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understanding and working with energy

Sunlight is our main source and provider of light, heat and energy. Not only does
sunlight sustain all life on Earth, but also it sustains the Earth itself.

It provides plants with the energy for photosynthesis, which in turn sustains the
lives of all animals and humans.

Sunlight consists of energies in the form of the electromagnetic waves and part
of this electromagnetic energy includes cosmic rays, gamma rays, x-rays, visible
light rays, infrared rays, micro waves and short and long waves (radio waves). We
utilize many of these energies in our daily lives; however, we seem not to put
much emphasis on the visible light rays. We refer to them as the visible light rays
because of all the energies mentioned above we can see visually see light rays.
By holding a prism towards the sun, we can break down the visible spectrum of
light rays into seven different beams of color.

Light consists of the seven color energies: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo
and violet. We can see these seven colors in a rainbow, drop of rain or dew and
even in a snowflake.
Each color of the visible light rays has a different wavelength and
vibrational frequency, which affects us differently.

Red has the longest wavelength and the slowest vibrational

frequency, which we innately recognize as warm and stimulating.

violet has the shortest wavelength and the fastest frequency that
we recognize as a cool and calming energy.

We receive light and color information through our eyes, which

then stimulates the retina and its cells, rods and cones. These
impulses, which travel through the optic nerve to the visual cortex
of the brain via the pituitary, trigger other glands and their hormone
secretion to various parts of the body.

Many body functions are stimulated or retarded by light and the

different colors of light and thus affect our chakra system.
Since light and its colors physically affect glands
and hormones, they will also have a marked
influence on our moods and feelings.

Science has proven that certain colors can calm

the mind while others stimulate mental activity.

We need light energy for nourishing our brain, our

emotions and our physical body as well as our light
bodies and especially our chakras.

Light can also enter through our skin and our

breath. As well, we can receive additional color
energy through a balance of various colored
foods, herbs, vitamins, aromatherapy, sound,
minerals, clothing, decor and color bathing
In reality little is known and understood about the human psyche
and its intricate systems.

medical science has proven that toxins and other impurities, which
include negative thoughts, chemical enhancements in our food
and other poor environmental factors, influence our body.

Constant forms of pollution can cause chakra imbalances to

manifest, which may eventually affect us on a physical level.

Since traditional health care systems at this time are unable to

naturally or totally alleviate symptoms or cure our problems, this
means it is up to each individual to improve their health conditions.
We also have to consider that we may be our own best doctor. So
understanding the chakra system is more about how you can help
improve your own state of health and all levels of your being.
The benefit of learning about your own
chakra system is for you to understand on a
whole (whole = body, mind and spirit in
harmony) that when all parts of you (all of
your seven chakra centers) are
communicating equally and working in
alliance with each other, you will have little
or no energy disorders. For example, if the
mental part of you is powerful and so are
the physical, emotional and spiritual parts
of you equally as strong, it is then that you
feel at your optimum level.
Nowadays, we live in a fast world and
often forget about our whole.

We put too much emphasis on

independence and very little on

Our chakras are interdependent on each

other for harmony and balance.
Your mind alone cannot nurture your whole
being, nor can a proper food diet solve all
your problems.

It is important to understand that all of

you has to be understood in order to keep
your house in order.
Root chakra healing is important to our
daily physical lives, interactions with the
earths energy and our sense of personal
worth; the ability to manifest security and
stability for our basic survival needs is
affected by the state of our root chakra.
The root chakra represents
physical energy, vitality,
being connected to the
earth, material possessions,
success in business and
It is associated with the
color of red and is located
at the base of the spine or
tailbone. It is the energy
that grounds us, connects
us to the earth and
empowers our self worth, it
is also associated with our
sexual energies.
Generic Name: Root or Base Chakra
Eastern Name: Muladahara

Location: At the base of the spine

Color: Red

Musical Note: C

Smoky Quartz, Garnet, Alexandrite, Ruby, Agate,

Crystals and Gemstones:
Bloodstone, Onyx, Tiger's Eye, Rose Quartz

It is linked to survival instincts, a good self-image, and

our ability to ground ourselves in the physical world.

