It is well known to a number of us now that the “human energy field” is comprised of 7 major power facilities or chakras that are located along the cerebral-spinal axis. Each of these facilities serves as a substation or transformer of the universal energy or prana that streams through the medulla at the base of the head. As the prana comes down with the 5 reduced chakras it is transformed or customized from it’s pure state. If the lower chakras are clear as well as without adverse perceptions (trauma, reductions, and so on) after that the prana is totally free to ascend back to the top chakras causing greater states of consciousness.
If the lower chakras are blocked, nevertheless, after that the prana is obstructed from ascending and these energetic blockages start to show up as “dis-ease” on psychological, psychological and also physical levels. In other words, if we have blockages in any one of the chakras it suggests we have actually broken our “attune”- ment with universal life pressure energy on a refined, or not so refined, degree. Given that the chakras are energy centers that respond to resonance, among the ways that we can return right into alignment or attunement is via the aware use of resonance, songs and also activity.
One of the tools that can aid us in this trip is an understanding, via making use of astrology, of the connection in between the chakras as well as the earths. In the astrological globe each of the chakras is connected with or is regulated by a various planet. On an energised degree the astrological chart is a map of not just the inter-relationship of the worlds however a map of the inter-relationship and condition of the chakras. Fundamentally, we have our own inner planetary system that overviews the advancement of our awareness with the numerous chakra facilities. By comprehending the global top quality of each chakra we can use specific kinds of songs, vibration and also movement to stir up and open each chakra as well as invigorate ourselves.
Astrology of the Chakras
The initial chakra, located at the base of the spine, is connected with the world Saturn. Astrologically, Saturn represents our ability to ground ourselves so that we can emerge our dreams. Insufficient Saturn in our lives leaves us ungrounded as well as unable to support ourselves. For some, too little Saturn makes it hard to create a feeling of strong borders and also center. Way too much Saturn, nevertheless, and we can keep the product aircraft way too much and also withstand modification as a result of instability and also worry. One of the ways to recover the initial chakra is with getting in touch with the energies of the planet. Strolling barefoot, doing yoga exercise and also drumming are all means of tuning into the reduced regularities of the first chakra. Drumming, specifically, is an efficient method of opening as well as stiring up the very first chakra. When we drum we frequently hold the drum in between our legs which straight gets in touch with the very first chakra at the base of the back. By adjusting right into the reduced regularities of the drum we not just invigorate ourselves however likewise become more present and also in our bodies.
The second chakra, governed by Jupiter, lies in the pelvic or genital region of the body. The second chakra concerns problems of creativity and sexuality and exactly how we direct our essential vital force energy as well as feelings. Astrologically, Jupiter is the earth that represents exactly how we broaden our consciousness. If we grew up in a family that subdued feelings or sexuality after that this would directly influence the 2nd chakra and also our feeling of expansiveness. If we suppress one location of the second chakra, state sexuality, then every one of the other locations;: our enthusiasm, creativity, expression of deep feeling, are affected too. When the 2nd chakra is open we are in touch with our primitive vital force, or kundalini power. This is the basic electro-magnetic force that stimulates our bodies and when easily shared develops magnetism, interest, and also real creative thinking in our lives.
The crucial to stiring up the power of the second chakra, after that, is to get our instinctual energy relocating and also open and also broaden the variety of pelvic activity. One of the very best methods I’ve found to achieve this is via totally free type dancing or African dancing forms. Several years ago I had a guest African professional dancer in my Astrology of the Chakras course and also she discussed that a number of the movements of African dance are really meant to help with the opening of the numerous chakras. Any activities that agreement and then broaden the area of the second chakra, or pelvis area, will certainly help to relax the energy because center. Likewise, using ethnic or globe songs that activates the instinctual or relocating facility, such as didgeridoo, stomach dance or Turkish dervish music, are superb.
The 3rd chakra, located at the solar plexus or “hara” is the seat of our personal power. Mars, the world connected with personal will and Pluto, the world connected with collective will, are the co-rulers of the 3rd chakra. The problems of the third chakra pertain to power, control, trusting our digestive tract degree impulses, as well as our feeling of personal empowerment. An obstructed 3rd chakra might manifest as an absence of being able to choose, not being to trust our very own impulses, and feelings of being manipulated or preyed on. An over active 3rd chakra might materialize as control issues, intimidation, rage, or violence. The key to recovering the 3rd chakra is to discover exactly how to take power without hurting others. It is also important to discover exactly how to let go of the worry of being out of control.
Music can be a particularly effective medium for opening up the third chakra as it is a non-verbal form of communication that by-passes the cognitive mind as well as straight influences our deepest emotions. Lots of people who feel they need to regulate their feelings find themselves being transferred to splits by expressive music. Finding songs that moves you, whether psychologically or physically is a way of accessing the deeper emotions of anger, sorrow and rage that are frequently caught in the 3rd chakra. As these feelings are uncovered and enabled expression, the 3rd chakra can after that blossom and the energy that has actually been channeled into control can now be re-routed right into more satisfying kinds of self expression and creative thinking.
