What’s A Chakra & What Does It Do?

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At its most basic, the chakra system is a field of subtle energy held in and around your body. Our friends at chakra-anatomy.com describe the chakras as centers of transformation. Others call the chakras wheels of light, or wheels of energy.

 

The concept of wheels of energy inspired my mandala art, some of which I used in designing Inner Wisdom Cards.

 

There are many ways to activate, balance and work with your individual chakras. Personally, I find that looking at a mandala has a very positive effect on my subtle energy body. Adding uplifting words enhances the effect.

 

The Chakra System and Inner Wisdom Cards

The root chakra is located at the base of the spine. It’s also called the 1st chakra or Muladhara. This chakra affects your skeletal system, large intestine, kidneys, blood, adrenal glands, plus your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. To activate and balance the 1st chakra, I used a red mandala with messages that correspond to feelings of being rooted, grounded, stable and strong.

The sacral chakra is located at the sacrum, just below the belly button. It’s also called the 2nd chakra or Svadisthana. This chakra affects your emotions, your reproductive system, as well as your kidneys and bladder. To activate and balance the 2nd chakra, I used orange mandalas with messages that correspond to feelings of being creative, sensual, generous and prosperous.

The solar plexus chakra is located between the navel and solar plexus. It’s also called the 3rd chakra or Manipura.   This chakra affects your digestive system, liver, pancreas and adrenal system. To activate and balance the 3rd chakra, I used golden mandalas with messages that correspond to feelings of being empowered, confident, strong and active.

 

The heart chakra is located at the chest. It’s also called the 4th chakra or Anahata.  This chakra affects your heart, lungs, circulatory system, arms and hands.  To activate and balance the 4th chakra, I used green mandalas with messages that correspond to feelings of being loving, loved, forgiving, and connected.

The throat chakra is located in the neck. It’s also called the 5th chakra or Visuddha. This chakra affects your throat, ears, mouth, shoulders and neck. To activate and balance the 5th chakra, I used turquoise mandalas with messages that correspond to communicating clearly and lovingly with yourself and others, as well as messages that correspond to feeling fully self-expressed.

The brow chakra is located in the center of the forehead. It’s also called the 6th chakra, the Third Eye or Ajna. This chakra affects the pituitary gland, eyes, base of the skull and brow. To activate and balance the 6th chakra, I used indigo mandalas with messages that correspond to feelings of clarity, decisiveness, and wisdom.

The crown chakra is located at the top of the head. It’s also called the 7th chakra or Sahasrara. This chakra affects the pineal gland, cerebral cortex and central nervous system.  To activate and balance the 7th chakra, I used purple mandalas with messages that correspond to divine connection and spirituality.

 

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