Manifests as paranoia, insecurity, a feeling of being out

Blockage Symptoms: of touch with gravity, fertility issues, and low libido in
either sex.

Too Open: Dishonesty, bullying, hyperactivity, defensiveness

Body: Physical

Glandular Connection: Gonads (testes in men, ovaries in women)

When the root chakra is blocked we often become spacey, frustrated
with our work, and feel physical pain in our feet, knees, legs, hips and
lower back.

Sexual drive is often extremely low or non existent as well and lack of
self confidence is also commonly associated to a blocked or unhealthy
root chakra.

The first step to root chakra healing is by understanding if your root

chakra is working at its full potential.
If you are feeling pain the lower
extremities of your body this is usually a
sign of root chakra blockage as it
signifies you are not accessing the
earths energy.

It can also manifest in health issues

surrounding; anemia, cancer, heart
disease, gynecological problems and
drug addictions.
Concentrating on any one thing or performing mundane tasks such as balancing
your checkbook are difficult and are often put off until the last possible moment.

Feeling of spaciness or being easily distracted is a sign of not being connected to

the earths energy.

Constant worry and stress over your financial situation or sense of security with
home and work is a symptom of root chakra blockage.

A feeling of helplessness, unworthiness, lack of self confidence or unhappiness

with your physical body are also signs and extreme blockage of your root chakra
can lead to depression.

Its also linked to the sex drive, so if a woman has an blocked up Root Chakra, for
instance, she might not find sex pleasurable or a man whose Root Chakra is
blocked could be impotent. But if their chakras are grounded and free, they will
have a good, satisfying sex life. This is just one aspect of the characteristics of the
Root Chakra.
Exercise, enjoy your physical body; walk, run, dance, do
yoga, play sports, stretch. By utilizing our bodies in a physical
way we are allowing the energy to flow through and into us
through our root chakra. This does not mean over exerting or
exhausting yourself but partaking in any physical activity
helps, it is a way of showing gratitude for our bodies.

To ground yourself visualize the color red; a juicy red apple,

a bright red lollipop or cherries. Red is the root chakra color,
focusing on the associated color focuses energy into it. Root
chakra healing can occur by imagining the chakra at the
base of your spine as a bright red glowing ball of light.
Another way to ground yourself is to pamper your feet, get a
pedicure, soak them in salts or women can even paint their
toenails red.
For overcoming feelings of stress, worry or helplessness, meditation
and affirmations are wonderful to clear the mind and gain a
positive outlook. Here are a few affirmations you can use:

I am surrounded with love, support and light through all of my

choices in life and give to the world my love, support and light.

I am grateful for my body, how it supports me and carries me

through everyday, and all the freedoms it allows me.

I am grateful for my family, friends, work and health.

The root chakra is an important part of our overall health both

physically and mentally. By using these wonderful tools root chakra
healing can occur.
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine or tailbone and is represented by the color
red. Visualize a glowing ball of red light in that area of your body.

Earth is the element of the root chakra, for feeling grounded walk barefoot in the summer or
wear red socks in the winter.

Use your body physically; exercise, dance, hike, what ever it is you enjoy doing with your
body do it.

During meditation chant ohm on the musical note of C, as this note resonates with the root

Using your sense of smell is a wonderful way to bring back balance to your root chakra.
Scents to use are patchouli, lavender, hyacinth, cinnamon, sandalwood, musk and cedar
wood; burn candles, take a bubble bath, use essential oils or burn incense.

Wear or hold gems that energize the root chakra; ruby, garnet, red jasper, bloodstone, smoky
quartz or black tourmaline work wonders.

