The entire universe is made up of energy, and our body is no exception. Long before modern technology and science, ancient cultures knew that all living things carried a life force with them. They called the centers of energy that move inside of us, the 7 chakras. This is because the life force, or prana, that moves inside of you is spinning and rotating. This spinning energy has 7 centers in your body, starting at the base of our spine and moving all the way up to the top of your head.
In a healthy, balanced person, the 7 chakras provide exactly the right amount of energy to every part of our body, mind and soul. However, if one of our chakras is too open and spinning too quickly, or if it is too closed and moving slowly, our health will suffer.
The word “chakra” from Sanskrit translates to “wheel” but suggests a spiritual energy center within the human body. Within these chakras is 'Prana' or the fundamental pure healing energy, that's all around us and within us, to keep us happy, healthy and energetic. These energy centers of the body are responsible for the proper functioning of the physical body and its various organs, which transmit the life force to various parts of the body through ‘Nadis’. Unbalanced chakras can cause a lot of ailments.
Just like we want to keep proper functional and clear arteries so that our blood can stream to all organs without any obstruction, likewise our subtle body channels or the chakras should be clear and unblocked to allow our vital life force to move through them freely.
There are numerous reasons for blockages in Chakras such as negative emotions, fears, and bad lifestyles etc. Chakras have a straight influence on the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well being of an individual. Primary benefit of Chakra balancing is ideal mental, physical, and emotional health.
Chakra balancing and healing help you live a healthier lifestyle, not only in terms of a fit body but in terms of your emotional and mental fitness by keeping your heart and mind fit as well. By keeping the chakras balanced will not only help you to enhance your potential financially but will also enable you to enjoy your relationships as well.
Chakras when balanced are beneficial in living a healthier lifestyle, enjoying better relationships, clearing the toxins and everyday rubbles from the body and gives mental and emotional fitness. It is vital to do Chakra clearing/balancing regularly so that you feel relaxed and clear.
A damaged 1st chakra can cause a multitude of problems, making it difficult or impossible to find one’s proper place in the world.Because it lies at the core of the entire tantric network, a root chakra that is either under or over-active can prevent a person from usefully healing the higher chakras. Thus a healthy, balanced Mooladhara chakra should be considered as absolute prerequisite for general well being.
When your 2nd chakra is balanced, you will relish in the pleasurable things life has to offer, without overdoing them. Sex, good food and creative activities will be inspiring and enjoyable, and you will get a sense of wellness and abundance from them.
When your 3rd chakra is balanced, you will feel a sense of wisdom, decisiveness and personal power. Many call this chakra the warrior chakra, as the feeling you get from it is comparable to a wise warrior going into battle. He has the confidence to win and the wisdom to know the personal truth he is fighting for.
When your 4th chakra is balanced, you are able to equally feel love for yourself and others. Even when tough things happen, you can still see the compassion and kindness in others.
When your throat chakra is balanced, you will be able to clearly speak with love, kindness and truth. You will know exactly which words are appropriate for each situation. Speaking with a balanced throat chakra will enlighten and inspire those around you.
A balanced third eye is a beautiful thing, and it’s really what you are trying to achieve when you start on a path to spiritual development. When your third eye chakra is balanced, you will equally feel in tune with both the physical world and the material world. You will receive psychic information as frequently as you receive information from your 5 physical senses, but it will not overwhelm you.
Achieving a balanced crown chakra is the goal of every spiritual warrior, and it’s not easy to do. You can think of it like the Buddhist concept of achieving nirvana. Once you achieve it, you’re not really human anymore – you’ve conquered suffering and death. Of course, it is the journey of attempting to achieve this balance that brings us happiness, good health and wisdom. Trying to balance your 7th chakra will align and balance your other chakras.