Chakras - an Overview

The word 'chakra' is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning 'wheel'. If we were able to see chakras (as many seers and psychics, in fact, do) we would observe a wheel of energy continuously revolving or rotating.

One of the reasons that many people fall ill is because their chakras become misaligned, 'imbalanced' or  blocked this restricts the free flow of the body's energy.

Illness first manifests in the realm of thought and feelings. Stress is an excellent example. The mind says, "I'm doing too much; I'm under pressure." This message translates into the emotional feeling of being burdened. On both levels resistance creates energetic blockages form, as mind and emotions try to close up against what is perceived as a negative experience. 

If the mind and emotions continue to create resistance the blockage will eventually assume physical proportions, lodging in whichever physical area is most vulnerable.

The purpose of chakra balancing is to dissolve blockages before they become physical (although it can also be helpful with physical conditions. Crystals, being symmetrical in their molecular structure, radiate energy in a consistent and steady manner. When they're used in chakra balancing they can help to reestablish a healing, creative flow.

Each chakra has a colour, and usually stones of corresponding colors are placed there.

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There are seven major chakras (and dozens of minor ones). For simplicity I intend to concentrate upon these  


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