Did you know that you have many hundreds of chakras (What Are Chakras?)? Some are large and have specific and important energetic functions for health, vitality, and well-being. While many of the smaller ones typically focus on bringing energy into your body. There is so much information available online and in books about chakras. With this in mind, I wanted to share my perceptions and experiences of 10 chakras you need to know, without regurgitating and duplicating widely available information.
The Soul Star Chakra is situated outside of your physical body (transpersonal chakra), about 6 inches above the Crown Chakra. This chakra is associated with spiritual connection and enlightenment. When open this chakra can shine very brightly and is probably the halo that is mentioned in ancient texts.
The Crown Chakra is located in the middle of the top of the head. This chakra is one of the main chakras within the body and concerns devotion, unity, and self-realisation. This may also include a connection with spirit and your high-self. Interestingly many forms of energy healing will use the Crown Chakra as an ‘entrance’ into the etheric bodies. You may also be interested in the Crown Chakra Activation Maintenance Attunement.
The Third Eye Chakra is located roughly between the eyes, just slightly higher. This chakra is typically associated with intuition, seeing things as they are and spiritual insight. This chakra tends to get a lot of attention as many want these types of skills and spiritual gifts, resulting in the other chakras being neglected. Interesting the Third Eye Chakra is often balanced with the Heart Chakra, which seems to suggest that compassion for others is essential to expand this chakra. You may also be interested in the Third Eye Chakra Activation Maintenance Attunement.
The Throat Chakra is located roughly in the region of the thyroid gland in the lower neck. This chakra is typically associated with speaking your truth and more often than not, the feeling that you are unable to speak your truth. In the blog post, What Does Truth Really Mean? I discuss that truth changes all the time, depending on your perception. This means that the Throat Chakra does tend to get blockages reasonably often. You may be interested in the Throat Chakra Activation Maintenance Attunement.
The Thymus Chakra is located slightly above the thymus gland, which is located roughly between the Heart and Throat Chakras. This chakra is a personal favourite, and I tend to work with this chakra both on myself and with clients very often. This is because the Thymus Chakra is typically associated with compassion for self (many people battle with this), forgiveness, and increasing and maintaining vitality and well-being. In the blog post, Forgiveness And The Thymus Chakra, I discuss how the Thymus Chakra may help with forgiveness (other and self), and it also includes an exercise. You may also be interested in the Thymus Chakra Activation Maintenance Attunement.
The Heart Chakra is located roughly in the centre of the chest, close to the heart. This chakra is associated with compassion for others, acceptance, and forgiveness. There is a lot to be said about a fully open Heart Chakra. When the energies of love and compassion pour out, they can often be felt quite tangible. I am sure we have all experienced being with someone experiencing this. You may be interested in the Heart Chakra Activation Maintenance Attunement.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located roughly between the solar plexus and the navel. This chakra is often referred to as the power-house chakra. This is because it is the centre of your personality, and when functioning well can give off a lot of energy. It is this chakra that is associated with personal power and magnetism and force of will. In some, this chakra can be quite demanding to maintain balance as an overactive Solar Plexus Chakra can lead you to be overbearing or if sluggish, want to shy away from the world. You may be interested in the Solar Plexus Chakra Activation Maintenance Attunement.
The Sacral Chakra is located between the navel and the perineum. This chakra is associated with emotions and expressing sexuality (I must stress this has nothing to do with sexual orientation). It is all about passion, pleasure, and experience. You may be interested in the Sacral Chakra Activation Maintenance Attunement.
The Base Chakra is located in the perineum area, which is roughly between the anus and the genitals. This chakra is associated with grounding and how you feel life takes care of you. It is a more primal energy and is often associated with fear when unbalanced or blocked. In many people who find it difficult to get enjoyment from life, this chakra is typically either damaged or not functioning optimally. You may be interested in the Base Chakra Activation Maintenance Attunement.
The Earth Star Chakra is situated outside of the physical body, about 6 inches beneath the souls of your feet. This often forgotten about chakra can be used for grounding and connecting with the earth beneath you. Also, it is a superb chakra for increasing vitality and well-being. You may also be interested in the Earth Star Chakra Activation Maintenance Attunement.
And a special chakra for our animal friends, the Brachial Chakra. This chakra is only found in animals and is located in the chest area, set slightly back towards the shoulders. This chakra assists animals in bonding with humans. This large chakra is also essential for bringing in lots of vital energies necessary for optimal animal vitality and well-being. The blog post, The Brachial Chakra And Bonding With Your Pet provides more information about this chakra and includes an exercise about using this chakra to better bond and connect with your pet.
These are some of my perceptions that I have gained from practice and experience. We all have different perceptions (What Does Truth Really Mean?), and it would be great to hear some of your experiences and perceptions about chakras.
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