According to Hinduism, one of the most ancient religions in the world which first appeared in India (and more precisely according to one of its branches called Brahmanism) Chakras are energy centers situated all along the spine.
The word Chakra is a Sanskrit word (Sanskrit being the written language of India) meaning “wheel.” Each Chakra is an energy center which can be compared to a vortex or an energy knot that is in constant movement, spinning around a fixed point.
The Chakras are nodal points for the channels of energy running through your body. There are seven main Chakras and thousands of secondary ones. From a western standpoint, they correspond to the major nerve plexuses in our body. A nerve plexus is a complex branching network of intersecting nerve fibers which exchanges information.
Each Chakra has its own characteristics. Awakening your Chakras using the secret techniques revealed below will enable you to gradually succeed in fulfilling each of the stages of your evolution.
Getting Familiar with Your Chakras
It isn’t possible for you to see your Chakras when you are in an ordinary state of consciousness, but you can still make use of them and benefit from their advantages. Your Chakras can be activated by practicing various spiritual disciplines such as Hinduism, yoga, meditation, and other consciousness-raising techniques.
To succeed, however, you must first undergo various higher levels of initiation. That said, if you are not practicing any spiritual discipline at present, and have not fully exploited your Chakras, don’t worry, it isn’t serious. Thanks to the exercises for awakening and stimulating your Chakras revealed on this page, you will quickly awaken them and start feeling their benefits as they become more and more harmonious
We will enable you to work on activating and caring for your Chakras, using controlled breathing and creative visualization, two techniques you will discover in Chapter 2.
In the illustration below, the Chakras are shown in the order in which they should be activated, one by one, so you gradually ascend from the imperfect human state to the perfect state of a fully enlightened spiritual being.
The 7 Chakras of the Human Body
The illustration starts with the Chakra linked to the genital zone, the Muladhara Chakra, which is the first to be awakened, followed one by one until you reach the Sahasrara Chakra at the crown of the head.
When you have awakened all your Chakras, you will attain a state of complete spiritual realization, a state that is (generally) referred to as Enlightenment in eastern traditions.
1. Muladhara Chakra
This is the foundational Chakra (N°1 in the illustration of the 7 Chakras of the Human Body). The word Muladhara means “root.” It is situated in the pelvic area, between your sex organs and your anus.
Muladhara controls the transmission of our basic instinct for survival, which keeps us alive. It also commands the collective subconscious, or collective memory, as opposed to the conscious individual memory of one person.
It enables you to capture the energy of the Earth in which you are rooted and keep your feet firmly planted on the ground.
It controls the functions of excretion, reproduction, and sexuality.
When functioning properly it keeps you firmly anchored to reality and enables you to stay in contact with concrete reality and the material world. It is the intermediary between cosmic energy and the physical plane.
The Muladhara Chakra influences the proper functioning of your physical body, your self-confidence, social integration and harmony with nature.
2. Swadhistana Chakra
The Swadhistana Chakra (N°2 in the illustration of the 7 Chakras of the Human Body) is called the “Seat of the Self.” It represents what is referred to by psychoanalysts as the individual subconscious. It is situated between your coccyx (or sacral plexus) and your navel, exactly three finger-widths below it.
Given its position in the body, Swadhistana also controls your sexuality and sexual behavior: virility, fertility, conception, female menstruation, and ovarian functions. It influences pleasure and desire and controls the proper functioning of your genital organs.
Swadhistana also influences the way you communicate in your social relations. In other words, it regulates the interaction you have with others in all areas: private, professional, social, intimate, etc.
When this Chakra is functioning properly you feel at ease in any situation. You feel good about yourself and possess a great ability to convince or seduce others. You become very creative and have an extremely satisfying sex life.
3. Manipura Chakra
The Manipura Chakra (N°3 in the illustration of the 7 Chakras of the Human Body) is called the “Coffer of Jewels” and is situated at the level of the solar plexus, at the bottom point of the sternum.
People who have activated this Chakra are courageous, willing, and very productive at work. They can invest in several projects at the same time, with equal success.
The Manipura Chakra is a symbol of warmth, energy, and the inner fire that animates your being. It is responsible for the quality of your relationships, your likes, and dislikes. When functioning well, it ensures lasting relationships with others and a balanced love-life.
The Manipura Chakra also influences your state of mind and your moods. When it is balanced, it ensures a sense of openness, joy, and creativity. If it is not balanced, your moods are changeable and often dark. Manipura acts as a bridge between the physical body and the astral body.
4. Anahata Chakra
Anahata (N°4 in the illustration of the 7 Chakras of the Human Body) is the Chakra of the Heart and access to the soul. It is situated between the shoulder blades.
It is considered to be the seat of instinct and the soul, of corporal balance and emotional instinct. It is situated at the conjunction of the three higher spiritual Chakras, and the three lower more emotional ones.
It is the seat of love in all senses of the term, including universal love for all beings, love for one special person, and self-love which is related to self-esteem.
