The Chakras

According to Hindu beliefs, there are seven main centers in the human body called "light centers" or chakras. Each of these points to a specific place on the human body beginning with the head and going down to the groin area. Each of these light centers has a bright and brilliant color which never changes or fades unless the person is sick and directly affects the person's physical body. These centers exist on the spiritual plane and can be seen during astral travel and during meditation. They are aligned along the spinal cord in a straight line.

The first chakra is red and is located at the groinal area at the base of the spine. This chakra is associated with what we are in the physical plane such as our survival instincts, fear, and the physical as well as the reproductive organs.

The second is orange and is aligned with the spleen. This chakra affects your ability to balance yourself both in the physical and spiritual.

The third is behind what is called the solar plexus. This chakra is yellow and affects your emotions and intuition. According to D.J. Conway, this chakra is very sensitive and, if blocked, can lead to stomach trouble and the inability to cope with emotions.

The fourth chakra is green and is associated with the heart. This chakra is governed by your ability to feel compassion, love, and a sense of harmony. It is also the center of a person's empathic ability.

The fifth chakra is blue and is located at the bottom of the throat. This chakra governs your ability to communicate and be creative as well as intellectual.

The sixth chakra is located in the center of the forehead, just above and between the eyebrows, in the area of the third eye. This center is indigo. This chakra deals with your psychic abilities.

The seventh and final chakra center is pure white with a hint of lavender at the edges. This is located at the very top of the head. This is the main center of your body and is always the last to open during meditation with the chakras. It deals with bringing your entire body and your other chakras into balance. It affects psychism and spirituality.

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