It is believed that in order to live a balanced and healthy life, we need to have all our chakras aligned and functioning harmoniously. Many times people, events or inner challenges have caused our chakras to become imbalanced and non-supportive.
In this series of audio meditations, we journey through the 7 main chakras, looking at our positive and negative energy trends and affirm ways to correct and balance them.
These journeys were recorded in a meditation class I offered through the IntraMural Department at the University of Virginia. So, therefore the sound quality is not great as we held the class in a large multi-purpose room right next to the equipment/workout gym!
I hope you enjoy exploring your own rich inner landscapes with these meditations.
The first main chakra is called the root or base chakra and is located at the base of the spine a little beyond the tip of the coccyx. In most philosophies it is associated with the color red and connects to the element of earth.
The second chakra is located in the region of the pelvic bowl. It originates about three finger widths below the navel and crests the pubic synthesis. Known as the sacral charka, it is associated with the color orange and connects to the element of water.
The third chakra is located in the region of the abdomen and includes the organs of the stomach, liver, pancreas, upper intestines, and adrenals as well as the mid thoracic spine. Known as the solar plexus chakra, this energy center is associated with the color yellow to golden yellow, and connects to the element of fire. Fire gives us warmth, light, energy and clearing, in that it allows us to burn away physical debris.
The fourth chakra is located in the region of the heart and upper back and influences not only the circulatory system but the pulmonary system and immune system (through the thymus) as well. Known as the Heart Chakra, this energy center vibrates in the color of green and on the higher octaves, in pink and gold.
The fifth chakra is located at the level of the throat and is associated with the neck and its various components such as the trachea, esophagus, cervical vertebrae, and throat; as well as the jaw, ears, mouth, teeth, gums, bronchial tubes and upper lungs.
The sixth chakra, also considered the third eye, is located between the eyebrows on the forehead. It is primarily linked to the pituitary gland and is associated with the face, eyes, ears, nose, parts of the brain and the central nervous system.
The seventh chakra, also called the crown chakra, is located at the top of the head and is represented by a thousand petalled lotus. The primary part of the body it is associated with is the cerebrum, and the gland that it is commonly linked to is the pineal gland.