The Chakras

Chakras Control the release of prana energy (life force energy) within and throughout our body.
The Chakras And Science
The Chakras And Science

The Chakras

Introduction to chakras and an overview

Chakras are meridian points on spinal cord where the energy meridians are forming coils. A Meridian is an ‘energy highway’ or energetic vein in the human body. Prana or life force energy flows through the meridians, accessing all parts of the body.

Karma Guru Sumant Kant Kaul, being a brilliant scholar with strong scientific acumen, always looked for logical reasoning to any theory and teaches the connection between the Chakras and the physical body.

As we have electrical currents running through our nervous system, correspondingly, electromagnetic waves are existent within and around our body, These electromagnetic waves interfere with the outside world.

When interference between energy meridians takes place, the hot channel & cold channel, a swirling effect or tornado gets created at the central canal along spinal cord. The main points at which this swirling effect is located is a chakra. The literal meaning of chakra in Sanskrit translates to wheel, denoting the rotating effect happening at the energy center.

There are 7 main chakras within the physical body , 5 chakras immediately outside the body and 100 other chakras beyond that. The chakra system is located throughout our body and relates to specific body ailment, physical dysfunctions, emotions and personal power.

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Why & How Chakras get blocked?

Chakras allow the flow of energy to reach every part of our physical and auric body. They control the release of Prana energy, the life force, in our body. The prana energy is essential for a healthy & vibrant life. This energy gets blocked due to some emotional issues, beliefs, Pitru dosh (ancestral defect), Guru Dosh (teacher defect) or any other karmic baggage.  It stops your focus and breaks down your health, wealth and prosperity

How do you know if your chakras are blocked?

Everything you create and attract in your life depends on the health of your chakras. Based on what is inside your chakra, you attract. Hence, when you see imbalances in health, issues with finances and relationship, it is an indicator of corresponding chakras being blocked. . Hence, any imbalance in any aspect of our life is directly connected to our chakras, indicating a blockage or obstruction to energy flow.

How do you strengthen & activate your chakras?

Chakra healing and balancing is fundamental to your well-being to achieve fulfilment of all highest desires of life – health, family, relationships and prosperity.

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The issues in your life, whether related to health or finance or relationships, can be correlated to each chakra. Every cause has an effect. If you feel that you’re getting punished more than you deserve or getting rewarded more than you deserve, the cause behind such effects could be the karma of your soul, the karma of your ancestors through your DNA, or the karma of your environment (such as your company or place you were born in). Hence, complete chakra healing happens only when the karma is healed.

It has been observed that divorce, family fights, money troubles, difficult bosses, and even health issues such as diabetes, infertility, chronic pain, and depression are experiences people have due to karma.

Karma Yoga Healing is a technique which reveals how everything works through Law of Karma (cause & effect). It is the only healing technique in the world by which we can consciously switch to a deep & relaxed state of mind, called Delta brain frequency, and with practice even beyond to Samadhi state (transcendence), where we can heal any issue and initiate a new and better reality for ourselves. It is a universal, non-religious technique that can be practiced by anyone, anywhere in the world. And chakra healing is easily achieved with this practice.

What Is Chakra Balancing?

To activate each energy center, align them and pull up the energy along the spinal cord is chakra balancing. This happens with consistent practice of chakra based meditations such as the one taught at Karma Guru Academy. Additionally, karma yoga healing helps in making the chakras stronger through specific work on karmic issues that affect the chakras.

The following is an explanation of the 7 main chakras within the human body:

  1. The Root Chakra
    It is located at the perineum at the base of the spine where Kundalini lies dormant. It controls and regulates our reproductory organs and also connected to personal power and smell. It is denoted by red lotus bud having 4 petals.

    Whenever there is a desire to fulfill the goals of a human, root Chakra is essential for it. A strong and effective root chakra will work as tool to not only measure but also direct the person in the goal.

    Emotional imbalance: We may have feelings of life’s common requirements like food, money and food disagreements in business and family life due to lack of grounding, lack of love and money. Not being good enough, unworthiness, feeling alone, painful times when you were not being supported by family financially or emotionally.

    Physical imbalances: in the root chakra (muladhara) : Fatigue ,issues in the legs, feet, rectum, tailbone, immune system, male reproductive parts and prostate gland, arthritis, knee pain, sciatica, eating disorders, and constipation

    The Root Chakra
    The Root Chakra
    • Location: Perineum, below the genitals
    • Colour: Red
    • Seed Mantra: AUM LAM NAMAHA AUM
    • Element: Earth
    • Petals: 4
    • Sense: Smell
    • Attributes: We all are one
  2. Sexual/Sacral Chakra
    When in ancient times sages came to know about this chakra, they were amazed of its healing abilities. This chakra is a unique tool given to human body. Its ability to manifest wealth on the physical plane is a gift from the divine. This chakra is also the chakra of knowledge.

