Chakras are energy centers located throughout the body that correspond to specific bundles of nerves and internal organs. There are seven main chakras that range from the base of the spine to the top of the head. When these energy centers are blocked, it can lead to physical or emotional symptoms. Although chakras and spiritual energy have not been thoroughly examined in medical studies, they can help you think about your own mind and body in any religion or belief.
The root chakra, or Muladhara in Sanskrit, is the first and main chakra, believed to be located at the base of the spine. When this chakra is balanced, it allows for creativity, positive self-expression, constructive communication and a sense of satisfaction. On the other hand, when it is out of balance, a person may feel emotionally explosive and irritable, lack energy and creativity, feel manipulative, or become obsessed with sexual thoughts. The Anahata, or heart chakra, is the bridge between the lower chakras (associated with materiality) and the upper chakras (associated with spirituality).
Since the chakras are interrelated, when one of them is unbalanced, it also causes an alteration in the functionality of the other chakras. A dominant chakra of the solar plexus (one that is not in balance with the other chakras in your system or one where your energy is concentrated only) can result in obsessive-compulsive control. This chakra represents wisdom, imagination, intuition and the ability to analyze and perceive truth in the world. The crown chakra is often only fully opened through specific yoga or meditation exercises, or at certain times.
Centrally located near the heart, this chakra represents love, unconditional love, acceptance, compassion and intuition. If you have signs of multiple chakras blocked, any good yoga class or healer will work to align them all at once, creating a clear channel for prana to flow from head to toe. Using lavender essential oil in a diffuser has helped many people heal their crown chakra and keep themselves in tune with this energy center. To keep your chakras balanced and functioning properly, it's important to practice yoga regularly and meditate on a regular basis.
This will help you stay connected to your spiritual energy and ensure that your body remains healthy.