If the Anahata Chakra is balanced you feel great love for humanity in general, as well as love for one special person. If it is not balanced it generates negative emotions connected to failure in love, separation, the untimely loss of someone dear to you. These negative emotions include sadness, jealousy, emotional pain, melancholy, and so on.
People who have harmoniously developed this Chakra are balanced, stable and reliable in love. They enjoy the consideration and respect of the people around them, and always make informed judgments and offer good advice.
5. Vishuddha Chakra
The term Vishuddha means “purity.” Situated at the level of the throat (N°5 in the illustration of the 7 Chakras of the Human Body), it controls the quality of your voice and the sounds you emit.
The Vishuddha Chakra regulates the proper functioning of your thyroid and parathyroid glands, as well as your vocal cords. When this Chakra is functioning properly it gives you a clear calm voice and makes you an excellent orator, someone who can skillfully craft your words, someone who is gifted in communication and persuasion.
The throat is so important because it enables you to use your voice to express yourself, to exchange thoughts and emotions with others. When this Chakra is blocked, you have problems expressing yourself clearly and communicating.
The Vishuddha Chakra also corresponds to your auditory faculty, your ability to listen. When it is functioning properly it makes you very attentive to other people and their problems, If the opposite is true and the Chakra is blocked, you are not really interested or concerned with other people’s problems, but only with your own, with your small “I.”
6. Ajna Chakra
This is the best known of the Chakras because it corresponds to the Third Eye (N°6 in the illustration of the 7 Chakras of the Human Body). The word Ajna means “Awareness.” It is situated at the level of the forehead, between your eyebrows, at the root of your nose.
In addition, to be a symbol, it is the seat of consciousness and direct understanding of the reality of the world, which lies hidden behind the appearances you perceive with your usual senses. Awakening this Chakra removes the veil of appearances and enables you to see the true nature of beings and objects.
It is often associated with the hypophysis or pituitary gland, a small endocrine gland about the size of a pea, situated in a small bony cavity at the base of the brain. The Ajna Chakra is the seat of all the processes of consciousness. It controls the apparition and use of extra sensorial powers and plays an important role in the quality of your creativity.
The Ajna Chakra is called the Third Eye because when it is awakened it enables you to gain access to true spiritual knowledge. In general, a person must travel a long spiritual path and attain a significant elevation of ordinary consciousness to awaken it.
When functioning properly it endows you with clarity of mind. It improves your intuition, concentration, and compassion, and enables you to make predictions about the future. When it is not open you remain blocked on the material plane, thinking only of amassing money and property, without caring about your spiritual well-being or your personal development.
You seek only to satisfy your material requirements, without caring about the true wealth that is inside you. You reject anything connected to spirituality.
7. Sahasrara Chakra
Also called the Thousand Petal Lotus, the Sahasrara Chakra (N°7 in the illustration of the 7 Chakras of the Human Body) is the ultimate seat of human accomplishment.
It is situated at the crown of the skull and is usually represented by a Lotus flower with a thousand petals, which is where it gets its name.
The Sahasrara Chakra is like a polar antenna, a spiritual center connected to the Universal Energy of the Cosmos, which is the origin of the creation of the world. It is awakened over the course of a human being’s spiritual development and provides access to what is called Enlightenment or ultimate realization.
It is considered to be the center of intelligence, consciousness, and knowledge, and it is through this Chakra that Universal Energy enters the human body. The person who successfully awakens this spiritual center possesses limitless powers.
Although you can activate your Chakras in any order you want, it is nevertheless recommended, especially at the beginning, to follow the right process of Chakra activation, whether you are a beginner or have already practiced techniques for awakening your Chakras.
The process consists of awakening your Chakras systematically from the first (the Muladhara Chakra) to the last (the Sahasrara Chakra) so you can rest assured that all your 7 Chakras have been activated properly.
Positive effects on your body, your mind, and your health
Awakening the chakras is a widespread energy practice in numerous branches of Hinduism and several Eastern spiritual traditions. This awakening of the chakras is not technically difficult. This practice mostly requires a strong belief and regular training.
There is no given or specific amount of time needed to awaken your chakras and then use them any way you see fit. It might take a few days or a few weeks depending on your motivation, perseverance, and regular practice.
The awakening and stimulation of your chakras will get easier and easier through regular practice. Once you have mastered the various techniques, it will not be hard for you to use these ceremonials meant to use your chakras at will and on a regular basis.
The awakening and use of your chakras will not simply have positive consequences on your personal and spiritual development, but also on your body and mind in the long term. Indeed, activated and regularly solicited chakras contribute to the good health of your body, help to protect you against illnesses and stay in shape until a very advanced age.
Chakras in a perfect state also allow you to keep good brain functions, great mental energy, and a positive state of mind. And now you just need to practice. This will be the best way for you to test the huge benefits of the use of your chakras on your own.