    The center of ethical energy within us. How we use this energy in connection with sex, money and power.

    When this chakra is balanced it leads the sadhak ( the practitioner) to be creative, we are committed and we have proper sexual conduct for joy & happiness.

    Emotional imbalance: Abuse, verbal, physical, sexual, Family dramas, insults, humiliations, commitment in relationships, impotence, betrayal, addictions.

    Physical imbalances: Sexual and reproductive issues, urinary problems, kidney dysfunctions, hormonal imbalance pelvic and lower back pain.

    Sexual/Sacral Chakra
    Sexual/Sacral Chakra
    • Location: Genital Region
    • Colour: Orange
    • Seed Mantra: AUM VAM NAMAHA AUM
    • Element: Water
    • Petals: 6
    • Sense: Taste
    • Attributes: Honor one another
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra
    This divine chakra resembles a shape of a fruit, a peeled apple spiral. Lots of theories are mentioned in the world which talks about this chakra but the truth is that none of them have even come close to using its true power. This chakra is used for the purpose of expressing power.

    The lotus in this chakra consists of 10 petals. The Nadis are spiral shaped and are seen circulating like a snake. This chakra signifies life force, manifestation and production. By meditating on this chakra, a practitioner can attain a lot of (mindful achievements).

    Emotional imbalance:Fear of love, rejection, life, humiliation, shame, embarrassed, toxins and pains, anxiety, nightmares, worry for yourself, children, partner, family, parents issues of personal power and self-esteem, our inner critic comes out. Fear of rejection, criticism, physical appearances.

    Physical imbalances: Digestive problems, liver dysfunction, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach ulcers, pancreas and gall bladder and colon diseases.

    Solar Plexus Chakra
    Solar Plexus Chakra
    • Location: Navel
    • Colour: Yellow
    • Seed Mantra: AUM RAM NAMAHA AUM
    • Element: Fire
    • Petals: 10
    • Sense: Sight
    • Attributes: Honor oneself.
  4. Heart Chakra
    There is enough energy in this chakra to overpower all with love. The heart chakra is actually the center of awareness .When opened fully; this chakra can do amazing feats of action. Think about a goal, and it will sound achievable to heart chakra. Heart chakra doesn’t think about the consequences of actions. In this way it lives in the present moment and is detached from the consequence but loves just to love. Its tool is to love.

    This chakra controls the heart and the lungs. Sadhak who meditates on heart chakra makes ego its friend. It is located at the center near the heart at the Sushumna Nadi. It is also called Anahata (what cannot be hurt). It is a very important center of microcosmic universe sound which continuously resonates in the heart and is only heard by the Sadhak in the highest state of Samadhi. It is a center of pure feelings of love and peace.

    This chakra represents our ability to “Let Go and Let Supreme pure consciousness”. “Accepting our personal emotional challenges as extensions of a Divine plan, which has as its intent on our conscious evolution but this is an illusion which we have to understand.

    Emotional imbalance: Lack of love from parents, family, pain, betrayal, heart breaks, anger, hatred, issues of the heart, jealousy, abandonment, bitterness. Fear of loneliness

    Physical imbalances: High or low blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, lung disease, issues with breasts, lymphatic systems, upper back and shoulder problems, arm and wrist pain.

    Heart Chakra
    Heart Chakra
    • Location: Heart region
    • Colour: Green
    • Seed Mantra: AUM YAM NAMAHA AUM
    • Element: Air
    • Petals: 12
    • Sense: Touch
    • Attributes: Love is divine.
  5. Throat Chakra
    Throat chakra has the gift of manifesting, and through sound you can experience oneness with supreme pure consciousness through the sound, not the meaning of the sound. The sound is itself the meaning of what it represents. A sweet sound will be sweet. A harsh name will be harsh. That is why when keeping the names of babies, the sound of the names is very important .More than the meaning of name, is the importance of the sound it produces.

    It is located at the throat. It is the Shudham center (purifying center) and consists of 16 petals. It controls the neck, tonsils, thyroid and parathyroid. When Sadhak meditates on it, then the mind becomes pure, serene and we are able to work on our karmas.

    Emotional imbalance: Issues in Self-expression through communication, both spoken and written. Fear of no power or choice. No willpower or being out of control.

