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Chakra Chart

Attitudes and Behaviors for Mind-Body Health and Balance

 

1st Chakra Red - Determines vocation

Location: Base of spine connected to the coccyx, between anus & genitals

 

Affects everything solid: Spine, Bones, Teeth, Nails, Lower extremities (legs, feet, ankles, etc); Intestines, Prostate gland, Blood, Cell multiplication, Bladder & elimination system; also the Nose (sense of smell associated with survival.)

Behaviors & Attitudes

Healthy-Balanced

Creativity; Vitality & life-force in the body; Survival; acceptance of family & belief systems

Unhealthy-Blocked

Overactive: Nervous; Paranoid; Fearful; Aggressive; Manic

Underactive: Weak; Apathy; Depressed; Passive; Self-destructive

Physical Issues:  

Kidney and spinal column (chronic low back pain), Bones, Feet, Rectal & immune disorders, Depression

 

Psychological  Dysfunctions that govern consciousness: 

Primal vital energy; 

Understanding of the physical dimension.;

Experience's the flight or fight response; 

Safety; Security; Survival; Trust; 

Relationship with money, home, job. 

Also reflects a person's connection with their mother and Mother Earth; 

How the person feels about being on the earth; 

Connection with the physical body;

The Power to succeed.

Suggestions to enhance/balance the 1st chakra

 

Add Gemstones: agate, bloodstone, garnet, red coral, ruby

Add Form of music: strong rhythmic (stomping beat)

Add Nature Experience: Dawn, Sunset, Fresh soil

Add Associated aromas: cedar, clove

Mode of sleep: on the stomach, 10-12 hours

2nd Chakra  Orange determines sexual identity

 

Location: Sacral or Genital; Center of abdomen; upper part of the sacrum. Gateway of the Moon; Center of physical power. Represents the emotional personality, where feelings and emotions flow freely.

 

Affects: Kidneys, bladder, pelvic area, sperm, all body fluids; lower intestinal tract; reproductive system, Sexual organs, lumbar

Behaviors & Attitudes

Healthy-Balanced

Healthy emotions; Good foundation; Acceptance of others; Happy; Enjoys sex and takes pleasure in sensual experiences.

 

Unhealthy-Blocked

Over-active: Addictive behavior; Anxiety; Greedy; Compulsive; Frustrated

Under-active: Depressed; Disinterested; Repressed anger; Self-deprived; Denial of bodily pleasure

Physical Issues: 

Food & Sex; Cystitis (chronic bladder infections); Irritable bowel syndrome; Endometriosis; Testicular disease; Prostate; Lower back pain; Kidney problems; Eating disorders; Ovarian cysts; Uterine fibroids; Problems with the menstrual flow; Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)

 

Psychological Dysfunctions that govern consciousness: 

Concerns food, sex, guilt, Money, Control & Creativity. 

About the body's communication to the Being inside; What the body wants and needs and what feels pleasurable;  Ability to have children.

Suggestions to enhance and balance the 2nd chakra

Add Gemstones: Carnelian, Moonstone

Add Form of music: flowing music (folk dances, dance music)

Associated Aromas: ylang—yling oil, sandalwood

Add Nature Experience: Moonlight, Clear water

Mode of Sleep: prenatal position, 8-10 hrs

3rd Chakra   Yellow/Gold

Location: Solar Plexus; Gateway of the Sun

Affects: Lower back, Muscular system, Large intestine, Digestive tract, Stomach, Liver, Abdominal organs (pancreas) Spleen, Gallbladder, Nervous system; Skin; the Face

Associated Gland: Pancreas (liver)

 

Behaviors & Attitudes

Healthy Balanced: Confident; Focused; Good self-esteem; Values; Dignity; Respect; Honest; Appreciation; Clarity; Integrity; Endurance; Decision making; Will-power, Commitment; Peace & harmony with Self; Self-acceptance

 

Unhealthy-Blocked 

Over-active: Subjective; Bossy; Narrow-minded; Abrasive; Dictatorial. 

