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