It is well known to most of us now that the “human energy area” is included 7 significant power centers or chakras that are located along the cerebral-spinal axis. Each of these facilities functions as a substation or transformer of the global power or prana that moves via the medulla at the base of the skull. As the prana descends via the 5 lower chakras it is changed or customized from it’s pure state. If the reduced chakras are clear as well as without negative perceptions (injury, suppression, and so on) after that the prana is cost-free to rise back to the top chakras bring about greater states of consciousness.
If the reduced chakras are blocked, nonetheless, after that the prana is obstructed from ascending and these energised obstructions begin to manifest as “dis-ease” on mental, psychological and physical levels. Simply put, if we have blockages in any one of the chakras it suggests we have broken our “attune”- ment with global life force energy on a refined, or not so subtle, degree. Since the chakras are energy facilities that react to vibration, among the ways that we can come back into positioning or attunement is via the mindful use resonance, music and also movement.
One of the tools that can help us in this journey is an understanding, through using astrology, of the connection in between the chakras as well as the earths. In the astrological globe each of the chakras is related to or is governed by a different earth. On an energetic level the astrological chart is a map of not only the inter-relationship of the earths yet a map of the inter-relationship as well as condition of the chakras. In essence, we have our own internal planetary system that guides the advancement of our awareness through the various chakra facilities. By understanding the worldly top quality of each chakra we can utilize details kinds of music, resonance as well as movement to stir up and also open up each chakra and also energize ourselves.
Astrology of the Chakras
The very first chakra, located at the base of the back, is associated with the earth Saturn. Astrologically, Saturn represents our ability to ground ourselves to ensure that we can materialize our desires. Insufficient Saturn in our lives leaves us ungrounded and incapable to sustain ourselves. For some, too little Saturn makes it tough to develop a sense of strong borders and center. Excessive Saturn, nevertheless, and we can hold onto the product aircraft way too much as well as withstand change as a result of instability and fear. Among the ways to heal the very first chakra is through getting in touch with the powers of the planet. Strolling barefoot, doing yoga exercise and also drumming are all methods of tuning into the lower frequencies of the very first chakra. Drumming, specifically, is a reliable method of opening and also awakening the first chakra. When we drum we usually hold the drum in between our legs which straight gets in touch with the initial chakra at the base of the back. By adjusting right into the lower frequencies of the drum we not only invigorate ourselves but additionally end up being extra existing as well as in our bodies.
The 2nd chakra, controlled by Jupiter, lies in the pelvic or genital region of the body. The second chakra has to do with problems of creative thinking and sexuality and just how we carry our essential vital force energy and emotions. Astrologically, Jupiter is the earth that stands for how we increase our consciousness. If we grew up in a family members that suppressed emotions or sexuality after that this would straight affect the second chakra and our sense of expansiveness. If we suppress one location of the second chakra, state sexuality, after that every one of the other areas;: our passion, creative thinking, expression of deep emotion, are impacted also. When the 2nd chakra is open we are in touch with our primitive vital force, or kundalini power. This is the essential electromagnetic force that stimulates our bodies as well as when freely shared develops magnetism, passion, as well as true creativity in our lives.
The crucial to stiring up the power of the 2nd chakra, then, is to obtain our second-nature power moving as well as open and increase the series of pelvic motion. One of the very best ways I’ve found to complete this is through complimentary kind dance or African dancing kinds. A number of years ago I had a guest African professional dancer in my Astrology of the Chakras class and also she explained that many of the motions of African dancing are really indicated to assist in the opening of the various chakras. Any type of activities that agreement and after that broaden the location of the second chakra, or hips region, will aid to chill out the energy because center. Also, utilizing ethnic or globe songs that turns on the natural or moving facility, such as didgeridoo, stubborn belly dance or Turkish dervish music, are exceptional.
The 3rd chakra, situated at the solar plexus or “hara” is the seat of our personal power. Mars, the earth connected with individual will as well as Pluto, the planet connected with collective will, are the co-rulers of the third chakra. The issues of the third chakra pertain to power, control, trusting our gut degree reactions, and our feeling of individual empowerment. A blocked 3rd chakra might materialize as a lack of having the ability to make decisions, not being to trust our own reactions, as well as sensations of being controlled or preyed on. An overactive third chakra might show up as control concerns, scare tactics, rage, or physical violence. The key to recovering the third chakra is to discover just how to take power without harming others. It is likewise vital to find out exactly how to let go of the concern of being out of control.
Songs can be a particularly effective tool for opening up the 3rd chakra as it is a non-verbal type of communication that by-passes the cognitive mind and straight affects our inmost feelings. Lots of people who feel they have to regulate their emotions discover themselves being relocated to rips by evocative songs. Searching for songs that relocates you, whether psychologically or literally is a means of accessing the much deeper feelings of temper, despair and also craze that are frequently trapped in the third chakra. As these feelings are uncovered and also allowed expression, the 3rd chakra can then bloom as well as the power that has been funnelled into control can now be re-routed right into even more meeting forms of self expression and creativity.
