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What Is A Chakra?

Hello lovely readers, welcome to our first series! We are so excited to have you and are even more excited to have the opportunity to share our knowledge with you. The theme of this series is the chakras. Each week we will be going in depth into one of the chakras and how to tune that chakra without reiki! 

Before we jump into the series, I want to take the time to talk about what a “chakra” actually is and give you an idea of what to expect from this series. Each week will be devoted to a chakra, starting at the root, and working our way to the crown. We will go over the functions of that chakra, signs that it is over/under-balanced and our favorite ways to tune the chakra back into balance. 

But why is this so important? 

Chakras are the energy centers of our body. The word “chakra” is a Sanskrit term which means “wheel” or “disc”. Each chakra controls different functions of our body physically, emotionally and spiritually. They take in energy to keep us functioning at “optimal levels”. If even one of your chakras is out of balance, it can cause distress not just emotionally but physically as well! For example, people with lower back pain could have an unbalanced root chakra.There are 7 main chakras in the body as well as minor chakras in the palms and feet. For our series we will be focusing on the 7 main chakras but I want to share a fun fact that the ones in the palms of our hands are what give practitioners the ability to perform reiki!

Starting at the top of your head and moving down to the base of your tailbone, the 7 main chakras are located along the spine. They regulate the main nerve systems of the body. While offering physical healing, they also balance our emotional, psychological and spiritual balance. 

The order is as follows: root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, crown. The first 3 chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus) are more physical in a sense. They correlate to aspects of our body such as the skeleton and muscular systems. The fourth (heart) chakra is the connection between the physical and spiritual realm. The last 3 chakras (throat, third eye and crown) are the spiritual connection to the divine. These are often referred to as the “higher” chakras. 

Each chakra has a color associated with it. The colors are similar to the colors of the rainbow- ROYGBIV. We will go more into depth about these when we talk about each specific chakra but you can think of each chakra as a swirling wheel of energy. 

In today’s world, we are dealing with so much more stress than ever before! Outside of the pressures from society, family, and friends, we are living in an unhealthy environment. Our farming soils are depleted, our food is processed, and we are constantly surrounded by technology. It’s important to take the time to connect with yourself, your spirituality, and the divine! Connecting with your body to see what is out of balance can give you insight into the struggles you’ve been having or struggles you may not have realized.   

This doesn’t have to be a long process- unless you want it to be, of course! Taking even 10 minutes a day to connect with yourself can help realign and give you the peace you are in need of. Your chakras are the first step to aligning yourself. 

Balancing your chakras can be done in several ways – reiki, meditating, grounding, and specific work on each chakra. It can be something that you do in the morning before your day starts or it can be added to your daily self care routine. The most important thing to remember is that you are doing this for you so you want to schedule it in a way that will be beneficial and meaningful to you. 

Follow along in the rest of the series to see how you can balance each chakra! Have questions? Let us know in the comments. Which chakra are you most excited to learn about? 

Stay tuned for our next article where we begin our series with the root chakra!