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INTRODUCTION TO THE CHAKRAS OR SUBTLE ENERGY CENTERS
by Lawrence Wilson MD
© December 2009. The Center For Development
The chakras are spinning vortices of energy that energize and actually build the physical body. The aura is a set of subtle bodies that completely surround and pass through the physical body of every living thing. These two subtle energy systems form the basis for an unseen anatomy and physiology that will take on greater importance in the years to come. This article is designed to introduce you to these subtle energy systems. Their importance has everything to do with what I call development . This is the fullest unfolding of the human potential, in terms of health, long life, wisdom and a deeper appreciation of who one is and what life is about. THE CHAKRAS The chakras are spinning vortices of energy that create the physical body. They are located at the midline of the body, along the spine, as described below. The chakra system is divided into the physical chakras, of which there are seven major ones and many minor ones in
places like the elbows, the knees and around the head. All are double funnels joined at the narrow ends except the first and seventh. While they move separately, as a unit they all move back and forth in a rhythmic motion and they wobble together up and down. As they move back and forth, together they all pulse bright to dim. Every person also has etheric and other more advanced chakras, which are generally found away from the physical body. This article, however, concerns itself mostly with the seven physical chakras as these are most important for most people. Chakras closed in most people. When the chakras are smaller than about 2 inches long from the closed end to the open end of the funnel-shaped vortex of energy, chakras are called closed. This is the normal condition of all children and most adults, sadly. Ideally, the chakras should begin to open during the teenage years. This means they begin to grow larger, mainly, and glow brighter. Some people are born with one or more chakras open. This is somewhat unusual and a mark of a more spiritually-oriented person. In most people, one must work to open the chakras. Factors that promote the opening of the chakras. Many methods have been used throughout history to help people open the chakras and move more etheric energy through the body, from yoga postures and special diets to chanting, praying and others.
an energy that appears to assist with opening of the drlwilson. since a certain amount of physical health is needed to open the chakras. many religions are declining in popularity. while living a socalled normal home or family life. Meats contain the most etheric energy. The most important requirements for opening the chakras today are: · Improved diets with no toxic food additives. however. in most cases. Some of this. the leaders and very few churchgoing people understand the energetic reasons for various practices and rituals that have been used for centuries. Today. one must open the chakras at least to some extent.com/Articles/chakras. This is a huge difference today.4/25/12 Chakras All of the older religions deal with this issue to some degree because for a person to mature in wisdom and character. mainly because today the main impediment to opening the chakras in most people is the high level of toxicity and nutritional depletion of the bodies. however. Chakras easy to open today. Due to changes on planet earth. but not vegetarian diets and not raw food diets. As a result. the main obstacles to the process today are health problems of the people. opening the chakras has never been easier.htm 3/21 . As stated above. often it can be done painlessly at home. Instead of long hours of praying or chanting in monasteries. is also due to the fact that the older methods of opening the chakras do not work nearly as well today.
although in the past it was not as helpful. Most adults remain stuck at these lower levels of functioning. · Daily use of a near infrared sauna. The three lower chakras. · Daily coffee enema use · Other practices such as the Roy Masters and other meditations.htm 4/21 . These dominate life as a child. drlwilson. Foods appear to be needed for this process. but not just with vitamin and mineral tablets. as well. and perhaps even engineering or other technical material. The next best appears to be freedomrelated material including Austrian or free market economics. · Possibly other ways to remove toxic metals from the body · Renourishing. reproduction and development.4/25/12 Chakras chakras today. Vegetables also appear to be most helpful. Opening the chakras faster is the main reason the above procedures are so highly recommended in nutritional balancing science. The best seems to be moral codes and texts such as the bible.com/Articles/chakras. They are concerned with physical and emotional survival of the self and its growth. The first three physical chakras are often referred to as the lower chakras. capitalist political philosophy such as The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. · Study of many types of information. and especially remineralizing the body.
