What are Chakras?
Chakras are energy points, like wheels of energy that turn clockwise allowing energy to flow freely though your body.
There are 7 main chakras within the body which are at points along the spine (at massive nerve centres), starting with the Root Chakra at the base of the spine up to the Crown Chakra at the top of your head.
Why are they important?
Our Chakras represent major organs as well as emotional, psychological and spiritual states. If a Chakra is balanced and flowing freely then all will be well with our bodies and emotions that are represented by this Chakra.
If they are blocked or restricted then energy cannot flow freely through your body causing a build up. So it is essential for our physical and emotional wellbeing to maintain and look after our chakras.
The first 3 chakras represent our feminine energy and draw energy up from earth, and the upper 3 represent our masculine energy and draw energy from source. These both meet at the Heart Chakra where we have connection and love.
Root Chakra (Red)
This Chakra is at the base of our spine and represents security, stability, grounding and all our basic needs. Physically it represents our foundation, so our knees, hips, bladder, colon. Emotionally it represents our safety, and fear.
Sacral Chakra (Orange)
This Chakra is just below the tummy button and represents creativity, emotions and sexuality. Physically it is our sexual organs, emotionally it is abundance, joy, pleasure, creativity.
Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow)
This is at our Solar Plexus, around our stomach and represents our personal power. Physically it affects our stomach, gall bladder, and other major organs in that area, emotionally it is our personal power, how powerful we feel will depend on the condition of this chakra.
Heart Chakra (Green)
This can be found on the spine at our heart. This represents love and connection. This is where the lower 3 chakras meet the upper 3 chakras. It represents our heart both physically and emotionally, it is how we energetically connect with the world around us.
Throat Chakra (Blue)
Found in the throat at the top of the spine, this chakra represents communication, it is how we communicate with others, how well we verbalise how we feel. It also represents the physical side of the throat, sore throats are an indication this chakra isn't balanced.
3rd Eye Chakra (Indigo)
Found between the eye brows this is our spiritual vision, it is how we see, feel or sense energy around us. It represents Psychic communication. Physically it represents anything physical in our heads like headaches, or sinus problems.
Crown Chakra (Violet)
At the top of our head is our Crown Chakra, this is our gateway to the upper chakras, the gateway to enlightenment, spiritual connection to our higher self. If this chakra is not balanced or is closed then we are closed to our higher self.
This has been a very quick overview of the Chakras to give you a basic understanding, I will go into them in much more detail, as well as how to cleanse them over the next few days.