Many people are unsure of what a Chakra is. A chakrah is a point on the human body that connects to the energy of life. The word itself is derived from a Sanskrit word that means a constantly spinning wheel or sphere of aural energy that a man has.
According to Hindu writings there are more than 88,000 chakra points within our body. The most essential of chakra points are those that are found along the spinal column and up to the crown of the head and are the seven chakra points.
The thousands of chakras fall into these 7 major points which consist of: the stomach or solar plexus chakra, the 3rd eye or brow chakra, the heart chakra, sex or navel chakra, the throat chakra, the base chakra and the crown chakra. All of these areas take the energy for your surrounding and transfer it to your body. Some people have said that they can notice a difference in such things as their emotional state as well as psychological aspects and they are stimulated both intellectually and spiritually.
Whether you chose to take on a point of view that comes from the Hindus mystical perception of the external and internal experience of an individual, the modern psychology of explanation of the consciousness and thought patterns or Chinese medicine, you will find a common thread within them all. This point is that the chakras are distinct when it comes to their explanations or definitions.
It is important to understand that the Chakras in your body are always in motion even if you are sleeping. They are constantly influencing the metabolic functions of your body as well as the thoughts that your mind is having. Now you can see why the well being of our Chakras is so important. If one Chakra is disrupted then our entire body may be affected negatively.
Many believe that this all happens because the chakras are part of the endocrine glad that is located inside your body. If you do not keep your chakras in balance then you will get what is known as a disturbance in this glad which will affect everything that is attached to it.
Maintaining the Balance of Chakra Using the above as our point of beginning, we can assume safely that the majority of our ailments and illnesses are related to our chakras. Even though there may not be enough materialization of imbalance or illness, there may yet be concerns or emotions that come from our childhood that influence us spiritually, emotionally and physically.
One of the major causes of chakra imbalance is associated with repressed emotional baggage that develops from past trauma. These habitually buried emotional toxins of the subconscious influence the cellular level of our body.
This is why it is extremely important to come to terms with the events that have occurred in our life in order to heal ourselves through chakra.
Thus, the human body deserves chakra healing therapies. It can use various techniques such as colour therapy, aromatherapy, Reiki healing, etc and can use objects such as crystals, gemstones or a pendulum for opening up or balancing the chakras
There are many of people that get much relief from doing yoga as it will help them to breathe better. Yoga can help a person focus they attention somewhere else so that they can balance their chakra much easier.
Other methods include meditation to keep the thoughts focused and gain awareness in a specific amount of time. This can be obtained in a guidance CD or audio tape for enjoying the relaxation sessions and natural healings for reducing stress and manifesting mind power.
The chakras work constantly to maintain the body, even though we cannot see or touch them.
The body needs nutrition in order for there to be balance of the chakras and the pleasure of good health. There are particular foods that aid in maintaining the balance of each of the seven chakras.
The root chakra is nourished with food rich in protein, spices and root type vegetables. Nuts, vanilla, cinnamon, sweet fruits and seeds such as caraway and sesame nourishes the sacral chakra that stands for our sexual being and creativity. Breads, cereals, pasta, yogurt, dairy products and spicy mints nourish our stomach or solar plexus chakra which increases our confidence, love and esteem for self.
Did you know that the heart chakra functions the best when you eat leafy vegetables such as cabbage and also functions great when you drink large quantities of green tea? The chakra of the throat needs to stay hydrated. Therefore, you must drink a lot of water and fruit juices like apple juice.
The enhancement of the sharpness of in our third eye sight and a deep sense of our psychical talents and gifts that associate with the brow or third eye chakra finds nourishment from the consumption of grape juice, wine, grapes and blueberries.
Our emotional and spiritual center the crown chakra requires a good detoxification. This is done by ritual inhalation of herbs and incense and fasting.
By always trying to keep our chakras healthy we are being healthy in general. By doing this this makes us become more in tune with our surroundings and helps with other elements with living in the metaphysical world that we live in.