Following are more details about these chakras. It looks like a ballet dress. It should be located about two inches directly above the anal area if one is standing. It has a reddish or magenta color depending on one’s toxicity level. and stressful lifestyles prevent the development of this chakra of energy center. toxins and infections. the first chakra concerns one’s physical base or structure. and prone to every imaginable illness and mental problem drlwilson. THE FIRST CHAKRA This is also sometimes called the base chakra. This includes one’s nutrition and lifestyle.com/Articles/chakras. where and with whom one lives. unhealthy food and eating habits. physical environment. It also has to do with the autonomic nervous system. Exposure to toxic chemicals. a person is ungrounded. This chakra needs the most work in the majority of the population. how. Its shape is that of an extremely wide funnel facing downward and slightly forward at about a 15 degree angle. uncentered.4/25/12 Chakras as well. physical organs and systems. eating habits.htm 5/21 . The first chakra is associated with the reproductive system. as is usually the case. On a broader level. When this chakra is not developed. slightly higher in front than in back because of the 15 degree forward tilt. the stress response and one’s degree of grounding.
joined at the narrow end. It looks like two narrow funnels. The forward-opening funnel angles upward at 15 degrees. with grounding and knowing truly how to care for one’s body. On a broader level. and the large and small intestines and has to do with energy. The second chakra is associated with the adrenal glands. relaxed lifestyles help develop this chakra. The color is light to dark orange depending on one’s toxicity level. it concerns the balance of the emotions. Other useful therapies include Rolfing.4/25/12 Chakras as well. THE SECOND CHAKRA This should be about three inches below the navel and about 3/4 of the way through to the back. this chakra is one’s connection with the earth.com/Articles/chakras.htm 6/21 . Truly. Those with difficulty in this area suppress either their masculine or feminine side with overdevelopment of the other aspect. The backward-opening funnel angles down at 15 degrees. one opening forward and one opening backward. tai chi and chi kung are helpful for this chakra. Factors that help the first chakra. nutritional balancing and healthful. Red light. Factors that assist the second chakra. jin shin drlwilson. yoga. chi or vital force. This usually stems from childhood experiences although it can be due to toxic substances causing sex hormone imbalances. and masculine and feminine energy. mild physical exercise. Orange light.
affirmations. The color ranges from light to dark yellow depending on one’s toxicity level. liver. the third chakra has to do with ego strength and issues regarding power. any therapy that helps balance and strengthen the physical body is helpful for second chakra development. meditation. acupuncture. beliefs and judgments. chiropractic. It is also concerned with thoughts. Some feel they must manipulate and control others in order to survive. On a broader level.htm 7/21 .com/Articles/chakras. feldenkreis work and other bodywork or body-centered therapies. reading. The third chakra is associated with the stomach. control and manipulation of the physical environment. It looks like two funnels that open at about 45-degree angles. massage. Factors that help open the third chakra. spleen and pancreas.4/25/12 Chakras jyutsu. Yellow light. acupressure. The other opens backward and is angled downward at 15 degrees. That is. shiatsu. psychotherapy and positive drlwilson. One extends forward and up at a 15-degree angle. Those with difficulty in this area hold powerful negative thoughts or beliefs about the self or others. THE THIRD CHAKRA This should be about three horizontal fingers or two inches below the bottom of the sternum or breast bone and about 3/4 of the way through to the back.
and receiving love and grace from other people and animals. Green light.com/Articles/chakras. this chakra concerns giving and receiving. rounded and extending outward in front and in the back. stress drlwilson. It also has to do with boundaries. pets. obligations and agreements. Factors that assist the opening of the fourth chakra. It should be in the center of the chest. The shape is sometimes described as a lotus flower. close to the bottom of the breast bone and 3/4 of the way through the back.4/25/12 Chakras imagery may be helpful to correct imbalances in this chakra. THE FOURTH CHAKRA This is also often called the heart chakra. They have ‘hardened their heart’ for some reason. The one in back should angle about 15 degrees downward. On a broader level. begins development of the higher emotions such as empathy. The color varies from light green to dark grey depending on one’s health and toxicity level. People with difficulty in this area often feel undeserving of love. The fourth is a transition chakra to the higher energy centers. The flower in front should angle upward at 15 degrees.htm 8/21 . Some are also selfish or lack motivation to accomplish tasks set before them. It is the first chakra that does not build the ego and instead. compassion and wisdom. at the level of the nipples. The fourth chakra is associated with the heart. lungs and thymus gland.
com/Articles/chakras. holding many jobs and working in the world are often very helpful for this chakra. psychodrama and other therapies can help develop this chakra. writing and so forth. drlwilson. Also. stupid or otherwise unable to express their gifts. The one that opens backward should angle down 15 degrees. It also has to do generally with one’s work in the world and relationships with other workers. Those with difficulty in this area are inhibited or feel incompetent.htm 9/21 . Its shape is like two wide funnels. It should be at the level of the Adam’s apple and 3/4 of the way back through the neck. On a broader level. joined at the narrow ends. tonsils and neck. Factors that help open the fifth chakra. hobbies. The one that opens to the front should angle up 15 degrees. some meditations. The fifth chakra is associated with the throat and thyroid gland. Bluish-colored light.4/25/12 Chakras reduction therapy. prayer. throat. relationships. speaking. The color varies from light to dark blue depending on one’s toxicity level. THE FIFTH CHAKRA This is often called the throat chakra. counseling and learning to express oneself help develop this chakra. this chakra concerns expression in the world through one’s work. Blocked expression contributes to problems with the thyroid.
