The human body is a complex energy system. It is surrounded by an energy field known as the aura. Additionally, along the spine are energy centers known as chakras.

Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel.” There are seven major chakras, and each chakra resembles a swirling vortex that originates from a specific place on the spine.

The first chakra, known as the Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and is brilliant red. It governs the legs, rectum and immune system. On an emotional level it’s related to the ability to provide for oneself and ones family.

Affirmation: “I am safe and secure. The Universe loves and supports me.”

The second chakra, known as the Sacral Chakra, is located just above the pubic bone, and is brilliant orange. It governs the sexual organs, hips and intestines. On an emotional level it’s related to fairness, forgiveness and the ability to connect with others and form meaningful relationships.

Affirmation: “I love and forgive myself and others for any perceived wrong doing.”

The third chakra, known as the Solar Plexus, is located just above the belly button, and is brilliant yellow. It governs the stomach, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, pancreas and intestines. On an emotional level it’s the center of self esteem and fear.

Affirmation: “I am confident in my abilities.”

The fourth chakra, known as the Heart Chakra, is located at the sternum, and is brilliant green. It governs the heart, lungs, shoulders and breasts. On an emotional level it’s the center for love, compassion, anger and grief.

Affirmation: “I love and approve of myself”.

The fifth chakra, known as the Throat Chakra, is located on the throat, and is brilliant sky blue. It governs the teeth, mouth and throat. On an emotional level it’s the center of personal will, addiction, and the ability to make decisions.

Affirmation: “I surrender my will to Divine will. I easily accept that which is for my highest good.”

The sixth chakra, known as the Third Eye, is located just between the eyebrows, and is brilliant indigo. It governs the brain, eyes, ears and nose. On an emotional level it’s the center of truth and self-knowledge.

Affirmation: “I gladly receive the higher wisdom that is always available to me.”

The seventh chakra, known as the Crown Chakra, is located at the top of the skull, and is brilliant violet. It governs the skin, muscular and skeletal systems. On an emotional level it’s the center for selflessness, humanitarianism, faith and spiritual devotion.

Affirmation: “The perfect time is always now.”

When the chakras are out of balance, this can lead to physical and emotional problems. To bring the chakras back into balance, you can visit an energy healer or Reiki practitioner, or you can do a simple visualization in which you see each of the chakras spinning brightly and clearly.

Balancing out the chakras brings clarity and peace to an active mind, and allows the heart to tap into the wisdom of the soul.


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