7th Chakra "B" - Crown Chakra
6th Chakra "A" - Third Eye Chakra
5th Chakra "G" - Throat Chakra (Communication)
4th Chakra "F" - The Heart Chakra (Love)
The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning 'wheel'. If we were able to 'see' the chakras (as many psychics can do) we would observe a wheel of energy continuously rotating. Clairvoyants and psychics perceive chakras as colorful spinning wheels. The chakras begin at the base of the spine and finish at the top of the head. Though fixed in the central spinal column they are in pairs, located on both the front and back of the body, and work through it. The only exception to this is the Root Chakra (seen as red below), which is a single chakra.
Each chakra vibrates or rotates at a different speed. The root or first chakra rotates at the slowest speed, the crown or seventh and highest chakra at the highest speed. Each chakra can be stimulated by sound. And, each chakra is stimulated by its own and complimentary color.
There are also special gemstones for that resonate with each chakra, and the gems can be used to help clear or balance a chakra. The chakra colors are of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The size and brightness of the wheels vary with individual development, emotional state, physical condition, energy levels, disease, or stress levels.
The Colors That Support The Chakras:
Colors can have impact on our body's energies. They can help to clear negative emotions and energy and restore balance. Each color is associated with a different energy center, or chakra, in the body. Here is some information about each color and the chakra it can effect.
Red is a vibrant color that stimulates the body. Too much red can overexcite and even cause anger. People with high blood pressure or anxiety may wish to avoid wearing too much red. This color can be used therapeutically for energy conditions associated with low blood pressure, inactivity, and impotence.
Yellow is associated with the solar plexus chakra. An imbalance in the solar plexus can manifest as fear, apprehension, introversion or power issues, which this color can help to balance. Yellow is associated with the intellect and mental processes. It can be used therapeutically for people with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis due to its vibrational link to calcium metabolism. In addition to the metabolic system, the solar plexus affects the digestive system and is related to the eyes.
Orange can stimulate the respiratory and nervous systems and bring joy, making it useful for depression or melancholy. It is associated with the sacral chakra, so it can benefit the kidneys and urinary systems. The sacral chakra is also related to the adrenal glands, so orange can help to balance adrenal depletion or exhaustion resulting from chronic stress or overwork.
Green is a color that can help bring balance to the body and help purify and cleanse. It is related to the heart chakra, so it can help with issues stemming from too much or too little self love or rejection.
Turquoise is associated with the throat chakra and is responsible for strengthening the immune system against disease. It is also involved in improving communication. Turquoise can have an anti inflammatory effect. It calms and strengthens the voice, and can help to improve verbal expression.
Blue is a very calming and sedating color. Blue is related to the brow chakra. It can help to balance energy when there is high blood pressure, migraine, asthma, anxiety and skin irritation. It is a protective color that helps to protect you during challenging times by strengthening intuition and insight.
Purple is associated with spirituality, being linked to the crown chakra. It can help when personal transformation is desired, and can also help to bring self respect and inner wisdom, which is a vital aspect of self healing.
Sound As A Healer ...
"Sound stimulates the wheels of energy called the chakras. Over 7,000 years ago seers in Indian connected with Spirit and brought down the Bija mantras, one mantra for each chakra. The chakras affect health and emotions in the region of the body that they govern. By using the correlating bija mantra, you can stimulate the chakra to help heal the body, and the emotions to release. As Above, So Below. What exists etherically will flow down to the physical body."
In traditional Hatha Yoga & Ayurveda, the seven cleansing Bija mantras associated with the chakras are:
LAM (Lum) for the earth chakra (1)
VAM (Vum) for the water chakra (2)
RAM (Rum) for the fire chakra (3)
YAM (Yum) for the heart chakra (4)
HAM (Hum) for the throat chakra (5)
AUM (Aum) for the third eye (6)
AH (Ahh..) for the crown chakra (7)
Chakra Clearing and Balancing
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “vortex.” The chakras in the human body are subtle energy centers. Hindu mystics numbered the chakras in the body in the hundreds of thousands. This is very similar to the meridian system used in acupuncture and shiatsu therapies.
The 7 major chakras act as receivers and transmitters for subtle energies. Each chakra functions on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. Balance is the key to health and well-being. When there is imbalance it can manifest in many various ways, with a general feeling of “something being off.”
When the chakra is cleared and functional, it can perform its work completely, process energy, bring energy to the physical organs and subtle bodies and remove used stale or stagnant energy from the system.
When the chakra is blocked, it stops spinning and becomes dysfunctional. Chakras may become dysfunctional when they are congested with fear, stress, stale or stagnant energy. If a stressful condition continues for a long time, the chakras may close. When the physical body has to function under continued stress (distress) or depression, the chakras cannot spin and work properly and become unbalanced and blocked with stale and stagnant energy.
Our thoughts and attitudes can block energy flowing through the chakras as well. Unexpressed emotions can cause the chakras to be overcharged, leading to their closing or blockage.
When chakras are closed, energy cannot be transformed and released to the physical body. If energy is not flowing freely through energetic centers, physical problems may develop in specific areas and discomfort or illness can occur.
When a chakra is blocked it needs healing by scanning and removing the barrier. Because the chakras work together as a system, a block in the functioning of one chakra may affect the activity of another.
Chakra clearing helps transform harmful emotional energy like anger, grief, and guilt into positive energy. Healthy chakras can enhance your general emotional and physical well-being and can be achieved by energy that is in a constant smooth flow, refreshed and vitalized.
Imagine the chakras as a kind of “filtration system” that purifies energy from the dense, physical plane that’s associated with our primal instincts and animal nature, into the highly refined spiritual plane that connects with the source of life itself. Working with the chakras can open the way to healing, psychological development and spiritual growth.