Eating foods that feed the root chakra is another way to bring balance back to it. It is no
wonder that root vegetables are among some of the best to include in your diet; carrots,
potatoes, radishes, beets, and garlic to name a few. Protein rich foods are also great to
include such as eggs, tofu, and peanut butter. When adding spices to your foods use
cayenne, paprika and pepper.
This meditation uses the earths natural
frequency of 7.83hz combined with other
grounding tones. Producing an experience
of wholeness and oneness with the earth
and all living things around you.
The Sacral Chakra is the second chakra out of the seven and can be
found right below the belly button in the lower area of your stomach.

This particular chakra is in charge of a persons sexual organs, lower

portion of the spine, large intestines and the bladder.

It also affects how your emotions are working, how well you can use your
brain for things like making decision, your skills, how well you control
yourself, whether or not you get addicted to something, as well as your
ability to handle sexual relationships and how creative you may be.
The sacral chakra helps you to learn how to make your own reality and
can be affected by emotions like love, fear and hate.

If you concentrate on good choices instead of evil ones, you will have
positive outcomes, but if not, then fear and irrational things could

This chakra also works to help us balance out lives and teaches us to
understand that there is more to lifes relationships than just accepting
or rejecting something or someone.
Physical malfunctions

Disorders of reproductive organs

Kidney, spleen and bladder


Menstrual difficulties

Low back pain

Lack of flexibility on a physical

and emotional level.

Sexual dysfunctions (infertility,

impotence, frigidity)

Knee, wrist and ankle trouble

Deadened senses

Loss of appetite for food, sex,

If you are troubled and your Sacral Chakra is blocked, it can show up
as low back pain, constipation or even sexual type diseases.

It can also cause emotional distress, cloudy mental thinking, and


If you let it continue, it will get worse and you will have trouble making
even simple daily decisions.
Generic Name: Genital, Sex, or Sacral Chakra

Eastern Name: Swadhisthana

The second chakra is located just beneath (two finger-widths)

from the navel.

Color: Red-Orange

Musical Note: D

Crystals and Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Topaz, Aventurine, Moonstone, Jasper

Relates to the quantity of sexual energy and vitality, security,

creativity, and sincerity.

Manifests as emotional problems, sexual guilt, lust, and base

Blockage Symptoms:

Too Open: Sexually addictive, manipulative, and excessive behavior.

Body: Etheric

Glandular Connection: Lymphatics

If your sacral chakra is working correctly then you will have the proper
motivation to make the decisions in life that you need to make to survive
and thrive in todays fast paced world.

Your creativity will be unmatched and you will have less physical ailments.

You will feel more confident and not think of yourself as a victim,
because you will be in charge of your own emotions.

You will also enjoy a more fulfilling sex life.

Balanced characteristics

Emotional intelligence

Graceful movement

Ability to experience pleasure and sexuality

Nurturance of self and others

Ability to change

Healthy boundaries

Comfort with intimacy - To go with the flow.

Generic Name: Navel or Solar Plexus Chakra

Eastern Name: Manipura

Location: Behind the solar plexus
Color: Yellow
Musical Note: E

Yellow Citrine, Apatite, Calcite, Kunzite, Rose Quartz, Iron

Crystals and Gemstones:
Pyrites (Fool's Gold), Topaz, Malachite

The third chakra gives us a sense of our personal power in the

Attributes: world (willpower). It also relates to destiny, psychic ability,
determination, assertion, personal power, and purpose.

Manifests as a sense of victimization, an inability to manifest,

Blockage Symptoms:
overemotional and attached love, or a fear of being alone.

Judgmental, workaholic, lack of humor, anger, addictive

Too Open:

Body: Astral

Glandular Connection: Adrenals (the cortex and medulla)

The Navel Chakra can be found
between the navel and the
bottom of the rib cage.

The parts of the body affected

the navel
small intestine


gall bladder

digestive system


This Chakra is in charge of a persons sense of self, where your self-
esteem and will power come from.

It is sometimes shown as meaning fire, and has aspects of powers that

let a person burn out the pessimistic aspects of the past and achieve
the power to rule and direct your life effectively.

