It is popular to a lot of us now that the “human power area” is comprised of seven major power facilities or chakras that lie along the cerebral-spinal axis. Each of these facilities serves as a substation or transformer of the universal power or prana that flows through the medulla at the base of the skull. As the prana descends through the five reduced chakras it is transformed or modified from it’s pure state. If the reduced chakras are clear and also devoid of unfavorable impacts (injury, suppression, and so on) after that the prana is free to ascend back to the top chakras resulting in greater states of awareness.
If the lower chakras are blocked, nevertheless, after that the prana is obstructed from rising as well as these energised clogs start to manifest as “dis-ease” on psychological, psychological and physical degrees. In other words, if we have clogs in any one of the chakras it means we have damaged our “attune”- ment with global life pressure energy on a subtle, or otherwise so refined, degree. Since the chakras are energy facilities that react to resonance, one of the ways that we can come back right into placement or attunement is via the aware use of resonance, songs as well as activity.
Among the tools that can aid us in this journey is an understanding, with making use of astrology, of the partnership between the chakras as well as the worlds. In the astrological globe each of the chakras is associated with or is governed by a different world. On an energised level the astrological graph is a map of not only the inter-relationship of the planets but a map of the inter-relationship as well as condition of the chakras. In essence, we have our own inner planetary system that guides the development of our consciousness through the various chakra facilities. By recognizing the worldly quality of each chakra we can make use of particular types of music, resonance and also motion to awaken and open each chakra and also stimulate ourselves.
Astrology of the Chakras
The initial chakra, situated at the base of the back, is associated with the planet Saturn. Astrologically, Saturn represents our capacity to ground ourselves to ensure that we can emerge our dreams. Not enough Saturn in our lives leaves us ungrounded as well as incapable to support ourselves. For some, inadequate Saturn makes it tough to develop a feeling of strong boundaries and facility. Excessive Saturn, nevertheless, as well as we can hold onto the material airplane way too much and resist change because of insecurity and also worry. Among the means to recover the first chakra is via getting in touch with the powers of the planet. Walking barefoot, doing yoga as well as drumming are all ways of adjusting right into the lower frequencies of the first chakra. Drumming, in particular, is a reliable means of opening as well as awakening the first chakra. When we drum we frequently hold the drum between our legs which straight gets in touch with the first chakra at the base of the back. By tuning right into the lower frequencies of the drum we not only stimulate ourselves but likewise end up being a lot more existing and also in our bodies.
The second chakra, controlled by Jupiter, lies in the pelvic or genital area of the body. The second chakra has to do with concerns of imagination and also sexuality and also how we funnel our fundamental life force energy and also emotions. Astrologically, Jupiter is the world that stands for exactly how we expand our consciousness. If we matured in a household that subdued feelings or sexuality after that this would directly affect the 2nd chakra and also our sense of expansiveness. If we reduce one location of the second chakra, claim sexuality, after that all of the various other locations;: our interest, imagination, expression of deep feeling, are influenced as well. When the 2nd chakra is open we are in touch with our primitive life force, or kundalini energy. This is the fundamental electro-magnetic force that animates our bodies and when openly shared creates magnetism, enthusiasm, and also true creativity in our lives.
The vital to stiring up the power of the second chakra, then, is to obtain our instinctual energy moving and also open and increase the series of pelvic activity. Among the very best methods I’ve located to achieve this is with totally free kind dance or African dance kinds. Numerous years ago I had a guest African professional dancer in my Astrology of the Chakras course as well as she clarified that a number of the movements of African dance are in fact implied to facilitate the opening of the various chakras. Any type of movements that contract and after that expand the location of the second chakra, or pelvis region, will certainly help to chill out the power because facility. Likewise, utilizing ethnic or globe music that triggers the second-nature or relocating facility, such as didgeridoo, tummy dance or Turkish dervish music, are superb.
The third chakra, located at the solar plexus or “hara” is the seat of our individual power. Mars, the world related to personal will as well as Pluto, the world connected with collective will, are the co-rulers of the 3rd chakra. The problems of the 3rd chakra concern power, control, trusting our digestive tract level impulses, as well as our feeling of individual empowerment. An obstructed 3rd chakra might materialize as a lack of having the ability to make decisions, not being to trust our very own reactions, as well as sensations of being manipulated or taken advantage of. An over active third chakra might show up as control concerns, intimidation, rage, or violence. The essential to recovering the third chakra is to learn exactly how to take power without hurting others. It is likewise crucial to learn exactly how to allow go of the fear of being out of control.
Music can be an especially effective tool for opening the 3rd chakra as it is a non-verbal kind of interaction that by-passes the cognitive mind and also straight affects our deepest feelings. Many people who feel they have to manage their emotions discover themselves being moved to splits by expressive songs. Searching for music that moves you, whether emotionally or literally is a way of accessing the deeper emotions of rage, despair and also craze that are commonly caught in the 3rd chakra. As these feelings are uncovered and also permitted expression, the third chakra can after that blossom as well as the power that has actually been funnelled into control can now be re-routed into more meeting forms of self expression and also creativity.
