An Introduction to Chakras
Chakra is a Sanskrit word, and it means "wheel," or "vortex," because that's
what it looks like when we look at it. Each chakra is like a solid ball of
energy interpenetrating the physical body, in the same way that a magnetic field
can interpenetrate the physical body.
The chakras are not physical. They are
aspects of consciousness in the same way that the auras are aspects of
consciousness. The chakras are more dense than the auras, but not as dense as the
physical body, but they interact with the physical body through two major
vehicles, the endocrine system and the nervous system. Each of the seven chakras
is associated with one of the seven endocrine glands, and also with a particular
group of nerves called a plexus. Thus, each chakra can be associated with
particular parts of the body and particular functions within the body controlled
by that plexus or that endocrine gland associated with that chakra.
The Root Chakra is associated with the Reproductive Glands. It is the centre
of physical energy, grounding and self-preservation. The possible physical
issues affected by an out of balance Root Chakra are auto-immune disease,
arthritis, cancer, AIDS, CFS, EBV, fatigue, kidney, spinal column. The Root
Chakra governs the back, feet, hips, spine and legs.
Endocrine Gland - Adrenals
Areas of Body Governed - Spinal Column and Kidneys
The Sacral Chakra is associated with the Genito-Urinary Tract. It is the
centre of emotional desire, emotion, creativity, spirituality and intention.
The possible physical issues affected by an out of balance Sacral Chakra are
gall & kidney stones, reproductive organs, vaginal cancer, prostate cancer,
pelvic disease. The Sacral Chakra governs the sexual organs, bladder, bowel
and lower intestine.
Endocrine Gland - Gonads
Areas of Body Governed - Reproductive System
The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the Digestive System/Adrenal
Glands. It is the centre of personal power, ambition, intellect and astral
force. The possible physical issues affected by an out of balance Solar
Plexus Chakra are digestive/adrenal organ illness, diabetes, hypoglycaemia,
digestive disorders. The Solar Plexus Chakra governs the stomach, upper
intestines, upper back, upper spine.
Endocrine Gland - Pancreas
Areas of Body Governed - Stomach, Liver, Gall Bladder and Nervous System
The Heart Chakra is associated with the Circulatory System/Thymus Gland. It
is the centre of compassion, love, group consciousness and spirituality. The
possible physical issues affected by an out of balance Heart Chakra are
heart problems, thymus, blood, circulatory, involuntary muscles. The Heart
Chakra governs the heart, lungs, blood and circulation.
Endocrine Gland - Thymus
Areas of Body Governed - Heart, Blood, Vagus Nerve and Circulatory
The Throat Chakra is associated with the Respiratory System/Thyroid Gland.
It is the centre of sound, communication, speech, writing and thought
expression. The possible physical areas affected by an out of balance Throat
Chakra are neck problems, lungs, hypoactive thyroid, throat, jaw, alimentary
canal, vocal cords. The Throat Chakra governs the throat, thyroid, mouth,
teeth, tongue, jaw.
Endocrine Gland - Thyroid
Areas of Body Governed - Bronchial and Vocal Apparatus, Lungs and
The Third Eye Chakra is associated with the Autonomic Nervous System/
Pituitary Gland. It is the centre of psychic power, spirit energies, higher
intuition and light. The possible physical areas affected by an out of
balance Third Eye Chakra are cerebellum, nose, pituitary, central nervous
system, left eye. The Third Eye Chakra governs the pituitary gland, pineal
gland, skull, eyes, brain, nervous system, the senses.
Endocrine Gland - Pituitary Gland
Areas of Body Governed - Lower Brain, Left Eye, Ears, Nose and Nervous
The Crown Chakra is associated with the Central Nervous System/ Pineal
Gland. It is the centre of enlightenment, dynamic thought, truth and
oneness. The possible physical areas affected by an out of balance Crown
Chakra are cerebrum, pineal gland, right eye. The Crown Chakra governs the
top of spinal cord, brain stem, pain centre, nerves.
Endocrine Gland - Pineal
Areas of Body Governed - Upper Brain and Right Eye
Clicking on the Chakra names above will provide more information about each
Chakra. If you would like to read more information about the colours that
are associated with each chakra, how colours affects us and how colour plays
an important role in Crystal Healing then please refer to the section
Crystal Colour Therapy.