A few words on Chakras:
Chakras are wheels or orbs of psychic energy located throughout the physical body.
The word Chakra comes from sanskrit and means wheel or disk. They denote a point of
intersection where the psychic self and the physical self connect.
When the total sum of the major chakras forms a vertical column in our body it is called
The Sushumna is the " nadis " or networks of channels by which the prana " life force "
travels up and down through the chakras.
In addition to the seven major chakras arranged along the spine there are also minor
chakras in the hands, feet, genitals, and so forth.
There is about 72,00 different nadis in the etheric body. It is these nadis that acupuncturists
access to heal ailments.
The earliest mention of chakras comes from the Indian " Vedas " which mean knowledges.
It is believed that these vedas originated from the oral traditions of the Aryans, who arrived
in India about the second century B.C.E.
Generally seven main chakras are recognized, however I personally work with five additional chakras.
These are the Eighth Chakra which is located about an inch and a half above the head. This chakra serves as a psychic portal. The color is silver.
There is the "Soul Chakra" which is located about an arms length above the head. The color is gold.
Then there is the Tenth Chakra which is known as the Grounding Chakra. It is located about 1 1/2 to 3 feet below or under the feet. The color is brown.
And there is the Eleventh Chakra which are the chakras of the hands and feet. The color is pink
And finally there is the Twelth chakra, which is actually a collection of 32 minor chakras located throughout the body.
The Seven Major Chakras: ( this list is by no means inclusive )
Root Chakra ( Muladhara ) Element is Earth Color is Red Gemstone is Ruby
Located at the tip of the spine Planets are Earth and Saturn Related Sephiroth is Malkuth
Controls grounding, health and vitality
Sacral Chakra ( Svadhisthana ) Element is Water Color is Orange Gemstone is Coral
Located in back of the genitals Planet is the Moon Related Sephiroth is Yesod
Controls desire, pleasure, and creativity
Solar Plexus Chakra ( Manipura ) Element is Fire Color is Yellow Gemstone is Amber
Located at the solar plexus Planets are Mars and Sun Related Sephiroth is Hod and Netsach
Controls assertion, will, and power
Heart Chakra ( Anahata ) Element is Air Color is Green Gemstone is Emerald
Located behind the heart Planet is Saturn Related Sephiroth is Tiphareth
Controls compassion, peace, love, and understanding
Throat Chakra ( Vissudha ) Element is Ether Color is Blue Gemstone is Turquoise
Located in the hollow of the throat Planet is Mercury Related Sephiroths are Geburah and Chesed
Controls expression, communication, and eloquence
Brow or Third Eye Chakra ( Ajna ) Element is Light Color is indigo Gemstone is Quartz
Located in the center of the forehead Planets are Jupiter and Neptune Related Sephiroths are Binah and Chokmah
Controls concentration, intuition, and visualization
Crown Chakra ( Sahasrara ) Element is Thought Color is White Gemstone is Diamond
Located at the top of the head Planet is Uranus Related Sephiroth is Kether
Controls cosmic consciousness, wisdom, spirituality, and psychic oneness with Spirit
The Ten Major Nadis:
Ida - Begins at the base of the spine and ends at the left nostril
Pingala - Begins at the base of the spine and ends at the right nostril
Sushumna - Begins at the base of the spine and ends at the center top of the head (Cave of Brahma)
Gandhari - Begins at center of gravity and ends at the left eye
Hastijihva - Begins at center of gravity and ends at right eye
Pusha - Begins at center of gravity and ends at the right ear
Yashasvini - Begins at center of gravity and ends at the left ear
Alambusha - Begins at center of gravity and ends at the mouth
Kuhu - Begins at center of gravity and ends at the genitals
Shankini - Begins at center of gravity and ends at the anus
Yoga is an excellent way to align and re-energize our chakras and nadis. Following are some Asanas (exercises) to be used with various chakras and nadis.
Muladhara - Chest expansion, Mares posture, The Cobra, The Plow
Swadisthana - Thundrbolt posture, The Locust, The Fish
Manipura - Tree Posture, Balance Posture
Anahata - The Plow, The Bridge
Visuddha - Shoulder Stand, The Plow, Lion's Posture
Ajna - Diamond Pose, Lions Roar, Eyebrow Gaze, Spinal Twist, Alternate Leg Stretch
Sahasara - The Palm, The Corpse
Ida and Pingala - Little Twist Posture, Spinal Twist
Sushumna - The Corpse, The Bow, The Headstand
" Do you know where your Spirit Guide is right now ? "