Introduction to the 7 Chakras: How To Heal Each Chakra With Movement, Colour, Objects, Food & Sound

Updated: Sep 28, 2021


Consider the chakras to be whirling vortices of energy that run down the spine. They begin from the bottom of the spine and work their way up to the top of the head.


Modern science has been proving what Ayurveda has been preaching for years – the location of of the Chakras correspond to the positions of the glands in the endocrine system!


Each of the seven primary Chakras covered here is linked to one of the 7 endocrine glands, which are responsible for us being in a state of optimum health. The endocrine system is made up of several ductless glands that create hormones, which operate as chemical messengers and are produced into the bloodstream by certain organs to activate or inhibit physical processes.


The connection between the Chakras and the glands emphasises the holistic aspect of health and illustrates the importance of maintaining a balance in your emotional and mental activities, as well as your physical diet and exercise, because they are all interconnected.


The lower chakras are concerned with survival, sex, and power on Earth. Higher consciousness, truth, intuition, and purpose are all linked to the top three chakras. With empathy, love, and compassion, the heart chakra connects the two worlds in the middle.


The three doshas are formed up of the five big elements, or mahabhutas, ether, air, fire, water and earth. The seven chakras are also related to those elements. Understanding the chakras' elemental qualities and the yoga asanas that open them up can help you build a more balanced lifestyle.


The three doshas are formed up of the five big elements, or mahabhutas, as you studied in Chopra Health Foundations. The seven chakras are also related to those elements. Understanding the chakras' elemental qualities and the yoga asanas that open them up can aid in the development of a dosha-balancing yoga practise.


So let's go through each Chakra...





Root Chakra (Muladhara)


Ayurvedic Element: Earth


Colour: Red


Sounds:

Foods:


Stones:


Concerns: Security and survival.


Scienficially: your root chakra is your adrenal cortex glands


Governs:


Blocked signs: Anorexia, Obesity, Osteoarthritis, Auto-Immune Disease, Arthritis, Cancer, Fatigue, Kidney, Spinal Column.


Concerns: Security and survival.



Stability, security, and basic requirements are represented by this chakra. It includes the area below the sacrum, the bladder, and the colon, as well as the base of the spine. You'll feel grounded, safe, and fearless while this chakra is open.


Asanas to open the root chakra(breathing deep into your belly and more where this chakra is located):







Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)


Element: Water

Colour:

Sounds:

Foods:

Stones:

Concerns

Scientifically: your sacra chakra is your adrenal gland

Governs:

Blocked Signs:

Asana's to unblock:


Foods: Introduce yourself to the vibration of plants to assist opening the chakra, such as teas, Sachés, essential oils, ashwaganda, saffron, coriander, scandlewood, ginger, cinnamon, fennel, cava.


Element: Earth


Colour: Red


Stones: Carnelian, basalt , red jasper, spessartine garnet, sun stone, amber, tigers eye


Governs: Your sensations. centre of passion and personal power. Master generator of creation.


Blocked signs: Anorexia, Obesity, Osteoarthritis, Auto-Immune Disease, Arthritis, Cancer, Fatigue, Kidney, Spinal Column.


Concerns: Security and survival.


Stability, security, and basic requirements are represented by this chakra. It includes the area below the sacrum, the bladder, and the colon, as well as the base of the spine. You'll feel grounded, safe, and fearless while this chakra is open.


Asanas to open the root chakra(breathing deep into your belly and more where this chakra is located):



Asanas to open the sacral chakra (breathing deep into your belly and more where this chakra is located):





It's the creative and sexual centre of the brain. It is responsible for creative expression as well as feeling connected and nurtured. It is placed above the pubic bone and below the navel.


Sacral Chakra (Manipura)


Element: Fire

Colour:

Sounds:

Foods:

Stones:

Concerns: source of personal power.

Scientifically: your pancreas gland

Governs:

Blocked Signs:

Asana's to unblock:






Sacral Chakra (Anahata)


Element: Air

Colour:

Foods:

Sounds:

Stones:

Concerns: source of love and compassion. It serves as a bridge between the grounded matter (lower 3 chakras) with the spirit (upper 3 chakras).


Scientifically: your heart chakra is your thymus gland

Governs:

Blocked Signs:

Asana's to unblock:





Sacral Chakra (Vishuddha)


Element: Space/Ether

Colour:

Sounds:

Foods:

Stones:

Concerns: speaking your highest truth and the centre of verbal expression

Scientifically: Scienficially: your throat chakra is your thyroid gland

Governs:

Blocked Signs:

Asana's to unblock:





Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

Element: Light

Colour:

Foods:

Stones:

Concerns: center of intuition

Scientifically: Scienficially: your third eye is your pituitary gland

Governs:

Blocked Signs:

Asana's to unblock:






Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)


Element: thought

Colour:

Foods:

Stones:

Concern: highest functions of the mind (enlightenment) and connection to the Devine


Scientifically: your crown charka is your pineal gland

Governs:

Blocked Signs:

Asana's to unblock:








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