Reiki practitioners can gain a wealth of information about the physical and emotional state of a client by scanning the energy field of the body and then allowing that insight to guide the treatment. When they are not fully expressed, emotions can get locked in the body creating a state of muscular tension which prevents energy flow through the chakras.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word for wheel. The word has come to be generally used to name the seven powerful wheels, or vortices of energy, that are part of the energetic human body. It is generally agreed upon that the purpose of the chakras is to deliver energy to the cells and organs.
They supply a link between our physical and non-physical bodies. The chakras are cylindrical, perhaps one-and-one-half inches in diameter, entering the body to supply the nearby meridians, glands and organs with energy.
The following are the seven chakras and information pertaining to them:
Location: At the tailbone
Color: Red /Black
The center of physical energy and vitality, the energy to succeed in business or material possessions. Center of manifestations. Throughout the ancient world in historical and mythological stories, the root chakra has been associated with dragons and snakes. The dragon is a symbol for the kundalini fire energy.
Centered, grounded, healthy, fully alive, unlimited physical energy, and can manifest abundance.
Egotistic, domineering, greedy, sadistic, and sexual energy entirely genital.
Lack of confidence weak, can’t achieve goals, suicidal, feel unlovable, little interest in sex, and masochistic.
Drug addictions, anemia, cancer, arthritis, heart disease, gynecological problems, Aids, herpes, and candida.
Adrenals, kidneys, spinal column, colon, legs, and bones.
Ruby, garnet, bloodstone, red jasper, black tourmaline, obsidian, and smoky quartz.
Location: 1-2 inches below navel
The second chakra is about friendliness, creativity, sexuality, emotions and intuition on the gut level. It’s influenced by how emotions were expressed or repressed during childhood. It is also called the sexual chakra.
Friendly, concerned for others, sense of belonging, intuitive, clairsentient, good sense of humor, and radiates warmth and compassion.
Emotionally explosive, overly ambitious, manipulative, caught up in illusions, overindulgent, and see people as sex objects.
Shy, timid, immobilized by fear, overly sensitive, self negating, burdened by guilt, sexual energy-clinging, guilty about having sex, abused, frigid or impotent.
Kidney weakness, constipation, muscle cramps, lack of energy, allergies, repression/inhibition, and loss of weight.
Skin, kidneys, mammary glands, ovaries, testicles, prostate, and spleen.
Carnelian, coral, and amber.
Solar Plexus/Third Chakra
The Third Chakra is the center of personal power. When the solar plexus is open, you have found your unique gift. The work that gives you pleasure and makes you feel fulfilled. One way to find your gift is to consider what you most enjoyed doing when you were a child, this will give you clues about your natural inclinations. In marital arts the third chakra is considered the center of Chi, the life force energy (also known as Reiki).
Outgoing, cheerful, self-respect, respect others, strong sense of personal power, skillful, intelligent, relaxed, spontaneous, expressive, taking on new challenges, and enjoying physical activities and good food.
Judgmental, workaholic, perfectionistic, overly intellectual, may need drugs to relax, sexually inhibited, and can’t show emotional warmth.
Depressed, lack of confidence, worry about what others think, confused, poor digestion, afraid of being alone, insecure, need constant reassurance, jealous, and distrustful.
The diaphragm, the breath, adrenals, skin, digestive organs, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, gall bladder, and liver.
Citrine, gold topaz, amber, tiger eye, gold calcite, and gold.
Digestive difficulties, gas, food allergies, liver problems, and diabetes.
Heart Chakra/Fourth Chakra
Location: Center of the chest.
Color: Green or pink.
The heart chakra is the center of compassion. When the heart is open, you transcend the limits of your people, plants, animals, and all of life. This is the humanitarian center, you care about social causes.
Compassionate, empathetic, humanitarian, you see the good in everyone. There is a desire to nurture others, friendly, outgoing, in touch with feelings, sexual energy-can surrender and merge in a love relationship. You can wait for the right partner.
Demanding, overly critical, possessive, moody, melodramatic, and is manic depressive. Use money or sex to control people. Martyr, master of conditional love “I love you if”, and withhold love to get the desired behavior: “You wouldn’t do that if you really loved me.”
Paranoid, feeling sorry for yourself, indecisive, and afraid of letting go. Feeling unworthy of love, can’t reach out, terrified of rejection, need’s constant reassurance.
Heart, lungs, immune system, thymus gland, and lymph glands.
Heart pain, heart attack, high blood pressure, negativity, fatigue, difficulty breathing, tension, insomnia, anger, paranoia, and cancer.
Emerald, green tourmaline, pink tourmaline, malachite, green jade, green aventurine, and rose quartz.
Location: Bottom of the neck.
Color: Light blue, and turquoise
This Chakra includes speech, sound, vibration, communication, creativity, telepathy, and inspiration. It is the center for communication. When this center is open, you will have a powerful desire to talk about what you´re experiencing. When you do this, some of your old friends will fall away, but your true friends will always be there for you, so let go of the ones who are uncomfortable with the new person you are becoming. You’ll find that there are many new and wonderful friends who will be magnetically drawn to you as your own energy changes.
Contented, centered, can live in the present, sense of timing, good speaker, artistic, can meditate and experience divine energy. Can also seek bliss through meditation.
Arrogant, self-righteous, talk too much, dogmatic, addictive, macho, and prefers partners who can be dominated.
Scared, timid, holding back, quiet, inconsistent, unreliable, weak, devious, and manipulative. You can’t express your thoughts, and may be afraid of sex.
Thyroid, parathyroid, throat, mouth, and teeth.
Turquoise, chrysocolla, blue topaz, and aquamarine.
Communication and/or speech problems, knowledge used unwisely, ignorance, lack of discernment, thyroid and immune system problems.
Third eye/Sixth Chakra
Location: At the base of the skull, at the medulla oblongata. It´s location at the front of the head is between the eyebrows at the third eye.
Color: Indigo. (A combination of blue and red.)
Element: Electrical or telepathic energy.
The third eye is the center of psychic powers and higher intuition, you can receive guidance, channeling, and tune into your higher self. This is the center that enables you to experience telepathy, astral travel and past lives.
Charismatic, can receive guidance, not attached to material things, no fear of death, master of yourself, and that you no longer need another person to complete yourself.
Egomaniac, proud, manipulative, religiously dogmatic, authoritarian.
Non assertive, undisciplined, over sensitive to the feelings of others, afraid of success, and schizophrenic (unable to distinguish between Ego self and Higher self).
Lapis lazuli, azurite, sodalite, quartz crystal, and sapphire.
Pineal, pituitary, brain, eyes, ears, nose.
Confusion, mental illness, bad eyesight, lack of clarity, and psychic exhaustion.
Location: The entire top of the head
Element: Cosmic Energy
Sense: Seventh sense
This area of the head enables the individual to achieve advanced out-of-body projection, etheric projection, spiritual perception, and spiritual wisdom, and our oneness with the universe.
Miracle worker. Can transcend the laws of nature, total access to the unconscious and the subconscious.
Has a constant sense of frustration. Unrealized power, psychotic, depressed, manic depressive, migraine headaches, destructive, sexual expression, sometimes passionate, and sometimes distant.
Has no spark of joy, catatonic, and can´t make a decision.
Pituitary, pineal, nervous system, brain, and cerebral cortex.
Stress, worry, hysteria, right-left brain balance, headache, and depression.
Amethyst, diamond, sugilite, purple fluorite, and quartz crystal.