A chakra is a key focal point of energy within the body. It can be viewed as a vortex of energy. The chakras are organizing centers for the reception, assimilation, and transmission of life energies.
Each one spins in a different direction than the one above or below it, causing energy to move up and down the spine. Just as the energy flows in two different directions through the chakra system – up and down, it also flows in and out of the system connecting the system to the outside world.
There are seven primary chakras and each chakra is associated to a particular area of the body. These focal points are located running along the axis of the spine, and are referred to as: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown.
When all the seven chakras are balanced and aligned a person feels happy, satisfied and empowered in their life. Even if one chakra is blocked by negative energy or too open, then you can feel aches and pains in that particular area or have emotional issues.
When dealing with chakras, it is important to remember that each individual’s energy and systems are different; variations will occur from person to person. Aligning chakras is the aim of this type of healing. Using essential oils, sound healing, color therapy and meditation, the chakras can be healed and balanced.