Under-active: Wishy-washy; Dejected, Discouraged; You see obstacles everywhere that prevent the fulfillment of your desires; Inability to concentrate; Naïve; Passive; Oblivious

 

Physical Issues:  focus, decisions, trust, self-esteem, criticism. 

It is the plane of feeling, desires & perception of willpower, control, freedom.

The ease to be yourself; Mental activity personality; Ego

Suggestions to Balance 3rd Chakra

Add Gemstones: Tigers Eye; Amber; Topaz; Citrine

Add Aroma: Lavender; Rosemary; Bergamot

Add Form of Music: Fiery rhythms; Relaxing, Calming music;

Add Nature Experience: Sunlight

Assoc. Aroma: lavender rosemary, bergamot

Mode of Sleep: on back; 7-8 hrs

4th Chakra   Green

Location: Heart Center, Gateway of the Winds; Emotional power through which we feel love.  

Affects: Upper back, Heart, Rib cage, Chest cavity, Thymus gland, Immune & Endocrine system: Skin, Hands. Influences lower lungs, Blood & circulatory system, Shoulders, Arms, Upper torso, Breasts.

Behaviors & Attitudes

Healthy-Balanced: Creative; Vitality & life-force in the body; Survival; Acceptance of family & belief systems

 

Blocked, Unhealthy

Sad; Lonely; Needy; Possessive; Greedy; Bossy; Suspicious

Physical Dysfunctions: 

Heart failure, Asthma, Allergies, Lung cancer, Upper back, Breast cancer

 

Psychological Issues: Perceptions of love, Relationships, Resentment, Grief, Commitment, Forgiveness, Hope. 

Relating to people close to your heart - partner, siblings, parents, children; Difficulty with breathing, or the lungs indicates tension in heart; A person's relationship with Air reflects their relationship with Love.

 

Suggestions to enhance and balance the 4th chakra

Add Gemstone: Emerald, Green Jade, Rose quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Kunzite

Add Form of music: classical, new age, sacral music

Add Nature Experience: untouched nature, Blossoms, Pink sky

Add Aroma: Rose oil

Mode of sleep: on left side; 5-6 hours

5th Chakra Blue

Location: Inner collar bone; Throat/Larynx  

 

Affects: Thyroid, Throat, Neck, Mouth, Teeth & Gums, Hypothalamus; Lungs, Bronchial, Esophagus, Vocal cords, Nape of neck, Jaw, Metabolism, Arms & Hands

Behaviors & Attitudes

Healthy, Balanced

Express feelings, thoughts, inner knowledge without fear or be Silent; Honest; Independence; Free of prejudice; Trusting

 

Unhealthy-Blocked:

Over-functioning

Interference in mind-body connection; 

Difficulty expressing feelings/needs; Unresolved emotions expressed in thoughtless actions; 

Unconscious feelings of guilt & inherent, fears prevent you from showing your true self from expressing your deepest thoughts, feelings & needs freely.

Covers up w/words & gestures not to show weakness; Must appear strong; Language is blatant, coarse, cool, business-like; Loud voice; Words lack meaning; Defensive mode; Abuses expressive capability in order to manipulate others, to draw attention to themselves with an uninterrupted flow of words. 

Insufficient Functioning:

Shy; quiet; withdrawn; uncertain and afraid of others' judgment; Don't know what you want; Don’t trust your intuition.

Physical Issues: Raspy throat, Mouth, Ulcers, Gums, Scoliosis, Thyroid, TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint Disease).

 

Psychological: Aspect of expressing and receiving - either communicating what one wants or feels; Artistic expression - Dancer, Musician. Brings to the outside what was within. Associated with listening to one's intuition; Guiding flow in which one's goals manifest, where the universe provides all needs with no effort on their part.

 

A state of grace; Aspect of unconditional receiving necessary to accept the abundance of the universe. A level of consciousness that directly perceives another level of intelligence and experiences interaction with this Other Intelligence;  

Manifesting in the physical world; The fulfillment of one's goals; Making choices, Addiction, Judgment, Knowledge

 

Suggestions to Balance 5th Chakra

Add Gemstone: Aquamarine; Turquoise;

Add Music: Songs rich in high tones; Meditative dancing, singing New Age

Add Nature Assoc. Blue Sky;

Add Aroma: Sage; Eucalyptus

Mode of sleep: alternating on right and left side; 4-5 hrs

6th chakra  Indigo Vibrant red & blue combo

Location: Mind/Forehead/Brow THIRD EYE

Known as the Sixth Sense; Gateway of Liberation. 