As a result. It appears like two very. they lack a broad perspective and a desire to share their knowledge in the larger world. The sixth chakra is associated with the brain. It should begin near the pituitary gland. inside the head about half way to the back of the head.com/Articles/chakras. and possibly in competence. More specifically. On a broader level. They resemble the light beams from a lighthouse. They are often successful in the ego world and understand some truth. their actions are limited in drlwilson. the sixth chakra is generally associated with wisdom and vision. especially the eyes. one develops a broad vision of the world and the universe. one extending forward and one extending backwards. The color ranges from light to dark indigo. it concerns the expansion of consciousness in wisdom.htm 10/21 . It is sometimes called the third eye or brow chakra. between the eyebrows. very wide funnels. When the chakra is open. Those with difficulty in this area are focused on their ego lives or on some lower aspect of the self. compassion or understanding of the “big picture”. The forward one should angle up 15 degrees. However. vision and the pituitary gland. joined at the narrow ends. judgment. The one facing backward should angle down 15 degrees. one shining forward and the other backward.4/25/12 Chakras THE SIXTH CHAKRA This is often also called the brow chakra or third eye chakra.
where money and power are often concentrated in a few hands and they rarely desire to share what they know and have with others.htm 11/21 . Indigo light.4/25/12 Chakras their impact on the larger world.com/Articles/chakras. close to the middle of the skull. one must also desire at a deep level to share one’s wisdom freely in order for this chakra to develop fully. However. but don’t always practice it. although they know better. and study tends to help develop this chakra. and tilted back at about a 15 degree angle. It should begin near the pineal gland. This is actually rare on earth. for example. Its color ranges from light to deep violet. especially as it affects physical health. prayer. Opening the seventh chakra is necessary to receive greater knowledge and wisdom that is beyond the level of the physical body. giving in charity. knowing and alignment with purpose. medium-width funnel opening upwards from the crown of the head. travel. Those with difficulty in this area are aware of the truth. THE SEVENTH CHAKRA This also called the crown chakra. The seventh chakra is associated with the pineal gland and spiritual development. On a broader level it is associated with conviction. Factors that help develop the sixth chakra. They may waver or drlwilson. They may live on poor quality food or exhaust themselves. It resembles a single.
Chakra imbalances often begin before one is born. Babies are usually in fairly good health. the child’s chakras are affected before birth by induction. especially a grounding meditation to bring energy in from the head downward to the body. If one’s parents were in poor health. Factors that assist the seventh chakra. At birth. although today many are not in good health. Birth and childhood. However. unbalanced emotionally.4/25/12 Chakras allow others to influence them against their best interests. This will be reflected in chakras drlwilson. Many other methods can also be used. distraught or genetically weak. the father’s influence is also strong at all times due to his genetic influence and often due to his proximity and his effect on his wife.com/Articles/chakras. The mother’s health. although babies generally have chakras that spin evenly and with great intensity. the chakras are narrow and less than two inches in length. They spin fairly evenly and brightly. Violet light and a strong desire to connect with the higher self and practice what one knows help develop the seventh chakra. angry.htm 12/21 . fitness and emotional balance is most important as the unborn child is so close to her all of the time. CHAKRA IMBALANCES Prenatal Influences. and are in the correct alignment. The use of the antenna of the multiwave oscillator also helps develop the seventh chakra.
or deformed in shape. By the time one reaches adulthood. their brightness is diminished. This is the typical pattern that develops by the time a child has reached the teenage years. The result is toxicity. unevenly and fairly slowly. This is a harbinger of disease and death. guilt and other negative emotions. drlwilson. Causes of these distortions and imbalances include fatigue. Also. all of them rotate backward. anger. Today poor quality diets affect the chakras greatly.com/Articles/chakras. unhappiness. which is not good. and physical and emotional imbalances. which slows the chakra spin.4/25/12 Chakras that are damaged-looking. geopathic stress and emotions such as fear. As a child grows up. Emotional trauma is another important cause of imbalances. as do injuries. electromagnetic stress.htm 13/21 . Adulthood. since the chakras must function properly for health and healing to occur. illnesses. physical and emotional stress and trauma diminish the intensity of the chakras and distort and damage them in many ways. low vitality. They often begin to spin backwards and their color usually darkens due to improper food and emotional shocks to the system that disturb the delicate functioning of the chakra system. accidents. worry. the chakras are usually distorted in their shape and most often. Their location is often off center and their color is often dark or grey. such as dim. Those that should rotate inward may rotate outward and vice versa. or darker in color.
