How do our chakras physically effect us?
Our chakras are reflective of who we are. In the same way that our physical organs (heart, lungs, kidneys etc) have jobs to do, our chakras have specific functions.
Whilst our physical organs keep us running on a physical level, our chakras keep us running on a spiritual level. Even non-spiritual people have chakras; they are our connection to our inner selves.
When we eat a meal, our physical body processes it. It takes what we need and uses it to fuel our body, what isn't needed we pass as waste.
Likewise in life, our experiences and our feelings are also processed. Ideally, we should take what we need to fuel us emotionally, mentally and spiritually, and discard the waste. Unfortunately, we don't always do this (be that by conditioning via upbringing, pre-life contract or fear).
We are all pre-conditioned to some degree. That is as we have grown up, our families and friends have all influenced us, we've all felt fear, love, embarrassment, shame and many other emotions. But did you process them?
Having an emotion fully processed means that you are no longer effected by the emotion, that you have learnt, understood and can freely move forward unaffected by it in your life. (This doesn't make you cold, it makes you compassionate, if you feel coldly unaffected, it has not been fully processed).
If you have ever felt humiliation standing in front of a group of people, and find yourself still afraid of group situations, the original emotion wasn't fully processed.
If your parents never showed you affection, you may find yourself craving it as an adult and yet still unable to find it; the original emotion hasn't been fully processed.
If you have ever felt that people always seem to let you down, make you angry or put you down. These are all directly related to emotions which have not been fully processed.
Understanding how are emotions are not always fully processed can assist in understanding how the chakras then cause physical imbalances.
Our energy, our life force flows through our chakras. If we cling on to an unresolved or unprocessed emotion, what happens is less energy can flow through our bodies. Our life force is restricted.
If you can imagine your life force as water flowing through pipes. In areas where there are stored up emotions, liken them to debris and waste in those pipes causing blockages which limit the flow. Debris in pipes caused festering and decay. Likewise when our life force can not flow freely through us; it manifests physically. If no energy can flow where energy is needed, things don't work properly.
Basically when we do not fully express and process our emotions, we are storing things up inside us. Our chakras then enforce our bodies to deal with it. Let's call it overflow. The pressure in the pipes builds up and effects the surrounding areas.
That which you do not deal with emotionally, WILL get dealt with physically.
As you become more aware of your emotional/physical link, you will find that your body gives you easier symptoms rather than a huge illness. You'll start to note every little twinge and hopefully choose to deal with immediately.
If you are suffering from a serious ailment; the chances are this has been forming for a long time. The more serious the condition; the further back the emotional conditioning was formed.
For example; If you get a tension headache, it is formed quite quickly. Likewise are aching shoulders. Sporadic pain, as in a flash of pain which comes and goes; serves more as a warning. Regular sporadic pain and irregular sporadic pain serve as things which are recent.
The ache, pain or tension won't immediately manifest in seconds; generally though it will manifest physically after a period of repression.
For example; if you are nervous before a meeting, you may start feeling more and more nervous the closer it gets, thus it weakens your bladder and you find yourself running to the loo every 15 minutes.
However, once the meeting is underway or over, that need disappears.
Ongoing illness, things which have lasted months or years, will have formed long before the start or diagnosis of the illness. We receive small reminders, if they are ignored; they build up.
Location: Base of Spine
Symbol: Four-petal lotus flower
Body Parts: Lymph system, skeleton, elimination, center nervous system, nose, lower extremities.
Base Chakra Physically relates to - Legs, Feet, Base of spine, Bones, Kidneys.
If imbalanced - Unstable, Insecure, Hunger/Weight gain, Constipation, Arthritis, spinal tension, Knee problems.
Location: Center of Abdomen
Symbol: Six-Petal Lotus flower
Body Parts: Sexual Organs, reproductive system.
Sacral Chakra Physically relates to - Reproductive system, Skin, Spleen, Bladder, Lower intestines.
If sacral chakra is imbalanced - Jealousy, anger, negative emotions, sexual problems, allergies, bladder
Solar Plexus physically relates to - Stomach. Liver, Digestion, nerves, Muscles, gallbladder.
If imbalanced - Fear, Lack of confidence, being a Perfectionist, too much intellect, diabetes, Ulcers, Digestive disorders.
Location: Center of chest, heart
Symbol: Twelve-petal lotus flower
Body Parts: Circulatory system, Lungs, Chest area
Heart physically relates to - Heart, Circulation, arms, hands, Blood
If imbalanced - Emotionally unstable, inability to show and or receive affection. the feeling of being critical or criticized, heart problems, high blood pressure
Location: base of throat
Symbol: sixteen petal-lotus flower
Color: Sky blue
Element: ether (cross over between the physical worlds)
Body Parts: Throat, neck, arms, hands, thyroid gland
Throat chakra physically relates to - Throat, mouth, neck, ears, lungs, shoulders.
If imbalanced - Communication issues, Little discernment, ignorance, Thyroid, ear, neck and throat problems
Location: center of forehead
Symbol: Two-Petal Lotus flower
Element: Inner sound
Sense: Extra Sensory Perception (ESP), Clairvoyance, Clairaudiance
Body parts: forehead, Temples, Facial nerves, pituitary gland, endocrine system
Brow Chakra physically relates to - Left eye, nose, nervous system, lower brain
If imbalanced - You are cynical, issues with fear, lack of focus/concentration, the feeling of being detached, headaches, eye problems/blindness. vivid/unpleasant dreams
Location: Top of head
Symbol: Thousand-petal lotus flower
Element: Inner light
Body parts: Brain, Nervous system, pineal gland
Crown Chakra Physically relates to - Right eye, upper brain
If imbalanced - You are confused, Issues with depression, Lack of enthusiasm/inspiration, Migraines, forgetful/senile, Psychotic