It is well known to a lot of us now that the “human energy field” is comprised of 7 significant energy facilities or chakras that lie along the cerebral-spinal axis. Each of these centers works as a substation or transformer of the global energy or prana that moves through the medulla at the base of the skull. As the prana comes down via the five lower chakras it is changed or modified from it’s pure state. If the lower chakras are clear and also free of adverse impressions (trauma, suppression, etc.) after that the prana is cost-free to rise back to the top chakras bring about higher states of consciousness.
If the lower chakras are blocked, nonetheless, then the prana is blocked from rising and also these energised clogs begin to materialize as “dis-ease” on psychological, emotional and also physical levels. Simply put, if we have blockages in any of the chakras it suggests we have broken our “attune”- ment with global life force power on a subtle, or otherwise so subtle, level. Given that the chakras are power centers that reply to resonance, one of the ways that we can come back right into placement or attunement is via the mindful use vibration, music and motion.
One of the devices that can assist us in this trip is an understanding, with using astrology, of the relationship between the chakras and also the planets. In the astrological globe each of the chakras is connected with or is regulated by a various world. On an energetic level the astrological chart is a map of not only the inter-relationship of the worlds however a map of the inter-relationship as well as condition of the chakras. Essentially, we have our own internal solar system that overviews the development of our awareness through the various chakra centers. By recognizing the global top quality of each chakra we can utilize specific forms of music, vibration and activity to stir up and open each chakra and stimulate ourselves.
Astrology of the Chakras
The very first chakra, situated at the base of the back, is associated with the planet Saturn. Astrologically, Saturn represents our capacity to ground ourselves to ensure that we can emerge our dreams. Inadequate Saturn in our lives leaves us ungrounded and incapable to support ourselves. For some, insufficient Saturn makes it hard to produce a sense of solid limits and also center. Excessive Saturn, however, as well as we can keep the product plane way too much and also withstand change due to insecurity and concern. One of the means to heal the very first chakra is through getting in touch with the powers of the earth. Walking barefoot, doing yoga and drumming are all means of adjusting into the lower regularities of the first chakra. Drumming, particularly, is a reliable means of opening as well as awakening the first chakra. When we drum we frequently hold the drum between our legs which straight gets in touch with the first chakra at the base of the spinal column. By adjusting right into the reduced regularities of the drum we not just stimulate ourselves yet likewise become more existing as well as in our bodies.
The second chakra, regulated by Jupiter, is located in the pelvic or genital area of the body. The second chakra has to do with concerns of creativity and also sexuality and also exactly how we direct our basic vital force power and emotions. Astrologically, Jupiter is the earth that stands for just how we broaden our awareness. If we grew up in a family that suppressed emotions or sexuality after that this would directly impact the 2nd chakra and also our feeling of expansiveness. If we subdue one area of the second chakra, state sexuality, after that all of the various other areas;: our passion, creativity, expression of deep feeling, are influenced too. When the 2nd chakra is open we are in touch with our primal life force, or kundalini energy. This is the basic electromagnetic pressure that stimulates our bodies as well as when freely shared produces magnetism, passion, and also real creative thinking in our lives.
The vital to stiring up the power of the second chakra, after that, is to get our natural energy relocating and open and increase the series of pelvic movement. Among the very best ways I have actually located to accomplish this is via complimentary kind dancing or African dancing types. Numerous years ago I had a guest African professional dancer in my Astrology of the Chakras class as well as she described that a lot of the movements of African dance are really meant to help with the opening of the different chakras. Any type of movements that agreement and after that increase the location of the 2nd chakra, or pelvis region, will certainly help to relax the power because facility. Likewise, using ethnic or globe songs that turns on the second-nature or moving center, such as didgeridoo, belly dancing or Turkish dervish songs, are outstanding.
The third chakra, situated at the solar plexus or “hara” is the seat of our individual power. Mars, the world related to individual will and Pluto, the world related to cumulative will, are the co-rulers of the third chakra. The issues of the 3rd chakra have to do with power, control, trusting our gut degree instincts, and our sense of individual empowerment. A blocked 3rd chakra might manifest as a lack of having the ability to make decisions, not being to trust our own impulses, and also sensations of being controlled or preyed on. An over active third chakra might materialize as control issues, intimidation, rage, or physical violence. The essential to recovering the third chakra is to discover just how to take power without damaging others. It is likewise important to learn how to let go of the concern of running out control.
Music can be a specifically effective tool for opening the third chakra as it is a non-verbal kind of communication that by-passes the cognitive mind and also directly influences our inmost feelings. Lots of people that feel they have to regulate their feelings discover themselves being moved to rips by evocative music. Searching for songs that moves you, whether psychologically or physically is a method of accessing the deeper feelings of anger, sorrow as well as craze that are usually entraped in the 3rd chakra. As these feelings are exposed and permitted expression, the 3rd chakra can then blossom as well as the energy that has been directed right into control can now be re-routed into even more satisfying kinds of self expression and also creative thinking.
