The seven chakras are the main energy centers of the body. The function of the chakras is to spin and draw in this energy to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance.
I AM // ALL IS ONE
Family and social belonging. Safety and security.
Represents: Instinct, Security, Survival, Grounding
Location: Sits at the base of your spine, at your tailbone
Lesson: Self-preservation; We have a right to be here
Seed Syllable: Lam
Correct Balance: Stability, Vibrant Energy, Health
Excessive: Sluggish, Constipation
Depleted: Fear, Anxiety, Diarrhea
Physical imbalances in the root chakra include problems in the legs, feet, rectum, tailbone, immune system, male reproductive parts and prostrate gland. Those with imbalances here are also likely to experience issues of degenerative arthritis, knee pain, sciatica, eating disorders, and constipation.
Emotional imbalances include feelings affecting our basic survival needs: money, shelter and food; ability to provide for life’s necessities.
When this chakra is balanced, you feel supported, a sense of connection and safety to the physical world, and grounded.
I FEEL // HONOR ONE ANOTHER
Creativity and sexuality. Power, control, money, relationships.
Represents: Fluidity, Pleasure, Sense of Self
Location: Two inches below your navel
Lesson: Honor Others
Seed Syllable: Vam
Correct Balance: Happiness, Joy, Sensuality, Creativity
Excessive: Obsessive, Attachment, Oversensitivity
Depleted: Fear, Guilt, Insecurity
Physical imbalances include sexual and reproductive issues, urinary problems, kidney dysfunctions, hip, pelvic and low back pain.
Emotional imbalances include our commitment to relationships. Our ability to express our emotions. Our ability to have fun, play based on desires, creativity, pleasure, sexuality. Fears of impotence, betrayal, addictions.
When this chakra is balanced, we have an ability to take risks, we are creative, we are committed. We are passionate, sexual and outgoing.
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
I DO // HONOR SELF
Personality, self-esteem, gut instinct.
Represents: Will, Purpose, Strength
Location: Three inches above your navel
Seed Syllable: Ram
Correct Balance: Strength, Courage, Willpower, Self-esteem
Excessive: Controlling, Competitive, Power-hungry.
Depleted: Powerlessness, Poor Digestion, Chronic Fatigue
Physical imbalances include digestive problems, liver dysfunction, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach ulcers, pancreas and gallbladder issues, colon diseases.
Emotional imbalances include issues of personal power and self-esteem, our inner critic comes out. Fears of rejection, criticism, physical appearance.
When this chakra is balanced, we feel self-respect and self-compassion. We feel in control, assertive, confident.
I LOVE // LOVE IS DIVINE POWER
Love, forgiveness [does you good], compassion.
Location: The Heart
Represents: Love, Compassion, Balance, Acceptance
Lesson: I Love
Seed Syllable: Yam
Correct Balance: Easily Gives and Receives Love, Peace, Acceptance
Excessive: Codependency, Jealousy, Lack of Empathy
Physical imbalances include asthma, heart disease, lung disease, issues with breasts, lymphatic systems, upper back and shoulder problems, arm and wrist pain.
Emotional imbalances include issues of the heart; over-loving to the point of suffocation, jealousy, abandonment, anger, bitterness. Fear of loneliness.
When this chakra is balanced we feel joy, gratitude, love and compassion; forgiveness flows freely, trust is gained.
I SPEAK // SURRENDER TO DIVINE WILL
Self-expression, choice, will, follow your dream, faith, trusting life.
Location: The Throat
Represents: Communication, Creativity, Resonance
Lesson: Speak up and let your voice be heard
Seed Syllable: Ham
Correct Balance: Smooth Communication
Excessive: Gossip, Criticism, Excessive Talking, Loud Talking, Hyperthyroidism
Depleted: Quiet Speaking, Hyperthyroidism, Inability to Express Oneself
Physical imbalances include thyroid issues, sore throats, laryngitis, TMJ, ear infections, ulcers, any facial problems (chin, cheek, lips, tongue problems), neck and shoulder pain.
Emotional imbalances include issues of self-expression through communication, both spoken or written. Fear of no power or choice. No willpower or being out of control.
When this chakra is balanced, we have free flowing of words, expression, communication. We are honest and truthful yet firm. We are good listeners.
THIRD EYE CHAKRA
I SEE // SEEK ONLY DIVINE TRUTH
Intellect, brain, open-mindedness, divine reason, bigger picture, trust.
Location: In the middle of the eyebrows, in the center of the forehead.
Represents: Perception, Intuition, Imagination
Lesson: See the Big Picture
Seed Syllable: Aum
Correct: Balance: Dream Recall, Visualization, Intuition, Creativity
Excessive: Headaches, Nightmares, Lack of Focus
Depleted: Inability to Imagine or Visualize
Physical imbalances include headaches, blurred vision, sinus issues, eyestrain, seizures, hearing loss, hormone function.
Emotional imbalances include issues with moodiness, volatility, and self-reflection; An inability to look at ones own fears, and to learn from others. Day-dream often and live in a world with exaggerated imagination.
When this chakra is balanced we feel clear, focused, and can determine between truth and illusion. We are open to receiving wisdom and insight.
I KNOW // LIVE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT
Spirituality, knowing who you are, letting go, enlightenment, awareness.
Location: Top of the Head
Represents: Wisdom, Knowledge, Spiritual Connection
Lesson: Live Mindfully
Color: Clear or Purple
Seed Syllable: Om
Correct Balance: Peace, Wisdom
Excessive: Day Dreamy, Feel Superior to Others
Depleted: Skepticism, Difficulty Thinking
Physical imbalance include depression, inability to learn, sensitivity to light, sound, environment.
Emotional imbalances include issues with self-knowledge and greater power. Imbalances arise from rigid thoughts on religion and spirituality, constant confusion, carry prejudices, “analysis paralysis.” Fear of alienation.
When this chakra is balanced, we live in the present moment. We have an unshakeable trust in our inner guidance.