Chakras 101 - What Are Chakras?


Chakras are energy centers that are located throughout your body. They receive life force energy from the universal energy field and transmit that energy to your own energy fields, allowing you to maintain a state of health and balance in your body, mind and spirit.

There are seven major chakras and several hundred minor chakras. Each chakra vibrates at a different frequency, with the lower chakras having a slower vibration and the higher having a faster vibration.

The seven major chakras are most frequently dealt with during an energy healing session as their health also affects the health of the minor chakras.

Here is a list of the seven major chakras, their location, colours and basic properties:

Root Chakra – Base of Spine – Red – Physical Well-Being & Feelings of Security

Sacral Chakra – Below Navel – Orange – Pleasure, Creativity and Sexuality

Solar Plexus Chakra – Between End of Rib Cages – Yellow – Self-Esteem

Heart Chakra – Between Breastbones – Green – Love

Throat Chakra – Throat – Cobalt Blue – Expression

Third Eye Chakra – Center, Above Eyebrows – Indigo – Insight & Visualization

Crown Chakra – Top of the Head – Violet – Trust & Universal Connection

The health of a chakra can be judged by considering its colour, size and movement. These characteristics can be assessed through kirlian photography or by seeing an energy healer. If your chakras are healthy and balanced, they will be the same size, move in a clockwise direction and have a vibrant colour. If your chakras are weak, they will have a small size, move in a counter-clockwise direction and have a less vibrant colour. In addition, you will likely have a physical, emotional or mental imbalance.

A good way to do a quick diagnosis of your chakras is to ask yourself what your favourite colours are. Generally speaking, your favourite colours correspond to the healthiest of your chakras and your least favourite correspond to the weakest.

Here is an example of how an imbalance in your chakras can cause health issues. Let us say that you are having financial difficulties. Chances are that you will also have some kind of back or joint pain. It is also likely that you will be feeling insecure, unsafe and ungrounded. If this is the case, your root chakra will have a small size and rotate in a counter-clockwise direction.

The objective of an energy healing session would be to change the direction of your root chakra so it can begin to rotate in a clockwise direction and have a bigger size. This will allow your root chakra to draw in more energy from the universal energy field, which in turn will alter the way you process the events in your life, create a shift in your health and bring in new, positive circumstances for you.

Over the next seven weeks, I will be covering each of the major chakras in detail, outlining their characteristics and how you can take care of them. Stay tuned!