It is popular to much of us now that the “human energy area” is comprised of seven significant power centers or chakras that lie along the cerebral-spinal axis. Each of these centers serves as a substation or transformer of the global energy or prana that moves with the medulla at the base of the skull. As the prana comes down with the 5 reduced chakras it is changed or customized from it’s pure state. If the lower chakras are clear as well as devoid of adverse impacts (injury, reductions, etc.) then the prana is cost-free to ascend back to the top chakras leading to greater states of awareness.
If the lower chakras are blocked, however, then the prana is blocked from rising and also these energetic obstructions begin to manifest as “dis-ease” on mental, psychological and physical degrees. In other words, if we have obstructions in any one of the chakras it means we have broken our “attune”- ment with global life force power on a subtle, or otherwise so subtle, level. Since the chakras are power facilities that respond to resonance, among the manner ins which we can come back right into positioning or attunement is via the mindful use of resonance, songs and activity.
One of the tools that can help us in this trip is an understanding, with using astrology, of the connection between the chakras as well as the planets. In the astrological world each of the chakras is connected with or is regulated by a different world. On an energetic level the astrological graph is a map of not only the inter-relationship of the earths however a map of the inter-relationship and also problem of the chakras. Basically, we have our own inner solar system that guides the development of our consciousness through the numerous chakra facilities. By comprehending the global quality of each chakra we can use particular forms of music, resonance as well as activity to awaken and open each chakra as well as energize ourselves.
Astrology of the Chakras
The first chakra, situated at the base of the back, is connected with the world Saturn. Astrologically, Saturn represents our capability to ground ourselves so that we can appear our desires. Insufficient Saturn in our lives leaves us ungrounded and unable to sustain ourselves. For some, insufficient Saturn makes it hard to create a feeling of strong boundaries and also center. Excessive Saturn, nevertheless, and also we can hold onto the material aircraft too much and also withstand modification as a result of insecurity and concern. Among the means to recover the very first chakra is with connecting with the powers of the planet. Walking barefoot, doing yoga and also drumming are all ways of tuning right into the reduced frequencies of the first chakra. Drumming, in particular, is an efficient way of opening as well as stiring up the first chakra. When we drum we commonly hold the drum in between our legs which straight connects with the very first chakra at the base of the back. By tuning into the lower frequencies of the drum we not just invigorate ourselves yet also end up being much more present as well as in our bodies.
The second chakra, regulated by Jupiter, is located in the pelvic or genital region of the body. The second chakra pertains to problems of creativity and also sexuality as well as exactly how we transport our basic life force energy and emotions. Astrologically, Jupiter is the earth that stands for just how we expand our consciousness. If we grew up in a family members that suppressed feelings or sexuality then this would directly affect the second chakra and also our feeling of expansiveness. If we suppress one area of the 2nd chakra, say sexuality, after that all of the other locations;: our interest, creativity, expression of deep emotion, are impacted as well. When the 2nd chakra is open we are in touch with our primitive vital force, or kundalini energy. This is the basic electro-magnetic force that stimulates our bodies as well as when easily expressed produces magnetism, enthusiasm, as well as real creativity in our lives.
The essential to stiring up the energy of the 2nd chakra, then, is to get our second-nature power relocating and also open and increase the range of pelvic activity. One of the most effective methods I have actually found to accomplish this is through complimentary form dance or African dance forms. A number of years ago I had a guest African professional dancer in my Astrology of the Chakras course as well as she clarified that many of the activities of African dance are in fact implied to help with the opening of the various chakras. Any kind of movements that contract and then increase the area of the second chakra, or hips region, will certainly assist to chill out the power because center. Additionally, utilizing ethnic or world music that activates the instinctual or moving center, such as didgeridoo, stubborn belly dance 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 planet related to personal will as well as Pluto, the planet associated with cumulative will, are the co-rulers of the third chakra. The concerns of the third chakra involve power, control, trusting our digestive tract degree impulses, and our feeling of personal empowerment. An obstructed third chakra might show up as a lack of having the ability to make decisions, not being to trust our own reactions, and also feelings of being adjusted or taken advantage of. An overactive third chakra might show up as control problems, scare tactics, rage, or violence. The vital to healing the 3rd chakra is to discover exactly how to take power without harming others. It is additionally crucial to learn how to let go of the fear of running out control.
Music can be an especially powerful tool for opening the 3rd chakra as it is a non-verbal kind of interaction that by-passes the cognitive mind and also straight impacts our inmost emotions. Many people who feel they need to control their feelings discover themselves being moved to splits by evocative songs. Searching for songs that moves you, whether psychologically or literally is a method of accessing the deeper feelings of anger, sorrow and also craze that are usually entraped in the 3rd chakra. As these emotions are exposed and enabled expression, the third chakra can then bloom and also the energy that has actually been funnelled right into control can currently be re-routed into even more satisfying forms of self expression and also imagination.
