It is popular to a lot of us by now that the “human power field” is comprised of seven major energy centers or chakras that are located along the cerebral-spinal axis. Each of these centers functions as a substation or transformer of the universal energy or prana that moves through the medulla at the base of the head. As the prana comes down through the 5 lower chakras it is transformed or modified from it’s pure state. If the lower chakras are clear as well as free of unfavorable impressions (injury, suppression, and so on) then the prana is complimentary to rise back to the upper chakras causing greater states of consciousness.
If the lower chakras are blocked, nevertheless, then the prana is obstructed from rising as well as these energised blockages begin to materialize as “dis-ease” on mental, emotional as well as physical levels. Simply put, if we have blockages in any one of the chakras it implies we have damaged our “attune”- ment with universal life pressure power on a subtle, or not so subtle, level. Since the chakras are power facilities that respond to vibration, one of the ways that we can return into placement or attunement is via the conscious use of vibration, music and activity.
One of the devices that can aid us in this journey is an understanding, through using astrology, of the partnership between the chakras and the worlds. In the astrological globe each of the chakras is connected with or is regulated by a various world. On an energetic degree the astrological chart is a map of not just the inter-relationship of the planets yet a map of the inter-relationship as well as condition of the chakras. Fundamentally, we have our own inner solar system that guides the development of our consciousness through the various chakra facilities. By understanding the planetary top quality of each chakra we can utilize specific forms of songs, vibration as well as movement to stir up as well as open each chakra as well as stimulate ourselves.
Astrology of the Chakras
The initial chakra, situated at the base of the back, is related to the world Saturn. Astrologically, Saturn represents our capacity to ground ourselves to make sure that we can emerge our dreams. Not nearly enough Saturn in our lives leaves us ungrounded and also unable to sustain ourselves. For some, too little Saturn makes it hard to develop a sense of strong limits and also center. Way too much Saturn, nevertheless, and also we can hold onto the product aircraft too much and resist modification as a result of insecurity and concern. Among the ways to heal the first chakra is with connecting with the powers of the planet. Walking barefoot, doing yoga and also drumming are all ways of tuning into the reduced frequencies of the very first chakra. Drumming, particularly, is a reliable way of opening and also awakening the first chakra. When we drum we usually hold the drum between our legs which directly connects with the very first chakra at the base of the spinal column. By adjusting into the lower regularities of the drum we not just stimulate ourselves however additionally end up being extra existing as well as in our bodies.
The 2nd chakra, controlled by Jupiter, lies in the pelvic or genital area of the body. The 2nd chakra concerns issues of creativity and also sexuality as well as just how we channel our essential vital force power and feelings. Astrologically, Jupiter is the planet that stands for exactly how we expand our awareness. If we grew up in a family members that suppressed feelings or sexuality after that this would straight affect the 2nd chakra and our sense of expansiveness. If we reduce one location of the second chakra, say sexuality, after that all of the other areas;: our interest, creative thinking, expression of deep feeling, are impacted also. When the second chakra is open we are in touch with our primitive life force, or kundalini energy. This is the fundamental electro-magnetic force that animates our bodies and when freely revealed develops magnetism, interest, and true creativity in our lives.
The key to stiring up the power of the 2nd chakra, after that, is to obtain our second-nature energy relocating and open and increase the series of pelvic activity. One of the most effective methods I have actually found to achieve this is via complimentary kind dancing or African dancing forms. Numerous years ago I had a guest African dancer in my Astrology of the Chakras class and she described that a number of the activities of African dance are really indicated to facilitate the opening of the various chakras. Any kind of movements that contract and then increase the location of the 2nd chakra, or pelvis area, will help to loosen up the power in that facility. Likewise, using ethnic or globe songs that activates the instinctual or moving center, such as didgeridoo, stomach dancing or Turkish dervish music, are excellent.
The third chakra, situated at the solar plexus or “hara” is the seat of our personal power. Mars, the world related to personal will and also Pluto, the earth associated with cumulative will, are the co-rulers of the 3rd chakra. The problems of the 3rd chakra concern power, control, trusting our digestive tract degree reactions, and also our sense of personal empowerment. An obstructed third chakra may show up as a lack of having the ability to make decisions, not being to trust our very own impulses, as well as sensations of being manipulated or victimized. An overactive 3rd chakra may manifest as control problems, intimidation, rage, or violence. The vital to recovering the 3rd chakra is to find out how to take power without hurting others. It is additionally important to find out how to let go of the anxiety of running out control.
Songs can be a particularly powerful medium for opening up the 3rd chakra as it is a non-verbal type of interaction that by-passes the cognitive mind and straight influences our inmost emotions. Many people who feel they have to manage their emotions find themselves being moved to tears by evocative music. Searching for songs that moves you, whether mentally or literally is a method of accessing the much deeper emotions of rage, despair as well as craze that are typically caught in the third chakra. As these emotions are exposed and allowed expression, the third chakra can then blossom as well as the power that has actually been funnelled right into control can currently be re-routed into even more meeting kinds of self expression as well as imagination.
