The Chakras

The Chakras are energy centers that the old Indian healing system stands at seven points along the body. Is a connection between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The balance of these centers has great importance to health. The name comes from the Sanskrit Chakra that means wheel. It is a spiral of energy that is in continuous motion. Its function is to transform the higher vibrational ki in mental and physical energy. However, each chakra controls a number of specific functions and distributes the energy channeled through the body and energy system. This energy flows through channels that run throughout the body called Nadis in the Indian system, or meridians, in the Chinese system. Interconnecting the chakras they are two channels that are named Ida and Pingala. The whole body, organs, skin, bones and mind energy receive that energy to do his work. In Reiki, the Chakras are important, since, due to the dysfunctional lifestyle that we have the vast majority of people, these energy centers are affected and begin to function improperly, resulting in all sorts of physical, mental and emotional. Through these centers Reiki energy can return to work in a balanced manner.

The main chakras are seven:







The First Chakra or Base Chakra, called Muladara, which means "root" or "support" is located at the base of the spine having its output between the anus and genitals. This chakra deals with the physical needs and basic human survival. Is related to the color red. A harmonized first Chakra involves a sense of unity with the earth and all its creatures. Gratefully accepting the blessings that Mother Earth gives us. On the contrary, if this Chakra works inharmoniously, all your actions and thoughts will be based on materialism at all costs, even if it means the destruction of your own environment. Act primarily to satisfy your most basic needs. The lack of trust with the creatures on earth can take you the anger and violence in any form. The Base Chakra or Root Chakra is associated with diseases like depression, impotence, sciatica, obesity, constipation, rheumatism and bone disease. The crystals associated with this Chakra for his harmonization are: ruby, garnet red chalk, tiger eye, onyx, black tourmaline, agate, hematite, jasper and red coral.






The Second Chakra or Sacral Chakra, called Svadhisthana, which in Sanskrit means "sweet", is associated with things that give us pleasure and make life sweeter as sexuality, nutrition, movement and change. This center is located between the navel and genitals and vibrates with the color orange. Having this chakra harmonized, brings great creativity in all aspects and natural relations with the opposite sex. Disharmonious functioning in this chakra is often initiated at puberty. Sexual misinformation, ignore or repress sexual impulses lead to a malfunction of this Chakra. The disharmony in this chakra can make you feel unable to maintain a relationship with the opposite sex or to have satisfying sex. If this is your case, remember that the problem is in you. Diseases associated with dysfunction of this Chakra are: kidney problems, diabetes, circulatory disorders, anxiety, impotence, cancellation of the self. The crystals associated with this Chakra for his harmonization are the coral, amber, carnelian, pink tourmaline, topaz and citrine quartz.


The Third Chakra or Solar Plexus Chakra, called Manipura, means "bright gem" and is connected to the power and strength of will that have to do with the transformation of being. Is where it absorbs the sun's energy. Is associated with the color yellow and located between the navel and the base of the sternum. Its main functions include digesting the emotions and purify the desires and instincts of the lower chakras. When the Third Chakra work in harmony we convey a sense of peace, inner harmony with oneself and with life. Otherwise, we tend to influence others from our point of view. There is a feeling of dissatisfaction which usually try to cover with an overactive. Also has a tendency to repress feelings. Diseases associated with dysfunction of this Chakra affect the organs with which it has direct: gastrointestinal tract and muscle. The crystals associated with this Chakra for harmonization are: Tiger's eye, iron pyrite, topaz, quartz, citrine, amber or orange quartz or beta-ferrous alloys.











The Fourth Chakra or Heart Chakra, called Anahata, which means "sound produced without two things are touching." His name is a metaphor indicating the coexistence between the material and spiritual. Chakra is the center, the place where the energies of the upper Chakras and lower Chakras. It's where you refine and increase the vibrations of energy that rises from the lower to the higher chakras. Is related to spiritual or unconditional love. It is located in the center of the chest and vibrates with the colors green and pink. When this chakra work harmoniously you become a channel of divine love and see the unity in everything around you. The energies of the heart can transform your world and how many of surround. Neither money nor technology, nor politics, etc. can transform the world of how love can make it. When on the contrary, the Center operates inharmoniously leads to an inability to feel and express what we feel for others. We make a armour in our feelings, we put a wall and we feed ourselves with fear of being hurt or neglected by others. Also, our attitude can be very critical of others and we may find ourselves judging people very often. At a deeper level, fear is the opposite of love. According to this Chakra we can experience a face or other currency. Malfunction has associated with heart disease, hypertension, respiratory diseases and cancer. The crystals associated with this Chakra for harmonization are: tourmaline, emerald, jade, rose quartz and Kunzite.










The Fifth Chakra or Throat Chakra, called Vishuddha in Sanskrit, their meaning "purification." Ie purification achieved with the work of the lower Chakras, which have generated ideas worthy of being expressed. This chakra is the first of the higher centers and is associated with healing and creativity through sound. This implies that all that has to do with the talks without content, but with language that expresses thoughts with purpose, with words full of meaning and responsibility. That is, the conscious speak. Therefore, this Chakra is responsible for communication and expression of creativity. This center is located at the base of the neck and vibrates with the clear tones of blue. When this chakra work harmoniously we express clearly and without fear our thoughts, feelings and self-discovery. You become an honest person, capable of expressing all the creativity of your being and also to remain silent and let others express themselves. Otherwise, in the disharmony, there is a disconnection of communication between body and mind. This can manifest in two ways: Either you think hard about your feelings and express these feelings often thoughtless action accrued. Or you have encapsulated in rationalism completely denying your emotional side. Its malfunction is associated with a sore throat and neck, the malfunction of the thyroid and hipocausia, and asthma. The crystals associated with this Chakra for harmonization are: Aquamarine, Turquoise, Chalcedony, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire.






The Sixth Chakra or Third Eye, Ajna called, means "to perceive", "to know, "to control". That is, the chakra that connects us with the non-physical planes, other dimensions, etc.. We can see what the physical eyes can not see. Located just above the eyebrows and vibrates with the color indigo and violet. At present there are very few people who have the third eye wide open and harmonized, as this implies a high development of consciousness. The harmonization of the center carries everything you see has a higher vibration that matter. May be aware of the auras of people, non-incarnate beings, and so on. Also associated with intuition. His work involves not only inharmonious not seeing all these things, but also offers live through intellectualism and rationalism that denies the existence of anything that you can not perceive with the five ordinary senses. The crystals which has associated include: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz, Azurite, alexandrite, Sodalite, Pearl and Sapphire.







The Seventh Chakra or Crown Chakra, called Sahasrara means "thousandfold." Is where the purity and wisdom of man resides. When this center is awakened, the individual opens the most exciting possibilities of cosmic consciousness, the infinite wisdom of the divine. When we have all the Chakras open and harmonized occurs the next step in human evolution: the state of Enlightenment. As the Buddha said, this state is the end of suffering and the birth of a new consciousness in ourselves and in the world. This is where, one day or another, we all have to go. They say that this center can not have locks, which can only be more or less developed. As the center continues to develop we enter the spiritual dimension of peace, joy, harmony and Love. The poor development of this chakra accentuates the feeling of being alone in the world, disconnected from everything and everyone, in the midst of hostility . You can become a very insecure and uprooted, deprived of the meaning of life. The crystals that are used to harmonize and develop this center are: Crystal Rock, Amethyst, Diamond, Tourmaline Celestina and White.

The image below clearly shows the location of each chakra and its corresponding rear output. Notice that the chakras 1 and 7 have no back exit. Chakras are the two links connecting us with Heaven and Earth.


Article written by Miquel Vidal.