What's a Chakra?
Root Chakra Navel
Chakra Solar Plexus Chakra
Heart Chakra Throat
Chakra Brow Chakra
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, or vortex, and it refers to each of the
seven energy centers of which our consciousness, our energy system, is composed.
These chakras, or energy centers, function as pumps or valves, regulating the
flow of energy through our energy system. The functioning of the chakras
reflects decisions we make concerning how we choose to respond to conditions in
our life. We open and close these valves when we decide what to think, and what
to feel, and through which perceptual filter we choose to experience the world
The chakras are not physical. They are aspects of consciousness in the same way
that the auras are aspects of consciousness. The chakras are more dense than the
auras, but not as dense as the physical body. They interact with the physical
body through two major vehicles, the endocrine system and the nervous system.
Each of the seven chakras is associated with one of the seven endocrine glands,
and also with a group of nerves called a plexus. Thus, each Chakra can be
associated with particular parts of the body and particular functions within the
body controlled by that plexus or that endocrine gland associated with that
All of your senses, all of your perceptions, all of your possible states of
awareness, everything it is possible for you to experience, can be divided into
seven categories. Each category can be associated with a particular Chakra.
Thus, the chakras represent not only particular parts of your physical body, but
also particular parts of your consciousness.
When you feel tension in your consciousness, you feel it in the Chakra
associated with that part of your consciousness experiencing the stress, and in
the parts of the physical body associated with that Chakra. Where you feel the
stress depends upon why you feel the stress. The tension in the Chakra is
detected by the nerves of the plexus associated with that Chakra, and
transmitted to the parts of the body controlled by that plexus. When the tension
continues over a period of time, or to a particular level of intensity, the
person creates a symptom on the physical level.
The symptom speaks a language that reflects the idea that we each create our
reality, and the metaphoric significance of the symptom becomes apparent when
the symptom is described from that point of view. Thus, rather than saying,
"I can't see," the person would describe it as keeping themselves from
seeing something. "I can't walk," means the person has been keeping
themselves from walking away from a situation in which they are unhappy. And so
The symptom serves to communicate to the person through their body what they had
been doing to themselves in their consciousness. When the person changes
something about their way of being, getting the message communicated by the
symptom, the symptom has no further reason for being, and it can be released,
according to whatever the person allows themselves to believe is possible.
We believe that anything can be healed. It's just a question of how to do it.
Understanding the chakras allows you to understand the relationship between your
consciousness and your body, and to thus see your body as a map of your
consciousness. It gives you a better understanding of yourself and those around