Chakra, the ancient Sanskrit term for “spinning wheel”, is also known as the term for the energy centers within the vast energy network of the human body. “Nadis” – the body’s highways for vital energy and the Sanskrit term for “pipe” or “vein” (ancient Indian texts mention 72,000 nadis, other archaic texts speak of 350,000) unite into 14 main channels, connecting to the secondary and the 7 main primary chakras.
How we feel physically, mentally and emotionally, how certain patterns dominate our lives, it all relates to a certain chakra in charge of certain aspects of the physical body, the mind and the feelings.
"Meditating with colors” by coloring mandalas and listening to intuition should not be limited to children but is an excellent exercise for adults to get inspired, to focus, let go of stress and concentrate the mind on calming down and relaxation. A mandala symbolizes wholeness and is the Sanskrit word for "circle with a center”.
Actually we can find mandalas or concentric circles and geometry all around us appearing in nature, flowers, fruit, trees, animals, spiders and their webs, the human eye, the shape of the earth, from the tiniest cell in our bodies to the largest galaxies. Mandalas can be found in every culture and spiritual tradition around the world and are one of the oldest symbols in the history of human kind.
Individual chakra balancing can also be supported by
FOODS and Chakra TEAS
GEMS and MINERALS
FRAGRANCES and SMELLS
MUSICAL NOTES and TUNES
and ACTIVITIES like exercising, yoga, meditation, relaxation, dancing, singing, painting, mandala coloring, gardening and outdoor pastimes, favorite hobbies and more.
The topic “Chakras” is not necessarily something that the masses get involved with daily. Based on the immense influence this internal energy system has on our lives, on our relationships, on receiving and giving joy, love and peace, on being able to feel and express empathy and compassion, on healing illnesses and maintaining health, and last but not least on personal self-improvement, it might be a good idea though to start paying more attention to bringing those spinning wheels of energy into balance.
The depth of information about chakras available is as vast as the energy network itself and at this point I leave it up to the reader to dig deeper and to gain more detailed knowledge in this field. The time invested will not be wasted but may lead to a higher state of awareness beyond the material world most people limit themselves to and what the human eye is capable of seeing. The links provided below are excellent sources for further exploration of the fascinating world within us that can only be seen with an open mind.