The Chakras

 

Chakras 2Reiki 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:

Root/First Chakra
Location: At the tailbone
Color: Red /Black
Tone: E
Element: Earth
Sense: Smell

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.

Balanced Energy
Centered, grounded, healthy, fully alive, unlimited physical energy, and can manifest abundance.
Excessive Energy 
Egotistic, domineering, greedy, sadistic, and sexual energy entirely genital.
Deficient Energy
Lack of confidence weak, can’t achieve goals, suicidal, feel unlovable, little interest in sex, and masochistic.
Illness 
Drug addictions, anemia, cancer, arthritis, heart disease, gynecological problems, Aids, herpes, and candida.
Glands/Organs
Adrenals, kidneys, spinal column, colon, legs, and bones.
Gems/Minerals 
Ruby, garnet, bloodstone, red jasper, black tourmaline, obsidian, and smoky quartz.

Sacral/Second Chakra
Location: 1-2 inches below navel
Color: Orange
Tone: O
Element: Water
Sense: Taste

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.

Balanced Energy
Friendly, concerned for others, sense of belonging, intuitive, clairsentient, good sense of humor, and radiates warmth and compassion.
Excessive Energy
Emotionally explosive, overly ambitious, manipulative, caught up in illusions, overindulgent, and see people as sex objects.
Deficient Energy
Shy, timid, immobilized by fear, overly sensitive, self negating, burdened by guilt, sexual energy-clinging, guilty about having sex, abused, frigid or impotent.
Illness
Kidney weakness, constipation, muscle cramps, lack of energy, allergies, repression/inhibition, and loss of weight.
Glands/Organs
Skin, kidneys, mammary glands, ovaries, testicles, prostate, and spleen.
Gems/Minerals 
Carnelian, coral, and amber.

Solar Plexus/Third Chakra
Location: Belly
Color: Yellow
Tone: E
Element: Fire
Sense: Sight

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).

Balanced Energy
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.
Excessive Energy
Judgmental, workaholic, perfectionistic, overly intellectual, may need drugs to relax, sexually inhibited, and can’t show emotional warmth.
Deficient Energy 
Depressed, lack of confidence, worry about what others think, confused, poor digestion, afraid of being alone, insecure, need constant reassurance, jealous, and distrustful.
Glands/Organs 
The diaphragm, the breath, adrenals, skin, digestive organs, stomach,  duodenum, pancreas, gall bladder, and liver.
Gems/Minerals
Citrine, gold topaz, amber, tiger eye, gold calcite, and gold.
Illness 
Digestive difficulties, gas, food allergies, liver problems, and diabetes.

Heart Chakra/Fourth Chakra
Location: Center of the chest.
Color: Green or pink.
Tone: A
Element: Nature
Sense: Touch

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.

Balanced Energy
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.
Excessive Energy
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.”
Deficient Energy
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.
Glands/Organs
Heart, lungs, immune system, thymus gland, and lymph glands.
Illness
Heart pain, heart attack, high blood pressure, negativity, fatigue, difficulty breathing, tension, insomnia, anger, paranoia, and cancer.
Gems/Minerals
Emerald, green tourmaline, pink tourmaline, malachite, green jade, green aventurine, and rose quartz.

Throat/Fifth Chakra
Location: Bottom of the neck.
Color: Light blue, and turquoise
Tone: U
Element: Air/Ether
Sense: Hearing

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.

Balanced Energy
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.
Excessive Energy
Arrogant, self-righteous, talk too much, dogmatic, addictive, macho, and prefers partners who can be dominated.
Deficient Energy
Scared, timid, holding back, quiet, inconsistent, unreliable, weak, devious, and manipulative. You can’t express your thoughts, and may be afraid of sex.
Glands/Organs
Thyroid, parathyroid, throat, mouth, and teeth.
Gems/Minerals
Turquoise, chrysocolla, blue topaz, and aquamarine.
Illness/Problems
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.)
Tone: OM
Element: Electrical or telepathic energy.
Sense: Thought

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.

Balanced Energy
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.
Excessive Energy
Egomaniac, proud, manipulative, religiously dogmatic, authoritarian.
Deficient Energy
Non assertive, undisciplined, over sensitive to the feelings of others, afraid of success, and schizophrenic (unable to distinguish between Ego self and Higher self).
Gems/Minerals
Lapis lazuli, azurite, sodalite, quartz crystal, and sapphire.
Glands/Organs
Pineal, pituitary, brain, eyes, ears, nose.
Illness 
Confusion, mental illness, bad eyesight, lack of clarity, and psychic exhaustion.

Crown/Seventh Chakra
Location: The entire top of the head
Color: Violet
Tone: Ee
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.

Balanced Energy
Miracle worker. Can transcend the laws of nature, total access to the unconscious and the subconscious.
Excessive Energy 
Has a constant sense of frustration. Unrealized power, psychotic, depressed, manic depressive, migraine headaches, destructive, sexual expression, sometimes passionate,  and sometimes distant.
Deficient Energy
Has no spark of joy, catatonic, and can´t make a decision.
Glands/Organs
Pituitary, pineal, nervous system, brain, and cerebral cortex.
Illness
Stress, worry, hysteria, right-left brain balance, headache, and depression.
Gems/Minerals
Amethyst, diamond, sugilite, purple fluorite, and quartz crystal.