What are Chakras & our Aura?
Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means ‘wheel’. According to ancient texts, Chakras are the circular energy vortexes in the body, which spin like a wheel. There are hundreds of chakras spinning ideally in a clockwise direction, attracting healthy energy for us to absorb, while at the same time, throwing off negative energy we no longer need. Of these, the 7 main chakras are described as pools of energy, the stations or centres of pure consciousness (chaitanya) and consciousness-power. The healthier the chakra, the more energy we attract. The more energy we attract and hold on to, the healthier, stronger and happier we can be. That is why, the healthier and the more spiritual you are from inside, the more balanced your chakras are and the stronger your vibration is on the outside. The Chakras are ‘power stations’ of the body: they are responsible for distributing energy throughout the body.
A healthy chakra is one that is spinning rapidly in a clockwise direction, with no blocks to stop the flow of the Chi or Prana (Universal Energy or Life Force) that we need to live. Chakras, however are not always healthy, and for the most part are forever changing. The state of the chakras depends on many different factors, such as lifestyle, thought patterns, emotional history, and past life karma. As one moves through life and its experiences, the chakras are absorbing the effects it is exposed to. Interestingly enough, the spacing of chakras actually matches major nerve or endocrine centers in the body.
There are seven main chakras in the human body. Each of these seven chakras is found in one straight line from the top of the head to the bottom of the spine. The seven energy vortexes have their own individual traits. For instance, the seven main chakras are all different in colours. These colours correlate to the colours of the rainbow (Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red) going from top to bottom.
All cells in our body are vibrating at a very slow rate and giving off certain amounts of energy. And around our body there exists another lighter and finer body of energy that vibrates at a greater rate than those of our cells. This creates our Aura. Simply explained: the Aura is to our body like what the atmosphere is to Earth. Our Aura can be defined as a field of energy or light that surrounds every physical body on this planet. Each and every individual on the Earth has an Aura that comes in various colors called the spiritual colors of the Aura. These spiritual colors vary based on the state the aura is in. Auras are capable of showing diseases and lack of health or balance in an individual. The Aura can be considered as a ‘mirror’ that reveals our present mental, physical and spiritual state.
Like Chakras, Auras also come with specific colors. The Auras and Chakras together constitute the spiritual colors of an individual. Both Chakras and Auras are vital to an individual’s health and well being. These channels of energy can get ‘clogged’ due to stress or illness and impact a person’s overall health. Certain forms of meditation, Yoga, Reiki, Tai Chi within the Holistic approach to healing works to relieve blocked Chakras and purify Auras to restore health, happiness and harmony in the body.