Music of the Heart
The 4th chakra, located around the heart and also lungs, is controlled by the planet Venus. Venus represents what we value, what we are enthusiastic concerning as well as our ability to share our love unconditionally. I additionally assign “higher” rulership of the 4th chakra to the world Neptune, as it is Neptune that represents the process of transcending our very own originality and merging with spirit or magnificent love.
The 4th chakra is the bridge in between the lower and higher chakras. It has been said that our western society mainly relates to the concerns of the first three chakras; money, sex as well as power. As we get rid of the psychological attachments of the very first 3 chakras after that we can start to available to the large qualities of the greater chakras. If the 4th chakra is blocked we could have fears of not being liked, worries of offering as well as getting affection or partnerships that are unfullfilling.
The crucial to recovering the heart chakra is with the growth of empathy, commitment, and a feeling of connection with others. Songs, in the type of devotional singing, can open the heart and also reduce sensations of splitting up. The Dancings of Universal Peace from the Sufi practice of Samuel Lewis are an exceptional way of incorporating sound as well as motion to promote a sense of magical link or unity with others. Combining sacred concepts from various spiritual practices with straightforward circle dancings, the Dances of Universal Tranquility aid us to let go of the fabricated walls that keep us separate. They are likewise a very safe means of exercising just how to give and also receive love unconditionally.
Opening up the Throat, Third Eye & Crown Chakras
The 5th chakra, situated in the throat region, is controlled by Mercury, the world representing all forms of communication and Chiron, the earth representing the mentor/teacher archetype. It is via the 5th chakra that we establish individual expression as well as the capability to develop our very own reality. If the fifth chakra is obstructed then we may have concerns of insisting or speaking up for ourselves. It may also be difficult to share our needs or the sensations that we experience rising from the heart chakra. An additional common manifestation of an obstructed 5th chakra is shock in our capacity to produce our lives the way we desire them to be. If we grew up having no voice in the choices that were being made for us or having our selections mocked after that at some point we stop relying on the power of our free will or voice.
Recovering the fifth chakra is imperative if we want to open up to the intuitive awareness that originates from the sixth and also 7th chakras. If the fifth chakra is blocked we may be overly psychological as well as closed to the subtle instinctive details that is regularly being funnelled via the greater facilities. In regards to recovery modalities, singing is among the most effective approaches for opening up the 5th chakra. Given that many individuals with fifth chakra obstructions have essentially “lost their voice”, the greatest means to reclaim our voice is to vibrate it with audio! Chanting spiritual concepts such as OM is likewise helpful as OM is viewed as the fundamental, or primitive noise of deep space. As we chant OM we align ourselves with the creative noise that is believed to bring all worldly type right into presence.
The sixth chakra, located in the middle of the forehead in between the eyes, is co- ruled by the Sunlight and the Moon. The sixth chakra is related to our higher mental abilities of self-contemplation, self-examination, assumption as well as instinct. Generally, the sixth chakra is viewed as having two poles. The moon pole, located at the medulla, is where get the “breath of god” or global power. The sun or energetic post, situated at the third eye, is where we share this universal power with the car of our own individuality.An obstructed 6th chakra may manifest as concern of looking inside ourselves, fear of using our instinctive capabilities, refusal to learn from life’s experiences, or the lack of ability to accessibility inner guidance. Physical signs and symptoms might consist of migraines, stress and anxiety, clinical depression as well as learning handicaps. Among the most effective ways to open the 6th chakra is with reflection, visualization as well as accessing the imaginal realm via dreamwork. This opening can be assisted in by songs that evokes the creative imagination as well as opens us to the world of non-ordinary insights. Especially, there are numerous CD’s available that help the mind to access much deeper states of alpha, delta and theta awareness that are otherwise only generated with meditation methods.
Finally, we reach the seventh chakra, located on top or crown of the head. The crown chakra is considered as one more factor of access of life force power and also represents our connection with universal consciousness. I connect the seventh chakra with the earth Uranus, as it is Uranus that stands for the universal current of energy that nurtures mind, body and also spirit. From the Vedic point of view of India, Uranus represents the kundalini energy that lives at the base of the spine in the initial chakra. As we stir up and also open each of the chakras the kundalini powers rise the spinal column as well as trigger the 7th chakra resulting in enlightenment or lighting. Many of us experience this in climax as the kundalini relocates through the lower chakras as well as triggers the crown chakra. The factor we go to rest after climax is that we are not used to carrying that much power in the greater facilities so we wind up shutting down, or going subconscious.
If we have clogs in the 7th chakra this might manifest as reduced vital force energy, disbelief that we can be supported by the world, or feeling disconnected from a sense of significance or direction in our lives. The fascinating aspect of the seventh chakra is that it is the polar reverse of the first chakra so we can open it from “above” or “below”. Pranayama or breathing practices assist to open up the seventh by expanding our capacity to transport energy via the top of the head. As we increase our ability to transport power we can stand up to even more aliveness moving through our bodies without resistance.Know more about chakra colors here.