    Physical imbalances: Sore throats, laryngitis, ear infections, ulcers, any facial problems (chin, cheek, lips, tongue problems) neck and shoulder pain. Hyper- or hypothyroid (over- or under-active thyroid gland), frustration, fear or inability to express oneself.

    Throat Chakra
    Throat Chakra
    • Location: Throat
    • Colour: Blue
    • Seed Mantra: AUM HUM NAMAHA AUM
    • Petals: 16
    • Sense: Hearing
    • Attributes: Surrender Personal Will to Divine Will.
  6. Third Eye Chakra
    Vision was given to man, so that he can see his path and guide others. Just like it’s difficult to climb a steep mountain without vision .It becomes difficult living without inner vision. People may see lots of myth in the world but still not see truth. Our lack of higher awareness blinds us .There are great people who cannot use their eyes but can still see the world. They have activated their Third Eye. Third Eye is just not the tool to read auras or to read people .The blessing of their eye chakra is for oneself- see your own path. This is the chakra which will give us vision of the divine.

    Emotional imbalance: Jealousy, greedy, unbalanced ego, misuse of Psychic powers. Inability to look at one’s own fears, and to learn from others. Day-dream often and live in a world with exaggerated imagination.

    Physical imbalances: Headaches, lack of insight, feeling lost, lack of psychic intuitiveness, blurred vision, sinus issues, eye issues, seizures, hearing loss, hormone imbalance.

    Third Eye Chakra
    Third Eye Chakra
    • Location: Point between the eyebrows, pineal plexus, medulla plexus
    • Colour: Violet
    • Seed Mantra: AUM SHUM NAMAHA AUM and AUM
    • Petals: 2
    • Sense: None
    • Attributes: Seek only the truth
  7. Crown Chakra
    As the name says, it is a well-earned crown. When bloomed fully, it is seen as a crown. The virtues earned while opening crown chakra take time in human for but it’s inevitable that one has to experience this someday as a process of enlightening journey. This crown is intact grace received by higher dimensions. A feeling of oneness with the divine and the universe is a result of activated crown chakra.

    A person who has the crown chakra activated knows that he belongs to supreme pure consciousness and everyone belongs to supreme pure consciousness. When this realization dawns on him that no one belongs to anyone but supreme pure consciousness and we all belong to each other through supreme pure consciousness then all the trivial attachments breaks which is the prime cause of desire ,anger etc.

    This chakra determines one’s connection with divine universe and peace of mind. As you meditate bring your awareness to this area and allow the energy of supreme pure consciousness to enter into your mind, body, and spirit, and breathe that energy into your being.

    Emotional imbalance: include issues with self-knowledge and greater power. Imbalances arise from rigid thoughts on religion and spirituality, constant confusion; carry prejudices, “analysis paralysis.” Fear of alienation

    Physical imbalances: include depression inability to learn, sensitivity to light, sound, environment.

    Crown Chakra
    Crown Chakra
    • Location: On the top of your head ; regulates pineal gland
    • Colour: Gold
    • Seed Mantra: AUM
    • Petals: 1000
    • Sense: None
    • Attributes: Surrender Personal Will to Divine Will.
  8. Soul Star Chakra
    Karma Guru Sumant Kant Kaul found out that the 8th Chakra is the one related to our Karmas, and through working on it and applying the karma yoga healing technique one is able to resolve their karma and transform their life and their destiny!
    Soul Star Chakra
    Soul Star Chakra
Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do the chakras look like?

    Chakras appear as spinning wheels, or swirling energy vortices projecting from the body. When looking at the physical body from the side, the energy from chakras appear as cone-like or funnel-like, emanating from the front and back side of the body.

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  • In what direction do chakras rotate?

    They can rotate in clock-wise or anti-clockwise direction based on the energy movement. During meditation, when the chakras open up and heal, they rotate in clock-wise direction.

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  • What is the connection between chakras and aura?

    The electromagnetic field of the human body is the aura. There are layers of the aura around the body and chakras radiate energy within these layers. Depending upon the state of chakras (open, blocked or heavy), the flow of energy is determined through the physical body and aura.

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  • What are chakra symbols?

    The ancient teachings depict a lot of symbols and chakras have symbols as well. Each chakra has a specific symbol of a particular shape (yantra) just like how each chakra has a seed or beej mantra and color.

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  • What are chakra stones used for?

    Chakra stones are just healing crystals and gemstones which are used for balancing, healing and aligning of chakras. Ideally, a chakra stone is placed on the location of each chakra. Based on the color and healing properties of the stone, it used for relevant chakra and even in jewellery.

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