- Chakra –
There are seven main chakras, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. These invisible wheels of energy keep us vibrant and healthy.
The Sanskrit word Chakra translates to “spinning wheel of life”. In yoga and meditation, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. Chakras are energy centers located within the body and aura (energy field) which align along the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. There are seven main chakras, which bring energy to the body, as well as releasing energy from the spirit, body, mind and emotions. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible healing energy, called Prana, Chi, or Ki, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive. These are the energy centers in which Reiki performs.
Each chakra has a very specific role, and consists of a front and a back. The front of the chakra is the area that is in charge of feeling, and the back of the chakra is where the action happens. Knowing the Chakras is very important in Reiki, as each hand position corresponds to one.
The Importance of the Main Chakras in the Body
We have major and minor chakras in our energetic body systems. When a chakra is not functioning properly or if it is blocked, illness is more prone to occur. Our wellbeing on all levels can affect and is affected by the chakras.
These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy flows are restricted. Since mind, body, soul, and spirit are intimately connected, awareness of an imbalance in one area through chakra meditation will help bring the others back into balance.
Location: buttocks and anus
Essential Oils Associated: cinnamon, ginger, patchouli
Crystals Associated: bloodstone, tiger’s eye, agate
The Muladhara governs your family ties and feelings of survival, belonging, and guardedness. Your earliest memories are stored here, including whether or not your basic needs were met. When it is blocked or out of balance, you can become needy, have low self-esteem, or have self-destructive behaviors. When Muladhara is in balance, you feel strong and confident; you can stand up on your own two feet and take care of yourself.
Affirmation – I Feel
Location: Middle of the naval and pelvic bone.
Bodily Organs: Bladder, pelvic area, reproductive organs, kidneys, all fluids and liquids in the body.
Attributes: Reproduction, inner child, movement, creativity, sexuality, sensuality and pleasure. This is the considered the most important chakra, as it is where our ‘inner child’ lives, and where our emotions are defined.
When Balanced: When balanced, this chakra makes us feel trusting, open and creative. Also have an ability to embrace change, maintain healthy boundaries, passion, creativity, and have emotional intelligence.
When UNDERactive: When there isn’t enough energy coming into this chakra, we tend to be shy, uncertain, hyper-sensitive and feel a lack of purpose. You may have a rigidity in Body or Beliefs, Fear of Change, Emotional Numbness or Insensitivity, Lack of Desire or Passion, and Excessive Boundaries.
When OVERactive: When there’s too much energy coming into this chakra, one tends to feel self-absorbed, jealous, short tempered, and full of distrust. You may have addictions, obsessive attachments, mood swings, be overly sensitive, emotional dependency, feel instability, and have a lack of personal boundaries.
Crystals that Bring Balance: Carnelian, Tigers Eye, Tangerine Quartz, Sunstone
Scents to help balance: Patchouli, Rosewood, Sage
Aura Layer: Second - Emotional/Etheric Body
Affirmation – I do
Location: Diaphragm area.
Bodily Organs: Digestive system, stomach, abdomen, spleen, liver, gallbladder, lower back, pancreas and autonomic nervous system. Meridian: Triple Burner, Pericardium, Heart and Small Intestine.
Attributes: This is the power center, confidence, will, purpose and self expression
When Balanced: When balanced, this chakra makes us feel happy, confident, powerful and safe. You’ll feel motivated and have a strong will power, and high self-esteem and self-worth.
When UNDERactive: When there isn’t enough energy coming into this chakra, we tend to feel unable to assert oneself, insecurity, judgemental, disapproval of ourselves and fear of authority. You may also feel passive, lack of energy, poor digestion, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, indecisive, poor self-discipline and self-control.
When OVERactive: When there’s too much energy coming into this chakra, one tends to feel the need to control frustration, control, anger, perfectionism and issues with authority. You may also tend to feel dominating, controlling, competitive, arrogant, angry, ego driven, and overly critical of oneself.
Crystals that Bring Balance: Citrine, Pyrite, Tigers Eye
Scents to help balance: Fennel, Juniper, Lemongrass
Aura Layer: Third - Astral Body
Affirmation – I Love
Location: Center of the chest.
Bodily Organs: Chest, heart, upper back, rib cage, skin, circulatory system, thymus gland, lower lungs and abdominal cavity.
Meridian: Liver, Kidney and Gallbladder.