Songs of the Heart
The fourth chakra, located around the heart and also lungs, is controlled by the world Venus. Venus represents what we value, what we are passionate concerning as well as our capability to share our love unconditionally. I also assign “greater” rulership of the fourth chakra to the world Neptune, as it is Neptune that represents the procedure of transcending our very own uniqueness and merging with spirit or divine love.
The 4th chakra is the bridge in between the lower and also higher chakras. It has been claimed that our western culture largely associates with the issues of the very first three chakras; cash, sex and also power. As we remove the emotional attachments of the initial 3 chakras then we can start to open up to the large top qualities of the greater chakras. If the fourth chakra is blocked we might have anxieties of not being liked, anxieties of offering and also obtaining affection or partnerships that are unfullfilling.
The crucial to healing the heart chakra is with the development of empathy, devotion, as well as a sense of link with others. Songs, in the type of devotional vocal singing, can open the heart and reduce feelings of separation. The Dances of Universal Tranquility from the Sufi custom of Samuel Lewis are an exceptional way of integrating sound and movement to promote a feeling of magical link or entirety with others. Incorporating sacred rules from various spiritual traditions with simple circle dancings, the Dancings of Universal Peace assist us to let go of the fabricated wall surfaces that keep us separate. They are additionally an extremely secure means of exercising exactly how to offer as well as obtain love unconditionally.
Opening up the Throat, Pineal Eye & Crown Chakras
The 5th chakra, situated in the throat region, is governed by Mercury, the planet representing all forms of interaction and also Chiron, the world representing the mentor/teacher archetype. It is with the fifth chakra that we develop personal expression as well as the capacity to produce our very own truth. If the fifth chakra is blocked then we could have fears of insisting or defending ourselves. It may likewise be tough to express our needs or the feelings that we experience emanating from the heart chakra. Another typical symptom of an obstructed fifth chakra is disbelief in our capacity to produce our lives the means we want them to be. If we matured having no voice in the selections that were being created us or having our options ridiculed then at some point we quit counting on the power of our free will or voice.
Recovering the 5th chakra is critical if we wish to open to the user-friendly awareness that comes from the sixth as well as 7th chakras. If the 5th chakra is blocked we might be overly psychological and not open to the subtle instinctive info that is regularly being transported through the greater centers. In regards to recovery methods, singing is one of the very best approaches for opening up the 5th chakra. Given that lots of people with fifth chakra blockages have essentially “shed their voice”, the best method to redeem our voice is to shake it with audio! Chanting spiritual mantras such as OM is likewise helpful as OM is viewed as the basic, or prehistoric audio of deep space. As we shout OM we straighten ourselves with the imaginative noise that is believed to bring all worldly kind right into presence.
The 6th chakra, located in the middle of the forehead in between the eyes, is carbon monoxide- ruled by the Sunlight and the Moon. The sixth chakra is connected with our greater mental abilities of self-contemplation, soul-searching, understanding and intuition. Commonly, the sixth chakra is viewed as having 2 poles. The moon post, located at the medulla, is where obtain the “breath of god” or universal energy. The sunlight or active post, situated at the third eye, is where we share this global energy with the automobile of our very own individuality.An obstructed sixth chakra may materialize as worry of looking inside ourselves, worry of using our instinctive capacities, rejection to pick up from life’s experiences, or the lack of ability to accessibility internal advice. Physical signs can consist of migraine headaches, anxiousness, anxiety as well as discovering disabilities. Among the very best means to open up the 6th chakra is with reflection, visualization as well as accessing the imaginal world through dreamwork. This opening can be facilitated by music that evokes the creativity and also opens us to the realm of non-ordinary insights. Particularly, there are many CD’s available that help the brain to gain access to deeper states of alpha, delta and also theta consciousness that are or else only generated through reflection methods.
Finally, we reach the seventh chakra, located on top or crown of the head. The crown chakra is considered as another factor of access of life force power as well as represents our link with global awareness. I associate the seventh chakra with the world Uranus, as it is Uranus that represents the universal current of power that nourishes mind, body as well as spirit. From the Vedic point of view of India, Uranus represents the kundalini energy that resides at the base of the spine in the very first chakra. As we stir up as well as open each of the chakras the kundalini energies rise the back and also trigger the 7th chakra causing enlightenment or illumination. A lot of us experience this in climax as the kundalini relocates via the lower chakras and activates the crown chakra. The factor we go to rest after orgasm is that we are not utilized to funneling that much power in the higher centers so we wind up shutting down, or going unconscious.
If we have obstructions in the 7th chakra this might show up as reduced life force energy, shock that we can be sustained by the universe, or feeling separated from a sense of significance or direction in our lives. The interesting aspect of the 7th chakra is that it is the polar opposite of the very first chakra so we can open it from “above” or “below”. Pranayama or breathing methods aid to open up the 7th by increasing our capability to funnel power through the top of the head. As we expand our capacity to funnel power we can stand up to even more aliveness relocating via our bodies without resistance.Know more about chakra colors here.