even though the person may claim to be happy and may earn lots of money. Far better would be real challenges for the children that are geared to their level. CHAKRA INTEGRATION drlwilson. This is why the emphasis today on self esteem is not all bad.com/Articles/chakras. raise a family and learn all manner of wisdom and knowledge. and it almost assures a more healthful and longer life.htm 14/21 . the result of traumas. This is the process that nutritional balancing can help with greatly. This is sad.4/25/12 Chakras Low self-esteem. However. or school issues. although of course it is a dangerous way to achieve it. spin much faster and achieve a brightness that they cannot achieve each on its own. usually. discussed in other articles on this website. self esteem must be real and just rewarding children for fake achievements or phony grades or other reasons does not do much for the child’s real self esteem. and is one reason for the popularity of the military. so they could really earn a level of self esteem from their works. Development is a special type of integration of the chakras that allows them to open. This is provided in places such as the military. also greatly affects the spin of the chakras. In most cases. Later adulthood. meaning become much larger. as it means that life is just ebbing away. the chakras just continue to lose intensity and their brilliant colors as life goes on. What is missing is what is called development.
One may say. as long as the person feels better. That is. This may be called the esoteric understanding of nutritional balancing science and hair mineral analysis. although they may heal the body physically. it is hard to prove. This is the reason that physical or biochemical knowledge alone cannot explain the reasons why one should eat only certain foods. it is not a physical nutritional science as much as it is the use of physical substances such as food and supplementary nutrients in a special way that Dr. The only proof is that people feel better in unusual ways. Of course.com/Articles/chakras. for which reason I continue to recommend it. and so on. This is the reason this science is so effective. along with renourishing the body and often a type of balancing of the body that is not easy to achieve. in fact. but who cares if the chakras develop. The real reason is that the others do not integrate and cause development. since it is invisible to most people. a better drlwilson. The answer is that development actually brings a higher level of health than is even conceivable or remotely possibly with just physical or biochemical healing.htm 15/21 .4/25/12 Chakras Development requires detoxification of the body today. such as more vitality. This is a valid argument from a physical standpoint. Nutritional balancing seems to provide a lot of this. take only certain supplements and not all the others. Eck stumbled upon to integrate the body and mind in a special way that allows the chakras to open.
and drlwilson. mudras (special hand positions). singing. meditations and color therapies. as the charkas begin to grow and balance. however. mantras (special words or phrases). they use many other therapies such as placing certain gemstones on the body. learn to think clearly and correctly. including special breathing exercise. chi kung exercises and many other methods. drinking various herbal teas. In fact. cranial adjustments. Later. they begin to overlap and the overall color of the upper chakras take on a whiter glow or appearance. This is as much about the theory of the chakras as this article will present. provided a person will eat properly. CHAKRA HEALING Healing the chakras is a term used commonly in new age circles and among certain Oriental healers as well.4/25/12 Chakras attitude. and such items as yoga postures. while excellent. This is the traditional halo seen in art works and pictures depicting saints and other holy people. anyone can develop their chakras to this degree with some effort and persistence. live a healthful lifestyle. they often use methods that are ancient. In addition.htm 16/21 . chanting. emotionally more stable and other more subtle and often less tangible ways.com/Articles/chakras. sleep enough. spinning pendulums and other items over the body. are not needed in most cases. special prayers. These older methods.
