A chakra, also known as a center or focal point, is a psychic center in the body that regulates different aspects of our existence. Every human being has seven energy centers that are called chakras. When we receive love, kindness, and blessings from our divine source, a lot of these positive energies spin around and fill us with joy. However, when we don’t receive the same amount of love and blessings from our source or when negativity fills us up and we don’t know how to expel it, the negative energies shorten and contract into the chakras. These negative energies blockages may cause physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and stress.
There are 7 chakras in our body:
- Root Chakra
- Sacral Chakra
- Solar Plexus Chakra
- Heart Chakra
- Throat Chakra
- Third Eye Chakra
- Crown Chakra
1. Root Chakra
Root Chakra is associated with grounding and stability. It helps us to remain stable so that we can face whatever challenges come our way. It is also referred to as the root essence point of energy because it connects us to our physical self, instincts and pure spring energy from Mother Earth.
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The Sacral Chakra is the second chakra (energy center) located in the sacrum and it is associated with our ability to trust, nurture, and connect. It also helps to empower sexuality and sense of self-empowerment.
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3. Solar Plexus Chakra
This energy center is associated with the stomach and digestive system. Keeping this chakra balanced will help you feel more secure and confident in yourself and your abilities. This chakra is responsible for your willpower, drive, purposefulness and personal courage.
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4. Hearth Chakra
The heart chakra is connected to the physical heart, but it also represents emotional aspects of a person. If your Heart Chakra is balanced, you will feel like you share unconditional love with everyone. The balance of this chakra can be disrupted by fear or anger, which can lead to physical illness.
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5. Throat Chakra
It represents communication, self-expression and creativity. The Throat Chakra is located in the throat, and it is a representation of self-expression. It is the center of communication, and it governs how we relate to others. The Throat Chakra governs our ability to speak out when we have something on our mind.
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6. Third Eye Chakra
The third eye is understood to be connected to our cognitive processes, imagination and clairvoyance. People who have an open connection with their higher self are said to have strong third-eye vision. It connects to the pituitary gland in our brain and also the pineal gland which is located in the center of our brain.
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7. Crown Chakra
This chakra is believed to be located at the crown of the head. It corresponds to our pineal gland that secretes melatonin and helps control our sleep-wake cycles. Crown chakra is the seventh chakra, and it is all about imagination, self-knowledge, spirituality and divinity—how you connect with others.
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