Chakras have long been known to the more spiritually-oriented circles of people, yoga practitioners, and meditation lovers. This ancient concept made its way to our Western world and is becoming increasingly popular among those who can’t find healing in conventional medicine; and feel there is more to our physical and mental health than just anatomy and modern science. As spiritual and unreal as the concept of chakras may seem, both physics and metaphysics agree that everything is energy.
What does “chakra” mean?
The word “chakra” comes from Sanskrit (the sacred language of Hinduism) and means a wheel, circle, disc, or centre. According to the religious and philosophical beliefs of the Far East (mainly Hinduism and Buddhism, but also those of the Egyptians, Sufis, and Chinese), chakras are seven energy centres throughout our body where energy channels intersect and concentrate. Chakras are the hubs of your energy management: they receive it, transform it, and transmit it onward. They are located along the central channel of the body from the base of the spine to the top of the head.
How many chakras are there?
There are several schools of thought when it comes to chakras and they each provide different theories as to the number of energy centres in our body. The most spread school states there are 7 major energy centres running from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. Other approaches claim the existence of more major chakras and many minor ones located in different parts of our body. Although theories may disagree over the number or exact placement of the chakras, most agree that the chakras are located along the centre of the body, aligned with the spine.
What do chakras do?
All events in our lives, all thoughts, and all emotions, are filtered by the chakras in our bodies. The physical condition of the chakras (and therefore their ability to properly manage life energy) depends on our physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional health. Each energy center is responsible for different processes in our lives and operates on a different energy spectrum, or vibration. Chakras naturally rotate clockwise. Each chakra manages different aspects of our holistic-self. Our emotions, physical condition, and state of mind all affect how each chakra filters energy. This, in turn, determines the type of energy we send out to the world, and what kind of interaction we create and spread.
What is a healthy chakra?
Each chakra corresponds to specific body organs and emotional aspects of our being. The chakras in a newborn person are open and vibrate at their original natural frequency. As we grow older, filling our life with experiences and emotional baggage, chakras are subjected to various disturbances and imbalances which prevent them from spinning freely and vibrating at their natural frequency. This will show in psychological, emotional, and physical health issues and finally in an accelerated ageing process.
What are the main chakra disturbances?
There are a number of conditions that the chakras can be subjected to – blockages, leaks, energetic impurities, and over-activeness being the main and most frequently observed. The most common energetic conditions are chakra blockages. Blocked chakras occur when the flow of energy has been impeded or stopped at one or more chakra points. Chakra blockages can have a significant impact on our entire energy system. Depending on the extent of the blockage a chakra can be weak on energy or even entirely closed in more extreme cases.
How to diagnose and align the chakras?
Mending chakras either by a healer or through self-work (yoga, meditation, pranayamas, etc) may help align, balance, and harmonise the energy centres, helping them get rid of energetic residue and return to their natural constitution. Thorough knowledge and understanding of the processes each chakra governs are crucial in healing them.
Join the Miannah Chakra Challenge to learn more about your energy centres, discover simple self-healing techniques and develop a daily life-balancing practice, or the Miannah Chakra Course to explore your energy centres even deeper, reconnect with your inner self, restore balance & harmony and recalibrate your life!
During this intensive online programme you will:
- learn about individual chakras, their role, and meanings get introduced to self-healing techniques that will increase your chakras’ vibrations
- practise mindfulness, meditation, yoga, breath work, and other mind & body techniques
- receive guidance and support on a daily basis
- meet people that are on the same exciting journey.