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The Seven Chakras: How They Affect our Lives


The ancient study of healing has fascinated me, thus i plunge myself into delving deeper in understanding the body and well-being.


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The Seven Chakras: How They Affect our Lives

Our body has an interconnected system of slight margins and currents of life force. These channels of energy are called Chakras in the Indian system of medicine. This is an invisible power that ebbs and flows within all living things and is the breathing force of creation, sustenance, and destruction.

On the physical level, the chakras have the important role of maintaining the balance of the body. The chakras have effects on the endocrine and neurological systems. When our body receives an energetic impact from someone or something, our brain is stimulated, and this subsequently stimulates the endocrine. These two are the internal directors sustaining control and balance of the body; moreover, they continually align and realign the body as they respond to energetic impacts.

Our chakra has the same atomic structure of our body; our intuition is the best device to develop heightened awareness to detect of our lives.

These are the Seven Chakras as described by Laura Alden Kamm: an authority on Applied Energy Medicine.

The First Chakra: the Tailbone

This chakra is focused on survival and safety: earth, family, body and other structural aspects of life are all parts of this chakra. Tribal mentality comes into play with the context of survival; family creates this structure as a means to survive in this world. Insecurities are born in the first chakra, conforming to the norm to the norm of society in order to feel safe or included.

This chakra is the basis on all other chakras; it influences the immune system, legs, tailbone, colon, prostate, perineum and other tissues related to this area. This chakra is body level consciousness, fears worries and concerns attached to the physical world; thus, releasing detrimental attachments to societal conditions is essential in order to achieve higher consciousness.

The Second Chakra: Abdominal Area

The 3 dimensional realities are manifested in this chakra; any type of relationships is governed by this chakra. The reproductive organs, the pelvic structures and all other tissues near the area belong to this chakra. Many disorders and diseases, both physical and emotional, arise from conflicted perceptions of this chakra. Such imbalances include addictive and rebellious behavior, dysfunctional sexual attitudes that may lead to revenge and hatred.

Recognize that we have limitations as long as we are acting through this body; and that we are taught by our parents the perfectionist view of the world; thus, it is shameful to fail. We have to accept that it is not shameful to surrender to a higher power.

The Third Chakra: Solar Plexus and the Stomach Area

This chakra governs our self – concept that relates to self – esteem, self – worth, self – confidence, and feelings of empowerment. The stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands, and other skeletal and tissues in the midsection area belong to this chakra. This also directs our immune system; consequently, negative energy can compromise the lymphatic and immune systems. Getting offended, being rejected drains you out of this energy.

Facing your fear and overcoming it is the best way to restore the aspect of self – worth.

The Fourth Chakra: Center of the Thoracic Region

This is known as the heart chakra; the chakra that bridges the first to third chakras and fifth to seventh chakra. This chakra governs the lungs, ribs, thymus gland, and the heart. By using this chakra, we can sense how long we will live on this earth because this rules the difficulties and joys we are experiencing. Furthermore, it tells us what direction to take in life.

We need to take time to listen to the voices at this chakra in order for unconditional love to flow freely. Loving and giving joyously to ourselves as well as to others allow us to avoid resentments. In order to give to others, it’s necessary to give the things we need.

Loving God, ourselves, and others in an honoring and compassionate way will open this chakra allowing us to experience bliss, compassion, and satisfaction in life.

The Fifth Chakra: Throat

This chakra allows us communication of truth to ourselves as others. This chakra is ruled by thyroid, parathyroid, esophagus, larynx, pharynx, nose, and sinuses; mouth, teeth, salivary glands, and upper section of the gastrointestinal tract.

In order to achieve healthy fifth chakra, we must bring balance to our communication and behavioral patterns by always telling the truth to ourselves and others.

The Sixth Chakra: Forehead region

This chakra is also known as the third eye; it governs the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, eyes, upper sinus tract and other matters in the head region. This is the place of empty wisdom also known as intuition because in this center is the place of neutrality and empty, nonattached wisdom exist.

The benefits of developing this chakra are accuracy, impartiality and intuitive perception. Thus, unleashing the power of the will helps us develop our intellect and extra sensory perception.

The Seventh Chakra: Crown of the Head

The Omnipresent Power of God comes from this chakra for this governs our Divine Wisdom for this is the seat of the soul: the pineal gland. Medical issues like anxiety, nervous system disorders, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other mental illnesses, this happens because there are separations from one’s spirituality and physical nature.

Connecting to the seventh chakra can lead you to pure rapture, unity, and bliss. We will feel the purity of our being. By opening this chakra too helps us communicate with other beings.


raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on May 03, 2013:

hello tobusiness...yes, i am preparing for more...thank you...

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on May 03, 2013:

thank you Audrey...many blessings to you...

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on April 23, 2013:

A fascinating hub!.. very informative. I hope you will be writing more on this subject. Saving for reference.

Thank you for this interesing information.

Audrey Howitt from California on April 23, 2013:

I came back for another read--there is so much wisdom in this---

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on May 24, 2012:

i'm glad to hear that you have learned so many things from this article...yes, Chakra is our energy system, if it is blocked, then we will have a big problem...thank you for visiting...have a great day...

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on May 14, 2012:

yes Susan, we need to seek the truth and how it may benefit us...and working it through is the only way to go through it...just like healing old wounds, the only way to get through the pain is relieving the pain and not forgetting about it...but on going through it you need not be stuck in a level, for in the healing process you need to undergo it one by one...you can only tell whether you have been healed because you can re experience the pain...for example if i am reminded of a failure my right or my left breast constricts, that means i am undergoing an old wound...

thank you for sharing your time with me...have a pleasant day...