Attributes: Compassion, love, balance, surrender, empathy, respect and joy. This is the healing and spiritual center. This is where balance happens.
When Balanced: When balanced, this chakra makes us feel unconditional love, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, universal trust and acceptance. You’ll feel empathetic, self-loving, centered, peaceful, and loving kindness.
When UNDERactive: When there isn’t enough energy coming into this chakra, one can experience fear, rejection, self-pity, feelings of being unloved or unworthy. You might feel withdrawn, antisocial, critical, intolerant, lonely, isolated, have a fear of intimacy, and lack of compassion or empathy.
When OVERactive: When there’s too much energy coming into this chakra, one can be melodramatic, selfish and emotionally manipulative. You may feel codependent, poor boundaries, have jealousy, or be a people pleaser.
Crystals that Bring Balance: Rose Quartz, Malachite, Jade, Aventurine, Moonstone, Rhodonite, Unakite
Scents to help balance: Jasmine, Rose
Aura Layer: Fourth - Mental Body
Affirmation – I Speak
Location: Between the collarbones.
Color: Light Blue
Bodily Organs: Throat, voice, vocal cords, thyroid, lungs, neck and jaw. Meridian: Large Intestine, Lung
Attributes: Expression, creativity, nourishment center, contemplation, ability to relate to others. Where we learn to communicate. When Balanced: When balanced, this chakra makes us feel free, inspired, truthful and loving communication, self confidence and belief.
When Balanced: When balanced, this chakra makes us feel free, inspired, truthful and loving communication, self confidence and belief. You’ll also have clear communication with Self and Others, have creative expression, and be a good listener.
When UNDERactive: When there isn’t enough energy coming into this chakra, one tends to feel introverted, lacking the ability to stick up for oneself, and difficulty with speech and expressing oneself. Also have an inability to express oneself, fear of speaking, speaking with small (weak) voice, secretive, excessively shy.
When OVERactive: When there’s too much energy coming into this chakra, one tends domineering, arrogant, and excessive talker without being able to listen. Highly critical, talking too much or inappropriately, condescending, gossiping, difficulty being quiet, difficulty listening.
Crystals that Bring Balance: Lapiz Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate, Aquamarine, Sodalite, Sapphire, Turquoise
Scents to help balance: Bergamot, Chamomile, Tea Tree
Aura Layer: Fifth - Spiritual Body
Affirmation – I see
Location: Between the eyes. This is also known as the Brow Chakra.
Bodily Organs: Face, eyes, sinus, nose, pituitary gland and cerebellum.
Mantra: OM (aum)
Attributes: Wisdom, perception, visualization, higher consciousness, intuition, self awareness, and clairvoyance. This is where we develop our sense of identity and independence.
When Balanced: When balanced, this chakra makes us experience courage, clarity and insight and empower clairvoyance. You’ll also have strong intuition, have insight, ability to visualize, and have creative imagination.
When UNDERactive: When there isn’t enough energy coming into this chakra, one tends to suffer from a lack of imagination and fear of success. You might have rigid thinking, feel skeptical, lack of imagination, insensitivity, denial, inability to see alternatives in situations, closed off to new ideas.
When OVERactive: When there’s too much energy coming into this chakra, one tends to suffer from lack of concentration, an overactive imagination and feelings of confusion. You might feel out of touch with reality, obsessions, nightmares, unable to focus, and excessive fantasizing.
Crystals that Bring Balance: Amethyst, Azurite, Sapphire, Fluorite, Clear Quartz
Scents to help balance: Cedarwood, Lavender, Patchouli
Aura Layer: Cosmic Body
Affirmation – I understand
Location: Top and center of the head.
Color: Violet and White
Bodily Organs: Skull, brain, cerebellum and pineal gland. Attributes: Spiritual and knowledge center.
Mantra: OM (aum)
When Balanced: When balanced, this chakra makes us experience a feeling of awareness, interconnectedness and deep spiritual connection. You’ll feel intelligence and presence, open-mindedness, ability to analyze information, and a deep connection to the Divine and guides.
When UNDERactive: When there isn’t enough energy coming into this chakra, there is a feeling of separation, lack of spiritual connection and need for control. You might also feel close-minded, spiritual cynicism, have a rigid belief system, apathy, and lacking direction.
When OVERactive: When there’s too much energy coming into this chakra, one tends toward extreme religion or spiritualism and egotistical behavior. You might also feel disassociated from the body, confusion, spiritual addiction, living “in your head”, disconnection from Spirit, and Excessive Attachments.
