By now, almost everyone has come across the word “Chakra”, but what are the chakras and why are they important? If you have been struggling in certain areas of your life and feeling ‘stuck’ or out of balance, it’s time to get to know your chakras…

The chakras are energy centers associated with a certain area of the body, and particular type of energy in each. The 7 chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the pelvis through to the top of the head. Each chakra has its own color and type of energy.

The world Chakra means “wheel” in Sanskrit. Most illustrations of the chakras make them look like a round ball at each location, but this is not accurate. They are not solidly placed on the body; they actually spin from front to back like a whirlpool. They send out and also attract energy in order to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical wellness of the body in balance.

What are the energies contained in each chakra?

The Root Chakra (Red)- Stability, having life’s essentials, such as food, water and shelter, and family.  A balanced one means prosperity and ease. Imbalance triggers hardship and greed.

The Sacral Chakra (Orange)- Passion, creativity, procreation.  Balance gives confidence and sex appeal. Imbalance creates timidity and the feeling of being stuck in a rut.

The Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow)- Willpower and personal power.  Balance gives the energy and motivation to achieve all your goals. Imbalance means a lack of ambition or momentum.

The Heart Chakra (Green)- Love, compassion, empathy.  A balanced heart chakra gives you harmony in all your relationships, especially your relationship with self. An imbalanced one closes you off (“a broken heart”) and makes you feel rejected.

The Throat Chakra (Blue)- Communication, speaking your truth.  A balanced one helps you with all your spoken and written communications and allows you to tap into your authentic self. Imbalance results in lying, gossiping and being a bad listener.

The Third Eye Chakra (Indigo)- Intuition, wisdom, spirituality.  Balance helps you tap into your higher self and make connections with your intuition. An imbalanced one makes you feel stuck or cut off from yourself.

The Crown Chakra (White) -higher self, spirituality.  A balanced one leaves you open in mind, body and spirit. A closed one cuts you off from your highest potential and makes you close-minded.

Balance your chakras to see what a difference it can make to your health and prosperity!  Click here to learn more about my upcoming online course, “Sea of Colors: Rock your Chakras in 7 Weeks!” and sign up for my email list to receive a FREE Chakra Balancing Meditation!