Understanding And Opening Your Chakras For A Better You

The 7 ChakrasI don’t know about you, but never did I even heard the term chakra until I got involved in personal development. No one in my family or acquaintances ever knew about the chakras.  Yet again, I guess that it’s pretty common for someone who was born in our old good western world.

However Hindus and Buddhists have known of the Chakras for centuries, and it’s based on their knowledge that the western world has come to know and understand the chakras.

In this post I wanted to share with you what I have come to learn about the chakras, which I’m sure will helping you to open your chakras and improve your well-being.  Because I’ve been going through a lot of stress recently, I’ve increased my study of energy and energy healing, which has helped me tremendously so far.

The chakras are a very important part of our energy and we should all want to learn more about those energy points in our body. At least, those of us who are inclined toward the betterment of our lives via personal development.

What are the Chakras

The chakras or what we call the 7 main chakras are energy points in our bodies.  There are four in our upper body and three in our lower body.  The chakras govern our psychological, instinctual and spiritual properties.

If left on their own our chakras could be either closed or over-active which create an unbalance responsible for anything from unhappiness to even diseases, so saying that it’s vital to know about the chakras is an understatement.  Your better life depends on it.

In order for us to be balanced human beings we need to have our chakras open and in harmony with one another. For example, if one of your chakras is over active while three of your chakras are closed, you will most likely not be balanced and some issues such as (but not limited to) depression, fatigue or diseases can surface. Thus the importance of not only knowing about the chakras, but learning how to open them and keeping them healthy and balanced.

Most people I found to be expert in chakras in the western world are people who were suffering from either depression or diseases that no conventional doctors had any cure for.  Learning about the chakras and applying what they learned literally saved and changed their lives.

Below I will give you a short description of the chakra and leave it to Carol Tuttle, master chakra teacher that will help you open your chakras one by one.

The 7 Chakras

The Maladhara better known as the root chakra which is represented by a red lotus is located at the base of the spine.  This chakra as to do with your belonging, self-assurance, well balanced being, and feeling stable and secure. Her is how you can open and work on your root chakra…

The Svadhisthana better known as the sacral chakra represented by an orange lotus. It’s located in the sacrum and correspond to the reproductive organs.

This chakra has to do with you overall feelings and sexuality. If this chakra is open you will have balanced feelings and healthier sexuality. If closed your may feel overwhelmed with your feelings a lot and sexually unbalanced.

Here is how to maintain your sacral chakra in shape and open it if yours is closed.

The Manipura which is the solar plexus chakra located at you navel. It is represented by a yellow follower with 10 petals and an upside down triangle in the center.

This chakra is related to the metabolic and digestive systems but it also controls you self importance, confidence and feelings of dignity. If this chakra is close you may feel very insecure and indecisive, even apprehensive. If over active you could tend to be aggressive. It’s very important to have your solar plexus chakra in check. Here is how you do it…

The Anahata which is the heart chakra. It is represented by a green 12 petal flower.  This chakra is about love and care for yourself and others.

When this chakra is open you feel love and compassion. You are loving and friendly towards others, and you  have a healthy love of yourself. You love people and people love you.  When close you are cold, unfriendly, selfish and unloving.

Here is how you can develop your heart chakra…

The Visuddhi or throat chakra is represented by a 16 petal turquoise blue flower. This chakra represents expression and communication.

When the throat chakra is open you can express yourself very easily and have great communication with others. When closed you tend to be someone who doesn’t want to speak much, and  maybe even lie when you do speak. If it’s over active you may tend to speak too much and be a bad listener.

Here is how to work on your throat chakra…

The Ajna known as the third eye chakra is represented by a two petal inigo/deep blue lotus. This chakra symbolize insight and your psyche.

If it’s open you will have excellent intuition and clairvoyance; you psychic abilities are alive. If it’s close, you will tend to under use your thinking abilities looking for someone else to think for you. Not trusting your own intuition at all.

Here is how to open this very imporrtant third eye chakra…

The Sahasrara which is known as the crown chakra is represented by what sahasrara (meaning 1000 petal lotus) the color of this chakra is deep or royal purple.

This is the chakra representing your spirituality and wisdom as well as wellbeing with the Universe. When this chakra is closed you are not spiritual and very narrow minded. Even prejudice. When it is open you are NOT prejudice and become more AWARE. You are in total connection with your spirituality. This is the chakra that you should not work on UNLESS you’ve worked on all the others above first.

There you have it. Make sure you go through each video one by one in the order that they are posted here, and notice this amazing changes in your life.

Please, leave your comments, thoughts, experiences, and knowledge about the chakras down blow.

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14 thoughts on “Understanding And Opening Your Chakras For A Better You”

  1. Hi Sylviane,

    Yes indeed, Chakras a lot talked about at our end, and Chakra healing has been one of the major ways of naturally healing as you mentioned. I think I also mentioned about it in one of my recent comments here 🙂

    Well, just like people practice Reiki, this too is practiced and works well, though you need to know the right ways to open those channels, which again a person knowledgeable or master in it would be able to teach you, just like you have people who teach you about Reiki and even Aura, if you’ve heard of it. Any one of the Chakra that remains blocked would be the reason of unbalance and affect you or your health in some ways.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    1. Hi Harleena,

      Yes, indeed, your place in the world is where chakra is known well. Fortunately there are more and more westerners who have learned and mastered the chakras. I love learning and practicing those things. I’ve learned so much about all that rather recently.