Music of the Heart
The fourth chakra, located around the heart and lungs, is regulated by the earth Venus. Venus represents what we worth, what we are passionate concerning as well as our ability to share our love unconditionally. I additionally assign “higher” rulership of the 4th chakra to the planet Neptune, as it is Neptune that stands for the process of transcending our own individuality and also merging with spirit or divine love.
The fourth chakra is the bridge between the lower as well as higher chakras. It has been said that our western society mainly connects to the concerns of the initial three chakras; loan, sex as well as power. As we remove the psychological attachments of the very first three chakras then we can start to open up to the extensive high qualities of the higher chakras. If the 4th chakra is obstructed we might have fears of not being enjoyed, worries of providing and obtaining love or connections that are unfullfilling.
The key to healing the heart chakra is through the development of compassion, dedication, and a feeling of connection with others. Songs, in the type of devotional singing, can open up the heart as well as decrease sensations of separation. The Dancings of Universal Tranquility from the Sufi practice of Samuel Lewis are an outstanding means of combining sound and motion to help with a sense of mystical connection or entirety with others. Integrating sacred rules from various spiritual practices with basic circle dancings, the Dancings of Universal Tranquility help us to let go of the artificial walls that maintain us separate. They are additionally a very secure means of practicing how to offer and get love unconditionally.
Opening the Throat, Pineal Eye & Crown Chakras
The fifth chakra, located in the throat area, is governed by Mercury, the earth representing all forms of communication and also Chiron, the planet standing for the mentor/teacher archetype. It is with the 5th chakra that we establish individual expression and the capability to develop our own truth. If the 5th chakra is blocked then we may have worries of insisting or speaking up for ourselves. It might also be challenging to express our needs or the sensations that we experience emanating from the heart chakra. One more common manifestation of an obstructed fifth chakra is disbelief in our capability to create our lives the method we desire them to be. If we matured having no voice in the choices that were being created us or having our choices mocked then at some point we stop counting on the power of our free will or voice.
Healing the fifth chakra is critical if we wish to open up to the intuitive recognition that originates from the sixth and 7th chakras. If the 5th chakra is obstructed we may be excessively psychological as well as not open to the subtle instinctive info that is regularly being channeled with the greater facilities. In regards to healing techniques, singing is among the very best techniques for opening the 5th chakra. Since lots of people with fifth chakra blockages have literally “shed their voice”, the best means to reclaim our voice is to vibrate it with noise! Chanting spiritual rules such as OM is also helpful as OM is viewed as the basic, or primaeval noise of the universe. As we shout OM we align ourselves with the imaginative sound that is believed to bring all material type into presence.
The sixth chakra, located in the center of the temple between the eyes, is carbon monoxide- ruled by the Sunlight and the Moon. The 6th chakra is related to our higher mental abilities of self-contemplation, self-examination, understanding and instinct. Typically, the 6th chakra is viewed as having 2 poles. The moon pole, located at the medulla, is where receive the “breath of god” or global power. The sunlight or active post, situated at the third eye, is where we share this universal energy through the lorry of our very own individuality.A blocked 6th chakra may show up as concern of looking inside ourselves, worry of utilizing our intuitive capabilities, rejection to gain from life’s experiences, or the inability to gain access to inner assistance. Physical signs and symptoms might consist of migraines, stress and anxiety, depression as well as learning handicaps. One of the best ways to open the sixth chakra is via reflection, visualization as well as accessing the imaginal world with dreamwork. This opening can be helped with by music that stimulates the imagination and opens us to the realm of non-ordinary insights. Particularly, there are numerous CD’s offered that aid the mind to gain access to much deeper states of alpha, delta as well as theta consciousness that are or else just created through meditation methods.
Lastly, we get to the 7th chakra, situated at the top or crown of the head. The crown chakra is considered as another point of entry of vital force energy and represents our link with universal consciousness. I associate the 7th chakra with the world Uranus, as it is Uranus that stands for the global current of energy that nourishes mind, body as well as spirit. From the Vedic point of view of India, Uranus represents the kundalini energy that resides at the base of the back in the very first chakra. As we stir up as well as open up each of the chakras the kundalini energies rise up the spine and also activate the 7th chakra bring about enlightenment or illumination. Most of us experience this in orgasm as the kundalini moves through the lower chakras as well as activates the crown chakra. The factor we go to sleep after orgasm is that we are not used to channeling that much power in the greater centers so we wind up closing down, or going unconscious.
If we have blockages in the 7th chakra this might show up as reduced vital force energy, shock that we can be sustained by the cosmos, or feeling disconnected from a sense of significance or direction in our lives. The fascinating feature of the 7th chakra is that it is the polar reverse of the initial chakra so we can open it from “above” or “below”. Pranayama or breathing techniques aid to open the 7th by increasing our ability to transport energy via the top of the head. As we broaden our capability to channel energy we can endure more aliveness moving through our bodies without resistance.Know more about chakra colors here.