What is a Chakra?
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel”. These energy wheels can be seen as vortexes of light working together in balance, keeping the human body, mind and spirit integral and healthy. There are seven major points of spiritual power in the body each at a specific location. There is a central channel which is like a hallow tube, with the root chakra at the bottom, the crown at the top, and others in between.
Chakras 1, 2 and 3 relate to the outer physical world while chakras 4, 5, 6 and 7 relate to the inner world. Each chakra has a specific role, none are more important than the other. It is taught that when a chakra is unbalanced, illness can occur.
You can learn to manage your own energy by working symbolically with the chakras as a guide to self-knowledge and healing.
(PATCHOULI, VETIVER, GINGER, SANDALWOOD)
security | stability | prosperity
Located at the base of the spine, this chakra is related to our physical foundation, roots, ancestors and family tree. It gives a sense of security and stability in the physical world, a feeling of being at home. It encourages you to find the place where you belong in your 'tribe' and to be well grounded. Physical organs: legs, feet, bones, rectum, immune system, base of spine.
Sacred truth: All is One
(YLANG YLANG, SANDALWOOD, NEROLI, VANILLA)
creativity | sensuality | personal worth
Located in the lower abdomen and back, this chakra is your centre of creativity, sexual energy & personal power. It gives a sense of self-worth, fluidity and deep sensations. Helps create healthy one-on-one relationships and finances. Physical organs: lower abdomen, low back, womb, sexual organs, pelvis, appendix, bladder.
Sacred truth: Honor One Another
(BERGAMOT, JUNIPER, FENNEL)
self-esteem | power | vitality
Located in the solar plexus, it is known as the power chakra. It influences your self-esteem, will and metabolism. Empowers you to have healthy personal boundaries, a strong sense of self and to live with a personal honor code. Physical organs: stomach, abdomen, kidneys, upper intestines, live, gallbladder, adrenal glands, spleen, pancreas.
Sacred truth: Honor Oneself
(ROSE, CEDAR, MARJORAM)
love | balance | compassion
Located in the center of the chest and in the middle of the seven chakras, the heart chakra is the mediator between body and spirit. Compassion and love reside here. When this chakra is well balanced it gives you a deep sense of centredness & peace. Physical organs: chest, heart, lungs, ribs, diaphragm, breasts, shoulders, arms, circulatory system and thymus gland.
Sacred truth: Love is Divine Power
communication | self-expression | choice
Located in the throat, this chakra is the power behind clear communication. Symbolically located between the heart & the mind, it allows you to make good choices and use your willpower to make things happen in your life. A healthy throat chakra will allow you to express your truth and who you are. Physical organs: throat, mouth thyroid, teeth, gum, jaw, neck, esophagus and hypothalamus.
Sacred truth: Surrender Personal Will to Divine Will
(LAVENDER, CEDAR, CLARY SAGE)
intuition | imagination | wisdom
Located in the center of the forehead above the eyebrows, this energy center helps you discern what is the truth and what is illusion. It is also the center of your intuition, intellect and ability to reason. A healthy brow chakra allows you to see your own beliefs & attitudes clearly and to see beyond what is physically visible. Physical organs: brain, ears, eyes, nose, nervous system, pineal & pitultary glands.
Sacred truth: Seek only Truth
(JASMINE, FRANKINCENSE, MYRRH)
spiritual connection | awareness | guidance
Located at the top of the head, the crown chakra connects you to your spiritual nature and to a place beyond time and space. It is the source of the spirit and gives a deeper understanding of life. Physical organs: skin, muscular & skeletal systems.
Sacred truth: Live in the Present Moment