Human Chakra System
The word chakra means spinning wheel in
sanskrit. There are seven main chakras. They are invisible to the human
eye. They can be described as energy portals, places where energy can
enter the human body. The chakra system is an active, self-perpetuating
Chakras can be seen as the link between
the physical nervous system in the human body and the non-material
universal energy present everywhere in the universe. Chakras form the
connecting link that allows this non-material universal energy to enter
the material physical body. This energy will then be carried by the
nervous system to places where it is most needed.
They form an integral part
of the body's energy and nervous system but are not
visible to the naked eye, even through a microscope. Chakras exist in
the realm lying between the physical and the non-physical. Their
function is to transform non-material universal energy into physical
energy and help natural healing process.
When performing chakra therapy, or
universal energy transfer, it is important to know the function of each
The first chakra is located at
the base of the spine and represents an unusually powerful source of
energy and power.
The second chakra regulates and
enhances the physical strength of the body, as well as the internal
energy of the human being. It is connected to the sexual organs and the
The third chakra is located on
the spine at the level of the navel. It regulates everything that
pertains to digestion, excretion and the production of blood for the
The fourth chakra is located on
the spine at the level of the heart. It pertains to the soul - mercy,
compassion, purity, and nobility of soul, absolute goodness, tolerance,
forgiveness, and especially the endless love that embraces the
The fifth chakra deals with the
respiratory system, nose, lungs, throat and skin. In fact it is
connected to all those organs that are in contact with the air. It is
located on the spine at about the same level as the Adam's apple.
The sixth chakra is often
referred to as the third or divine eye. It is located in the middle of
the forehead, about one centimeter above the middle point of the
eyebrows. If properly developed in a person this chakra can be used in
transferring energy to any point in the universe.
The seventh chakra is found at
the top most point of the head. It is the chakra that is used when
there are problems with the nervous system as a whole and is an
important chakra when one needs to increase a body's general energy
level. A well-developed seventh chakra is an indication that someone
has reached a very high level of spirituality.