It is popular to much of us by now that the “human power area” is consisted of 7 major energy centers or chakras that lie along the cerebral-spinal axis. Each of these facilities works as a substation or transformer of the global power or prana that moves via the medulla at the base of the head. As the prana comes down through the five lower chakras it is transformed or customized from it’s pure state. If the lower chakras are clear and devoid of adverse impressions (injury, suppression, and so on) after that the prana is complimentary to rise back to the upper chakras leading to higher states of awareness.
If the lower chakras are obstructed, however, after that the prana is obstructed from ascending as well as these energetic clogs begin to manifest as “dis-ease” on psychological, psychological as well as physical degrees. In other words, if we have clogs in any of the chakras it suggests we have broken our “attune”- ment with global life pressure energy on a subtle, or not so refined, degree. Because the chakras are energy centers that reply to vibration, among the manner ins which we can return right into positioning or attunement is through the mindful use vibration, songs as well as activity.
Among the tools that can assist us in this trip is an understanding, through making use of astrology, of the connection between the chakras and also the earths. In the astrological globe each of the chakras is related to or is regulated by a different world. On an energetic degree the astrological chart is a map of not only the inter-relationship of the worlds but a map of the inter-relationship and condition of the chakras. Essentially, we have our very own internal solar system that overviews the evolution of our consciousness via the numerous chakra facilities. By comprehending the planetary quality of each chakra we can use details forms of music, resonance and also movement to awaken and open each chakra as well as energize ourselves.
Astrology of the Chakras
The initial chakra, situated at the base of the spinal column, is related to the earth Saturn. Astrologically, Saturn represents our capacity to ground ourselves so that we can emerge our desires. Insufficient Saturn in our lives leaves us ungrounded and incapable to sustain ourselves. For some, too little Saturn makes it difficult to produce a sense of solid borders and also facility. Too much Saturn, nonetheless, as well as we can keep the product aircraft too much and resist change as a result of instability and also concern. Among the methods to recover the initial chakra is through connecting with the energies of the planet. Strolling barefoot, doing yoga as well as drumming are all methods of adjusting into the lower frequencies of the initial chakra. Drumming, particularly, is an effective way of opening as well as stiring up the first chakra. When we drum we commonly hold the drum between our legs which directly gets in touch with the first chakra at the base of the back. By adjusting right into the lower frequencies of the drum we not just energize ourselves however likewise end up being much more present and also in our bodies.
The 2nd chakra, controlled by Jupiter, is located in the pelvic or genital area of the body. The second chakra involves concerns of creative thinking and also sexuality and how we funnel our fundamental life force energy and feelings. Astrologically, Jupiter is the planet that stands for just how we increase our consciousness. If we grew up in a household that reduced feelings or sexuality then this would straight influence the 2nd chakra as well as our feeling of expansiveness. If we reduce one location of the second chakra, claim sexuality, after that all of the various other locations;: our passion, creative thinking, expression of deep feeling, are impacted too. When the 2nd chakra is open we are in touch with our primitive vital force, or kundalini power. This is the essential electro-magnetic pressure that stimulates our bodies and also when freely revealed produces magnetism, passion, and true creative thinking in our lives.
The vital to awakening the energy of the 2nd chakra, then, is to get our second-nature power relocating and open and increase the series of pelvic motion. Among the very best ways I have actually found to complete this is through cost-free type dancing or African dance kinds. A number of years ago I had a guest African dancer in my Astrology of the Chakras class and she discussed that a lot of the movements of African dancing are actually indicated to facilitate the opening of the numerous chakras. Any activities that contract and then broaden the location of the 2nd chakra, or pelvis region, will certainly aid to chill out the power because facility. Also, using ethnic or globe music that triggers the instinctual or moving facility, such as didgeridoo, stomach dancing or Turkish dervish songs, are outstanding.
The 3rd chakra, located at the solar plexus or “hara” is the seat of our personal power. Mars, the earth connected with personal will and also Pluto, the earth related to cumulative will, are the co-rulers of the third chakra. The issues of the third chakra relate to power, control, trusting our intestine degree reactions, and also our feeling of individual empowerment. A blocked third chakra may show up as a lack of having the ability to make decisions, not being to trust our own instincts, and feelings of being manipulated or victimized. An over active 3rd chakra might manifest as control concerns, intimidation, rage, or physical violence. The vital to healing the third chakra is to learn exactly how to take power without harming others. It is additionally essential to discover just how to let go of the anxiety of running out control.
Music can be an especially effective medium for opening the 3rd chakra as it is a non-verbal type of interaction that by-passes the cognitive mind and straight influences our deepest emotions. Many people that feel they need to control their feelings locate themselves being relocated to rips by expressive music. Searching for songs that relocates you, whether mentally or physically is a way of accessing the deeper emotions of anger, pain and also craze that are frequently entraped in the third chakra. As these emotions are exposed and also allowed expression, the 3rd chakra can then blossom and also the energy that has actually been carried right into control can now be re-routed into even more satisfying forms of self expression and creativity.
