Chakra History

Chakras are originally known as the node or sometimes the energy center in a human body. They were first discovered by people while practicing spiritual practices and beliefs. The word Chakras was derived from Sanskrit “cakra” which meant the “wheel, circle,” or often referred as to the “wheel of life.” In recent times the chakras are channeled by the New Age healers through the use of their energy. They are mostly also used by the medical practitioners who are holistic and even in alternative medicine such as the reflexology, reiki as well as yoga.

In the religion of Hinduism, treatment of certain diseases was done using particular chakra to tap the spiritual energy systems. For every energy system, there was a different vibrating frequency which was none like the other. This would, therefore, mean that the every energy system would be responsible for a different aspect depending on the physical or emotional body. According to people from various fields like those who practice yoga as well as other eastern cultural traditions, each type of Chakra holds a different kind of energy. Consequently, when one type of chakra is blocked, all the other parts of the body are affected. The chakras when properly used are known to vitalize the physical body from illnesses such as headaches, blood clots as well as mental illnesses like depression and schizophrenia. Most traditional healers have been known to use the Chakras as a treatment tool for many years. They are mainly considered loci in providing life energy as well as prana. The prana flow among the chakras along pathways known as nadis which could be seen to work just as the neural pathways in the brain.

Mainly you find that there are seven main chakras that are famous as well as other smaller ones that also exist. Each type of chakra is recognized in a three-dimensional sphere usually aligned in the body in the form of ascending column starting from the base of the spine which the root is going all the way to the head or the crown. Every chakra is aligned with the different color which ranges from red in the root area through the spectrum often violet all the way to the head. The chakras have specific functions varying from their location in the body and their respective organs that they are attached to. Mainly they are associated with consciousness which or a classical element of the earth, air, fire or water. There are also many other distinguishing characteristics that the different types of chakras are associated with in the current times.

Many people do not recognize these powerful elements in the body. The majority are not aware that the chakras are in control of almost all the aspects in the human life and could perhaps be holding certain secrets of the soul. Scientific knowledge of the chakra system makes people have trust in them and have the need of taking care of them just as they do to other parts of the body. Medication and resting is one way of taking care of the chakra and also going for regular checkups.

About The Author:

Kathryn Hill is a Chakra healer based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her first experience with energy healing took place 31 years ago when she was in New York and her daughter had an incredibly high fever. Since witnessing this miracle, she began practicing and never stopped. Kathryn now runs Wholesome Junction and was named one of the Best Life Coaches in 2018.

Chakra Colors & Meanings

Regardless of whether you are a new patient or practitioner, it is important to understand the basic Chakra colors. This knowledge is especially helpful to understanding the meditative practices and their healing properties. Furthermore, learning the meanings of Chakra colors on a deeper level could help people come to respect Chakra and not discredit it as a medical treatment. To learn more about the Chakra colors, keep reading!


Red is the first Chakra color. It often referred to as the Root Chakra because it is closest to the earth and located in the base of your spine. It is associated with feelings such as physical survival, safety, and earthly grounding. Many say it is the source of one?s fight or flight response as well. ?


Orange is the second Chakra. It is located directly above the red- between the base of your spine and below your belly button. Because of its location, it is associated with feelings like desire, pleasure, and creation. When someone is experiencing a block to this Chakra, it results in emotional distress.


Either referred to as the third Chakra or the Solar Plexus, the yellow Chakra is very important. It is located just above the navel and is associated with intense emotion like pride, joy, and anger. Many believe one?s ambition is stored here- a major reason why many focus on this Chakra.


The green Chakra lies where your heart does, and (you guessed it) is associated with the feelings of love, compassion, and peace. Love is such a strong emotion that it is experienced at all the previous layers of Chakra we have discussed until this point, but it is said to start here first.


The blue Chakra is located at your throat region and is responsible for how you communicate and express yourself. When people experience a block to this Chakra they can experience problems such as a struggle to express their feelings or be honest to those around them.


Indigo represents the third eye concept with Chakra. It is located at the center of your forehead, and many believe that this is where your life ambitions and ambitions of past lives are stored. Opening your third eye is a feat that so many who practice meditation hope to accomplish through practice.


Also known as the crown Chakra, the violet Chakra is located at the top of your head. It is associated with understanding and bliss. This Chakra is what allows you to develop a connection to God or the divine power.