What are the Primary Chakras

What are the Primary Chakras?

Chakras are points of energy aligned in the body that effect us in physical, mental, and emotional ways. Chakra, cakra in Sanskrit means “wheel”. We use the representation of a wheel to visualize the alignments of energy.

There are many Chakras to talk about, but today we’re going to focus on the primary points of energy, seven in total. The primary Chakras run along the spinal cord. If you wanted to “open” your chakras, you would start from the bottom (the Root Chakra) progressing up to the top (the Crown Chakra). It’s fine to focus on them individual and out of order, it takes awareness and research to find out which ones need your focus. But the meditative practice of opening Chakras can lend to many benefits, enabling change and forward motion. So let’s get started on the seven chakras and what they do!

Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is located at the pelvic floor of the body and associated with the color of RED. The Sanskrit word of Root Chakra is Muladhara. Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, which means “support” or “base.”

Imagine the Root Chakra being the foundation of your base(like a house), establishing synchronicity with in your environment. Enough to be safe and secure, thus gaining the ability to unlock all other primary chakras. With out a strong base, the line of growth from other chakras becomes thin. Making it real easy to fall back into coping mechanisms when your faced with the matter of survival. Growth can happen from a weak base, but the matter of leverage is against you. Being aware of that can help sustain open chakras beyond the root, but is difficult.

Sacral Chakra

Just above the Root is the Sacral Chakra. Positioned just below our belly button. This has reverence over our sexual nature, our passion, our joy.

It’s the step above survival where we find meaning within the world. A force of action cultivated by ideals. Very emotional is this and serves as our driving nature. The color associated with the Sacral is ORANGE. Many of us get stuck finding passion for life and allowing distractions to take us. Keeping us stagnantly surviving.

Solar Chakra

The solar plexus chakra, or manipura chakra in Sanskrit, translates to, “city of jewels.” This Chakra is a regiment of unique spender to the body. Located just above the belly, at the diaphragm.

This is your voice, your personal power. The energy that gives you confidence to live among the world and be uniquely you! It’s the power of the sun itself. This Chakra associates with the color YELLOW and is a masculine energy. Many individuals that have there head down in life possibly have there Solar Chakras closed, and might need attention. The power of the sun is giving. Take heed and absorb as much as possible… with out getting burned.

Heart Chakra

Heart Chakra is located in the center of the chest, not necessarily where the heart is. Anahata in Sanskirt, meaning “unstuck”. The color associated with this energy is GREEN.

The heart space in our body works as a mediator between the external world and spiritual space. It’s energy is unconditional love and compassion, adding to your confidents and allowing you to connect with others on an emotional level. The Heart is sophisticated in compassionate energy. Opening this can enhance your relationships with others. For those having issues expressing your true feelings, the heart Chakra might be something to look into.

Throat Chakra

Throat chakra, In Sanskrit, the word Vishuddha, meaning “purification”. This Chakra resides in the throat and connected to the tongue, neck and mouth. The color associated with this energy is BLUE.

This chakra aids one in speaking they’re personal truth. Abilities to be loud and concise with less drain to your person. When you Throat Chakra is closed, it takes so much effort to communicate on a effective level with people and becomes very draining to one’s energy. Open it with chants, and expressive conversation with the one’s you trust. This also help you in your understanding of language from others, there are times when you can hear someone, but you can’t understand what they are saying. If this happens often, look to make a meditative practice with the Throat Chakra.

Third-Eye Chakra

Third-Eye Chakra, It’s Ajna in Sanskrit. which Ajna translates to “command”. It’s aligned with the pineal gland and between the eyebrows. The color associated with this energy is INDIGO.

This Chakra lends power to intuition and insight. Traversing the fluctuation of energies undenounced in the physical world. It connects us in a way where oneness can be actualized. The Brow Chakra has a special relationship with the Solar Chakra. They both rely on the light to connect personality and spirit. This aids in hormone balancing when taking in nature and the sun.

Crown Chakra

Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head. The Sanskrit name “Sahasrara” translates as “Thousand petals”. The color associated with the Crown is WHITE.

This Chakra enters the realm of enlightenment, oneness with infinity, a bliss and communication beyond physical existence. It is a direct representation of the soul some say. One few of us human beings clam to achieve this open Chakra.

Final Thoughts

In closing, studying the architypes of each chakra point would contribute to your mind and body. They giving structure to self-development that’s broad enough to go about improving in anyway you want. There are chants, stones, sage, colors, movement, meditation, conversation and foods! We naturally contribute to these energy points. I look at it as a chance to add more variety to things I’ve felt we’re missing. If your being nagged by a lack of passion, and depression is starting to settle in, look into the Chakra points! Something might stand out for you.

Shine On!

What’s Making you Angry? 3 ways to find out

A lot of things have the ability to make us angry. From others not acting in our best interest or others acting in a way that harms someone we care about. There are occasions where we get angry and we are not sure what exactly we’re mad about. Say something trivial happens and it triggers you in the worst way. This can be dangerous if your not self-ware. You could inadvertently lash out at others for something that wasn’t there fault.

If you suffer from sporadic anger and it places you in a state of shame. Here are 3 ways to going about understanding your anger issue. I’m not saying these methods are straight forward fixes for anger. There only steps to understanding why they exist.

1. Apply Pressure.

One of the most helpful things I do to uncover emotion turmoil is getting physical. Meaning doing something active that tires your body, One way I manage is taking a running. traditionally running improves your mood after your finishing and during. When that pressure is applied, I get a gest of what anger I’m holding on to and where it’s coming from. I’m sure you can get the same pressure from doing any other cardio based exercises. When your body is holding on to something negative, expressing the body through physical action potentially reveals a lot.