Crystals that Bring Balance: Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Diamond, Herkimer Diamond, Snowy Quartz, Lemurian Quartz
Scents to help balance: Frankincense, Lavender, Myrrh
Aura Layer: Nirvanic Body
Balance in the Crown Chakra awakens consciousness through the integration of the Self and the Universe.
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What are Auras?
The Human Aura (Energy Field) is the electromagnetic field that surrounds you, and interacts with the world. The Aura has many layers, but here we will concentrate on the seven most common ones.
All living things are surrounded by an aura, which is an oval-shaped, colored band of sound, light and vibration. The human aura is also sometimes referred to as a psychic energy field. Each of the aura colors represent a person’s mood or physical health and also reflect the condition of their chakras as each of the 7 chakras also exist within the corresponding layer of the aura. The major colors associated with the aura are red, orange, yellow, green, blue-indigo and violet. However, there are many variations on those colors. Some are more intense or less intense, or are deeper or lighter in color. There are even metallic colors within the aura spectrum, such as silver and gold. The aura can contain black, white and gray, as well.
The aura also holds a multitude of information about one’s past, present and future. An aura is noticeable in different way to those who are sensitive to them. For example, many psychics, psychic mediums, healers and empaths who are sensitive to the vibrations of each layer can either visually see or physically sense the colors. Kirlian or other special cameras can also be used to photograph and view the aura.
Before a Reiki treatment, a person’s aura may only extend a few inches outside the body. With Reiki work, and Reiki attunement, the flow of energy is cleared and strengthened, which in turn strengthens each layer of the aura. Enjoy learning about the auras and what their many colors may signify. Visualize, wear and surround yourself with those colors that you feel will benefit your unique mind, body and spirit.
Please note: There is some differences in what the layers of the aura are named, depending on the source. What I’ve included here have proven to be the most agreed upon names, and is also how I learned them.
The Physical Body relates to the energy flow via the meridian system throughout the body. It is 2-5 cm from the body, with a lot of energy movement. The color is defined by the Root Chakra. 50% of pain is experienced in this layer.
The Emotional/Etheric Body relates to all of your emotions, joy, love, sadness, anger, etc. This is a fluid body and is always changing. The color is defined by the Sacral Chakra.
The Astral Body relates to the mental and thought processes, and is fed by the Solar Plexus Chakra. This body expands when you are doing something that you are passionate about.
The Mental Body relates to your connection to the universe and all around you, where you distinguish between the spiritual and the physical. It holds the balance of spiritual life and the physical. Your Heart Chakra resides in this layer.
The Spiritual Body relates to the throat chakra and relates to the blueprint from which you manifested into the physical world. This is the core of who you are, your soul’s plan of what you will look like, hair color, eye color, etc.
The Cosmic Body relates to your Third Eye Chakra, it is your connection to the divine, your Angels, Guides, etc. Where your soul’s emotions are kept.
This layer connects to your Crown Chakra. It is the protective energy layer, providing divine protection and love for your energy system. This is where your guides provide protection for you, and is where you will close off if you are being threatened.
A Balanced vs. Imbalanced Aura
A healthy aura appears with bright, vibrant colors, and an imbalanced aura appears muddy and dull with distorted coloring. The colors of the aura are constantly changing and evolving, reflecting the person’s inner emotions and thoughts. When you look at a person’s aura, you are working on where they are at that particular moment.
Aura Colors and Their Meanings
Pertains to circulation, the heart and physical body. A dense color, it attracts or repels. In a positive light, red energy is a healthy ego. In a negative light, red energy can give way to anger, unforgiving, anxiety or nervousness.
Deep Red – strong willed, grounded, survival, realistic. Muddy Red? anger. Clear Red? powerful, sensual, passionate, energetic, competitive. Orange Red? confidence. Bright Pink? sensual, artistic, affection, love, sensitive, compassion, can indicate clairaudience. Dark Muddy Pink? dishonesty, immaturity.
Pertains to the reproductive organs and emotional feelings. It is a color of good health, vitality and excitement. In a positive light, orange energy is productive, creative, sociable and courageous. In a negative light, it can give way to stress and addictions.
Orange Yellow? intelligence, detail oriented, scientific, creative, perfectionist. Brownish Orange? low level of ambition, lazy or just repressed emotion.
