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Archive for August 18th, 2012

A Lot Associated With Chakras

Posted by terrepruitt on August 18, 2012

I’ve written a few posts having to do a bit with chakras.  I’m still not all that familiar with chakras.  I believe them to be energy points in the body.  Points from which energy flows, both into/out of, to/from.  I read a site that said “the area of interconnection between the body and the spirit”.  I find that to be an interesting idea.  There is a lot of information out there about chakras —- a lot of information!  Not all of it matches up or is in agreement so I tend to look at a bunch of information and different sources and go with what I see the majority of and disregard the rest if I can’t find another source to corroborate the information.  Some information claims there are seven chakras, other information claims there are more.  I can see there maybe being more, but I am just focusing on learning about just seven since there is so much information out there.  Most information is in agreement with a few facets of chakras.  Most agree that there is a color associated with each chakra.  Most information agrees that there are other things associated with each chakra; a sound, a tone, a stone, and a symbol.  Some say a flower and/or a plant.  Most even agree with the idea that the chakras are associated with parts of the body and/or functions of the body.  But even though the information might all concur that there are all of these things associated with specific chakras, the information does not always agree with the details of the association.

I’ve seen that there is usually one color associated with a chakra.  But I have seen that there are many gemstones associated with each chakra. Sometimes the gemstone will be the same as the color, but sometimes not.  It could be that the stone is associated with the chakra but the different color is thought to do different things.  I posted about my pendant I purchased that is made up of the different chakra healing stones.  Those are not the only stones associated with the chakras.

A chakra is thought to be balanced or unbalanced.  An unbalanced chakra could be either open or closed.  With an unbalanced chakra the energy does not flow properly.  The energy being out of whack could cause physical ailments, symptoms, or actions.  In my post about the heart chakra I touched upon information that the heart chakra is associated with “the heart, the circulatory system, the entire chest area, lungs, breasts, the diaphragm, the thymus gland, the immune system, and some say the endocrine system.”  The chakras are often associated with feelings and emotions.  When I wrote that post I was sensing my lungs, they seemed to tickle and itch.  I believe since the heart chakra is affected by grief my lungs were being affected because that was shortly after my mother-in-law died.  It is even more significant that the heart chakra is located behind the sternum.

I think it is interesting to entertain the idea that there are chakras and these energy points are associated with body parts and body functions.  And if you have an unbalance in a specific chakra you could have physical issues.  As I was saying for me, I believe grief equaled itchy/cough lungs.  One of the challenges with chakras is, as I said, there is a lot of information out there and sometimes there is such a large association it is difficult to even really believe that it is the chakra that is unbalanced and that is why there is an issue.  Sometimes the list of things a chakra is associated with is just too lengthy to comprehend or the information contradicts itself.  Never the less I think it is interesting and for me it is something I think about when I am having a physical symptom.  I think is this a chakra imbalance manifesting itself as a physical issue.   While I don’t think chakra balancing is a substitute for medical attention when needed, sometimes it is still nice to know.

With all these thoughts about chakras it reminds me that I love to use chakras as the focus in my Nia classes.  I think I will us one as the focus in my next Nia class!

How do you feel about the whole chakra thing?  Are you a believer?  Do you know much about them?

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