2. Take Notice

Sometimes we get anger and we don’t take witness to ourselves getting there. We could of been building it up. Think of all the minor annoyances throughout the day; big and small. Till we reach out mental threshold before blowing up. We all go through periods where nothing is going our way and we end up putting in extra work to make something right, a car cuts us off. Playing games with others online and it doesn’t go well. All these inconveniences can build up, leaving us a ticking time bomb.

A way to bypass some daily grief is to take a step back from aggravating situations and observe how you feel in the process of angry. How does it feel in your body? does the temples on your head bulge out? Does the muscles around your eyes tighten up? All good things to ask. Plus if you take notice, your quicker to express to others on where your at mentally. Informing that your limits might be easier pushed.

3. Meditation

I can’t stress mental wellness enough with the act of being still. Meditation is great as a preventive measure when your stress levels ae high. Curbing your tolerance at times that require more presence and patients. The act of stillness can also allow you to decipher patterns in your anger. ultimately allowing you to find solutions that otherwise would have not been found if you lend yourself to distraction or escapism.

Closing

The path to emotional mastery isn’t easy. Impulses are not within us to simply control, but to notice. As far as anger is concerned, It helps to take action rectifying what’s eating at you. Anger patterns can go as far back as childhood sometimes and can be very difficult to nullify. Our subconscious minds become trained to handle situation to keep us safe. Anger is one the most common cover emotions for hiding pain. Learning to express these concerns to others that care for you can do nothing but help you in the long run. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind when something bothers you. training yourself to react differently to something triggering takes time and you won’t always get it right. I wish you well.

Shine On!

Top 3 ways to listen to your Body

Have you ever felt something was wrong with your body but couldn’t point out what it was? Have you been to the Doctor multiple times, spent hundreds of dollars just to find out you were healthy all along? I have, your not alone. There was a time when feeling the mind/body was a myth to me. The mind/body being the inner voice and sensations you feel. I spent many days reading illnesses on the web and second guessed myself if I had the symptoms to what ever illness I was searching at the time. It wasn’t till later that just simply being still with your body can accomplish a lot.

I’ll talk about the things that can block communication with your mind/body, teach you how to focus energy to particular areas, and conduct your own test to learn what you may need as far as your body is concerned.

1. Taking out the Middle Man

Most human beings on Earth exhibit the means to distract themselves from the life they’re living. Escapism has reared its head in many ways in todays world. From gaming, watching TV, and social media. Most anything can be labeled a distraction now-a-days. Looking at these activities alone, each one aren’t necessarily bad by societies standards, but too much of a fun thing can isolate you to such a degree that you start lacking the awareness around you and also within you. All of these activities raise your dopamine levels similar to pain pills, coffee, and other stimulants. Minus the euphoric feeling of pleasure.

The indulgent nature we human beings are starting to acquire, hurt us in the long run. It skews your perception on an emotion level where we have to treat those arbitrary time wasters as common dependencies. Soon, as I would suspect, will need to raise awareness that things like that effect our communities on a high scale. Mostly children because they lack the control to push away things that make them feel good.

What does this have to do with feeling your body? If you funnel too much time into dopamine filled activities, we end up caring less for the state of your body; as long as we get our high. So injuries and even emotions will fly over our heads because of this. This could be the difference between finding cancer in it’s beginning stages or noticing it too late. Even figuring out your own emotions so you may find resolve quicker. I know many situations in my life I wished hindsight was available. So taking small steps to cut down on trivial dependencies (social media, gaming, etc) will aid you greatly when needing to figure out your body. Cutting down depression as well.

2. Meditation

There’s a practice in the Meditation field called a body check. It’s the means of letting your mind meander over each part of your body and seeing if anything feels different. Sometimes the mind will not notice something is a miss until you place your focus there.

Focus attention from one end of the body to the other. Usually using breathing as the catalyst for exploration and moving the minds eye along till completion. The focus on breathing in itself is a good presence tool. As you relax deeper in your meditative state, you’ll begin to notice changes in the body easer. Your breathing is powerful!

3. The Inner Voice

We all have an inner voice, This accumulation of knowledgeable words that manifest in our minds eye. The thinking state that we use to make sense of things. What if I told you, That you can connect to different parts of your being by channeling it through your inner voice.

For example; you’re channeling desire as an emotion and you ask yourself If you should play another game with your friends. Your your inner voice will likely tell you “yes! yes! again yes!” If you were channeling say, responsibility! your inner voice could give you a very different answer. Saying, “no, you need to work in the morning.” or, “Just one more because you can still get eight hours of sleep.” There’s variance what your inner voice will tell you depending on what your channeling. Don’t mistake it as your gut or the Universe giving you these answers. It’s very easy to misjudge what you channeling in the heat of passion, anger, and happiness. You will receive many different answers to the same question depending on what your channeling.

Just to add, the more you channel certain aspect of yourself, the louder that voice gets. Like a muscle, it builds till it can become more prevalent than your other inner namesakes.

Feel More

In closing, making an effort to connect with your body is nothing but beneficial. In these times, we may be starting at a disadvantage when it comes to beating out out isolating desires. I’m with you! you are not alone! in time we can do better, even if the results don’t show immediately. One step back and two steps forward. Start with you, then set great examples to the ones that look up to you.

Shine on!