It can also help a person learn to meditate and cleanse their spirit from
negative thoughts that sometimes cause us to take actions that we
later regret.

This chakra is a fire element and so it is related to feelings of being thirsty

or hungry, or being tired.
Balanced characteristics

Effective will
Good self esteem
Balanced ego strength
Warmth in personality
Sense of humor
Appropriate self discipline
Sense of one's personal power
Able to meet challenges
Generic Name: Heart Chakra
Eastern Name: Anahata
Location: Between the breast
Color: Bright Grass Green
Musical Note: F

Crystals and Gemstones: Emerald, Green Calcite, Amber, Azurite, Chrysoberyl, Jade, Rose and Watermelon Tourmalines

The fourth chakra is the heart chakra, which gives us the ability to express love for ourselves and
others. It is also related to compassion and intuitiveness.

Can manifest as immune system or heart problems or a lack of compassion, a suppression of

love towards others and self, or love will be felt only for a short time before it is withdrawn. Fear
Blockage Symptoms:
and rage can also accumulate with a block to this chakra, as well as feeling stuck and being
afraid to let new things manifest. Also feeling unworthy, self-pitying, and fearing rejection.

Too Open: An overstimulated chakra can result in a "bleeding heart" and possessiveness.

Body: Feeling
Glandular Connection: Thymus


Self love
Self acceptance






Reaching out and taking in

Social acceptance
Circulatory system








Self love
Self acceptance
Anima/Animus (Feminine and masculine qualities)
Reaching out and taking in - Social acceptance
Heart disorders
Lungs, Thymus, Breast and Arms issues
Shortness of breath
Breathing difficulties
Sunken chest
Circulation problems
Immune system deficiency
Tension between shoulder blades
Chest pain
High blood pressure
Coronary disease
Pneumonia / Emphysema
Here we encounter the realm of Love and Compassion, where we
become conscious of others and leave behind the ego self.

The Heart Chakra is at the centre of the Chakra system, representing a

bridge between the three upper Chakras and the three lower Chakras.
It needs to be open to allow the energy of the Earth to balance with the
energy of the Cosmos.

When the Heart Chakra has been balanced, we can truly and
comfortably interact with the outside world; we learn to balance 'taking
in' and 'letting go', 'giving' and 'receiving', 'loving' and 'being loved',
harmonizing the internal aspect of ourselves with the external world
around us.

Without balance, it is more difficult to achieve healthy and fulfilling

lasting relationships.
The Heart Chakra represents our social identity and is concerned with self-
acceptance as its basic level.

A balanced Heart Chakra allows us to find the balance in Love. The more
it is open and the more we are compassionate for oneself and others.
Generic Name: Throat Chakra
Eastern Name: Vishuddha
Location: Throat
Color: Sky Blue
Musical Note: G

Crystals and Gemstones: Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Sodalite, Turquoise, Sapphire

Personal responsibility, creativity, communication, logic, and


Manifests in problems like laryngitis or sore throats, creative

blocks, or general problems communicating with others. A block
Blockage Symptoms:
can also manifest as rigidity, prejudice, and an inability to
accept other people's views.

Too Open: Extremely chatty, arrogance, self-righteousness

Body: Mental
Glandular Connection: Thyroid and Parathyroids






Findingone's own voice

Symbolic thinking
Exposure to larger world
Here we encounter the realm of Creativity and Inspiration.

The Throat Chakra shows us that everything is sound and vibration, and
that communication with oneself and others is essential in order to
unite, to become one.
We express ourselves and our personal truth, we identify ourselves and
who we are (the right to speak).

We communicate with the outside world from a place of security in the

lower Chakras, where we have built a healthy foundation, emotional
understanding and sense of connection, healthy ego, social confidence
and compassion for others.
Expressing our personal truth in communication is liberating; it can be
done via dancing, singing, talking, painting etc....

When there is restriction in communication, there will be a separation

between body and mind.