Songs of the Heart
The 4th chakra, located around the heart and lungs, is governed by the planet Venus. Venus represents what we worth, what we are enthusiastic concerning and our capability to share our love unconditionally. I additionally designate “higher” rulership of the 4th chakra to the world Neptune, as it is Neptune that represents the procedure of transcending our very own individuality and merging with spirit or magnificent love.
The 4th chakra is the bridge in between the reduced as well as higher chakras. It has been claimed that our western culture mostly connects to the issues of the very first 3 chakras; cash, sex as well as power. As we remove the emotional add-ons of the first three chakras then we can start to available to the large qualities of the higher chakras. If the 4th chakra is blocked we may have fears of not being enjoyed, worries of offering and also obtaining love or partnerships that are unfullfilling.
The vital to healing the heart chakra is with the advancement of empathy, dedication, as well as a feeling of connection with others. Songs, in the form of devotional singing, can open the heart as well as lower sensations of separation. The Dances of Universal Peace from the Sufi tradition of Samuel Lewis are an outstanding method of integrating sound and also movement to promote a feeling of mystical link or unity with others. Combining sacred rules from various spiritual traditions with straightforward circle dances, the Dancings of Universal Tranquility assist us to allow go of the artificial wall surfaces that keep us separate. They are likewise a really safe method of practicing exactly how to offer as well as get love unconditionally.
Opening up the Throat, Pineal Eye & Crown Chakras
The 5th chakra, situated in the throat area, is governed by Mercury, the world representing all forms of interaction and also Chiron, the world standing for the mentor/teacher archetype. It is through the 5th chakra that we establish individual expression and also the capability to produce our very own truth. If the 5th chakra is obstructed after that we might have anxieties of insisting or speaking up for ourselves. It may likewise be difficult to express our demands or the sensations that we experience emanating from the heart chakra. Another common manifestation of an obstructed fifth chakra is disbelief in our capacity to develop our lives the way we desire them to be. If we grew up having no voice in the choices that were being produced us or having our selections ridiculed after that ultimately we stop counting on the power of our free choice or voice.
Healing the fifth chakra is critical if we wish to available to the user-friendly understanding that originates from the sixth as well as 7th chakras. If the 5th chakra is obstructed we may be overly psychological and not open to the refined user-friendly details that is continuously being carried with the higher facilities. In terms of recovery modalities, singing is among the very best approaches for opening up the fifth chakra. Because many individuals with 5th chakra blockages have literally “lost their voice”, the greatest means to redeem our voice is to vibrate it with sound! Shouting spiritual mantras such as OM is likewise advantageous as OM is seen as the basic, or primaeval audio of deep space. As we shout OM we straighten ourselves with the innovative sound that is thought to bring all material type into presence.
The 6th chakra, situated in the center of the temple in between the eyes, is carbon monoxide- ruled by the Sunlight and also the Moon. The 6th chakra is related to our higher brainpowers of introspection, self-examination, perception and also intuition. Typically, the sixth chakra is seen as having two poles. The moon post, located at the medulla, is where obtain the “breath of god” or universal power. The sun or energetic post, situated at the pineal eye, is where we express this universal energy through the vehicle of our own individuality.A blocked 6th chakra might materialize as anxiety of looking inside ourselves, fear of using our intuitive capacities, rejection to gain from life’s experiences, or the failure to access internal advice. Physical symptoms could consist of migraines, stress and anxiety, clinical depression and also discovering impairments. One of the most effective means to open up the 6th chakra is via reflection, visualization and also accessing the imaginal world via dreamwork. This opening can be facilitated by songs that stimulates the creative imagination and also opens us to the world of non-ordinary understandings. Particularly, there are numerous CD’s offered that help the brain to gain access to deeper states of alpha, delta and also theta awareness that are or else just created through meditation techniques.
Last but not least, we get to the seventh chakra, situated on top or crown of the head. The crown chakra is viewed as one more factor of access of vital force energy as well as represents our link with universal consciousness. I associate the 7th chakra with the earth Uranus, as it is Uranus that stands for the global current of power that nourishes mind, body and also spirit. From the Vedic viewpoint of India, Uranus stands for the kundalini power that lives at the base of the spine in the initial chakra. As we stir up and open up each of the chakras the kundalini powers rise up the back as well as activate the seventh chakra leading to knowledge or illumination. A number of us experience this in climax as the kundalini relocates via the lower chakras and also activates 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 greater facilities so we wind up shutting down, or going subconscious.
If we have obstructions in the seventh chakra this might materialize as low life force energy, shock that we can be supported by the world, or sensation detached from a feeling of significance or instructions in our lives. The interesting thing about the seventh 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 help to open the 7th by increasing our capacity to carry energy via the top of the head. As we increase our capacity to direct energy we can hold up against even more aliveness moving via our bodies without resistance.Know more about chakra colors here.