Chakras are spinning wheels of life force energy within you. Each of them governs major aspects of...
who you are (1st chakra)
how you feel (2nd chakra)
what you do (3rd chakra)
how you love (4th chakra)
what you say (5th chakra)
what you know (6th chakra)
how you perceive your
connection with the Universe (7th chakra)
Prana (life force) moves through our bodies through pathways called meridians or channels or nadis. There are thousands of these channels in our bodies through which this life force is moving. Big channels and little channels, like the branches of a tree, all moving and flowing with prana.
There are centers within all these pathways where lots of channels of energy converge - these are called energy centres, or chakras. They are like whirlpools, with many channels coming together in a swirling central area.
The energy flows into the spinning centre, and then flows back out again, always moving and flowing... at least that's the ideal.
There are 7 main chakras, and many, many other smaller ones. Each chakra reflects a different area of your life.
It is possible for our chakras to become blocked (no energy flowing through), excessive (too much energy flowing through) or deficient (only a little bit of energy flowing through), depending on how we are dealing with life as it unfolds.
They cannot be blamed for dysfunction or imbalance in your life, they simply reflect that there is a dysfunction going on, and as such, they are great tools for self awareness and healing. If we connect with our chakras and ascertain their state of health, we can see which areas of our life need some attention.
Take my chakra quiz to see which of your chakras needs your attention...
Susan Harrington-Baker is an International Inspirational Leader, Teacher and Intuitive from Christchurch, New Zealand.