As we mature, responsibility for meeting our own needs rest with

ourselves, this manifests in not blaming others when things go wrong,
knowing that we are making our world through each and every action.
Creativity (create our uniqueness)
Finding one's own voice
Symbolic thinking
Etheric body
Exposure to larger world.
Thyroid & Parathyroid
Neck Vertebrae
Sore throat
Stiff neck
Thyroid problems
Hearing problems
Disorders of throat, ears, voice, and
Tightness of jaw
Toxicity (due to the Chakra name
meaning 'Purification')
Trouble speaking
The Throat Chakra represents our creative identity and is concerned with
self-expression as its basic level.

Sound pulsates through all things; if we are not into our power (individuality),
we will express what people want to hear.

With a healthy Throat Chakra, we have the courage to be different and no

longer need to deny the truth.

We vibrate into expression, self expression, creativity and we are able to

take care of our own personal needs.

The Throat Chakra leads to an ever-expanding growth of consciousness

and eventual transcendence of the personal self.
Resonant voice
Good listener
Good sense of timing and rhythm
Clear communication
Lives creatively.
Generic Name: Brow or Third Eye Chakra

Eastern Name: Ajna

Location: Between the eyebrows

Color: Indigo

Musical Note: A

Amethyst, Purple Apatite, Azurite, Calcite, Pearl, Sapphire, Blue

Crystals and Gemstones:
and White Fluorite

This chakra is the seat of intuition, awareness, and inner vision.

Attributes: A feeling of brotherhood can also be felt with this chakra when

Manifests as sinus or eye problems, a wish to control others,

Blockage Symptoms:

Too Open: Authoritarian, impatient behavior

Body: Higher Mental

Glandular Connection: Pineal




Good memory
Good dream recall

Able to think symbolically

Able to visualize
Here we encounter the realm of Insight and Illumination.

The Brow Chakra is the seat of inspiration and intuition.

With it, we can have a clear picture of reality and how the world

We develop our own understanding plus the understanding of the

lower Chakras; we can decipher patterns that influence our life and
have the ability to think symbolically and abstractly.

It allows us 'to see' physically and intuitively, revealing the tuition from
within, our inner master.
Pattern recognition.
Autonomous nervous system
Pituitary gland
Base of skull.
Blurred vision
Loss of memory
Headaches and Migraines
Vision problems
Eye strain
The Brow Chakra represents our archetypal identity and is concerned with
self-reflection as its basic level.

With a balanced Brow Chakra, we can see our way through, having the
ability to implement our creative ideas which will follow through by
action. Our thoughts can manifest matter, where we can make changes
to the outer world through our minds.

It allows us to see 'the bigger picture' in situations that seemed previously

stuck or stagnating.

The Brow Chakra is our inner wisdom, something that can't be taught.
Good memory
Good dream recall
Able to think symbolically
Able to visualize.


Ability to perceive
analyze and assimilate information


Open minded

Able to question

Spiritually connected

Wisdom and mastery

Broad understanding
Generic Name: Crown Chakra

Eastern Name: Sahasrara

Location: Right above the top of the head

Color: White

Musical Note: B

Crystals and Gemstones: Diamond, White Tourmaline, White Jade, Snowy Quartz, Celestite

This chakra is related to one's spiritual connection to the universe, the

ability to be open to all, and an overall cosmic understanding.

Blockage can manifest as psychological problems, a feeling of

Blockage Symptoms:
alienation from others, and condemnation.

Too Open: Psychotic or manic-depressive tendencies, frustration

Body: Soul or Ketheric/Causal

Glandular Connection: Pituitary

The Crown Chakra represents our universal identity and is concerned with
self-awareness as its basic level.

It is the symbol of expanded consciousness, the centre of our creative will,

related to our whole health on every level of being. It is where we connect
consciously with our true self, finding our life purpose, finding why our spirit
came to Earth embodied as 'us'.

