciatic nerve, and is frequently referred to as the “seat of life”. ... Read More »

3rd Chakra-Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra

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Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra The solar chakra is located at the navel and is the vortex of transformation. This chakra deals with self-esteem, energy, will, power and autonomy. It is the place of information or temporal knowledge. Solar Plexus Symbols, Sounds, and Associations Lotus Symbols There are ten blue lotus petals, a triangle pointed downward with a running ram ... Read More »

4th Chakra-Heart or Anahata Chakra

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Heart or Anahata Chakra: The heart chakra is located in the heart area and is the vortex of balance, love, compassion, healing, and unity. The heart is the termination point of the sacred spiral, the intersection point of the body, the center point, the balance point. According to the Upanishads it is “When all the knots of the heart are ... Read More »