Pertains to the spleen and life energy. It is the color of awakening, optimism, easy-going nature, inspiration and intelligence.
Pale Yellow? psychic and spiritual awareness, optimism, hopefulness, positivity. Bright Yellow? fear of losing control, respect, power struggles and control personally and in business. Clear Metallic Gold? spirituality activated, inspirational awakening. Dark Muddy Yellow Gold? fatigue and stress from studying or trying to learn everything all at one time.
Pertains to the heart and lungs. It is a comfortable and healthy color of nature. Represents balance, growth, change. Depicts a love of people, animals, nature.
Emerald Green ? healer, loving person. Yellow Green ? Communication, heartfelt, creative. Muddy Forest Green – jealousy, victim, blaming others, insecurity, sensitive to criticism, lacking personal responsibility.
Pertains to the immune system. It is a sensitive, compassionate aura, that of a healer or a therapist.
Pertains to the throat and thyroid. It is a cool, calm and collected color, producing caring, loving, sensitive and intuitive energies.
Light Blue? peacefulness, clarity, intuitve, truthful. Royal Blue? clairvoyance, very spiritual, generous, open to new opportunities. Muddy Blue? fear of expression, future, speaking the truth.
Pertains to the third eye and pituitary gland. It is the color of deep feeling, intuition and sensitivity.
Pertains to the crown, pineal gland and nervous system. It is the most sensitive of colors in the aura. It is intuitive, visionary, reveals psychic power, magical, artistic.
This color denotes vision, imagination and daydreaming.
Pertains to spiritual and physical abundance. A lot of bright silver in the aura may mean money or a spiritual awakening.
Bright Metallic Silver? nurturing, intuitive, new ideas. Muddy Gray? accumulation of fear in the body, health problems when seen in certain areas of the body. Dirty Gray Overlay? pertains to the blocking of energy, guarded, skepticism.
Pertains to divine protection and enlightenment. Someone with this aura is encased in divine guidance and has wisdom, inner peace, intuition and spiritual thinking. Connected to your soul contract – your soul’s mission in the Twelve chakra system as the 9th Chakra.
Pertains to pulling, capturing and transforming energy. Indicates an unforgiving nature (to self or others), past life problems, unreleased anger, grief or health problems.
Pertains to reflecting other energy and protection. It can signal a new energy in the aura, truth, purity, angelic qualities and a healthy individual. If there are flashes or sparkles of white light, angels are near.
Dirty Grayish White? possible illness.
Pertains to colors of the soil, wood, minerals, plants. These important and good grounding colors can be seen in those who work outdoors, such as in farming, and good for the Earth Chakra, or the 10th chakra in the Twelve Chakra System.
Rainbow stripes emanating as beams of light from the hand, head or body can indicate a healer.
Pertains to sensitivity and a need for serenity. They are seen as soft blends of light and color.
Greedy, self-absorbed, close-minded.
Dirty Brown Overlay? holds on to negative energy, insecurity.
Centering and Grounding
Grounding and Centering allows both the practitioner and recipient to have clear intention to heal. When one becomes Centered, they are achieving a quiet, focused state within themselves. In order to connect to healing energy for your aura and chakra centers, your thoughts can’t be scattered, you need an inner sense of calm and balance. Balancing your energy allows you to stay in the present, connecting with the energy of the earth, and opening you up for the healing energy to flow more freely.
There are many ways to center yourself: Meditation, visualization, breathing techniques or affirmations. Whatever works for you is the correct way. If you have your own tried and true method use it, or experiment with different methods until you find one that you feel comfortable with, and gives you the best results.
Because I’m also a Yoga practitioner, I use the same technique I do in class, which is a mixture of Pranayama (breathwork) using the technique Sama Vritti and visualization. This Yogic breathwork works in harmony with Reiki energy. Pranayama comes from the Sanskrit words: Prana “Life Force” and ayama “expansion or manifestation”. The practice, therefore, allows us to expand our own prana, allowing it to better harmonize with the prana of the universe.
Sama Vritti is a very calming, centering form of Pranayama, consisting of equal breathing. The amount of time spent on the inhale is the same as the exhale. Although any number can be used, I usually use the count of four. Medical studies have been done on Yoga for many years, and it’s proven to naturally reduce stress hormones and calm the autonomic nervous system. Because you’re concentrating on your breath, stressful and worrisome thoughts pass through your mind.