What are Chakras? A Sanskrit term, "chakra" means wheel, vortex or disc. There are 7 main chakras in the human body and each one is responsible for supplying their energy to specific organs. The chakras infuse the organs with their energy. Each chakra contains specific emotions i.e. transcendence, expression, love, etc. Every emotion you feel is inscribed in the energy of the chakra.
The base/root Chakra: Situated at the spine and is associated with the spinal column, kidneys and adrenal glands. It governs your intent, motivation, willpower and perception of the world. It is associated with the feelings of pleasure and pain; it also concerns the survival instincts. The color of the chakra is red and the element is earth. Blockage in this chakra will result in back pain, compulsive behavior and addiction
The Sacral Chakra: Situated just below the navel and is associated with bladder, kidneys and spleen. It represents the liquids of the body, i.e. blood circulation, urine production and sexual arousal. The color of the Chakra is orange, and the element is water. Blockage in this chakra will result in sexual dysfunction, infertility, kidney problems and low self-esteem.
The Solar Plexus Chakra: Situated above the navel. It is associated with the bladder, nervous system, stomach, liver, pancreas and adrenal glands. It is responsible for the distribution and regulation of metabolic energy throughout the body. It governs emotions and personal power issues. Additionally, it governs the ability to judge, opinions and thought formation. The color of the chakra is yellow and the element is fire. Blockage in this chakra will result in anger problems, emotional problems, ulcers, acid reflux and digestion problems
The Heart Chakra: Situated over the sternum between the shoulder blades. This is the bridge between the physical or earthly chakras and the divine or spiritual, upper chakras. The organs associated with this chakra are the endocrine glands, immune system, circulatory system, blood, heart and thymus gland. This chakra influences the feelings of compassion, love and being loved. The color of this chakra is green and the element is air. Blockage in this chakra will result in the ability to show empathy, coldness and emotional distance.
The Throat Chakra: Situated in the throat area. This is the "perfection" template of the body and the center of truth. The organs associated with this chakra are the bronchial system, vocal cords, lungs, parathyroid glands and the thyroid gland. The area that it governs are the feelings, thoughts and their expression and communication or self-expression. The color of the chakra is blue and the element is sound. Blockage in this area will result in absence of creativity, problems with teeth and sore throat.
The Third Eye Chakra: This chakra is situated in the middle of the forehead, about an inch up from the eyebrows. The organ associated with this chakra is the pineal gland and it is associated with clairvoyance, imagination and intuition. It governs visualization, intuition and spirituality and the inherent need in humans to search for the meaning of life. The color of this chakra is indigo and its element is light. Blockage in this area will result in sinus problems, earaches, headaches and feelings of frustration.
The Crown Chakra: Situated on top of the head and is connected to spirituality and self-enlightenment. It is also called the "open door" or "open window". Blockage will result in negativity, loneliness, depression and nightmares.
Auras: The aura is a projection of energy that surrounds the body providing a protective cover. This outer cover acts as a two-way door for energy; it attracts energy from the Universe towards the body, and pulsates out energy to the Universe communicating feelings, emotions, intentions, wants, and so on. Your aura is in constant movement because it changes according to your feelings. When you are happy it will expand and tend to embrace and seek out others; when depressed it will collapse onto itself closing up on you and isolating you from all others.