Understanding the 7 Chakras

Everyone has 7 main chakras in their body. Chakras are the energy centers in the body. When your chakras are strong and healthy, you can use the energy centers to awaken your body and your life and if your chakras are blocked, you need to make sure that the energy centers are cleansed.


The chakras are your energy centers, and this is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel.” The chakras are your energy points, and they take all of your energy and they put it throughout the body.

Reiki tells you that there are many different chakras, and they are activated to keep the mind, body and soul peaceful and strong. There are different channels in your body called Nadis and this is where the energy flows.

The seven main chakras go from the lower part of your spine, the Kundalini and it goes to the top of your head. The energy will flow and turn all through your body.

Each of the chakras are represented by a lotus that has different petals and different colors and there are elements in your body that are symbolic in meaning.

The chakra is a color, sound and movement. The chakras are important because they help your energy to flow correctly and they connect your energy between your mind, body and soul.

When your chakras are strong and balanced, your energy will flow freely, and it will give your mind and body a positive energy. When the chakras are blocked, it causes negativity and can cause you to have bad emotions.

It is very important that your chakras are strong and balanced.

Why Have Chakras?

The chakras are there to absorb your energy or your Prana. This is where you are full of energy and it helps your body to move and function correctly. This helps your mind to be strong as well as your body.

If your chakras are unbalanced, it can cause you to have sicknesses or diseases.

The 7 Chakras

There are seven main chakras that are found between the top of your head and your spine:

  • Root Chakra-Muladhara
  • Sacral Chakra-Svadhisthana
  • Solar Plexus-Manipura
  • Heart Chakra-Anahata
  • Throat Chakra-Vishuddha
  • Third Eye Chakra-Ajna
  • Crown Chakra-Sahasrara

The energy centers help you to get the energies and the work through the nadis and have channels that transport the energies to different parts of your body.

You need to make sure that your energies are open and that your energies are flowing correctly. If the energies are not flowing, it can cause you to have mental and physical pain or sickness.

The chakras are connected to all of the parts of your body such as your endocrine glands, nerve ganglia and all of the major glands and organs.

When your chakras are balanced, you become aware of your life and your spiritual being. The chakras are separate, but they work together to make sure that all parts of your body are working correctly.

All of the chakras have a color that represents it, and you can use stones or crystals to help to keep your chakras balanced and strong. The stones are strong in combination with your chakras.

Open Chakras

If your chakras are open, then they are balanced. You can figure out if your chakras are unbalanced by the sickness or the feelings that you have.

When your chakras are not balanced, it can cause you to have mental, physical or emotional pains. You can meditate to open these up and to balance them.

Different Chakras

The first chakra is the Root chakra. This is the base chakra and is found at the base of the spine. This chakra works to keep your body healthy and is part of the earth element.

When this chakra is balanced, you will feel stable and you will have strong bones, teeth and nails.

The chakra also works with:

  • Lymphatic system.
  • Bones
  • Prostate
  • Lower body parts
  • Nose
  • Smell

When the chakra is strong, you will have security in your life, and you will feel that you are happy and safe. You will see that you can survive and that you are healthy.

If your chakra is blocked it will cause you to not have trust and to have no self-confidence. You will feel that you are tired all the time and your joints will ache.

It can also cause you to have attachments to things instead of living in the present. You can know there are problems when you have fear and when you are not able to see how good life is.

Balancing the Root Chakra

You never want to pretend you are happy, but you want to be happy. Learn to balance your Root Chakra and when you do a Reiki session, you can open up your chakra.

Find a quiet place and work with the earth. Do different yoga moves and use visualization exercises in order to imagine your body grounded. Imagine the roots going through your body and to the ground.

Do the LAM mantra and exercise by moving your trunk and touching your toes? Jump and be confidence in your life.

  • Location-base of the spine
  • Function-helps you to find survival and confidence
  • Color-red
  • Element-earth
  • Sense-smell
  • Crystals-Red coral, black onyx, garnet
  • Mantra-Lam, S
  • Lotus-4 petals
  • Note-do
  • Animal-ox, elephant

Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra is called the water chakra and is the place where the liquids flow and change. This chakra connects your body and your soul and lays below the belly button.

This chakra helps to make you creative and gives you happiness. This chakra is based on the orange color.

When the chakra is blocked it causes you to have mood swings and to feel guilty. It can cause you to have physical problems such as kidney problems or circulatory problems.

This chakra can cause you to repress things and to have blockages of the energy. It can also cause you to be addicted to things such as sex or alcohol.

Balancing the Sacral Chakra

If you want to balance the chakra you can do Reiki and you can learn to manage your emotions. Your breathing is affected because of fluid and you can listen to mantras and do things such as swim or take long baths.

  • Location-below belly button.
  • Function-helps you be creative.
  • Color-orange
  • Element-water
  • Sense-taste and touch
  • Crystals-Amber and opal
  • Mantra-M, Vam
  • Lotus-6 petals
  • Note-re
  • Animal-Snake, reptiles

Solar Plexus

The Solar Plexus is the third chakra, and it is found between the stomach and the belly button. It is represented by the yellow color and it helps to keep your muscle and skin safe. It also works with the liver, intestines and organs.

This chakra is one that helps you to have energy and to be balanced and have confidence in your life. When you are afraid of what people are saying about you or you are having a hard time with your emotions, this could mean this chakra is blocked.

This is also connected to the digestive system and can affect your mind, body and soul. It can make you feel insecure and inadequate and can cause things such as:

  • Liver problems
  • Ulcers
  • Coeliac Disease

When the chakra is unbalanced it means you lack confidence and have insecurities.

Balancing the Third Chakra

When you need to balance this chakra, you can do it by meditating and by using the Ram mantra. You can get guided meditation. You can also change your habits and learn to exercise.