When the Crown Chakra is balanced and open, we are fully present and
literally 'Spirit on Earth', with every cell of our being we are in full harmony
with the entire cosmos, where nothing and everything are one, and where
self-knowledge and inner knowing are integral part of our daily life's

We can open to the mystery of heaven and will naturally seek knowledge
and higher understanding, beyond ourselves.
The Crown Chakra is the entry point and initial transformation of the
Cosmic energy. It has the highest vibration of the seven major Chakras
and represents the highest human perfection, our true Essence.
The Crown Chakra is associated with our universal consciousness, our
oneness with all things and our spirituality.
Spirituality can represent our journey towards self-discovery more
than being associated with a particular religion; it is more a sense of
contentment and purpose.
If this Chakra is not open properly or blocked, we may feel
disconnected and separated. The Crown Chakra remains folded
around the pineal gland like an unopened flower, which is why this
Chakra is also called 'The Thousand Petal Lotus'.

Like the Brow Chakra, it is associated with our intuition. When the Brow
Chakra and Crown Chakra are activated as a single unit, they constitute
a functional element known to ancients as 'The Third Eye'.

As we realize the magnificent scope of the cosmos, we have the

opportunity to transcend our smaller, more limited world and identify with
the entire universe.
Brain tumors
Cognitive delusions
Mental illness
Inability to learn
Chakra One From the womb to 1 years old. Use sounds, touch, smells, to
enhance their awakening.

Chakra Two Toddlers and Development Offer visual tools, hands

on expression, routines.
Chakra Three Will and willingness. Remember sharing, non-
judgment. Meditation replaces time out.

Chakra Four Ages 4-7 Encourage creativity, exploration, social

interaction. Meditation and independence, and pretend.
Chakra Five Ages 7-12 - Share archetypes, recognize their
independence, encourage insight. Encourage problem solving.

Chakra Six Adolescence Teach responsibility, involve them in social

and environmental issues.
Chakra Seven Early adulthood Encourage them to take a stance,
hold onto values and ethics. Confidentiality is key.
Standing Pose

Stand with both feet together

flat on the ground in a long,
strong posture with relaxed
shoulders and neck.
Place your palms together
against the chest, with the
elbows slightly raised and spine
tall but relaxed. This is prayer
position, which is also known as
Prayer position promotes
balance between both sides of
the body and develops a sense
of respect and love for the mind
and body.
It stretches your shoulders and
elbows and makes your wrists
Stay in this pose for a few
Up Pose
Breath in and stretch our arms
up to the ceiling with your palms

Arch your back if you can

without strain.
Bend Pose
Breath out and bend forward,
folding over your legs and taking
your head forward.

Place your hands on the floor by

your feet.
Flat Back
Breath in and come to a flat
back and look forward.
Lunge Pose
Breath out, forward bend.

Breath in and lunge your right

leg back
Plank Pose
Breath out and step your left leg
back so that your body is
supported in one long line on
your hands and toes.

This is plank pose. Hold the

position and inhale.
Upward Dog Pose
Breath out and lower your knees
and chest to the floor.

Breathe in, roll your toes over so

that your feet are pointed and
lift your body up, arching your
This pose is called upward dog.
Downward Facing
Dog Pose
Breath out, roll your toes back
and raise your hips to the ceiling
into downward dog.
Straighten your arms and hang
your head down.
Aim your heels toward the mat.
Lunge Pose
Breath in and step your right foot
forward into a lunge.
Forward Bend
Breath out, bring your left foot
forward and step into a forward
bend position.
Flat Back
Breath out

flat back.
Breath out, bend forward.

Breath in, return to standing

position with your arms stretched
above your head, palms
Breath out and return to starting
point, reverse prayer.
Keep a crystal that has the balancing energy you desire, in your bra or
your pocket through the day.

Place healing stones on the photograph of a person that you want to

send healing to. The photograph will be connected to the essence of
the person and the person will receive the distant healing energies.

Place the corresponding colored crystal on the corresponding Chakra.

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