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The Chakra System

Chakras are the concentrated energy centers of the body. Chakra is a Sanskrit term and it means “wheel” or “disk” and is derived from the root word “cakra”. Chakras are spinning wheels of energy/light that feed the corresponding organs. Chakras have the loving responsibility of taking in, incorporating and emanating energy to keep us functioning at optimal levels. 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 well being on all levels can affect and is affected by the chakras. If we are feeling depressed, then we may not be taking in the maximum amount of energy for our needs. If we do not nourish our bodies with the proper food and nutrients, then we may take in less energy than more. If we “block” feelings such as anger, etc., or do not speak our truth, we may be unconsciously impeding our healthy energy flow. For example, if we argue with our significant other and do not speak up for ourselves, a blocked throat chakra may result in a sore throat or manifest in other symptoms local to the throat. There are seven major chakras. Starting from the bottom, Root chakra, Sacral chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart chakra, Throat chakra, Third Eye chakra, and Crown chakra.