Music 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 about as well as our capability to share our love unconditionally. I likewise assign “higher” rulership of the 4th chakra to the world Neptune, as it is Neptune that represents the process of transcending our own uniqueness as well as combining with spirit or divine love.
The fourth chakra is the bridge in between the reduced and higher chakras. It has actually been claimed that our western society primarily associates with the concerns of the very first 3 chakras; loan, sex and power. As we clear the psychological accessories of the initial 3 chakras after that we can start to available to the expansive qualities of the greater chakras. If the 4th chakra is obstructed we might have worries of not being enjoyed, worries of giving as well as getting affection or connections that are unfullfilling.
The crucial to recovering the heart chakra is with the growth of concern, dedication, as well as a feeling of link with others. Songs, in the kind of religious vocal singing, can open the heart and decrease sensations of splitting up. The Dancings of Universal Tranquility from the Sufi tradition of Samuel Lewis are an excellent means of integrating audio and activity to assist in a feeling of mystical connection or oneness with others. Combining spiritual mantras from various spiritual customs with basic circle dancings, the Dancings of Universal Peace assist us to let go of the fabricated wall surfaces that keep us separate. They are additionally a very secure way of practicing just how to give and also obtain love unconditionally.
Opening the Throat, Third Eye & Crown Chakras
The fifth chakra, situated in the throat area, is regulated by Mercury, the planet standing for all forms of communication as well as Chiron, the earth representing the mentor/teacher archetype. It is through the fifth chakra that we establish individual expression and also the capability to produce our own truth. If the fifth chakra is blocked then we may have worries of asserting or defending ourselves. It may also be tough to reveal our requirements or the sensations that we experience emanating from the heart chakra. Another usual indication of a blocked fifth chakra is disbelief in our ability to create our lives the method we desire them to be. If we matured having no voice in the choices that were being made for us or having our selections mocked after that ultimately we quit relying on the power of our free will or voice.
Healing the fifth chakra is important if we want to available to the user-friendly recognition that comes from the sixth as well as seventh chakras. If the fifth chakra is blocked we may be excessively mental as well as closed to the subtle intuitive information that is frequently being carried with the greater centers. In regards to recovery modalities, vocal singing is among the very best methods for opening up the 5th chakra. Because lots of people with fifth chakra obstructions have essentially “shed their voice”, the best means to redeem our voice is to shake it with noise! Chanting spiritual concepts such as OM is likewise helpful as OM is seen as the essential, or primordial noise of the universe. As we chant OM we straighten ourselves with the imaginative noise that is thought to bring all worldly kind into presence.
The sixth chakra, situated in the middle of the temple between the eyes, is carbon monoxide- ruled by the Sun and the Moon. The 6th chakra is associated with our higher mental abilities of self-questioning, soul-searching, perception and also intuition. Typically, the sixth chakra is viewed as having 2 posts. The moon post, located at the medulla, is where obtain the “breath of god” or universal power. The sun or active pole, situated at the pineal eye, is where we share this universal energy through the lorry of our very own individuality.A blocked 6th chakra might manifest as anxiety of looking inside ourselves, worry of utilizing our intuitive abilities, refusal to gain from life’s experiences, or the failure to accessibility inner assistance. Physical signs and symptoms can include migraines, stress and anxiety, anxiety and discovering impairments. Among the very best methods to open the sixth chakra is with reflection, visualization as well as accessing the imaginal realm with dreamwork. This opening can be assisted in by music that stimulates the creativity and opens us to the realm of non-ordinary understandings. Especially, there are lots of CD’s available that help the brain to accessibility much deeper states of alpha, delta and theta awareness that are otherwise just produced through reflection techniques.
Finally, we reach the seventh chakra, situated on top or crown of the head. The crown chakra is considered as another factor of entrance of vital force energy as well as represents our connection with universal awareness. I link the seventh chakra with the planet Uranus, as it is Uranus that represents the universal current of energy that nourishes mind, body and spirit. From the Vedic point of view of India, Uranus represents the kundalini power that stays at the base of the spine in the initial chakra. As we stir up and open each of the chakras the kundalini energies rise up the spine and activate the seventh chakra bring about enlightenment or illumination. Many of us experience this in climax as the kundalini relocates with 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 transporting that much energy in the greater facilities so we wind up closing down, or going unconscious.
If we have clogs in the seventh chakra this may manifest as reduced vital force energy, shock that we can be sustained by the world, or sensation disconnected from a feeling of definition or instructions in our lives. The fascinating thing about the seventh chakra is that it is the polar opposite of the initial chakra so we can open it from “above” or “below”. Pranayama or breathing practices aid to open up the seventh by broadening our ability to transport energy via the top of the head. As we expand our capacity to transport power we can endure even more aliveness moving via our bodies without resistance.Know more about chakra colors here.