What Are Chakras and Why Are They Important

What Are Chakras and Why Are They Important

In Eastern spiritual traditions, chakras are considered to be the basis of human existence. Today, the spiritual practice of energetic healing through the chakras is a staple in many meditation practices. Many practitioners heal and open their chakras with the use of healing stones from Purlife. But what are chakras and why are they important? How do they have the ability to heal you spiritually and physically?

What Are Chakras?

Although the spiritual traditions of chakras originated in the East, today many western approaches emphasize chakras and their significance to our psychological, physical, energetic, and spiritual well being. There are seven main chakras that are related to seven areas of your body that control your well being.

What Are the 7 Main Chakras and What Do They Represent?

As mentioned above, there are seven primary chakras on the body that start at the top of your head and extend to the lower spine, or root of your body.

Crown chakra — top of the head — violet

Sahasrara, the crown chakra, is located on the crown of your head as it is the highest spiritual center on the body. This chakra presides over pure consciousness leading to self-realization.

Third Eye Chakra — Forehead, Above Between the Eyes — Indigo

Ajna, the “command” chakra is located right between the eyes, and it is associated with extrasensory perception. The third eye chakra allows you to sense the bigger picture in life and interpret gut feelings.

Throat Chakra — Base of the Throat — Blue

The throat chakra, Vishuddha (pure) is the chakra located in the center of your throat but you can visualize it as the area around your neck and throat. This chakra is associated with spiritual truths. It’s through the throat that these truths can flow.

Heart Chakra — Center of the Chest — Green

The heart chakra, Anahata, is located in the center of the chest and is associated with compassion, love, and beauty. It is said that the heart chakra bridges the material and spiritual needs and aspirations.

Solar Plexus Chakra — Stomach Area — Yellow

The solar plexus chakra, Manipura in Sanskrit, is located in your chest (above the navel and below your sternum. It is the center of energy that is associated with the ego. The solar plexus chakra is the source of personal power and self-worth.

Sacral Chakra — Just Below the Navel — Orange

The sacral chakra, Svadhishthana, is associated with passion and it is located in the pelvic region. This chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment and it is the center of all your feelings and emotions.

Root Chakra — Base of the Spine — Red

Finally, the root chakra Muladhara is located at the base of the spine. This chakra is associated with instincts and survival. The primal energy of the root chakra is seen in our fight or flight responses and it represents survival.

Why Are Chakras Important

In order for our bodies to function most effectively, all of the chakras on our bodies need to be open and balanced. This will allow energy to flow smoothly through our bodies much like an open dam would allow water to pass through it. If one of the energy “dams” is not functioning well, then the others won’t function as well as they should. These blockages are what make us feel unwell.