The 7 Chakras in the Body a Beginner’s Guide
The seven key chakras are the seven energy centers in the body, which control your health, emotions, thoughts, moods, relationships, immunity and spiritual awakening. When the chakras are properly open the positive energies in the body flows freely and you feel happy and if they are blocked you feel unhappy with several problems. The energy of the Chakras extends around and beyond the body to form what is called the Aura.
The names of the 7 chakras are: Root Chakra (Muladhara), Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana), Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura), Heart Chakra (Anahata), Throat Chakra (Vishuddha), Third-Eye Chakra (Ajna) and the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara). They run from the base of the spine to the crown of the head.
Each chakra has seven states: open, closed, excessive open, balanced, active, under-active and overactive. Moreover, these states are dynamic in nature, because each chakra is constantly interacting with the external and internal environment. Before going into your chakra healing, chakra balancing or chakra meditation programs you must properly assess the state of your chakras.
Each chakra does not merely moves the energy upwards through the central energy channel, to the next chakra above it, but also brings energy into itself from the surroundings and the thoughts. Blocked chakras are chakras where the flows of energies are restricted.
Unless you know the nature and the characteristics of these seven chakras and the Goddesses of these chakras you will not truly awaken the chakras in your body. Mechanical techniques may not give you the ultimate experience of the supreme divinity within you. You need to know the exact keys for each of these chakras to unlock their potential.
As you know, the word chakra literally means “energy wheel”. In Sanskrit, the meaning of the word “chakra” is blossoming the flowery energies in the body. The seven chakras are the seven primary energy centers in the body. The divine energy which is flowing in the body is known as kundalini energy. This divine energy is expressed in seven different ways in these seven energy centers. In this article, I discussed the the Seven chakras in detail.
1. Root Chakra (Muladhara Chakra)
The Goddess of this chakra is called Sakini. Sakini is the living energy of this chakra. She is assocated with the mother earth. She has five faces, with bright vintage golden complexion. She also resides in the bones. If she is satisfied, her character is to fulfill all the boons of a person. The position of this chakra is at the base of the spine. Its role is to connect the mind, body and soul with the Earth. She keep us grounded, stable and connected with the energy of the earth. Goddess Sakini is also the controller of the parasympathetic nervous system and the sciatic nerves.
2. Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana Chakra)
The Goddess of this chakra is called Kakini. Kakini is the divine energy of the sacral chakra. She is associated with the power of the ocean and the thunderstorms. If she is happy environment and the weather will be comfortable and peaceful. She has four faces. She has a yellow complexion, the color of honey. She loves honey and bestows sweetness in the world. She provides nourishment to the whole body. Here, the kundalini energy is in form of honey. Here, she is very proud and kills the demons and the negative energies at ease. The sacral chakra is located three inches below the navel to be precise. It gives the sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, and vitality.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura Chakra)
The Goddess of this chakra is named Lakini. She has three faces, red complexion. Her favorite food is rice mixed with Jagger. She give boons to all devotees. She is associated with fire, stars and the galaxies. Inside the body, she is located around the intestines. This chakra is located behind the naval region below the rib cage. It is associated with self-confidence, self-discipline and wisdom. This chakra is also responsible for the ‘gut feeling’. If Lakini energy is blocked, you might develop shame and self-doubt. Goddess Lakini is the controller of the sympathetic nervous system.
4. Heart Chakra (Anahata chakra)
The Goddess of this chakra is called Rakini. It is located in the centre of the chest. She is associated with the Sun energy. She loves bravery and greatness. Hence, this chakra has the most profound influence on our professional and personal relationships. If she is happy, her character is to give boons to be a great person with bravery, compassion and love. If she is not happy, the chakra is blocked and it creates difficulties in relationships and they are unable to get appreciation from other people for their efforts. Goddess Rakini also controls the supply of the oxygen, nutrients and hormones to the cells, tissues and the organs.
5. Throat Chakra (Vishudha chakra)
The Goddess of this chakra is named as Dakini. She resides in the throat. She is one faced, with three eyes and with red complexion. She is associated with sky and the herbs on the earth. She loves rice cooked in milk. In the inner world, she resides in the skin and the lymph nodes. She enhances the immunity of the body. She is fearful to the entities of world of animals. She is the remover of the ropes of animal-hood in the beings. If dakini energy is not happy, the chakra is blocked, and one feel difficulties in finding to say proper words and unable to express their oratory power.
6. Third-Eye Chakra (Anjya Chakra)
This is the chakra of Insights, intuition, wisdom and the sixth sense. The Goddess of this chakra is named as Hakini. She resides in between the two eyebrows. She is the ruler of in the space of consciousness (chidakasha). She is white in complexion. She has six faces. She also resides in the bone marrow. She enhances the immunity of the body by strengthening the B-Cells. She loves rice cooked with turmeric. She is also loves swan ( hamsa), which indicates she develops the discriminating power within us, which differentiate between good and bad, worldly attachments and liberation. She helps us to develop an impersonal mind and detaching oneself from physical and mental illusions.
7. Crown Chakra (Shasrachakra Chakra)
This is the chakra of “Brahmananda”, where brahman means “the Absolute” and ananda means “bliss”. Therefore it is considered as the chakra of absolute bliss and liberation. The Goddess of this chakra is called Yakini. She resides in the cosmic super-conscious mind. Holding all the weapons, with faces in all directions and of all colors, she is the full expression of the Divine energies. She resides in the top of the brain and the head.
Mantras of the Seven Chakras
There are 7 bija mantras associated with the chakras. They are used for purifying the seven energy centers. The bija mantras or seed mantras are one-syllable sounds that, when said aloud, activate the energy of the chakras in order to bring balance and healing power in the mind, body and soul. The seven mantras are: LAM, VAM, RAM, YAM, HAM, OM and SOHAM. However, these mantras does not work without going through proper purification process.
The divine kundalini energy is expressed in the seven chakras in seven different ways. They continuously control your thoughts, emotions, health, moods, relationships, immunity and spiritual awakening. The names of these seven Goddesses in the seven chakras are Sakini, Kakini, Lakini, Rakini, Dakini, Hakini, and Yakini. If they are happy, you will be happy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To make theses divine energies happy there are specific secret techniques are available. You need to know the exact keys and techniques to awaken these chakras and with proper guidance you can heal and balance the chakras for optimal health, prosperity and happiness. The seven mantras for the seven chakras are: LAM, VAM, RAM, YAM, HAM, OM and SOHAM.