Having just released the Chakra Book, I am finding that I am getting a lot of questions about the chakras. Many people are familiar with them and many really don't even know what they are. As a result, I have decided to dedicate the next few blogs to answering questions about the Chakras. If you have any, please feel free to leave them in a comment on this page, and I will answer them as quickly as possible.
What Are The Chakras?
Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means "wheel." It is believed that a chakra is a wheel of energy that spins around its own axis. Depending on the energetic state of the chakra it will spin fast or slowly. Chakras are energy systems associated with different areas of the body that relate to the glandular system and to nerve bundles, which relay information in the form of energy. Understanding what the chakras mean physically, mentally and emotionally and keeping them in balance can help you to avoid all kinds of emotionally based health issues.
There are seven major chakras in the human body. The chakras are situated at the bottom of the pelvis, below the navel, at the navel, in the chest, in the throat, at the forehead and at the top of the head. I also like to give attention to the Thymus chakra, which impacts the immune system and our interconnection with others. You can balance these chakras using color therapy, foods, movement, meditation, gemstones massage, fragrances, mantras and mudras, among other methods.
How Do Chakras Work?
I think of the chakras as "holding tanks" for the energy that enters the body through the top of the head and through the feet. They are vortexes that are in constant movement. If the energy is open and clear the chakra will move rapidly and everything functions better. However, if life is stressful or challenging, the chakra can become sluggish and congested. I have seen this many times by just holding a pendulum over the chakra and allowing the energy of the chakra to move the stone. If my client is experiencing a lot of emotional duress, I can almost bet there will be little or no movement of the pendulum, when I hold it over the chakra.
When the chakras are working properly they will spin and keep that energy circulating throughout the body. This keeps the organs healthy and functioning properly and fosters productive, balanced emotional experiences. In my book, I give many methods that can be easily incorporated into every-day life that will keep the chakras balanced and it tip-top shape.
About the Author: Paula Shaw CADC, DCEP has helped thousands of people to know that loss, which she believes is at the core of all dysfunction, and the painful grief that results from it, doesn't have to be a life sentence. Her "Rapid Results" approach often brings immediate relief and change to people dealing with the ravages of loss and grief, anxiety, depression, relationship distress, addiction and weight issues. Through methods included in the family of Energy Medicine, which work directly with the body's energy system, Paula's patients experience measurable changes which occur quickly through the multi-method, customized approach she uses.
Paula is the author of Chakras The Magnificent Seven, Pathways To Higher Energy, Happiness And Health. Her upcoming book is The Life Transitions Toolkit, Everything You Need To Move Through Change And Challenge.
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