Affects: face; eyes; nose; lower cerebellum; pituitary gland


Energy center through which we consider our spiritual nature; Connects to the part of creation beyond science and physical manifestation. The ‘knowing’ of spiritual matters is passed down and so influences all other bodies and ego centers of the individual.  Energy from the Source is integrated and cycled downward to trust our intuition and follow what our soul is telling us; Wherein we take responsibility for the choices we make in life.  Listening to our ‘inner’ voice begins here. 

Behaviors & Attitudes 

Healthy Balanced-Open:

Imagination; Ideas; Wisdom; Understanding; Visualization; Highly intuitive; Faithful; clear-sighted; Integrity

Unhealthy-Closed:

Inability to trust one’s intuition; inconsiderate; distorted perception; scattered mind

Over-active: day dreaming-spaced out; hallucination; paranoia

Under-active: insensitive; lack of imagination; self-absorbed; narrow-minded  

Physical Issues

tension headaches; Migraine headaches; visual defects; short-sightedness; glaucoma; long-sightedness; cataracts; sinus problems; Tinnitus; brain tumor, stroke, neurological disorders, blindness, deafness, learning disabilities

affects parts of the body: forehead & temples; the carotid; sinus; brain, nervous system, ears, nose & left eye (the eye of personality) 

Psychological functions that govern Consciousness

Self-evaluation; truth; intellec;, feelings of adequacy; openness; emotional intelligence;

A deep inner level of being we call Spirit; Spiritual perspective from that deeper part us that western tradition considers the subconscious or unconscious; Where our true motivations are found; The level of consciousness that directs our actions and our lives.

Suggestions to enhance/balance the 6th chakra

Gemstone: Lapis lazuli, indigo sapphire, Sodalite

Form of music:  Eastern & Western classical, sounds of cosmic spheres, New Age music

Nature Experience: nighttime sky

Aromas:  mint, jasmine

Positive Power: Recognizing

Mode of sleep:  deep and half-awake sleep, about 4 hours

7th CHAKRA Violet or White

Location: Forehead; Third Eye;

Governs Upper brain and Right eye    

Behaviors & Attitudes

 

Healthy-Balanced: 

Higher Consciousness; Inner wisdom; Spiritual awakening; Enlightenment; Sense of unity; Life of gratitude & unconditional love.

 

Unhealthy-Blocked

Inability to let go of the past; always projecting in the future; unaware of living in present moments

 

Sense: 

  • Sense of empathy; 

  • Unity, as in experiencing another person's experience as if you were inside them, being them. 

  • Perception of unity or separation

  • This chakra shows our relationship with our Father in heaven, just as the root chakra and the connection with mother earth; 

  • Connection with our biological father becomes the model for our relationship with authority and ultimately with God at the level of the soul. 

  • When one experiences a sense of separation from their father, they close the crown chakra and experience a sense of isolation and aloneness; 

  • Difficulty feeling contact with those around them.

  • Thought processes tend to justify and maintain the sense of aloneness. Includes seeing one's self as the Single consciousness creating all and paradoxically, connected to all, like a dreamer dreaming a dream, realizing all that is perceived is just an extension of our own consciousness.

 

Positive Power: Transcending

 

Opening the 7th chakra takes years of training, regular meditation, prayer and consciously living a life of unconditional love, balancing it with consciousness, spiritual awakening & integration with God. A desire to be of service and having a loving, kind heart that can be achieved if the desire is true and the intention stays focused on love and service.

 

Suggestions to Enhance and balance the 7th chakra

 

Add Gemstone: Amethyst, Rock Crystal 

Add Form of Music: Silence; Nature experience: Mountain tops

Add Aromas: Lotus

Mode of sleep: deep and half-awake sleep only, about 4 hours

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