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The Chakras - the Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is the seventh Chakra Location: The top of the head Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara Associated Color: Violet, White Associated Body Parts: pineal gland, upper brain, right eye Significance: When it is fully developed, one gets an understanding of ‘Oneness’ of universal existence, as well as true inner peace. It enables us to tap into higher levels of spirituality and develop psychic awareness. Imbalances: Loneliness, fear of death, comparing ourselves unfavorably to others. Function: The entryway for Universal Life Force This chakra is often depicted as a lotus flower with its petals open to represent spiritual awakening. The crown chakra could also be considered the bottomless well from which intuitive knowledge is drawn. The seventh or crown chakra is...

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The Chakras - the Third Eye or "Brow" Chakra

 The Third Eye Chakra is the sixth Chakra Location: at the point on the brow between the medial borders of the eyebrows.  Sanskrit Name: Ajna Associated Color: indigo Associated Body Parts:  pituitary gland, lower brain, left eye, ears, nose, central nervous system Significance:  This Chakra is an associated with our intuition and psychic abilities, such as clairvoyance. It also can enable better visualization and manifestation.  Imbalances:  When there are blockages in this Chakra, things like fear through imagination and dreams manifest or irrational intuitive insights occur. Physical symptoms of blockage in this Chakra show up as persistent headaches (especially in the center of the forehead), insomnia, anxiety and depression Function:  Our mental calculations and thinking processes are functions of...

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The Chakras - the Heart Chakra

  The Heart Chakra is the fourth Chakra Location: At the sternum - the center of the chest. Sanskrit Name: Anahata Associated Colors: Green primary/pink secondary Associated Body parts: Thymus gland, heart, lower side of lungs, circulatory system, skin, hands Imbalances: Dysfunction of the Chakra can result in the inability to love, fear, anger, sadness and feel disconnected which can lead to heart disease. Function: The Heart Chakra is a bridge between the physical and spiritual realms and the center of emotional well-being. When this Chakra is fully developed one is able to give and receive unconditional love, which manifests as compassion. The heart chakra is considered to be the love center of our human energy system. Among others, love,...

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The Chakras - the Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is the second Chakra Location: In the sacral area just below the naval  Sanskrit Name: Swadhistana Associated Color: Orange  Associated Body Parts: Gonads, prostate gland, reproductive system, spleen, bladder Imbalances: Imbalance in this Chakra can result in over indulgence in food or sex, reproductive disorders and feelings of jealousy and confusion. Function: When balanced, this Chakra energizes our emotions, sexuality and creativity. A balanced sacral chakra makes a person feel vital and spontaneous ready to seize the moment. A well-functioning sacral chakra helps maintain a healthy male/female balance. Although the sacral chakras is primarily considered the sexual energy center, it is also the center where individual creativity resides. The sacral chakra affects the sexual organs. The functions...

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The Chakras - the Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is the first Chakra Location: At the perineum, between the sex organs and the anus Sanskrit name: Muladhara Associated Color: Red A Associated Body Parts: Adrenal glands, kidneys, spinal column, leg bones Imbalances: The root chakra is related to the anus and the adrenal glands. When poorly grounded, your spatial understanding is impaired. You may stumble around physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Grounding enhances your ability to function effectively on a day-to-day basis. When this Chakra is imbalanced, one might start feeling afraid of life, withdraw from physical reality, feel victimized, operate in a highly selfish mode or be prone to violence. Physical symptoms include problems in the feet, legs and lower back. Function: This Chakra roots...

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