Part 2. YSNH Chakra Series: Tools for Balance and Healing
Symbol: 4-petalled lotus encompassing a downward pointed triangle in a square
Essence: Physical needs and basic human survival/Vitality and will to live/Tribal connection and sense of belonging
Location: Base of spine, between anus and genitals
Colour: Red Element: Earth
Sense: Smell Developmental age: 1-7 years
Lessons: Grounding/Stability/Security/Stamina/Standing up for oneself
Keys: Awareness of physical body/Meeting one’s survival needs/Being in Nature/Making your house a home/Nurturing your Inner Child/Feeling a connection with family/Forming a sense of group identity/Connecting to Mother Earth
Aromatherapy: Vetivert, Patchouli, Myrrh
Sanskrit sound: LAM Rune: URUZ
Affirmation: I accept and value myself. Life offers me everything I need. I am taking responsibility for my life. I am connected with Mother Earth.
NEXT INSTALMENT: The Sacral Chakra – Svadhisthana
Part 1. YSNH Chakra Series: Tools for Balance and Healing.
The 7 Main Chakras
Meaning: Sanskrit for wheel/disc
Appearance: A spiralling outward movement, roughly shaped as funnels (inside which are more funnels), back and front of each Chakra.
What are Chakras?
Spinning vortexes of energy through which we receive, transmit and process life energies, and interact with the immediate environment and Universal Energy Field. The human body is a network of locations and points where there is focussed and concentrated energy relating to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energies.
The 7 chakras correspond to aspects of our consciousness, and have individual characteristics and functions. They are openings through which our attitudes, belief systems, emotions and feelings are transmitted to our cells, tissues and organ, and are closely aligned anatomically to the limbic brain and the spinal cord.
Working with the chakras, enables us to deepen our self-knowledge, integrate all levels of our being and become whole.