The Seven Chakras And Their Health Benefits

Chakras are a Far East concept.  Those familiar with Chinese acupuncture, meridians and nadi's, will have a good feel for what they are.  To put chakras into a basic understanding, there are seven of them (what we call major chakras).  You can consider them like a power station of sorts.  They pull in "prana" (energy/food) from the surrounding universe, suck it in, transform it, and then "feed" not only our physical body to keep us healthy, but also feed our aura, which is composed of many fields.

The chakras are deposited in our etheric body, the auric field that is closest to our physical body.  They then extend out like the cone of an ice cream cone, through the front and back of us.  The chakras on the front of us are fueled by desire.  The one's in the back are our will.  The major chakras are positioned over major endocrine glands in our body. They are also the gateway to our spiritual roots and universal mind.

Each chakra has a symbolic area that it rules.  Through stimulation, the opening and closing of this chakra, it draws in the energy to help us learn the lesson(s) we want to educate ourselves about this lifetime.

I'd like to introduce the chakras.

1st Chakra (Root):  RED
  physical body support; base of spine; legs, bones, feet, rectum, and the immune system.

Mental/Emotional Issues:  Safety and security; ability to provide for life's necessities; ability to stand up for one-self; feeling at home (here on earth), and emotional support.  Grounds a person; keeps them common sensed.  Practical.  Logical.  Rational.  If this chakra is damaged, the person is spacy, out-of-the-body, undisciplined, disorganized and unable to finish what they start.

Physical Dysfunctions:  Chronic lower back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, rectal tumors/cancer, depression, and immune disorders.

Gemstone:  Red Jasper

2nd Chakra (Navel/Spleen):  ORANGE
  Sexual organs, large intestine, lower vertebrae (lumbar/coccyx), pelvis, appendix, bladder, and hip area.

Mental/Emotional Issues:  blame and guilt, money and sex, power and control, creativity, ethics and honor in relationships.  Victim attitude.  Codependence.  "Poor me" attitude. 

Physical Dysfunctions:  Chronic lower back pain, sciatica, ob-gyn problems, pelvic/low back pain, sexual potency, and urinary problems.

Gemstone: Carnelian

3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus):  YELLOW

Organs:  Abdomen, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gall bladder, kidneys, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, and middle spine (thoracic vertebrae).

Mental/Emotional Issues:  Trust, fear and intimidation, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, care of others, responsibility for making decisions, sensitivity to criticism, and personal honor.  Panic attacks, anxiety attacks, and known or unknown fear, are symbolic of this chakra.

Physical Dysfunctions:  Arthritis, gastric or duodenal ulcers, pancreatitis/diabetes, indigestion, chronic or acute, anorexia or bulimia, liver dysfunction, hepatitis, and adrenal dysfunction.

Gemstone: Amber (fossilized tree pitch)

4th Chakra (Heart):  GREEN
  heart and circulatory system, lungs, shoulders and arms, ribs/breasts, diaphragm, and the thymus gland.

Mental/Emotional Issues:  love and hatred, resentment and bitterness, grief, self-centeredness, loneliness and commitment, forgiveness and compassion, hope and trust.

Physical Dysfunctions:  congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction (heart attack), mitral valve prolapse, cardiomegaly, asthma/allergy, lung cancer, bronchial pneumonia, upper back, shoulder and breast cancer.

Gemstone:  Green Quartz

5th Chakra (throat):  BLUE
  throat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae (cervical), mouth, teeth and gums, esophagus, parathyroid and hypothalamus.

Mental/Emotional Issues:  choice and strength of will, personal expression, following one's dream, using personal power to create, addiction, judgment and criticism, faith and knowledge, and the capacity to make decisions.  The ability to speak up for one's self.  To speak our personal truth, no matter what the cost to us.  Faith.  To believe without having to see it.  Blind-faith-knowing.

Physical Dysfunctions:  raspy throat, chronic sore throats, mouth ulcers, gum difficulties, tempromandibular joint problems (TMJ), scoliosis, laryngitis, swollen glands and thyroid problems.

Gemstone:  Sodalite or Lapis Lazuli

6th Chakra (Brow):  INDIGO/PURPLE
  Brain, nervous system, eyes, ears, nose, pineal gland, and the pituitary gland.

Mental/Emotional Issues:  Self-evaluation, truth, intellectual abilities, feelings of adequacy, openness to ideas of others, ability to learn from experiences and emotional intelligence.  Our ability to perceive and see this reality.  The ability to see the macrocosm vs. microcosm.  The "big picture". 

Physical Dysfunctions: brain tumor/hemorrhage/stroke, neurological disturbances, blindness/deafness, full spinal difficulties, learning disabilities, and seizures.

Gemstone:  Charoite or Amethyst

7th Chakra (Crown):  WHITE/GOLD
Muscular system, skeletal system and skin.

Mental/Emotional Issues:  Ability to trust life, values, ethics and courage, humanitarianism, selflessness, ability to see larger pattern, faith and inspiration, spirituality and devotion.

Physical Dysfunctions:  paralysis, genetic disorders, bone cancer, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Gemstone:  single terminated, small quartz crystal (may be 1" or 2" long....length doesn't matter).