Chakra also spelled cakra or wheel, the chakras are conceived of as the focal points where psychic forces and bodily functions merge with and interface with each other.  There are six major chakras located roughly long the spinal cord and one located just above the crown of the skull.  Each of these seven major chakras is associated with a specific color, shape, sense organ, natural element, diety and mantra(monosyllabic prayer) (

The root or base chakra:  located at the base of the spine.  The color associated with this chakra is red.  The sankit name is Muladhara.  If you are experiencing anemia, fatigue, depression or cold hands or feet your base chakra may be blocked.  To help unblock it do physical exercise, gardening could help.

Spleen chakra:  located below the navel.  The color orange is associated with this chakra.   Svadisthana is the sanskit name.  Imbalances could be eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse.  To help clear this chakra try hot aromatic baths, water aerobics.  Wear orange clothing and eat orange food.

Solor Plexes:  The color yellow is associated with the solarplexes. The sanskit name is Manipura.  Blocked chakra could result in digestive problems, ulcers,poor memory.  To help unblock it try doing mind puzzles, spend time in the sunshine.


Heart Chakra:  is green and located in the center of the chest.  The sanskit name is Anahata.  Heart and breathing problems, chest pain, and high blood pressure are associated with a blocked chakra.  Try nature walks time spent with family and friends.  Wearing green clothing are ways to help unblock this chakra.

Throat chakra:  The color blue is this chakras color it is located in the throat region.  Its sanskit name is Visuddha.  Thyroid imbalances, swollen glands, fevers and flu, mood swings are signs of a blocked throat chakra.  Try singing in the shower, poetry, meaningful conversations to heelp unblock.

Third eye chakra:  is located at the forehead, between the eyes.  Its color is indigo.  Its sanskit name is Anja.  Stargazing, meditation can help unblock this chakra.

Crown chakra:  violet is its color, Sahasrara is the sanskit name.  It is located at the top of the head.  Headaches, mental illness, skin rashes varicose veins are signs of blockage.  Focusing on dreams, writing down ones visions and inventions.(

Reiki is an incredible discipline that has the ablity to cleanse your chakras and further your spiritual understanding.(  The chakras are not something physical, we can’t see them, but, chakras help us to understand the close relationship between our consciousness and our body.(

Cleanse and unblock your chakras today for a healthy tomorrow.

Student Article- Rhonda Sulick

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