Short of the brain, the heart the most vital organ in the human body. It is responsible for supplying oxygen and other nutrients, it's pumps blood throughout the body, and if it stops pumping we cease living. With such importance and significance of heart, it should be obvious that the heart has an energy surrounding it that is just as pertinent.

The fourth chakra is the next point in the chakra energy flow. The Heart Chakra is located in the center of the chest and it governs the heart, cardiac plexus, thymus gland, lungs and the breasts, as well as the lymphatic system. The Sanskrit term for the fourth chakra is Anahata, which breaks down to meaning 'unstruck' or 'unhurt'. The idea behind the implication of it's name is that under of all of the...

The constant feeling of being down and out or in that sunken place where there is no light at the end of the tunnel, is not only depressing but a strong indication of something deeper. On the contrary, aggression, quick agitation, even being egotistical could be a sign of something similar. But regardless of what category is, all signs are pointing to imbalance.

Imbalances

The blockages within the Manipura Chakra can manifest in a variety ways. And as with anything there are levels to the presentation of it; in this case it being over or under-active. With an overactive chakra you can find yourself being overly critical or judgmental and easy to fault find within others. You may really stubborn or harsh, demanding even; having extreme emotional is...

As with anything with life there needs to be a balance. There is no truer statement when it comes to the balance within your chakras. We've discussed the many discrepancies one can experience when the 2nd Chakra also known as the Sacral Chakra is out of balance. Anything from feeling over or under emotional to depression even back pain and infertility in a physical sense can be tell tale signs of an imbalance. So healing is of the utmost importance depending the level of your blockage.

Svadhisthana is known to be the center of pleasure and when this energy is healthy and in flow, it brings about a natural and powerful feeling of intimacy within that individual. There are a variety of ways to heal or release this blockage in this chakra. To start...

Do I struggle with being open to positive change? Do I feel so much fear that I become overwhelmed? Am I detached or disconnected from certain aspects of life? Do I feel completely depressed as if life really has no purpose? Answering yes to any one of these questions can mean that there is an imbalance in your Svadhisthana or the Sacral Chakra. As with anything, most people chock these issues up to it just being a bad day, week, month...year or some horrible coincidence of life. However, once you understand that barely anything in life is happenstance or a coincidence you'll begin to learn to look under the surface to find the answers.

When the sacrum is out of alignment, one can feel as if you've lost control of life and you're not able to catc...

As a creative, I often try to find different ways...methods to move through this power. Be it through the practice of yoga, in the expression of the arts, or just generally from the day to day whims of life. To know that there is a place and beyond that a vortex that pulls at each and every one where creative energy rest and flows, is vital to our understanding especially in this study of the chakras.

Svadhisthana is known as the second energy of the chakra alignment and is located directly above the pubic bone and right below the naval, surrounding genital regions as well as the hypogastric plexus.  Often called the Sacral Chakra, relating to the sacrum or apart of the spinal column that is directly with or forms a part of the pelvis and co...

Often times we as people tend to look at the issues that we face and the emotions that encompasses it as just happenstance. Certain ailments and conditions, both physically and emotionally, are deemed as being medical or psychological defects that just plague your life. However, have you considered that the reason for these problems are from within and more importantly the solutions can be found there as well?

In my research of the subject matter, I've come to realize that a lot of issues are rooted in the type of energy that we harness inside in our individual selves. Each chakra holds and is responsible for a particular energy that strongly effects a psychological and/or physical portion of us. If you have a pain in a specific part of your body...

Pronounciation: Mull- Lud- Hara

Otherwise known as the root chakra, this the first of the Chakras of Matter or energies based in the physical. This particular energy is located at the base of the spine, by the pelvic floor within the first three vertebrae, and is said to be responsible for our sense of safety and security. The word Muladhara, breaks down into two Sanskrit words; Mula meaning "root" and Adhara which means "support" or "base". The root chakra is commonly comprised of whatever grounds you to the stability within your own personal life. This would include basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety. It also includes your more emotional needs such as fears and your ability or lack thereof of letting them go. When these needs...

Mostly of all us desire a balanced lifestyle: mentally, physically and spiritually. When one of these aspects are out of whack in your life, chances are its due to an imbalance. And believe it or not, oftentimes the remedy lies in realignment of the energy within yourself. 

This month I've decided to do a series on Chakras and getting a better understanding of what they are and the importance they have to each and every one of us. 

So.What is a chakra? The Sanskrit meaning breaks to being a wheel or disk. Speaking in yoga terms the wheel is one comprised of energy set throughout the physical body. There are seven main chakras which align the spine, starting from the base through the crown of the head. Each chakra contains a bundle of nerves a...

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