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on May 14, 2012:

yes rahul, because Ayurvedic medicine has been tested through time...and it is my goal to study on these learning principles so as to spread the word...

thank you for visiting...have a great day...

Barbara from Stepping past clutter on May 14, 2012:

Back for more inspiration... I am printing it out. Sometimes I can digest more this way. Do you think we get stuck at a particular level and our life's lesson is to work it through, before moving on? Or do you think we can work on various improvements simultaneously? Thanks again!

Jessee R from Gurgaon, India on May 14, 2012:

A great take on the body cycle the Indian way! Thank you for this wonderful hub Raci!

up and shared!

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on May 11, 2012:

thank you for the visit Audrey...have a great day...

Audrey Howitt from California on May 10, 2012:

What a great hub!! Thank you!

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on March 08, 2012:

oh, that's great...i've been starting doing that since i've learned how beneficial it is to a person...thank you for visiting...have a great day!!!

DFiduccia from Las Vegas on March 07, 2012:

I finally had the opportunity to read this hub on Chakras. It is well written and informative. I studied TM long ago, and Chakras have been a topic of interest to me for many years. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on February 28, 2012:

thank you ripplemaker...you are so kind...i am s student on this too...but i'm testing this to other people us well...one step at a time...

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on February 25, 2012:

I am familiar with the chakras when I started learning about healing. I loved how you wrote this. It's easy to understand and to follow. As I read through this again, I am re-learning what I know and having a grand time. Thanks so much :)

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on January 19, 2012:

thanks Frank for finding it useful...and it's a pleasure that i can help...opening our nadis or energy in our body...

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on January 19, 2012:

Raci.. a very interesting and useful Hub.. thank you for sharing it Frank :)

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on January 10, 2012:

Hello Ruchira...i'll be glad to visit your site and read your insight regarding this article too...thanks for visiting...

Ruchira from United States on January 09, 2012:

Hi Raciniwa,

Such a pleasure to read your insight into the 7 chakras. I have written a hub on a similar topic. Would love your insight.

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on January 03, 2012:

hello Blake...thanks so much for the comment...actually this was published two months ago and had it modified yesterday, or was it the other day...well, i'll your hub on this too in order to gain insight...

blake4d on January 03, 2012:

Very cool, we both were putting together hubs about the chakras at the same time this morning. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on January 03, 2012:

you're always welcome storyteller...yeah, in this noisy world we need to reconnect with our inner selves in order to maintain balance and order in our lives...glad to be of help...

thank you also for visiting...

Barbara from Stepping past clutter on January 03, 2012:

Thank tou for your wonderful summaries! I have lost my way and am rebalancing. Your summary of issues helps a great deal! Once I meditated and felt balanced in my chakras. There is always growth!

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on November 11, 2011:

thank also dana for taking the time to read...do feel free to explore for more...as always my pleasure...

danasol on November 07, 2011:

Thank you Ms. Raci, this is brilliant hubs...

this gonna remind and teaches us.....a total self control and discipline.... Great!!!

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on November 07, 2011:

oh, i'm glad thought provoking that you find this helpful...yes, i'll be searching and thinking for more helpful topics...thank you for sharing your insights...

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on November 07, 2011:

yes, Denise...my source was very explicit about the seven chakras...but i only summed up the thoughts...there are suggested exercises in the book though...thank you for taking the time to read it...

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on November 07, 2011:

yes, Denise...my source was very explicit about the seven chakras...but i only summed up the thoughts...there are suggested exercises in the book though...thank you for taking the time to read it...

Thought-Provoking on November 06, 2011:

Great hub, the vid was very nice, I'm definitely going to be meditating a whole lot better now that i know where to focus my thoughts and all, thanks for posting it up, looking forward to more

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on November 06, 2011:

raciniwa-this is one of the best explanations of the chakras that I've read. I'm so glad you included the meditation exercise as well. I used to do energy healing which was working with the energy/balancing the chakras. It is so important and so many westerners are unaware or poorly informed.

I found your hub very helpful and rated it up and across (minus funny). Great list of books you've included as well.

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on October 29, 2011:

thank you Eiddwen for the commendation...yes, we do all have lots of catching up to do...but it would be great to tackle it one at a time...

Eiddwen from Wales on October 28, 2011:

A brilliant hub and thanks for sharing. I am on a' catch up reading hubs day' today and I am glad I came accross this one.

Take car eand have a great day my friend.


raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on October 25, 2011:

@Sire Jp...isn't it great that i found out about the chakras firsthand from you?thank you for coming your way out of fb...hehehe...

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on October 25, 2011:

@Rosemay...as i've read it...i found it very enlightening as well...so i am very glad that you like it as well...thank you for dropping by...

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on October 25, 2011:

always exploring...yeah, i was making a study about it and i found out that we can heal our body by taking care of our energy points in our body...thank you for visiting my hub...it really inspires me to search for my answers to men's questions...

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on October 25, 2011:

Cindy...my pleasure...it's great to share one's thought on helpful things...as the author would have wanted it...thanks for the encouragement...

raciniwa (author) from Talisay City, Cebu on October 25, 2011:

Midwest...thank you for liking it...yeah, i was enlightened too when i read it...

MidwestJerseyGirl from Western Suburbs of Chicago on October 23, 2011:

What a fascinating Hub. I watched the video. This is truly enlightening. Thanks for sharing. Well written too!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on October 23, 2011:

Very interesting. This is my first time to read about Chakras. The video adds to the piece. Thank you.....

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on October 23, 2011:

A very useful hub which I have bookmarked to read again.

Thank you

jaypee on October 23, 2011:

love this aricle sis Raci! ^_^

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on October 23, 2011:

Thank you for such an informative hub about the Chakras. I enjoyed the video as well. Voted up.

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