Music of the Heart
The fourth chakra, situated around the heart and lungs, is controlled by the planet Venus. Venus represents what we worth, what we are enthusiastic concerning and our capacity to share our love unconditionally. I also appoint “greater” rulership of the 4th chakra to the earth Neptune, as it is Neptune that stands for the procedure of transcending our own uniqueness as well as combining with spirit or divine love.
The fourth chakra is the bridge between the lower and higher chakras. It has been claimed that our western society mainly relates to the problems of the very first three chakras; loan, sex and power. As we get rid of the psychological accessories of the initial three chakras then we can begin to available to the expansive high qualities of the higher chakras. If the fourth chakra is obstructed we might have anxieties of not being loved, worries of giving as well as getting affection or connections that are unfullfilling.
The essential to healing the heart chakra is via the growth of empathy, commitment, and also a sense of link with others. Songs, in the form of devotional singing, can open the heart as well as lower sensations of splitting up. The Dances of Universal Peace from the Sufi practice of Samuel Lewis are an excellent method of incorporating sound and also activity to assist in a sense of mystical connection or unity with others. Combining sacred rules from various spiritual customs with basic circle dances, the Dances of Universal Peace help us to let go of the man-made wall surfaces that maintain us different. They are likewise an extremely secure means of practicing just how to give and also receive love unconditionally.
Opening up the Throat, Pineal Eye & Crown Chakras
The 5th chakra, located in the throat area, is controlled by Mercury, the planet representing all kinds of interaction and also Chiron, the planet representing the mentor/teacher archetype. It is via the fifth chakra that we establish personal expression and also the ability to produce our very own truth. If the fifth chakra is obstructed then we could have fears of asserting or defending ourselves. It may likewise be tough to share our needs or the sensations that we experience rising from the heart chakra. Another common indication of an obstructed 5th chakra is disbelief in our ability to create our lives the way we desire them to be. If we grew up having no voice in the options that were being produced us or having our options ridiculed after that eventually we stop relying on the power of our free choice or voice.
Recovering the fifth chakra is critical if we intend to open to the user-friendly understanding that comes from the 6th as well as 7th chakras. If the 5th chakra is obstructed we may be excessively mental and also closed to the subtle intuitive info that is frequently being transported via the higher facilities. In regards to healing methods, vocal singing is one of the very best approaches for opening up the fifth chakra. Since many people with 5th chakra blockages have essentially “lost their voice”, the best method to reclaim our voice is to vibrate it with sound! Chanting sacred concepts such as OM is additionally helpful as OM is seen as the essential, or primordial sound of deep space. As we shout OM we align ourselves with the innovative noise that is believed to bring all material form right into existence.
The 6th chakra, situated in the center of the temple in between the eyes, is carbon monoxide- ruled by the Sun and also the Moon. The sixth chakra is associated with our higher mental abilities of self-questioning, soul-searching, understanding and intuition. Commonly, the 6th chakra is viewed as having 2 posts. The moon pole, located at the medulla, is where receive the “breath of god” or universal power. The sunlight or active pole, situated at the pineal eye, is where we express this global power through the car of our very own individuality.A blocked 6th chakra might materialize as anxiety of looking inside ourselves, fear of using our intuitive abilities, refusal to learn from life’s experiences, or the lack of ability to accessibility inner assistance. Physical symptoms could consist of migraines, anxiousness, depression as well as discovering handicaps. Among the very best methods to open the 6th chakra is via reflection, visualization and also accessing the imaginal realm through dreamwork. This opening can be facilitated by music that evokes the imagination as well as opens us to the world of non-ordinary understandings. Particularly, there are numerous CD’s offered that aid the mind to gain access to much deeper states of alpha, delta as well as theta awareness that are or else only created via meditation techniques.
Finally, we get to the 7th chakra, located on top or crown of the head. The crown chakra is deemed another point of access of life force power and represents our link with universal awareness. I associate the 7th chakra with the planet Uranus, as it is Uranus that represents the global current of energy that nourishes mind, body as well as spirit. From the Vedic point of view of India, Uranus stands for the kundalini energy that stays at the base of the spine in the first chakra. As we awaken and also open up each of the chakras the kundalini energies rise the back and trigger the seventh chakra resulting in knowledge or illumination. Most of us experience this in climax as the kundalini relocates through the reduced chakras and turns on the crown chakra. The factor we go to sleep after climax is that we are not made use of to carrying that much power in the higher centers so we wind up shutting down, or going unconscious.
If we have clogs in the seventh chakra this may materialize as low life force energy, disbelief that we can be sustained by the world, or sensation detached from a feeling of definition or direction in our lives. The intriguing feature of the 7th chakra is that it is the polar reverse of the initial chakra so we can open it from “above” or “below”. Pranayama or breathing techniques help to open the 7th by increasing our capacity to funnel energy through the top of the head. As we expand our capability to funnel energy we can hold up against more aliveness relocating through our bodies without resistance.Know more about chakra colors here.