  • Position-solar plexus
  • Function-self-esteem, pleasure
  • Color-Yellow
  • Element-fire
  • Sense-smell and sight
  • Crystals-Citrine Quartz and Topaz
  • Mantra-Ram, U
  • Lotus-10 petals
  • Note-mi
  • Animal-ram

Heart Chakra

The heart chakra is located in the middle of the chest and is represented by the air element. This chakra is the fourth chakra and works with your lungs, chest, heart and circulatory system.

When your heart is open you can have unconditional love and not be dependent on others. You can love who you are and what you do.

You will also be healthy in your lungs and your circulation system. When your chakra is unbalanced you have a hard time loving, forgiving and trusting people. It can also mean that you are not able to see the goodness inside of you.

This can cause you to have cardiac diseases, selfishness and isolation.

Balancing the Heart Chakra

When the heart is balanced it can cause you to feel happy and to love. You can do this by breathing deeply, using Reiki, Pranayama, using the mantra Yam and my meditating.

  • Position-middle of the chest.
  • Function-loving and caring.
  • Color-green and pink.
  • Sense-touch.
  • Crystals-Tourmaline and Aventurine.
  • Mantra-Yam, O.
  • Lotus-12 petals.
  • Note-fa.
  • Animal-Antelope.

Throat Chakra

The throat chakra is located in the throat. It works with your emotions and with your communication. This has to do with the bronchial and represents the color blue. This can help you to be transparent and to trust others. When you have a calm voice and are able to talk in public, this chakra is balanced.

When you open up this chakra you can express yourself and speak truth without being afraid. You can judge others less.

Your concentration will be higher, and you will be able to listen better. When the chakra is blocked though you will not be able to tell the truth and you will have a hard time expressing yourself through words.

This will cause you to be uncomfortable and will have a hard time being close to others. This can be seen with problems in your thyroid, organs, breathing, bronchitis, ulcers, speech problems and earaches.

You might also be manipulated easily and have a hard time accepting when someone criticizes you.

Balancing the Throat Chakra

If you want to balance the throat chakra you can be more creative and you can do things such as painting, writing and singing. You can practice Reiki and learn to focus on your breathing. Use the mantra, HAM and shout and do vocal exercises.

  • Location-in the throat.
  • Function-to help you communicate.
  • Color-light blue.
  • Element-ether.
  • Sense-hearing.
  • Crystals-Chalcedony, Aquamarine.
  • Mantra-Ham, e.
  • Lotus-16 petals.
  • Note-sol.
  • Animal-white elephant.

Third Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra is located in the middle of your forehead and it is the place where your psychic giftings lay. This is also the place where you have your intuition and when your third eye is working, it can help you to have body, mind and soul strength. It can help you with the male/female duality.

You will see things real and you will be in tune with your higher being. You will be able to see images or visions and you will see the world as a good place.

When your Third eye is blocked, you will not trust yourself and you will have a hard time dreaming or thinking of your future. You will be detached, and you will be insensitive.

You will have things happen to you such as:

  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Blindness
  • Eye problems
  • Headache

This can also come with other kinds of pain.

Balancing the Third Eye Chakra

When you want to balance the third eye chakra you can meditate and use Reiki healing. You can practice pranayama and the mantra, om.

This chakra can help you to have more creativity and can hep you to see things deeply and beautifully. When you choose to meditate you can use guided meditation or choose to do it on your own.

  • Location-in the middle of the forehead.
  • Function-intuition, visions.
  • Color-indigo.
  • Element-light.
  • Sense-sixth sense.
  • Crystals-Lapis Lazuli, Moldavite and Fluorite.
  • Mantra-Aum, I, om.
  • Lotus-2 petals.
  • Note-la.
  • Animal-no animal.

Crown Chakra

The crown chakra is located at the top of your head and is the last chakra. This is the place where you can reach Kundalini. This is where your brain and your nervous system sit. This is represented by the color purple.

This chakra has to do with being free and having knowledge in your life and it is where you are able to reach the universe to know what you should do. This is the chakra that helps you to be enlightened.

The chakra is located by a lotus that has 1000 petals and when it is open, it can give you wisdom and happiness. You will have patience and you will understand things.

When the crown chakra is blocked, it can cause you to be stressed, depressed and maybe not even want to live. It can cause you to be unsatisfied in life and cause you to feel arrogant, egotistical and impatient.

When this chakra is blocked it can cause you to feel:

  • Depression
  • Apathetic
  • Exhausted
  • Confused
  • Sad
  • To feel like you have a mental disorder
  • To feel manipulated or to manipulate
  • To bully others
  • To have a high ego
  • To have problems paying attention
  • Being materialistic
  • Not able to think on your own.

Balancing the Crown Chakra

You can use things such as Reiki or yoga to balance the Crown chakra. You can use padmasana and sasangasana and the mantra, Ah.

You can do things such as meditate and keep your thoughts strong.

  • Location-top of the head.
  • Function-to give you knowledge and wisdom.
  • Color-purple and white
  • Element-metal
  • Sense-empathy
  • Crystals-Amethyst and Diamond
  • Mantra-I, om, ah
  • Lotus-a thousand petals
  • Note-yes
  • Animal-no animal


The chakras help you to be strong and to stay focused in your life. When they are unbalanced, you need to learn to balance them and to take care of your mind, body and soul.

The chakras are important to everything in your life and when you see that you have problems that keep repeating themselves, chances are that you have something blocked in your body that you need to concentrate on.

Once you understand the chakras and how important they are, you will see that you can balance them and have a great life. You will see your relationships improve and you will have peace and love in your life. You will have harmony and you will be one with the universe.

Figure out the best way for you to rebalance your chakras and make sure that you are strong and stable in your mind, body and soul.