      Yes, I know about the aura, and by practicing an exercise that I’ve also learned recently I was able to discern it on someone for a brief moment not long ago.

      Because of my kitty situation I’ve made lots and lots of research and learned bunches in the process. My spirituality has grown and keep growing like never before.

      Thank you for coming and have a fantastic day!
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  2. Hi Sylviane,

    I am so happy that you wrote about Chakras. What a great job you have done with this, especially with the videos that illustrate it.

    I was introduced to Chakras in the late 1970’s. Oh boy does it work when our Chakras are aligned. At first it took me a while, but once I got all the colors and points memorized, I practiced every day. It can be confusing at first, unless someone like a life coach helps you through.

    I’ve made it a practice to do it every day, and now, years later, I still do it! When our energies are not aligned it can cause so many problems. If one chakra is closed, we need to open it…

    Now being so sensitive to it, when I feel an imbalance I work on that chakra. This stuff works!!! Thanks so much for putting together this wonderful post.

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    1. Hi Donna,

      Wow, luky you to have learned about the chakras so long time ago. If I had even heard of the word chakra back then I may have investigated. in late 1970’s I was a kid still, so that would have been wonderful to grow up knowning this. But late 1970’s my familly didn’t more about chakra they they knew about the planet Mars or maybe a little less 😉

      Thank you for bringing your experience with the chakras in this comment. You’re the expert 🙂 I love those videos too. So helpful.
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  3. Hi Sylviane,

    Great introduction to the Chakras!

    Being from Hindu faith and brought up in a family where Yoga and spirituality was dominant, I have known about Chakras for as long as I have been alive (I guess).

    Hindu Vedas talk about it, Yoga Guru’s teach various techniques at various levels and a very few have been able to master all the Chakras and those people lived like God among men.

    Thank you for sharing about these and reminding me of their importance and power. I had almost forgotten about those amid all the glitter of the internet dominated world 🙂

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    1. Hi Kumar,

      Lucky you 🙂 As I said, as for me, I’ve never ever heard about the chakras until I started getting involved in personal development. I know no one in my family had any idea about what the chakras were.

      Please, don’t you forget them now. I’m so glad this served as a reminder for you 🙂

  4. Hi Sylviane,

    Like you I had never heard of Chakras until I was in Nursing School.
    One of our professors was into hands on healing and what she called
    using the “light” for healing.
    She taught a class off campus, strictly
    volunteer and not connected to the University (used a class room at a local
    church). Our first assignment was learning about the chakras and balancing
    ourselves, protecting ourselves and sourcing the “light” to use for healing.
    If nothing else it was a great technique for relaxation and making yourself feel
    Have a Facebook friend who is very interested in this, so I’ll make sure she gets
    a link!
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    1. Hi Cararta,

      I’m so glad you were introduced to the chakras. I believe that if we can get this done well, it can change our lives. I’m getting more and more informed about the chakras and making sure they are each opened and balanced.

      Thank you for coming and sharing with our facebook friend.

  5. Hey Sylviane,

    I learned about Chakras probably about four or five years ago from my best friend at that time. She slowly shared with me that she was a physic and over time started studying Reiki and ended up having meetup classes in her home. I only attended because she wanted me there but I started learning quite a bit actually.

    I will be honest that I stayed confused about the colors and the places on the body. Although I did finally start meditating more after learning more about it through my association with her, I don’t ever think I grasped the Chakra clearing. Like Donna said, it just takes a lot of time so since we didn’t do that each time we were together I just didn’t stick with it.

    Once she and I parted ways I kind of quit all of that accept chatting with my spirit guide which I learned about through her as well.

    I find it fascinating still so I’m glad you included all the videos which I’ll have to take the time to go through and maybe I can get myself straight again. I think I’m doing pretty good overall. I think we all can be doing better though right!

    Glad you’re doing better my friend and again, thanks for the education about the Chakras.

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    1. Hi Adrienne,

      I’m glad you were introduced to the chakras a while back. It’s just so fascinating and I’ve heard a few true stories where chakra healing restored people’s health and life. This is serious stuff.

      I’m getting deeper and deeper in spiritual healing things. I really feel that this is my calling. As a matter of fact, the reason I know it’s that I was always naturally attracted to it, but life kept cutting me off of it, but this time it’s different. Now I couldn’t live without it 🙂

      I am doing the exercises of Carol Tuttle in the videos and will go from there. At night I also fall asleep with chakra healing meditation as well.

      I hope you can watch the videos later. She is a good guide.

  6. Hello,

    By opening chakras we can do so many things which normal person only thinks but can not do in real. But we need right master for proper guidance. I am meditation lover and have a little bit knowledge about it. Your article has provided me good information about chakras. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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