What are the 7 main chakras? The chakras are one of the most popular topics in modern western spirituality. Most spiritual teachers will have a basic understanding of these phenomena, and they usually do so by referring to ancient Hindu texts. The chakras are known as lotus or rose-petal because they appear like that when they are open and fully functioning. They can also be referred to as energy vortices that govern our life and bring balance to our beings.
What are Chakras?
The chakras are energy vortices that govern our being. They are located along our spinal column and are associated with certain body parts. We can associate the whole body with the spine and the various chakras, located along the spinal column.
The energy that flows through the chakra is called Kundalini. Each chakra has its characteristics. When the energy flow is blocked, we feel a lack of balance and are prone to emotional imbalances.
How Can You Unblock Them
Kundalini is a life force that ascends through the nadis (meridians) of our body. According to Ayurveda, the best way to unblock the chakras is by doing a “Breath of Fire”. This is a technique in which you focus on breathing in fire, the energy of Kundalini, and breathing the fire out of yourself through the mouth or the nose.
The other way to unblock the chakras is by doing the “Wheel of life” practice. Here you focus on breathing in the colors of the rainbow and breathing the colors out of yourself. This is a very good exercise to help you unblock the chakras and balance your hormones.
What are the 7 main chakras?
The seven main chakras are the crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root chakras. The chakras are associated with various aspects of our life. For example, they are associated with our emotions and how we relate to other people, as well as how we experience our creativity.
1 – Crown Chakra
The crown chakra is located at the top of the head and connects the physical body to the consciousness. It is connected with the head and the “third eye” (brow center). It is also associated with our beauty and how we perceive the world. This is associated with intuition, creativity and the ability to connect to the divine.
2 – Third eye chakra
The third eye chakra is located at the center of the brow and connects the physical body with the spiritual body. It is associated with our health, digestion, glands and our ability to see the “divine”“. It is also associated with our spirituality and our ability to connect to our divine self.
3 – Throat chakra
The throat chakra is located at the front of the neck and connects the physical body with emotions. It is associated with our communication with other people, as well as our love and sexuality. It is associated with our throat and the ability to be fully present in the moment.
4 – Heart Chakra
The heart chakra is located at the center of the chest and connects the physical body with emotions. It is related to our love, compassion, forgiveness and our ability to truly connect with other people. It is also associated with our ability to feel and experience emotions.
5 – Solar plexus chakra
The solar plexus chakra is located in the lower abdomen and connects the physical body with self-esteem and our sense of self-worth. It is connected with how we experience our creativity and how we function as an individual. It is also associated with how we experience our boundaries.
6 – Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with our connection to our sexuality, as well as our emotional connection to our bodies. It is connected with our boundaries and how we feel safe in our own skin.
7 – Root Chakra
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with our connection to our sense of self, as well as our connection to the earth. It is associated with how we feel safe and grounded in our lives.
We hope that you enjoyed learning about the chakras and how you can unblock them for better health and less stress. We hope that you have a better understanding of what the chakras are, how they work and how you can help unblock them. Now it’s time to take action! Next time you feel blocked, try “breathing in fire” to help unblock your chakras. If you are interested in learning more techniques to unblock the chakras, you can request a free chakra-balance-therapy workshop from the School of Spirituality.