The anticipated launch of our new Chakra collection has been met with a wonderful mix of excitement and awe. The new rings are uniquely beautiful and distinctively meaningful, however, some of us still pose the question, what are Chakras? or more so, what are my Chakras? As Kat John explained with ease and simplicity in her Q&A with us, (click here to read!), “you don’t have Chakras, you are the Chakras. Chakras are energy, and you are energy”.
The Chakras are seven distinctive points inside the body in which energy flows through freely. Your Chakras need to be opened, aligned with one another, and active, otherwise the opposite can have a significantly negative effect on ones mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
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Muladhara, also known as the “Root Chakra”, is located at the base of the spine and is associated with feelings of deep connection to the physical body and the surrounding environment. It is where our energy lies grounded, and feelings of stability, self-awareness, security and calmness are present. When this chakra is out of balance, greediness, unrest and poor relationships with our loved ones and ourselves persist.
Svadisthana, also known as the “Sacral Chakra”, is located within the pelvic region and is associated with emotions of strong sensuality, intimacy with our loved ones and pleasure. It is where our energy experiences bursts of creativity, feelings of love, awareness of sexuality and enjoyment. When this chakra is out of balance, jealousy, restlessness, anger and poor sexual relationships with ourselves and others develop.
Manipura, also known as the “Solar Plexus Chakra”, is located at our core near the navel, and is associated with feelings of deep connection to our own identity and sense of self. It is where our energy allows thoughts to be put into actions, and feelings of confidence, strong willpower, warmth and good self-esteem are present. When this chakra is out of balance, fear, intimidation and deep emotional dysfunctions appears.
Anahata, also known as the “Heart Chakra”, is located in the centre of the chest and is associated with a feeling of a deep sense of wholeness and the ability to heal. It is where our energy heals our body and soul, and feelings of kindness, respect, compassion and forgiveness are present. When this chakra is out of balance, loneliness, depression and resentment/jealousy towards others is abundant.
Visuddha, also known as the “Throat Chakra”, is located between the neck and shoulders, and is associated with feelings of liberation and the ability to express oneself. It is where our energy allows us to seek truth, independence and knowledge, and feelings of strong intellect, strong expression and acceptance of originality are present. When this chakra is out of balance, bitterness, addiction and criticism of our loved ones and ourselves persist.
Anja, also known as the “Third Eye Chakra”, is located below the brow and above the nose, and is associated with feelings of self-reflection and spiritual deliberation. It is where our energy taps into our intuition and guidance, and feelings of wisdom, self-awareness, and the ability to seek out truths are present. When this chakra is out of balance, untruthfulness, unhappiness with ones intellect and loss of intuitiveness may result.
Sahasrara, also known as the “Crown Chakra”, is located at the crown of the head, and is associated with feelings of experiencing unity and togetherness with the world and all beings. It is where our energy taps into our “oneness” with the universe, and feelings of tranquility, spiritual aliveness and a deep peace about ones life is present. When this chakra is out of balance, selfishness, egoism and lack of understanding and compassion for the world and others may occur.
There are many self-healing techniques to unblock your inactive Chakras, which include meditation, chants, breathing exercises and specific yoga poses. Each Chakra needs and reacts to specific practices. The first step is to understand your Chakras and resonate with which ones are unbalanced and are causing unrest within your life. Eclectic Energies explains some simple but effective mediations which help to begin the process of opening your closed Chakras.