Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Chakra System and Energy Healing

I found an interactive widget on the net about human Chakras, and decided to share it with my readers here. For those of you who don't know what Chakras are, it provides a good briefer about these energy centers in our bodies. At the same time, it also serves as a quick refresher or a ready-reckoner for those of you who DO know about them.

Chakra System
If you click on each of the "colored balls" along the spine of the girl's silhouette, more details about that particular Chakra will be displayed in the right panel, along with a magnified image of how that particular Chakra is visualized.





In simple words, Chakras are energy vortices, and each Chakra is supposed to resonate at an ideal frequency for optimum health. An over-active Chakra would be one spinning at a higher than ideal speed, and a blocked Chakra would be one spinning too slow. Both the situations lead to dis-ease in the body - physical, mental or emotional.

In Indian scriptures, Chakras are visualized symbolically:

  • 4-petalled Red lotus for the Root (Mooladhara) Chakra
  • 6-petalled Orange lotus for the Sacral (Swadhisthan) Chakra
  • 10-petalled Yellow lotus for the Solar Plexus (Manipura) Chakra
  • 12-petalled Green lotus for the Heart (Anahata) Chakra
  • 16-petalled Blue lotus for the Throat (Vishuddhi) Chakra
  • 2-petalled Indigo lotus for the Third Eye (Ajneya) Chakra
  • Thousand-petalled Violet lotus for the Crown (Sahasrara) Chakra

Makes it V-I-B-G-Y-O-R, in reverse... all the colors of the rainbow!


Chakras-Colors

Each of these seven major Chakras corresponds to specific organs and glands in our body. And abnormal functioning of any Chakra leads to a dis-ease in the corresponding section of our physical body. For example, the Sacral Chakra is associated with the human reproductive system.

Similarly, each of these Chakras also relates to specific mental and emotional patterns. For example, suicidal temperament is primarily marked by a weak/under-active Root Chakra. And a Teacher/Professor would have a healthy Throat Chakra.

In short, all aspects of our life can be summed up in Chakras. Health, finances, personal relationships -- they're all dependent on the state of our Chakras. Yoga, Reiki, TaiChi, QiGong, Meditation and Pranayam are just a few of the many different ways in which we can keep our Chakras vibrant and balanced, in order to live a more fulfilling life.

You can also read more about Chakras, and how they relate with our Endocrine System, on Wikipedia.


P.S. - My article on Chakra Healing with Crystals got published in the March 2011 issue of one of the leading magazines on health & metaphysical matters - Life Positive. To see the scanned pages of my published article, please read my post "Myriad of Emotions: Pride".

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17 comments:

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

It reminded me of Shaktimaan....:D

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

and nice post...too...

IndianPundit said...

Hello Kaddu

Nice name u have....haha

Interesting read.

Cheers.

Kaddu said...

Sid:
Shaktimaan? Why? :-/

Kaddu said...

IndianPundit:
I think I have seen your name floating around the blogosphere. This is your first visit here, isn't it? Hope to see you around more! Cheers!

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

@kaddu
didn't u see shaktimaan??? he has all the chakra's active...in d title track dey use to highlight the chakras...

Adbhut adam, yeh manas ki...paribhasha hai...:D

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about these chakra books?

http://www.YogaVidya.com/freepdfs.html

Kaddu said...

SiD:
Oh! Didn't know abt his background... all I knew was that it was Mahabharat's Bhishm Pitamah playing Shaktimaan (the actor I mean)! WOW! With that little piece of info, I can now understand this character.

Kaddu said...

sfauthor:
No haven't yet seen it. Thanks for sharing the link... will definitely chk it out.

IndianPundit said...

Hello Kaddu

You wrote:

""This is your first visit here isn't it?""

Actually NO.
I visited your blog couple of times previously.
i didnot comment as i am sooooo lazy.......hahahaha

""Hope to see u around more""

Yeah definately!!......great blog u have.

Cheers and u may like to check out my blog too!!

If u do, then please leave a footprint on me.

ZB said...

i have come across chakras. I will tell you a story,One day while i was on a holiday in Lakshdweep Islands, I was lounging on the beach, and this elderly man with long white beard comes to me and says, that i have a brown Aura( a faint radiation in many colours, emitted my all living thing, brown is for an intellectual and artists ). We become acquainted and then he goes on to tell me about Nadi, Chakras, praanayama, sidhi kriya, Kriya yoga etc...He asks me to practice a certain type of Praanayama(Brahmayogam Pranayama) which if done without fail continuously 2 times a day, without missing a day, would render me special powers.

I did, for a month, and i did acquire certain special senses, in the sense my senses bcame a bit more stronger, and i could hear faint sounds and hyper alertness, but i stopped doing it after a while.

So, all these are quite a lot of science and mysticism. Thanks for sharing this:)))

Dhiman said...

Thank you for the information about chakras....

Kaddu said...

IP:
Oh ok you have visited before. I did glance through your blog yesterday... just a cursory scroll, will go through it properly when I get free.

Kaddu said...

ZB:
:O But why did u stop doing it when u could experience the difference in yourself?

Kaddu said...

Dhiman:
You're welcome! :D
Just bombarded my readers with some more 'information' btw... this time about myself! :p

yours_nonie said...

hi amazing blogs...i will keep reading this blog again and again

Kaddu said...

nonie:
:)

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