However. which is a hidden key to development. The use of the near infrared sauna. in particular. anti-progress movement that is damaging the movement and harming the people of the earth. One can tell. along with near infrared. in the newer interest in environmental health. chromium.4/25/12 Chakras renourish and remineralize the body. is also most helpful for most people for up to 10 years on a daily basis. In addition. That is. This may not be felt for some time. antitechnology. perhaps. calcium and magnesium. and because the earth is now being flooded with special energies that have to do with the 12/12 (December 2012) or the “end of days” spoken of in the bible and in many other traditions.com/Articles/chakras. the vibrations are being speeded up drastically compared to even 50 years ago. green technologies and so forth. natural healing. seems to activate the first chakra. As a result. it is mixed with fear that is causing the environmental movement to be a reactionary. or even 30 years ago. orange and yellow colored light. are always needed for a while as well. certain supplements of minerals such as zinc. please know that most of this interest is misguided. selenium. but the change is occurring.htm 17/21 . in particular. Why not use the older methods of chakra balancing? The reasons are that humanity has moved ahead spiritually in certain ways. The reason for this is it helps detoxify the body and the red. anti-capitalist. drlwilson.
but need to be used around the world now to prevent the ravages of pollution. However. Clean coal. which is the same as opening and balancing the chakras. each nation must come to this themselves.htm 18/21 . there is still plenty available and they should be used until cleaner technology is widely accepted. They cannot be forced by world bodies without interfering with the sovereignty of the nations.com/Articles/chakras. While they do pollute the earth and are finite resources. clean oil. Wind. propane and other older technologies and there is not reason to stop using them. I will only mention one or two that are still very important.4/25/12 Chakras There is nothing wrong with oil. in addition to the ones discussed drlwilson. No need for the older methods. and to nothing else. not the political one. So I am not speaking of the environmental movement when I say people are more interested in the environment. solar and others are not yet viable and the people need cheap energy. The pollution is due to the use of older methods of burning the fuels. which is a horrible step backward and one step toward a world tyranny that will not likely be permitted. As a result. I am not going to detail all the known methods for chakra healing. which is coming. mercury poisoning from coal and all the rest. natural gas. I am speaking on a different level. clean diesel and others are available today and are used mainly in America.
An ‘ow’ sound energizes the seventh. either individually or all at once.4/25/12 Chakras above. An ‘eeee’ sound energizes the third. CHAKRA CHANTING Certain sounds energize the chakras. moving it with force down from the crown of the head. However. down to the right hand. Some modification of the Roy Masters procedure is needed. after a while one should move the energy down to the left hand as well. A ‘oo’ sound energizes the sixth. It is both safe and effective. however. The major modification is to move energy down the front of the body as forcefully as possible. An ‘ah’ sound energizes the fourth. Modifying the Roy Masters exercise. A ‘rrrrr’ sound energizes the first chakra.htm 19/21 . drlwilson. However. CHAKRA MEDITATIONS The Roy Masters meditation exercise energizes and balances the chakras in remarkable ways. Religions and spiritual groups offer hundreds of other meditation that supposedly will help develop the chakras. and then down into both the right and left feet and even below the feet.com/Articles/chakras. while many others are just not that effective. An ‘oh’ sound energizes the fifth. not the third eye area. An ‘eh’ sound energizes the second. some are not safe.
Later these blend into one large energy center. The causal. causal. although when this body is fully developed. THE NON-PHYSICAL CHAKRA SYSTEM The first seven chakras described above are on the physical body. the etheric. the etheric body develops seven chakras. and never mechanically.htm 20/21 . sometimes called the subtle human bodies or energy bodies of a human being. monadic and drlwilson. using the Roy Masters method as a basis. also may have chakras or energy centers. they blend into one. In addition to these. the other human bodies. It is somewhat different from the original Roy Masters exercise. When one is undeveloped. It is described on the CD that I offer about the meditation-observation exercise. as it is a universal method or principle that I happened upon quite by accident.com/Articles/chakras. It is a method used everywhere in the universe. so it deserves a different name. The mental body develops two chakras as it develops. will move energy in such a fashion that it energizes and balances and integrates all the chakras. for example. As one unfolds spiritually. mental. each time as though it were the first time. So. what is called the astral body or energy field has two chakras.4/25/12 Chakras Doing this repeatedly and forcefully. The name of this exercise is the current of life exercise . at various times during their development. monadic and spiritual bodies have none.
The reason to mention all this.htm 21/21 . This never happens on planet earth. Wilson | Contact Us | The Free Basic Program drlwilson. and finally all of these blend into one very large rotating vortex of energy. as this level of development is far above what is even possible on earth today. however. no matter how frail and small it may seem right now. however. as many call it. Home | Hair Analysis | Saunas | Books | Articles | Detox Protocols Courses | About Dr.4/25/12 Chakras spiritual bodes each develop one chakra as they develop. It is a wondrous organism that carries within it the seed of a great and powerful being.com/Articles/chakras. is to let everyone know that the human being is much more than a bag of bones.
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