Songs of the Heart
The 4th chakra, located around the heart and lungs, is regulated by the world Venus. Venus represents what we worth, what we are passionate regarding as well as our capacity to share our love unconditionally. I likewise designate “greater” rulership of the 4th chakra to the planet Neptune, as it is Neptune that represents the procedure of transcending our very own individuality and combining with spirit or divine love.
The fourth chakra is the bridge between the lower and greater chakras. It has been claimed that our western society largely associates with the issues of the first three chakras; cash, sex and also power. As we remove the emotional attachments of the very first three chakras after that we can begin to open to the large top qualities of the greater chakras. If the fourth chakra is obstructed we might have fears of not being loved, fears of giving as well as receiving affection or partnerships that are unfullfilling.
The vital to recovering the heart chakra is via the advancement of concern, dedication, and also a sense of link with others. Music, in the type of religious vocal singing, can open up the heart as well as decrease sensations of separation. The Dancings of Universal Tranquility from the Sufi practice of Samuel Lewis are a superb means of combining audio and motion to help with a sense of mystical connection or entirety with others. Combining sacred concepts from various spiritual traditions with basic circle dances, the Dancings of Universal Tranquility assist us to allow go of the synthetic walls that keep us separate. They are also a really risk-free means of exercising how to offer and also receive love unconditionally.
Opening up the Throat, Third Eye & Crown Chakras
The 5th chakra, located in the throat area, is governed by Mercury, the world standing for all forms of communication and also Chiron, the planet standing for the mentor/teacher archetype. It is via the 5th chakra that we establish personal expression as well as the capacity to develop our very own reality. If the 5th chakra is obstructed after that we could have worries of asserting or speaking up for ourselves. It may likewise be challenging to express our needs or the sensations that we experience rising from the heart chakra. Another common indication of a blocked 5th chakra is shock in our capacity to produce our lives the method we desire them to be. If we matured having no voice in the choices that were being made for us or having our selections mocked then eventually we quit relying on the power of our free choice or voice.
Healing the fifth chakra is imperative if we intend to open to the user-friendly awareness that originates from the 6th as well as 7th chakras. If the 5th chakra is obstructed we may be excessively mental and also not open to the refined user-friendly details that is regularly being carried through the higher centers. In terms of recovery modalities, singing is among the very best methods for opening up the fifth chakra. Because many people with fifth chakra blockages have essentially “shed their voice”, the best method to recover our voice is to shake it with sound! Shouting spiritual mantras such as OM is also useful as OM is viewed as the basic, or primordial audio of the universe. As we shout OM we align ourselves with the imaginative noise that is thought to bring all material form into existence.
The sixth chakra, situated in the middle of the forehead in between the eyes, is carbon monoxide- ruled by the Sun and the Moon. The 6th chakra is connected with our higher brainpowers of introspection, self-examination, assumption as well as instinct. Generally, the sixth chakra is viewed as having two poles. The moon pole, situated at the medulla, is where obtain the “breath of god” or global power. The sun or energetic post, located at the third eye, is where we reveal this global power through the automobile of our very own individuality.An obstructed sixth chakra might show up as concern of looking inside ourselves, concern of utilizing our user-friendly abilities, rejection to pick up from life’s experiences, or the inability to gain access to inner assistance. Physical signs could include migraine headaches, anxiousness, clinical depression as well as discovering disabilities. Among the best means to open the sixth chakra is through meditation, visualization and also accessing the imaginal realm with dreamwork. This opening can be assisted in by songs that evokes the creativity as well as opens us to the realm of non-ordinary insights. Particularly, there are lots of CD’s offered that aid the mind to access much deeper states of alpha, delta and theta awareness that are or else just generated through meditation methods.
Lastly, we get to the 7th chakra, situated at the top or crown of the head. The crown chakra is considered as one more factor of entrance of vital force power and also represents our connection with global consciousness. I connect the seventh chakra with the earth Uranus, as it is Uranus that stands for the universal current of power that nurtures mind, body and also spirit. From the Vedic perspective of India, Uranus represents the kundalini energy that resides at the base of the spinal column in the very first chakra. As we awaken and also open up each of the chakras the kundalini energies rise the spine as well as turn on the 7th chakra bring about enlightenment or lighting. A number of us experience this in orgasm as the kundalini moves with the lower chakras as well as triggers the crown chakra. The reason we go to rest after climax is that we are not used to carrying that much power in the higher facilities so we end up shutting down, or going unconscious.
If we have obstructions in the 7th chakra this may materialize as reduced life force power, disbelief that we can be sustained by the universe, or feeling disconnected from a sense of significance or direction in our lives. The interesting feature of the 7th chakra is that it is the polar reverse of the very first chakra so we can open it from “above” or “below”. Pranayama or breathing techniques assist to open the seventh by increasing our ability to direct power via the top of the head. As we increase our capacity to carry energy we can stand up to even more aliveness moving via our bodies without resistance.Know more about chakra colors here.