Chakras can be described as energy transformation centres in a state of constant rotational motion.
The ancient Indian culture regarded these energy transformation centres as the body’s energy exchange sites with its surroundings.
Chakras disturbances and blockages can be tested and treated. For example, all 7 Chakras can be tested for possible “emptiness”. The emptiness in one Chakra can be treated and the Chakra can be “filled up”. Of course, this is good for the disturbances and blockages caused by the impaired Chakra. But there must be a reason WHY a Chakra is empty. If we don’t find this reason it won’t be long before the Chakra is weak again and it will have to be treated once more.
The biggest problem regarding Chakra testing seems to be understanding what Chakras really are, what the corresponding organs are, and what they signify for our lives with respect to health and sickness.
Let’s have a look at the 7 Chakras meaning and the corresponding organs:
First Chakra (Muladhara) – Root or Basis Chakra – red – Earth
Perineal region. Connected to everything solid. Digestive tract, teeth, anus, skeleton, skin, nails. Stimulating, accelerating, tension-elevating, speeding up heart and pulse, circulation-promoting. Physical existence. Influences creative potential. Basic needs.
Disturbances: concentration on material things and pleasures, possession. Lack of orientation in life, anxieties. Force desires and ideas. Feeling of estrangement from world, anorexia.
Second Chakra (Svadhisthana) – Sacral or Sexual Chakra – orange – Water
Third coccygeal vertebra. Kidneys, bladder, sexual organs, connective tissue, lymphatic system, fluids (blood, lymph, digestive juices). Mildly stimulating, mood elevating, antidepressant, erotically arousing. Stimulating kidney function. Awakening sexual energy.
Disturbances: to be found in childhood and puberty. Rejection of sexuality.
Third Chakra (Manipura) – Solar or Navel Chakra – yellow – Fire
Navel and third lumbar vertebra. Liver, gallbladder, spleen, immune system, sinews, muscle. Stimulating glandular functions, mucus-promoting, nerve-strengthening. Relationship of individual with external surroundings. Craving for power, ambition, possession, intense activity. Personality. Drives and wants are digested here. Where harmony with self and others is created.
Disturbances: desire for control and power. Fear, panic about life and unexpected challenges.
Fourth Chakra (Anahata)– Heart Chakra – green – Air
Fifth thoracic vertebra. Heart, circulatory system, breasts. Balancing, restorative, calming. Empathy. Union with world, love self and others, accept self and others in love. Love that reconciles opposites. Opening the self.
Disturbances: give/take system impaired. Cold-hearted.
Fifth Chakra (Vishuddha) – Neck or Larynx Chakra – blue – Air
Larynx. Communication centre. Trachea, lungs, joints, speech organs. Cooling, reducing, inhibiting. Centre of human expressive ability. Link between thinking and feeling. Self-expression, self-purification, turning inward.
Disturbances: individual isolation, incapacity of expressing the self or the feelings. Do not want to appear weak in front of others. Unconscious fears, guilt feelings block the real self. Always trying to look invulnerable. Afraid of change. Stubborn attitude. Muscles tension in the neck, voice, and speech problems.
Sixth Chakra (Ajna)– Forehead or Third Eye Chakra – indigo
Between the eyebrows. Brain, cerebellum, nervous system, ears, nose, paranasal sinuses, eyes. Balance of paired body parts and organs. Damping, soporific. Perception of being, mental powers, intellectual and memory capabilities. Higher spiritual experiences, bliss, unity of inner and outer.
Disturbances: hyper-intellectualism, rational approach for everything, no holistic view. Influence on surroundings and others by using the intellect. Concentration and identity problems, need to control, trust on nothing, feeling performance pressure.
Seventh Chakra (Sahasrara) – Crown Chakra or Vertex Centre – purple
Highest point of the head. Cerebrum, cranium, adrenal glands, thyroid, parathyroid glands. Spiritually promoting. Site of highest perfection in men. Union of all Chakra energies. Beginning of life journey. Cosmic unity, divine inspiration, intuition.
Disturbances: inner conflicts, disunity. Past life seems senseless. No trust.