A brief description of the Chakras & the Aura

The functions of the energy systems of the physical body, such as the circulatory, respiratory, digestive and hormonal systems, are generally understood and accepted as they can be seen. However, there are also subtle energy systems working in and around our bodies, such as the aura and the chakras. The knowledge of these systems comes from Eastern medicine, and although not always visible, can be seen by those with a degree of psychic vision. 

We are all made of energy, as is the world around us. Every thought we have and every emotion we experience has an effect on our subtle energy systems.

The subject of subtle energies is complex, and this is a very brief description of my own understanding.

The Aura

The aura is a field of energy, which completely surrounds and permeates the physical body. It varies is size, expanding or contracting depending upon a variety of factors, such as how healthy the person is, emotional feelings, or how safe they feel in their surroundings. The aura contains information about our past, present and future health.

Illness and imbalance is said to come from negative energy in the aura, eventually manifesting in physical illness. Even negative words or disturbing situations can have a detrimental effect on the health of the aura, but positive thoughts can help remove the negativity and re-energise the surrounding energy field.

Our own auras can pick up information from those of other people. This can be experienced, for example, if we are in a room and someone comes in. We can often 'sense' someone else's presence without even seeing them.

The Chakras

Chakra is a Sanskrit word, which means wheel or vortex.  There are seven major chakras located in the human energy body. There are also many minor chakras, including those on the soles of the feet, palms of the hands and at the knees. A healthy chakra vibrates evenly in a circular motion, resembling a funnel, which is fairly narrow close to the body, becoming wider as it gets further away.

Chakras are an essential part of the body's energy system because they are intimately linked with our physical health. When a chakra is healthy, open and balanced, so too so are its connected body parts. When a chakra is blocked, damaged or closed, then the health of the body parts and system will begin to reflect this. Our chakras, like our auras, are affected by everything that happens to us, so positive thoughts and actions keep them healthy and negative thoughts and feelings can throw them out of balance.

Each chakra vibrates at a different frequency, and can be stimulated and balanced by the vibrations of sound and colour. This is the basis of colour and sound therapy. On a more simple level, you may notice that your feelings change when you wear a certain colour.

The base, or root chakra, is situated at the base of the spine. The vibration of this chakra is a deep red and is connected with our basic survival and security. When it is healthy and in balance, we feel safe, strong and secure.

The sacral chakra is situated in the abdomen, just below the navel. The vibration of this chakra is bright orange, and is connected to emotional intimacy and creation. When it is healthy and in balance, we are able to express our creativity, adapt to change, and experience pleasure.

The solar plexus chakra is situated below the breastbone. The vibration of this chakra is a golden yellow, and is connected to self-esteem and personal power. When it is healthy and in balance, we are confident in our abilities and have the willpower to achieve our goals.

The heart chakra is situated in the centre of the chest. The vibration of this chakra is bright emerald green, and is connected to the ability to give and receive love unconditionally. When it is healthy and in balance, we can experience compassion, and are able to love and accept ourselves and others.

The throat chakra is situated at the base of the throat. The vibration of this chakra is pale blue, and is connected with communication and creativity. When it is healthy and in balance, we can speak up for ourselves, speak truthfully, and understand what other people are saying.

The third eye, or brow chakra, is situated between the eyebrows. The vibration of this chakra is deep indigo blue, and is connected with intuition and spiritual awareness. When it is healthy and in balance, we can learn to listen to the wisdom of our intuition, and see things which are beyond our normal vision.

The crown chakra is situated at the top of the head. The vibration of this chakra is violet or pure white, and is connected with spirituality. When it is healthy and in balance, we can realise our true nature and experience our personal connection with the Divine.