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Understanding the 7 chakras

Understanding your chakras

On a trip to India 10 years ago, I got Reiki attunements. Understanding the 7 chakras happened years earlier, but I'd never experienced the opening of chakras, a healing or attunement session until this trip.

If you continue work on the chakras, you can tap into a force field of creativity and abundance. Sometimes, in the moment or season of change, it appears that things are really bad. However, my experience says bad and negative energy is weeded out as you invite, ignite and activate more of the positive Qi internally and externally.

My body, mind, soul, life, relationships, finances, and career have gone through their own 10-year cycles, twice, of drastic ups and downs due to metaphysical growth cycles and chakra blockages.

When I was pregnant with my first born, my due date overlapped my final graduate review date at the University of North Texas. Though I had a waiver from my professors to take the review in January after the winter break, I didn’t want to be stressed and worried about the review over the winter break with a newborn in my lap.

I needed to manifest a healthy childbirth AFTER my graduate review.

The goal is to activate the chakra - or energy portals. By tapping into chakra energy, you can supercharge your healing and manifesting abilities at many levels.

Courage, creativity, confidence and determination are tied to the lower three chakras:

  • root chakra,
  • sacral chakra,
  • solar plexus chakra.

Speaking your truth, visualization, getting connected to Higher Consciousness for heightened intuition,  channeling and mediumship are connected to the upper 3 chakras:

  • throat chakra,
  • third eye chakra,
  • crown chakra.

To heal and manifest fast, you have to activate all chakras and major meridians to allow healing and manifestation energies to work for you.

So that's what I did. By activating and working through the chakras, I manifested a healthy childbirth after my graduate review was complete.

How The Chakra System Works

Imagine a multi-storey building with an elevator that takes you up and down between the floors. It has a basement parking as well.

FIRST LEVEL: The mailroom and reception are at the ground or first level.

SECOND LEVEL: The production or creative department is at the second level.

THIRD LEVEL: Logistics and supply chain management department may be at the third level. This department makes sure that the company has the means and determination to fulfill orders and serve the clients.

FOURTH LEVEL: The operations department is at the fourth level. This floor also has the rest and recreation spaces for building trust and camaraderie amongst the employees and management.

FIFTH LEVEL: The communications and marketing department is on the fifth level.

SIXTH LEVEL: The leadership or directors have their offices at the sixth level where they often have strategic and visionary meetings.

SEVENTH FLOOR: And finally, on the 7th floor of the building are the board of directors and the CEO’s office. Probably the penthouse access code is also needed to get there.

The chakra system in our body is like this building with different levels with offices, connected to internal organs. Each having its own tasks, actions and requirements. The spine becomes the elevator taking the energy up and down the spine in and out of ida, pingala and sushumna nadis.

The activation of energies through the chakras awakens the Kundalini — the supreme feminine yin energy, also known as Shakti —  rushes to rise up through our chakras and body to meet the Divine masculine energy, also known as Shiva, sitting at the entrance of the crown chakra. The crown chakra energy rushes downwards to meet Shakti.

It is the natural process of push and pull of these energies that awakens, activates, balances and heals our body at physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels to become an awakened soul through our chakra system.

Then you have the aura around the human body that is considered another chakra.

The 7 major chakras are a part of the complex chakra system made up of 114 Chakras. There are also many minor chakras in this system. Chakra mantras are often used to awaken, balance, cleanse, and heal the chakras.

“Chakra” is a Sanskrit and Hindi word that means a “circle, wheel, a disc, or disk.” A chakra is a center or an organization that receives, assimilates, and expresses life-force energy. Since we live in a 3-dimensional reality, chakras operate in our “energy body” as spinning wheels or spheres of bioenergetic activities.

The 4th and 5th dimensions are open and accessible to intuitives, mediums, healers, and spiritualists. This is where:

  • distant healing occurs,
  • massive manifestation materializes,
  • brilliant breakthroughs develop, and
  • remarkable results are created.


The chakras do not exist in your physical body. They are said to be present in our energy body. We do not see or touch the chakras, like our emotions and feelings. However, their essence is evident in our physical bodies’ shape and the challenges and behavior patterns manifested in our lives. Their effect is even visible in the way we think, feel, and handle life situations.

There are seven main chakras located along the backbone, starting at the base of the spine and going to the top of your head. Each can experience a different type of energetic block. For example, a money block.

Below is the list, with a brief description of the first to the seventh to start understanding your chakras. Read through each to help in understanding the 7 chakras - for beginners:

The Root Chakra

The Root Chakra: The first chakra is called the root chakra. In Sanskrit, the root chakra is called “Muladhara Chakra.” “Mula,” in mūlādhāra means beginning, fundamental, root, foundation. And “adhara” means foothold, backing, standing, base. It is located at the bottom of the spine — in the tailbone. The root chakra symbolizes essential trust and your confidence to exist. Muladhara Chakra gives you the energies of stability and survival.

The Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra: The second chakra is called the sacral chakra. In Sanskrit, this chakra is called “Svadhisthana Chakra.” The term svādhiṣṭhāna means “one’s own place.” The sacral chakra represents emotions and creativity. It is located in the lower abdomen, about two inches above the navel. Svadhisthana Chakra gives you the energy of creativity, reproduction, and intimacy.

The Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra: The third chakra is called the solar plexus chakra. In Sanskrit, it is called the “Manipura Chakra,” which symbolizes self-confidence. The term maṇipūra comprises “Mani,” which means a precious jewel or stone. And “Pura” means long ago. Many cultures and mystic modalities believe in the soul’s journey through time and space, its ability to have imprints of memories from the past, and its ultimate goal of learning karmic lessons to achieve spiritual transcendence. Intuition and karma are also connected to the third chakra. Located in the stomach or gut area, Manipura Chakra gives you the energy of personal power.

The Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra: The fourth chakra is called the heart chakra. It is the symbol of love, sharing, and receiving aspects. In Sanskrit, the heart chakra is known as “Anahata Chakra.” The term anāhata means unstruck, unbeaten and unwounded. The fourth chakra gives you the energy of love and healthy relationships.

The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra: The fifth chakra is called the throat chakra. It is also called the “Vishuddha Chakra” in Sanskrit. This chakra represents and activates your communication power and self-expression. It is located in the throat area. The term “viśuddha” means virtuous, very pure, free of vice.

The Third Eye Chakra

The Third Eye Chakra: The sixth chakra is called the third-eye chakra. Its Sanskrit name is the “Ajna Chakra,” which is for awareness, perception, visualization, and ability to see, know and connect to the unknown. This chakra is located between the eyebrows and improves spiritual connectivity. Ajna gives you the energy of wisdom and knowingness.

The Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra: The seventh chakra is called the crown chakra. It is also called “Sahasrara chakra” and is located at the top of your head. It symbolizes spirituality and connection to your higher self. The term sahasrāra means thousand-fold.

Unblocking the chakras

Now you're better understanding the 7 chakras and how they work, it's time to unblock them to help in manifesting abundance. To unblock the chakras, we can use mantras. Each chakra can be matched to a mudra and a mantra. To learn more about how mantras work and to start using mantras, access the FREE 3-Day Meditation, Mudras and Mantras For Money Abundance Challenge.

Understanding The 7 Chakras: A Guide For Beginners