What are chakras?

Chakras are the rotating and spinning centers of energy throughout our bodies. Chakras may also be defined as a center of light localized in key focal points of the astral body. They are the system which regulates all energy flow. This energy flow dictates what goes on in our minds, emotions, and physiological health. Neither the energy nor the chakras are physical in nature. The etheric body, or aura, is where the chakras truly lie. This body is, again, non-physical. It surrounds the body.

Chakras have been studied by various experts across time and across the world; chakras have been mentioned by spiritual teachers since before the time of Jesus Christ, and in various countries. These studies have been conducted by the aforementioned teachers in China, India, Tibet, Egypt, and even in Hawaii.

There are seven chakras in total. Each one has been assigned different characteristics:

1.) First Chakra (also known as the Base Chakra) – This one is found in the tailbone region of our body. This chakra dictates how one feels and how one reacts to the world around them. The base chakra is strongly affected by the exposure or lack thereof of unconditional love in one’s childhood. If this chakra is balanced, one will face challenges confidently.

2.) Second Chakra – This chakra is located just below the navel. The second chakra is associated with desires (sexual and not) and friendliness. If one’s second chakra is balanced, it will bestow one with the enthusiasm and drive to achieve one’s goals. It is the center of our physical strength. Those with much physical strength generally have a more balanced second chakra.

3.) Third Chakra – This particular chakra is located just above our navel, in the solar plexus region of our body. It is, bluntly stated, the chakra which dictates how we shine in the world. It is a reflection of our self-esteem, self-efficacy, and one’s confidence in oneself (and conversely, others). This is also the center of our “gut” intuition (this is what you’d be responding to when you have that “gut feeling” about something or someone!). The organs related to this chakra are the digestive organs, with the only exception being the large intestine.

4.) Fourth Chakra (Heart Chakra) – This chakra, as its second name implies, is found in the center of the chest by the heart. This chakra determines our ability to love others and be loved by others. In the event of finding love or losing someone we love, remaining open to our emotions and allowing them to flow freely increases our energy flow capabilities of this chakra. Conversely, closing oneself off from our emotions will close one off from energy inflow and outflow from the heart chakra.

5.) Fifth Chakra (Throat Chakra) –Much of the named chakras give away the areas they are found in, don’t they? This one is right in the base of the neck. The throat chakra corresponds to communication. This isn’t as simple as just talking, as it also dictates one’s creativity; after all, one can communicate through writing, music, and even visual art. This is reflected in the development of this chakra. Additionally, one’s ability to speak in public and communicate well with others is apparent in those with developed fifth chakras.

6.) Sixth Chakra (Third Eye) – This chakra is found in the center of our forehead, right above the area in between our eyes. The third eye chakra is responsible for one’s ability to receive and be open to the world, new ideas, and higher intuition. Higher intuition is where all which has happened, is happening, and will happen is already know.

7.) Seventh Chakra (Crown Chakra) – The crown chakra is found at the top of the head. This chakra is related to our connection to the spiritual world. When it is functioning properly, meditations and prayers are complete and well-balanced.

The first and second chakras are also often connected to one’s sexuality, groundedness, and ability to attract material possessions. The second, third, and fourth chakras are associated with emotional health. The third and sixth chakras are related to intuition and the mind. The energy coming from the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh chakras are all connected to spirituality.

Chakras have a tendency to seal themselves from the top downwards. When the chakras are closed off, it manifests itself by causing us emotional and physical problems. The way to rebalance and recalibrate our chakras is to consult an expert to help us do so. A trained, experienced, and competent expert will go a long way.

I have plenty of experience with chakras and will gladly help in any way I can to help you recalibrate and rebalance your chakras. This is something I recommend to anyone wishing to improve any aspect of their lives.

Many blessings,

Magda Blanco.